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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 March 31, 2022

 

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: 001-41354

 

CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

90-0471969

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

125 Park Avenue, 25th Floor

New York, NY

 

10017

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(212) 921-2100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

  

Title of Each Class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of Exchange on which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001

 

CRGE

 

Nasdaq Global Market

 

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 every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a 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 April 30, 2022, a total of 193,079,468 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

Charge Enterprises, Inc.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Table of Contents

 

 

 

Page No.

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 F-1

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31,2022 and December 31, 2021

F-2

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

F-3

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

F-4

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

F-5

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 F-6

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

F-7

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

3

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

13

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

13

 

 

 

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 15

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

15

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

19

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 20

 

 

 
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$26,381,238

 

 

$18,238,264

 

Accounts receivable net of allowances of $176,949 and 268,007, respectively

 

 

68,917,012

 

 

 

73,334,183

 

Inventory

 

 

135,813

 

 

 

111,070

 

Deposits, prepaids and other current assets

 

 

2,242,121

 

 

 

1,721,222

 

Investments in marketable securities

 

 

23,721,546

 

 

 

9,618,743

 

Investments in non-marketable securities

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

100,000

 

Cost in excess of billings

 

 

6,585,744

 

 

 

4,812,483

 

Total current assets

 

 

128,083,474

 

 

 

107,935,965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

1,854,294

 

 

 

2,011,668

 

Finance lease asset

 

 

431,361

 

 

 

469,645

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

4,017,788

 

 

 

1,558,052

 

Non-current assets

 

 

232,000

 

 

 

-

 

Goodwill

 

 

44,552,075

 

 

 

26,054,522

 

Deferred tax asset

 

 

7,371,483

 

 

 

5,579,660

 

Total assets

 

$186,542,475

 

 

$143,609,512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$89,994,468

 

 

$71,428,301

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

6,525,994

 

 

 

5,739,475

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

5,234,370

 

 

 

7,017,392

 

Convertible notes payable, net of discount

 

 

2,700,763

 

 

 

2,700,337

 

Line of credit

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,898,143

 

Finance lease liability

 

 

159,215

 

 

 

159,215

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

1,278,913

 

 

 

125,191

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

105,893,723

 

 

 

89,068,054

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance lease liability, non-current

 

 

174,115

 

 

 

218,825

 

Operating lease liability, non-current

 

 

2,839,860

 

 

 

1,442,743

 

Notes payable, net of discount

 

 

24,571,333

 

 

 

26,087,523

 

Convertible notes payable, net of discount

 

 

4,954,219

 

 

 

4,475,260

 

Total liabilities

 

 

138,433,250

 

 

 

121,292,405

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mezzanine Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series B Preferred Stock

 

 

6,850,000

 

 

 

6,850,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized;     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A: 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Series C: 6,226,370 and 2,370,370 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

 

623

 

 

 

237

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 750,000,000 shares authorized 189,788,747 and 184,266,934 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

 

18,979

 

 

 

18,426

 

Common stock to be issued, 6,587,897 shares at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

 

658

 

 

 

658

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

169,923,565

 

 

 

126,869,604

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(32,184)

 

 

(32,289)

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(128,652,416)

 

 

(111,389,529)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

41,259,225

 

 

 

15,467,107

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$186,542,475

 

 

$143,609,512

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$162,977,890

 

 

$111,127,641

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

156,507,632

 

 

 

109,509,320

 

Gross Margin

 

 

6,470,258

 

 

 

1,618,321

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

10,743,632

 

 

 

4,563,196

 

General and administrative

 

 

2,996,684

 

 

 

1,299,287

 

Salaries and related benefits

 

 

4,242,681

 

 

 

832,384

 

Professional fees

 

 

1,064,487

 

 

 

247,152

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

209,054

 

 

 

49,947

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

19,256,538

 

 

 

6,991,966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating loss

 

 

(12,786,280)

 

 

(5,373,645)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from investments, net

 

 

(110,006)

 

 

3,401,714

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

(1,029,597)

 

 

(61,874)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

198,353

 

 

 

(330)

Interest expense

 

 

(735,053)

 

 

(181,002)

Foreign exchange adjustments

 

 

(255,602)

 

 

(451,478)

Amortization of debt discount, related party

 

 

-

 

 

 

(95,127)

Total other expenses, net

 

 

(1,931,905)

 

 

2,611,903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

(14,718,185)

 

 

(2,761,742)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

1,578,283

 

 

 

1,182,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)

 

$(13,139,902)

 

$(1,579,107)

Deemed dividend

 

 

(3,856,000)

 

 

-

 

Preferred dividends

 

 

(266,987)

 

 

-

 

Net loss available to common stockholders

 

$(17,262,889)

 

$(1,579,107)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss per share available to common stockholders

 

$(0.09)

 

$(0.01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted

 

 

188,408,616

 

 

 

147,806,984

 

 

 
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CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Net loss

 

$(13,139,902)

 

$(1,579,107)

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

105

 

 

 

(19,456)

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

105

 

 

 

(19,456)

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

$(13,139,797)

 

$(1,598,563)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

 

Preferred Stock 

 

 

 Common Stock

 

 

 Common Stock to be

Issued

 

 

Additional Paid-In

 

 

Accumulated

Other Comprehensive Income

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

 (loss)

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, December 31, 2021

 

 

2,370,370

 

 

$237

 

 

 

184,266,934

 

 

$18,426

 

 

 

6,587,897

 

 

$658

 

 

$126,869,604

 

 

$(32,289)

 

$(111,389,529)

 

$15,467,107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,743,632

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,743,632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of dividends

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(266,984)

 

 

(266,984)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of Series C Preferred Stock

 

 

3,856,000

 

 

 

386

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

12,049,614

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

12,050,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficial conversion feature arising from preferred stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,651,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,651,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deemed dividend in connection with Series C Preferred Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(3,856,000 )

 

 

(3,856,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for acquisition

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,201,863

 

 

 

520

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

17,529,758

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

17,530,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion of debt into common stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

319,950

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

79,957

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

79,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

(13,139,902)

 

 

(13,139,797)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, March 31, 2022

 

 

6,226,370

 

 

$623

 

 

 

189,788,747

 

 

$18,979

 

 

 

6,587,897

 

 

$658

 

 

$169,923,565

 

 

$(32,184)

 

$(128,652,415)

 

$41,259,226

 

   

 

 

Preferred Stock 

 

 

Common Stock  

 

 

 Common Stock to be

Issued  

 

 

Additional Paid-In

 

 

Accumulated

Other Comprehensive Income

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

(loss)

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, December 31, 2020

 

 

1,000,000

 

 

$1,000

 

 

 

140,018,383

 

 

$140,018

 

 

 

13,425,750

 

 

$13,426

 

 

$72,583,222

 

 

$60,375

 

 

$(52,144,946)

 

$20,653,095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares of common stock from prior year issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,700,000

 

 

 

8,700

 

 

 

(8,700,000)

 

 

(8,700)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

66,092

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

167,282

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

167,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion of debt and accrued interest

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

644,499

 

 

 

644

 

 

 

3,478,795

 

 

 

3,479

 

 

 

1,006,527

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,010,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

4,563,197

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

4,563,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment to par value

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 -

 

 

 

(164,371

 

 

-

 

 

 

 (7,385

 

 

171756

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(19,456)

 

 

(1,579,107)

 

 

(1,598,563)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances, March 31, 2021

 

 

1,000,000

 

 

$

1,000

 

 

 

149,428,974

 

 

$

(14,943

)

 

 

8,204,545

 

 

$

820

 

 

$

78,491,984

 

 

$

40,919

 

 

$

(53,724,053)

 

$

24,795,727

 

 

 
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CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$(13,139,903)

 

$(1,579,107)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating

activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

209,054

 

 

 

49,947

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

10,743,633

 

 

 

4,689,940

 

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

330

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

1,029,597

 

 

 

61,874

 

Amortization of debt discount, related party

 

 

-

 

 

 

95,127

 

Loss on foreign currency exchange

 

 

255,602

 

 

 

451,478

 

Income from investments, net

 

 

110,006

 

 

 

(3,401,714)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(188,227)

 

 

-

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(1,578,283)

 

 

(1,182,635)

Changes in working capital requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

4,265,706

 

 

 

21,528,860

 

Accrued revenue

 

 

3,842,574

 

 

 

-

 

Deposits, prepaids and other current assets

 

 

(220,917)

 

 

51,578

 

Other assets

 

 

(129,000)

 

 

-

 

Costs in excess of billings

 

 

(5,615,835)

 

 

-

 

Accounts payable

 

 

17,875,870

 

 

 

(11,321,223)

Accrued expenses

 

 

(352,222)

 

 

(9,694,135)

Other current liabilities

 

 

(166,984)

 

 

-

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

(2,225,122)

 

 

-

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

 

14,715,549

 

 

 

(249,680)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of fixed assets

 

 

(34,942)

 

 

(266,096)

Sale of intellectual property

 

 

127,486

 

 

 

-

 

Purchase of marketable securities

 

 

(42,614,225)

 

 

(25,213,283

Sale of marketable securities

 

 

28,401,415

 

 

 

25,213,283

Investment in EV Depot

 

 

(1,231,250)

 

 

-

 

Cash acquired in acquisition

 

 

104,485

 

 

 

-

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(15,247,031)

 

 

(266,096)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of Series C Preferred Stock

 

 

10,845,000

 

 

 

-

 

Repayments on  revolving line of credit, net

 

 

(1,898,143)

 

 

-

 

Payment on financing lease

 

 

(26,601)

 

 

-

 

Payment of dividends

 

 

(260,798)

 

 

-

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

8,659,458

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency adjustment

 

 

14,998

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH

 

 

8,142,974

 

 

 

(515,776)

CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

 

18,238,264

 

 

 

11,629,303

 

CASH, END OF PERIOD

 

$26,381,238

 

 

$11,113,527

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest expense

 

$731,715

 

 

$110,123

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash operating and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Common Stock issued in acquisition of business

 

$17,530,278

 

 

$-

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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CHARGE ENTERPRISES, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 Nature of operations

 

Charge Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiaries (sometimes referred to herein as “we,” “us,” “our,” “Charge” or the “Company”) consists of a portfolio of global businesses with a vision to build the electrification and telecommunications infrastructure that will address and service requirements for EVC (“Electrical Vehicle Charging”) and WNI (“Wireless Network Infrastructure”) which includes 5G, tower, distributed antennae systems (“DAS”), small cell, and electrical infrastructure.

 

The Company operates in two segments: Telecommunications, which provides connection of voice calls and data to global carriers and Infrastructure which builds physical wireless network elements, provides electrical construction services and designs and installs EV charging stations and infrastructure. Financial information about each business segment is contained in “Note 13- Reportable segments” to the consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 2 Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company as of March 31, 2022 and for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 have not been audited by an independent registered public accounting firm. These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 and reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of March 31, 2022 and the results of operations, equity, comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows for the periods presented herein.

 

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) in the United States have been omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. References to GAAP in these notes are to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification™, sometimes referred to as the codification or “ASC.” These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 29, 2022.

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the JOBS Act, and the Company has and intends to continue to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. The consolidated financial statements and related disclosures, presented in U.S. dollars, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. The results and trends in these consolidated financial statements may not be representative of these for any future periods or full year.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Credit Losses - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (“ASU 2016-13”). ASU 2016-13 requires entities to use a forward-looking approach based on current expected credit losses (“CECL”) to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments, including trade receivables. This may result in the earlier recognition of allowances for losses. ASU 2016-13 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2023, and early adoption is permitted. While we will continue to evaluate the potential impacts of the new guidance, the Company does not believe the potential impact of the new guidance and related codification improvements will be material to its financial position or results of operations.

 

 
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In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“AUS 2020-06”). ASU 2020-06 will simplify the accounting for convertible instruments by reducing the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock. Limiting the accounting models will result in fewer embedded conversion features being separately recognized from the host contract as compared with current GAAP. Convertible instruments that continue to be subject to separation models are (1) those with embedded conversion features that are not clearly and closely related to the host contract, that meet the definition of a derivative, and that do not qualify for a scope exception from derivative accounting and (2) convertible debt instruments issued with substantial premiums for which the premiums are recorded as paid-in capital. ASU 2020-06 also amends the guidance for the derivatives scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity to reduce form-over-substance-based accounting conclusions. ASU 2020-06 will be effective January 1, 2024, for the Company. Early adoption is permitted. Management is currently evaluating the effect of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 on the consolidated financial statements, but currently does not believe ASU 2020-06 will have a significant impact on the Company’s accounting for its convertible debt instruments. The effect will largely depend on the composition and terms of the financial instruments at the time of adoption.

 

In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-08, Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers (Topic 805). This ASU requires an acquirer in a business combination to recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities (deferred revenue) from acquired contracts using the revenue recognition guidance in Topic 606. At the acquisition date, the acquirer applies the revenue model as if it had originated the acquired contracts. The ASU is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Adoption of the ASU should be applied prospectively. Early adoption is also permitted, including adoption in an interim period. If early adopted, the amendments are applied retrospectively to all business combinations for which the acquisition date occurred during the fiscal year of adoption. Management is currently evaluating the effect of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 on the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Note 3 Property, plant and equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 2022

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

$5,925,521

 

 

$5,924,332

 

Computer hardware

 

 

468,122

 

 

 

468,122

 

Computer software

 

 

36,932

 

 

 

36,932

 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

106,424

 

 

 

106,424

 

Vehicles

 

 

2,830,883

 

 

 

2,830,883

 

Leasehold improvements

 

 

5,560

 

 

 

5,560

 

 

 

 

9,373,442

 

 

 

9,372,253

 

Less: Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(7,519,148)

 

 

(7,360,584)

Property, plant and equipment – net

 

$1,854,294

 

 

$2,011,668

 

 

Depreciation expense was $209,054 and $49,947 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

 
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Note 4 Marketable securities and other investments

 

Our marketable securities are stated at fair value in accordance with ASC Topic 321, Investments- Equity Securities. Any changes in the fair value of the Company’s marketable securities are included in net income under the caption of income (loss) from investments, net on the Statements of Operations. The market value of the securities is determined using prices as reflected on an established market. Realized and unrealized gains and losses are determined on an average cost basis. The marketable securities are investments predominately in shares of large publicly traded securities which are being invested until such time the funds are needed for operations. The investments in marketable securities totals $23,721,546 and $9,618,743, as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 respectively.

 

The value of these marketable securities is as follows:

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

Description of Securities

 

Brokerage Account

 

 

Other Securities

 

 

Total

 

 

Brokerage Account

 

 

Other Securities

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

$24,026,456

 

 

$30,900

 

 

$24,057,356

 

 

$10,428,724

 

 

$120,800

 

 

$10,549,524

 

Gross Unrealized Gains

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Gross Unrealized Losses

 

 

(324,578)

 

 

(11,232)

 

 

(335,810)

 

 

(840,881)

 

 

(89,900)

 

 

(930,781)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

$23,701,878

 

 

$19,668

 

 

$23,721,546

 

 

$9,587,843

 

 

$30,900

 

 

$9,618,743

 

 

The above marketable securities are reflected as level 1 assets as the security prices are quotes in an established market. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recognized a net loss of $110,006 within income (loss) from investments, net on the Statement of Operations, which includes $270,438 of unrealized losses and $160,432 of realized gains.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company recognized net gain of $3,401,714 within income from investments,net on the Statement of Operations, which includes $197,464 of unrealized gains and $3,204,250 of realized gains.

 

 
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Note 5 Business acquisitions

 

EV Group Holdings LLC

 

Our wholly owned subsidiary, Charge Infrastructure, Inc., entered into an agreement and plan of merger, dated January 14, 2022, with the shareholders of EV Group Holdings LLC (“EV Depot”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to purchase all the issued and outstanding shares of EV Depot for an aggregate purchase price of $18,787,105. $17,530,278 of the aggregate purchase price payable to the shareholders of EV Depot will be payable through the issuance of 5,201,863 shares of common stock. The agreement includes a clause protecting the sellers whereby if the average price of Charge’s common stock for the month ending December 31, 2022 is less than the per share price of Charge’s common stock determined at closing, the Company will increase the number of shares of common stock issued. The Company recorded this as a contingent consideration liability. The agreement also included a clause for gross margin protection to the Company should the 2022 gross margin of EV Depot fall below target levels, the Company will reduce the number of shares of common stock to be issued to EV Depot. The Company recorded this as a contingent consideration asset. The acquisition closed on January 14, 2022. This acquisition has been accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date. The final determination of the fair value of certain assets and liabilities will be completed within the one year measurement period from the date of acquisition as required by Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805, Business Combinations. This will allow us time to adequately analyze all the factors used in establishing the asset and liability fair values as of the acquisition date. Any potential adjustments could be material in relation to the preliminary values presented below.

 

The following table summarizes the preliminary fair values of the net assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the January 14, 2022 acquisition date.

 

Cash 

 

$1,231,250

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

18,750

 

Contingent consideration liability, net of $72,748 of contingent consideration asset

 

 

6,827

 

Common Stock (5,201,863 Shares) 

 

 

17,530,278

 

Total consideration 

 

$18,787,105

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair values of identifiable net assets and liabilities: 

 

 

 

 

Assets 

 

 

 

 

Cash 

 

$104,485

 

Deposits, prepaids and other current assets, net

 

 

(11,167)

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

2,016,700

 

Non-current assets

 

 

390,625

 

Total assets 

 

 

2,500,643

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Accrued liabilities 

 

 

27,407

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

166,984

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

2,016,700

 

Total liabilities 

 

 

2,211,091

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total fair value of identifiable net assets and liabilities 

 

 

289,552

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill (consideration given minus fair value of identifiable net assets and liabilities) 

 

$

18,497,553

 

 

The determination of goodwill in the amount of $18.5 million was recognized for the EV Depot acquisition as the excess of consideration transferred over the net assets recognized and represents the future economic benefits arising from other assets, including an assembled workforce, which cannot be individually identified and separately recognized. The recorded goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes.

 

 
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The inclusion of the EV Depot acquisition in our Consolidated Financial Statements is not deemed material with respect to the requirement to provide pro-forma results of operations. As such, pro-forma information is not presented.

 

B W Electrical Services LLC

 

Our wholly owned subsidiary, Charge Infrastructure, Inc., entered into a securities purchase agreement, dated December 22, 2021, with the shareholders of B W Electrical Services LLC (“BW”) pursuant to which we agreed to purchase all the issued and outstanding shares of BW for an aggregate purchase price of $18,038,570. $4,538,570 of the aggregate purchase price payable to the shareholders of BW will be payable through the issuance of 1,285,714 shares of common stock. The acquisition closed on December 27, 2021. While we continue to finalize the

preliminary fair values of the net assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the December 27, 2021 acquisition date, we did not recognize any adjustments in the period ended March 31, 2022.  Any potential adjustments could be material in relation to the preliminary values presented previously.

 

Note 6 Related party

 

During the first quarter of 2021, the Company granted Mr. Deutsch, a Board member of the Company, options to acquire 1,500,000 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $2.00, for services rendered related to financial consulting.

 

During 2021, the Company paid $320,000 to Korr Acquisition Group, Inc. related to successful acquisition efforts. Kenneth Orr, the former Chairman of the Company, has sole voting and dispositive power over the shares held by KORR Acquisitions Group, Inc.

 

Note 7 Convertible notes payable

 

The Company’s outstanding convertible notes payables as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are summarized below:

 

Convertible Notes Payable:

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

Issued on May 8, 2020 (8% interest)

 

$3,000,000

 

 

$3,000,000

 

Issued on November 3, 2020 (8% interest)

 

 

3,888,889

 

 

 

3,888,889

 

Issued on May 19, 2021 (8% interest)

 

 

5,610,000

 

 

 

5,610,000

 

Issued on April 30, 2021 (6% interest)

 

 

-

 

 

 

66,400

 

Total face value

 

 

12,498,889

 

 

 

12,565,289

 

Less: unamortized discount

 

 

(4,843,907)

 

 

(5,389,693)

Total convertible notes payable

 

$7,654,982

 

 

$7,175,597

 

 

April 30, 2020 Sutton Global Note $227,525 Face Value 

 

On April 30, 2020, the former CEO converted his payable into a convertible note with a face value of $300,000. The note has a coupon rate of 6% and a maturity date of December 31, 2021. The note is convertible at a rate of $0.0005 per share. Since the note added a conversion option, it resulted in a debt modification requiring the Company to record a loss on modification of debt in the amount of $98,825. On March 25, 2021, Sutton Global Associates converted $149,000 in principal and $12,125 in accrued interest into 644,499 shares of the Company’s common stock. The remaining note balance was subsequently sold to an unrelated party who converted the entire principal and accrued interest balance into 319,950 shares of the company common stock on March 12, 2022.

 

 
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Interest expense and amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs for the convertible notes payables is as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Interest Expense

 

$247,076

 

 

$146,467

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

545,786

 

 

$61,874

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

7,397

 

   Total

 

$792,862

 

 

$215,738

 

 

The accrued interest relating to the convertible notes payable as of March 31, 2022 and December 2021 was $175,178 and $183,067, respectively.

 

Note 8 Convertible notes payable, related parties

 

The Company did not have any outstanding convertible notes payables, related parties as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

Interest expense and amortization of debt discount for the convertible notes, related parties is as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Interest Expense

 

$-

 

 

$6,019

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

-

 

 

 

95,127

 

   Total

 

$-

 

 

$101,146

 

 

KORR Value Financing

 

In May and June 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with KORR Value LP, an entity controlled by Kenneth Orr, pursuant to which the Company issued convertible notes in an aggregate principal amount of $550,000 for an aggregate purchase price of $495,000 (collectively, the “KORR Notes”). In connection with the issuance of the KORR Notes, the Company issued to KORR Value warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,151,515 shares of Common Stock (collectively, the “KORR Warrants”). The KORR Notes and KORR Warrants are on substantially the same terms as the Notes and Warrants issued to the Selling Shareholders except that the KORR Notes are subordinated to the Notes. On August 27, 2020, notes totaling $288,889 and 658,667 warrants were assigned to an unrelated party.

 

On March 15, 2021, KORR Value converted $261,111 in principal and $17,798 in accrued interest related to the convertible notes issued May 8, 2020 into 1,115,638 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

9 Madison Inc. Financing

 

On September 2, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with 9 Madison, Inc., an entity controlled by Andrew Fox, the Company’s CEO, pursuant to which the Company issued a convertible note in the amount of $110,000 for an aggregate purchase price of $100,000. The notes are convertible at the holder’s option at a conversion price of $0.25 per share. In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Company issued to 9 Madison warrants to purchase an aggregate of 440,000 shares of Common Stock

 

On March 15, 2021, 9 Madison converted $110,000 in principal and $4,677 in accrued interest related to the convertible notes issued September 2, 2020 into 458,709 shares of common stock.

 

 
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Note 9 Line of credit

 

Advanced Networks Services, LLC (“ANS”) has a revolving $4,000,000 line of credit available with a bank, collateralized by all the assets of ANS. Interest is payable monthly at the Wall Street Journal prime rate (3.50% at March 31, 2022 and 3.25% at December 31, 2021). There are no financial commitments or covenants on the line of credit. As of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021 the Company had an outstanding balance of $0 and $1,898,143 respectively on this line of credit.

 

ANS also has a $750,000 equipment and vehicle line of credit available with a bank. Interest is payable monthly at the Wall Street Journal prime rate. On June 1, 2022 the line will convert to a term loan with the then five-year Federal Home Loan Bank rate +2.5% and have a five year term with a five year amortization. There are no financial commitments or covenants on the line of credit. As of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021 the Company had no outstanding borrowings under this line of credit.

 

BW has a revolving $3,000,000 line of credit available with a bank, collateralized by all the assets of BW. Interest is payable monthly at the Wall Street Journal prime rate (3.50% at March 31, 2022 and 3.25% at December 31, 2021). There are no financial commitments or covenants on the line of credit. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no outstanding balance on this line of credit.

 

Note 10 Notes payable

 

The Company’s notes payables as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are summarized below:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Paycheck Protection Program loan issued February 10, 2021

 

$-

 

 

$2,000,000

 

Notes payable issued May 19, 2021 (8% interest)

 

 

11,860,055

 

 

 

11,860,055

 

Notes payable issued December 17, 2021 (7.5% interest)

 

 

15,925,926

 

 

 

15,925,926

 

Total face value

 

 

27,785,981

 

 

 

29,785,981

 

Less: unamortized discount

 

 

(3,214,648)

 

 

(3,698,458)

Total notes payable

 

$24,571,333

 

 

$26,087,523

 

 

Prior to our acquisition, BW was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program loan on February 10, 2021 from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) in the amount of $2,000,000. In the first quarter of 2022, the loan was forgiven by the SBA. Although the loan was forgiven by the SBA, per our purchase agreement with the sellers of BW in December 2021, if such an event occurred, the Company is obligated to reimburse the SBA loan of $2,000,000 to such sellers. As such, the $2,000,000 SBA loan was reclassified from Notes payable to Accrued liability on the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2022.

 

Interest expense and amortization of debt discount for the notes payable is as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Interest Expense

 

$484,639

 

 

$-

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

483,810

 

 

 

-

 

   Total

 

$968,449

 

 

$-

 

 

The accrued interest relating to the notes payable as of March 31, 2022 and December 2021 was $161,546 and $115,250, respectively.

 

 
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Note 11 Derivative liabilities

 

The May 2020 Notes embodied certain terms and features that were not clearly and closely related to the host debt agreement in terms of economic risks and characteristics. These certain terms and features were classified as a derivative liability on the Company’s balance sheet upon issuance of the May 2020 Notes. These terms and features provided a cash true-up provision in the event that the proceeds received by the holder from the sale of all the Conversion Shares and up to 50% of the Commitment Shares did not equal at least $750,000 on June 1, 2021.

 

No cash payment was triggered, and the true-up provision expired on June 1, 2021, therefore there was no derivative liability as of December 31, 2021. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the changes in fair value inputs and assumptions related to the derivative liability was a loss of $330, which is reflected in “Other income (expense), net” in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

 

Note 12 Leases

 

In connection with the Company’s acquisition of EV Depot (see Note 5 Business acquisitions), the Company, as the lessor, recorded $1.1 million of lease revenue relating to EV Depot’s operating leases for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

Note 13 Reportable segments

 

The Company currently has one primary reportable geographic segment - United States. The Company has two reportable operating segments – Telecommunications and Infrastructure. The Company also have included a Non-operating Corporate segment. All inter-segment revenues are eliminated.

 

Summary information with respect to the Company’s operating segments is as follows for the three months ended March 31:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$143,360,289

 

 

$111,119,244

 

Infrastructure

 

 

19,617,601

 

 

 

8,397

 

Total revenue

 

$162,977,890

 

 

$111,127,641

 

             

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

(Loss) Income from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$526,662

 

 

$689,470

 

Infrastructure

 

 

1,636,816

 

 

 

(468,518)

Non-operating corporate

 

 

(14,949,759)

 

 

(5,594,597)

Total (loss) from operations

 

$(12,786,281)

 

$(5,373,645)

 

 
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A reconciliation of the Company's consolidated segment loss from operations to consolidated loss from operations before income taxes and net income (loss) for the three months ended  March 31, 2022 and 2021 are as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Loss from operations

 

$(12,786,281)

 

$(5,373,645)

Net income from investments

 

 

(110,006)

 

 

3,401,714

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

(1,029,597)

 

 

(61,874)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

198,353

 

 

 

-

 

Interest expense

 

 

(735,053)

 

 

(181,002)

Foreign exchange adjustments

 

 

(255,602)

 

 

(451,478)

Amortization of debt discount, related party

 

 

-

 

 

 

(95,127)

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

(330)

Total other expenses

 

 

(1,931,905)

 

 

2,611,903

 

Loss from operations before income taxes

 

 

(14,718,186)

 

 

(2,761,742)

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

1,578,283

 

 

 

1,182,635

 

Net income (loss)

 

$(13,139,903)

 

$(1,579,107)

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$43,500

 

 

$49,947

 

Infrastructure

 

 

165,554

 

 

 

-

 

Total

 

$209,054

 

 

$49,947

 

 

Summary information with respect to the Company’s operating segments as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 is as follows:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Capital Expenditures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

Infrastructure

 

 

34,942

 

 

 

1,355,297

 

Total

 

$34,942

 

 

$1,355,297

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

Infrastructure

 

 

1,840,235

 

 

 

2,279,978

 

Non-operating corporate

 

 

21,981,311

 

 

 

7,438,765

 

Total

 

$23,821,546

 

 

$9,718,743

 

 

 
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March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Total Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

$88,968,620

 

 

$73,658,598

 

Infrastructure

 

 

73,327,864

 

 

 

56,700,602

 

Non-operating corporate

 

 

106,369,998

 

 

 

79,579,215

 

Eliminations

 

 

(82,124,007)

 

 

(66,328,903)

Total

 

$186,542,475

 

 

$143,609,512

 

 

Note 14 Equity

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company has 10,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock authorized with a par value of $0.0001. The Company has authorized 1,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, 2,395,105 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, and 6,226,370 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, and 378,525 shares of Preferred Stock are unallocated as of March 31, 2021. No shares of Series A Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding as of March 31,2022 and December 31,2021.

 

The Company has evaluated each series of the Preferred Stock for proper classification under ASC 480 and ASC 815. ASC 480 generally requires liability classification for financial instruments that are certain to be redeemed, as they represent obligations to purchase shares of stock or represent obligations to issue a variable number of common shares.

 

Series B — On May 21, 2021, the Company issued 2,395,105 shares as part of the acquisition of ANS at an aggregate purchase price of $6,850,000. In 2017, 200,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock were issued to the Company’s CEO in exchange for a conversion of $200,000 of related party advances. On May 8, 2020, the 200,000 shares were cancelled. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 2,395,105 shares of Series B Preferred issued and outstanding.

 

The Series B Preferred has the following designations as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

 

 

·

Convertible at option of holder.

 

·

The holders are entitled to receive cumulative dividends at 4% per annum, payable quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

 

·

1 preferred share is convertible to 1 common share.

 

·

The Series B holders are entitled to receive liquidation in preference to the common holders or any other class or series of preferred stock.

 

·

Voting: The Series B holders are entitled to vote together with the common holders as a single class.

 

·

Mandatorily redeemable 180 days following the mandatory redemption date.

 

The 2,395,105 shares of Series B Preferred Stock are mandatorily redeemable, and therefore are required to be classified as a liability in the mezzanine section of the balance sheet. They are valued at $6,850,000. The Company concluded that all other series of Preferred Stock were not to be classified as a liability.

 

Series C — On December 17, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with funds affiliated with Arena Investors LP pursuant to which the Company issued 2,370,370 shares of Series C Preferred Stock in an aggregate face value of $7,407,406 for an aggregate purchase price of $6,666,800. In connection with the issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock, the Company also issued warrants to purchase 2,370,370 shares of the Company’s common stock. A Registration Rights Agreement was executed in connection with the issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock. If the Company fail to have the registration statement filed within 6 months of the closing date or if the Company fails to maintain the effectiveness of the registration statement until all of such shares of common stock have been sold or are otherwise able to be sold pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, without any volume or manner of sale restrictions, then the Company will be obligated to pay to the investors liquidated damages equal to then, in addition to any other rights the holders may have hereunder or under applicable law, upon the occurrence of any such event and on each monthly anniversary of thereafter until the event is cured, the Company shall pay to the investors an amount in cash equal to their pro rata portion of $75,000 per month until such events are satisfied. The Company has valued the beneficial conversion feature of the Series C Preferred Stock at $3,550,747 and the warrants at $3,116,054. The recording of the par value and related additional paid in capital resulted in a deemed dividend of $7,407,407 at the time of issuance.

 

 
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On February 25, 2022 the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an affiliate of Island Capital Group LLC (the “February 2022 Investors”) pursuant to which it issued 3,856,000 Series C Preferred Stock in an aggregate face value of $12,050,000 for an aggregate purchase price of $10,845,000. A Registration Rights Agreement was executed in connection with the issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock. If the Company fails to have the registration statement filed within 6 months of the closing date or if the Company fails to maintain the effectiveness of the registration statement until all of such shares of common stock have been sold or are otherwise able to be sold pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, without any volume or manner of sale restrictions, then the Company will be obligated to pay to the investors liquidated damages equal to then, in addition to any other rights the holders may have hereunder or under applicable law, upon the occurrence of any such event and on each monthly anniversary of thereafter until the event is cured, the Company shall pay to the investors an amount in cash equal to their pro rata portion of $75,000 per month until such events are satisfied. The Company has valued the beneficial conversion feature of the Series C Preferred Stock at $3,856,000. The recording of the par value and related additional paid in capital resulted in a deemed dividend of $3,856,000 at the time of issuance

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 there were 6,226,370 and 2,370,370 shares of Series C Preferred Stock issued and outstanding.

 

The Series C Preferred has the following designations as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

 

 

·

Convertible at option of holder at a conversion price of $3.125 per share.

 

·

The holders are entitled to receive dividends.

 

·

In the event of reorganization this class of Preferred will not be affected by any such capital reorganization.

 

·

The Series C liquidation preference is equal to the stated value, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends.

 

·

Voting: No voting rights.

 

·

Redemption features:

 

 

 

 

If the closing price exceeds 200% of the effective conversion price, the Company may force the conversion of preferred stock with 10 days written notice;

 

At any time after the original issue date, the Company has the option to redeem some or all the outstanding preferred stock for cash with 10 days written notice; and

 

On the third anniversary of the issue date, the holder may request redemption, at the Company’s option of cash or common stock, at the conversion price equal to the four-year redemption amount (a) 100% of the aggregate stated value then outstanding, (b) accrued but unpaid dividends (c) additional cash consideration in order for the Purchasers to achieve a 20% internal rate of return and (d) all liquidated damages and other amounts due in respect of the Preferred Stock.

 

The 6,226,370 shares of Series C Preferred Stock provides that the Company shall redeem the preferred stock for cash or common stock at a certain date. This provision does not raise the Preferred Stock to the definition of mandatorily redeemable because the Company has the option to redeem the Preferred Stock in Common Stock in lieu of cash.

 

Because the Series C Preferred Stock is perpetual (has no stated maturity date) and is convertible at any time, the discount created in the conversion feature of the Series C Preferred Stock is fully amortized at issuance. As such the Company recorded a deemed dividend in the amount of $3,856,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

 
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Stock Options

 

Stock options activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 is summarized as follows:

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

Options outstanding December 31, 2021

 

 

44,920,000

 

 

$1.78

 

Options granted

 

 

2,550,000

 

 

 

3.47

 

Options exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Options cancelled

 

 

(565,000)

 

 

3.16)

Options outstanding at March 31, 2022

 

 

46,905,000

 

 

 

1.85

 

Options exercisable at March 31, 2022

 

 

14,737,501

 

 

$1.14

 

 

At March 31, 2022, the weighted average remaining life of the stock options is 5.15 years. At March 31, 2022, there was $42,426,783 in unrecognized costs related to the stock options granted.

 

Warrants

 

The following table represents warrants activity for three months ended March 31, 2022:

 

 

 

Number of

Warrants

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

 

 

Weighted

Average

Remaining

Contractual

 Life

 

Warrants outstanding - December 31, 2021

 

 

24,084,772

 

 

$1.74

 

 

3.0 years

 

Issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants outstanding - March 31, 2022

 

 

24,084,772

 

 

$1.74

 

 

2.7 years

 

Options exercisable - March 31, 2022

 

 

24,084,772

 

 

$1.74

 

 

2.7 years

 

 

Note 15 Commitments, contingencies and concentration risk

 

Contingencies

 

During the normal course of business, the Company may be named from time to time as a party to lawsuits arising in the ordinary course of business related to its sales, marketing, and the provision of its services and equipment. When the Company becomes aware of potential litigation, it evaluates the merits of the case in accordance with ASC 450, Contingencies. Litigation and contingency accruals are based on our assessment, including advice of legal counsel, regarding the expected outcome of litigation or other dispute resolution proceedings. If the Company determines that an unfavorable outcome is probable and can be reasonably assessed, it establishes the necessary accruals. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company is not aware of any contingent legal liabilities that should be reflected in the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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Other Commitments:

 

Indemnities

 

The Company generally indemnifies its customers for the services it provides under its contracts, as well as other specified liabilities, which may subject the Company to indemnity claims, liabilities and related litigation. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company was not aware of any material asserted or unasserted claims in connection with these indemnity obligations.

 

Performance and Payment Bonds

 

Many customers, particularly in connection with new construction within Infrastructure, require the Company to post performance and payment bonds issued by a financial institution known as a surety. If the Company fails to perform under the terms of a contract or to pay subcontractors and vendors who provided goods or services under a contract, the customer may demand that the surety make payments or provide services under the bond. The Company must reimburse the surety for any expenses or outlays it incurs. To date, the Company is not aware of any losses to their sureties in connection with bonds the sureties have posted on their behalf, and do not expect such losses to be incurred in the foreseeable future. Generally, 10% of bonding needs are held in cash on the balance sheet.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company maintains accounts with financial institutions. All cash in checking accounts is non-interest bearing and is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to a $250,000 limit. At times, cash balances may exceed the maximum coverage provided by the FDIC on insured depositor accounts. The Company believes it mitigates its risk by depositing its cash and cash equivalents with major financial institutions. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $24,111,296 and $17,503,737 in excess of FDIC insurance, respectively.

 

Major Customer Concentration

 

There are no customers whose individual accounts receivable represented 10% or more of the Company’s total accounts receivable as of March 31, 2022. The company had two customers whose accounts receivable individually represented 10% or more of the Company’s total accounts receivable and whose accounts receivable in aggregate accounted for approximately 25% of the Company’s total accounts receivable as of December 31, 2021

 

The Company has three customers whose revenue individually represented 10% or more of the Company’s total revenue and whose revenue in aggregate accounted for approximately 33% of the Company’s total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and four customers whose revenue individually represented 10% or more of the Company’s total revenue and in aggregate accounted for approximately 56% of the Company’s total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021. 

 

Labor Concentration

 

One of our operating subsidiaries within Infrastructure sources direct labor from local unions, which have collective bargaining agreements expiring at various times over the next four years. Although the Company’s past experience has been favorable with respect to resolving conflicting demands with these unions, it is possible that contract negotiations are unsuccessful which could impact the renewal of the collective bargaining agreements.

 

 
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Note 16 Income taxes

 

The following table includes the Company’s income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit), income tax provision (benefit) and effective benefit tax rate for the three months ended March 31:

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Income (loss) before income tax benefit

 

$(14,718,191)

 

$(2,761,742)

Income tax benefit

 

 

1,578,283

 

 

 

1,182,635

 

Effective tax rate

 

(10.7%)

 

 

(42.8%)

 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company’s effective tax rate differed from the statutory rate primarily due to permanent book-tax differences resulting primarily from stock-based compensation expense and the impact of state and local taxes.

 

Note 17 Subsequent event

 

On April 20, 2022 the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an affiliate of Island Capital Group, LLC pursuant to which the Company issued 1,428,575 shares of Charge’s common stock and three-year warrants to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares of Charge’s common stock at $8.50 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $10,000,025.

 

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

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

You should read this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2021 (our “2021 Form 10-K”) completely and with the understanding that our actual future results, levels of activity, performance and achievements may be different from what we expect and that these differences may be material. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

 

Certain statements contained in this Form 10-Q, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance, and any other statements of a future or forward-looking nature, constitute “forward-looking statements” for the purpose of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements relate to future events or our future operational or financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, those listed under the section titled “Risk Factors”. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.

 

Any forward-looking statement in this Form 10-Q reflects our current view with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our business, results of operations, industry and future growth. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance. You should read this Form 10-Q in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 29, 2022, and the documents that we reference herein and therein and have filed as exhibits hereto and thereto completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available in the future.

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q also contains or may contain estimates, projections and other information concerning our industry, our business and the markets for our products, including data regarding the estimated size of those markets and their projected growth rates. We obtained the industry and market data in this report from our own research as well as from industry and general publications, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. This data involves a number of assumptions and limitations and contains projections and estimates of the future performance of the industries in which we operate that are subject to a high degree of uncertainty, including those discussed in “Risk Factors.” We caution you not to give undue weight to such projections, assumptions and estimates. Further, industry and general publications, studies and surveys generally state that they have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, although they do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. While we believe that these publications, studies and surveys are reliable, we have not independently verified the data contained in them. In addition, while we believe that the results and estimates from our internal research are reliable, such results and estimates have not been verified by any independent source.

 

 
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In addition, statements that “we believe” and similar statements reflect our beliefs and opinions on the relevant subject. These statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this report, and while we believe such information forms a reasonable basis for such statements, such information may be limited or incomplete, and our statements should not be read to indicate that we have conducted an exhaustive inquiry into, or review of, all potentially available relevant information. These statements are inherently uncertain and investors are cautioned not to unduly rely upon these statements as predictions of future results. Our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

 

Throughout this report the terms “Charge,” we,” “our” or “us,” refer to Charge Enterprises, Inc. and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, unless stated or the context implies otherwise. The use of the term “partner” or “partnering” in this report does not mean or imply a formal legal partnership, and is not meant in any way to alter the terms of Charge’s relationship with any third parties.

  

You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with our audited financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2021 filed on March 29, 2022.  This discussion and other parts of this report contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions.  Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. 

 

Overview

 

Charge Enterprises, Inc. consists of a portfolio of global businesses with a vision to build the electrification and telecommunications infrastructure that will address and service requirements for Electrical Vehicle (“EV) Charging (“EVC”) and Wireless Network Infrastructure (“WNI”) which includes 5G, tower, distributed antennae systems (“DAS”), small cell, and electrical infrastructure.

 

The Company operates in two segments. Financial information about each business segment is contained in Part I, Item 1, “Note 13- Reportable segments” to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Our business segments are as follows:

  

 

·

Telecommunications- has provided routing of both voice and data to Carriers and MNO’s globally. for over two decades and the Company will selectively add profitable products and services, such as SMS text, to this long-established business.

 

 

 

 

·

Infrastructure- focuses on building physical elements of wireless networks, installation of EV charging ecosystems and electrical installation.

 

Telecommunications

 

Telecommunications, through our operating subsidiary PTGI International Carrier Services, Inc. (“PTGI”), has provided routing of both voice and data to Carriers and Mobile Network Operators (“MNO’s”) globally for over two decades and the Company will selectively add profitable products and services, such as SMS text, to this long-established business. Telecommunications has contractual relationships with service providers in over 19 foreign countries primarily within Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. The Company provides customers with internet-protocol-based and time-division multiplexing (“TDM”) access for the transport of long-distance voice and data minutes.

 

The Company operates a global telecommunications network consisting of domestic switching and related peripheral equipment, carrier-grade routers and switches for internet and circuit-based services. To ensure high-quality communications services, our network employs digital switching and fiber optic technologies, incorporates the use of voice-over-internet protocols, SS7/C7 signaling and is supported by comprehensive network monitoring and technical support services.

 

 
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Infrastructure

 

Infrastructure has three areas of focus, including:

 

 

·

Building physical wireless network elements including 4G and 5G, cell tower, small cell, and in-building applications.

 

 

 

 

·

Seamless EVC solutions including design, engineering, vendor specification, construction, installation and maintenance of EV chargers.

 

 

 

 

·

Providing a network of personal charging powerbanks situated in bars, restaurants, transit hubs and sporting arenas.

 

Products and Services of Infrastructure include:

 

 

·

Cell tower construction and modification services,

 

 

 

 

·

Wireless enterprise solutions,

 

 

 

 

·

Network monitoring and maintenance,

 

 

 

 

·

DAS RF engineering design, installation and remote monitoring,

 

 

 

 

·

Direct Current and Uninterruptable Power Supply primary and secondary systems implementation,

 

 

 

 

·

Seamless EVC solutions including design, engineering, vendor specification, construction, installation and maintenance of EV chargers, and

 

 

 

 

·

Installation, management and maintenance of charging kiosks with on-the-go charging solutions for mobile digital devices.

 

Comparability to Past Periods

 

Due to acquisitions made over the course of 2021 and 2022, we are presenting both reported and proforma results for consolidated operations and our segments. Results of acquisitions are included in reported results from the date of acquisition closure. Within Telecommunications, the Company acquired PTGi on October 31, 2020. Within Infrastructure, the Company acquired GetCharged on October 12, 2020, ANS on May 21, 2021, BW on December 27, 2021 and EV Depot on January 14, 2022.

 

Our proforma presentation assumes a full three-month period for all our operations, including acquisitions, for both 2021 and 2022. Management believes that presenting pro forma results is important to understand our financial performance, providing better analysis of trends in our underlying businesses as it allows for comparability to prior period results. The unaudited pro forma results of operations are not intended to represent or be indicative of the consolidated results of operations or financial condition of our company that would have been reported had the acquisitions been completed as of their respective dates and should not be construed as representative of the future consolidated results of operations or financial condition of the combined entity.

 

 
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Consolidated Results of Operations

 

In thousands

 

As Reported

 

 

Proforma

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

Revenues

 

$162,978

 

 

$

111,128

 

 

$

51,850

 

 

$163,210

 

 

$

125,544

 

 

$

37,666

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

156,508

 

 

 

109,509

 

 

 

46,998

 

 

 

156,595

 

 

 

120,479

 

 

 

36,116

 

Gross Margin

 

 

6,470

 

 

 

1,618

 

 

 

4,852

 

 

 

6,615

 

 

 

5,065

 

 

 

1,550

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

10,744

 

 

 

4,563

 

 

 

6,180

 

 

 

10,744

 

 

 

4,563

 

 

 

6,180

 

General and administrative

 

 

2,997

 

 

 

1,299

 

 

 

1,697

 

 

 

3,045

 

 

 

2,124

 

 

 

921

 

Salaries and related benefits

 

 

4,243

 

 

 

832

 

 

 

3,410

 

 

 

4,256

 

 

 

2,635

 

 

 

1,621

 

Professional fees

 

 

1,064

 

 

 

247

 

 

 

817

 

 

 

1,064

 

 

 

312

 

 

 

753

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

209

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

209

 

 

 

186

 

 

 

23

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

 

(12,786)

 

 

(5,374)

 

 

(7,413)

 

 

(12,703)

 

 

(4,756)

 

 

(7,948)

Other operating (income) expense

 

 

1,932

 

 

 

(2,612)

 

 

4,544

 

 

 

1,941

 

 

 

(2,616)

 

 

4,557

 

Income tax expense / (benefit)

 

 

(1,578)

 

 

(1,183)

 

 

(396)

 

 

(1,578)

 

 

(1,183)

 

 

(396)

Net income (loss)

 

$(13,140)

 

$

(1,579)

 

$

(11,561)

 

$(13,066)

 

$

(957)

 

$

(12,110)

 

Comparison of the Reported results for three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 

Revenues

 

Revenues for the first quarter of 2022 increased $51.9 million to $163.0 million, compared with the first quarter of 2021.  The increase in net revenue for the first quarter was driven by the acquisitions of ANS, BW, and EV Depot as well as an increase in wholesale traffic volumes within Telecommunications.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Costs of goods sold for the first quarter of 2022 increased $47.0 million to $156.5 million, compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase in cost of goods sold is directly related to the increase in customer revenue.  Overall margin percentage increased versus the prior year driven by the acquisitions of ANS, BW and EV Depot, partially offset by a decline in Telecommunications. 

 

Stock Based Compensation

 

Stock based compensation increased $6.1 million to $10.7 million due to options granted over the past 12 months to members of the Board, newly hired employees, and employees that joined our company as part of an acquisition.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative expenses increased $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2022 to $3.0 million when compared to the first quarter of 2021. The increase was attributable to higher consulting, investor relations, marketing and software expense related to growing our business, costs related to our uplist to Nasdaq, and the acquisitions of ANS, BW and EV Depot.

 

 
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Professional Services

 

Professional services fees increased $0.8 million to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2022, primarily due to higher legal and accounting fees related to acquisitions and costs related to our uplist to Nasdaq.

   

Salaries and Benefits

 

Salaries and benefits for the first quarter of 2022 increased $3.4 million to $4.2 million when compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase was principally attributable to investments in personnel associated with our company’s growth and the acquisitions of ANS, BW and EV Depot.

 

Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net

 

Other operating expense (income), net for the first quarter of 2022 increased $4.6 million to $1.9 million, compared to the first quarter of 2021. The increase was driven by higher interest and debt amortization cost associated with acquisitions over the past 12 months and investment income of $3.3 million in 2021.

 

Income Tax Benefit

 

The Company generated a larger income tax benefit in the first quarter of 2022, compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase in the provision for income taxes was primarily due to higher losses specifically within the Non-operating corporate segment related to salaries and benefits, stock compensation and interest expenses.

 

Comparison of the Pro Forma results for three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 

Revenues

 

Revenues for the first quarter of 2022 increased $37.7 million to $163.2 million, compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase in net revenue for the first quarter was primarily due to an increase in wholesale traffic volumes within Telecommunications, increased volume of wireless network installations and electrical construction and additional EV Depot locations within Infrastructure.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

  

Costs of goods sold for the first quarter of 2022 increased $36.1 million to $156.6 million, compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase in cost of goods sold is directly related to the increase in customer revenue within both Telecommunications and Infrastructure.  Overall margin percentage is flat, with an increase in Infrastructure offset by a decline in Telecommunications.  

 

Stock Based Compensation

 

Stock based compensation increased $6.1 million to $10.7 million due to options granted over the past 12 months to members of the Board, newly hired employees, and employees that joined the company as part of an acquisition.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative expenses increased $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2022 to $3.0 million when compared to the first quarter of 2021. The increase was attributable to higher consulting, investor relations, marketing and software expense related to growing the business and costs related to the uplist to the Nasdaq.

 

Professional Services

 

Professional services fees increased $0.8 million to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2022, primarily due to higher legal and accounting fees related to acquisitions and costs related to the uplist to the Nasdaq.

 

 
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Salaries and Benefits

 

Salaries and benefits for the first quarter of 2022 increased $1.6 million to $4.2 million when compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase was principally attributable to investments in personnel associated with the company’s growth.

 

Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net

 

Other operating expense (income), net for the first quarter of 2022 increased $4.6 million to $1.9 million, compared to the first quarter of 2021. The increase was driven by higher interest and debt amortization cost associated with acquisitions over the past 12 months and investment income of $3.3 million in 2021.

 

Income Tax Benefit

 

The Company generated a larger income tax benefit in the first quarter of 2022, compared with the first quarter of 2021. The increase in the provision for income taxes was primarily due to higher losses specifically within the Non-operating corporate segment related to salaries and benefits, stock compensation and interest expenses.

 

Financial Results by Segment

 

Telecommunications

 

In thousands

 

As Reported

 

 

Proforma

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

Revenues

 

$143,360

 

 

$

111,119

 

 

$

32,241

 

 

$143,360

 

 

$

111,119

 

 

$

32,241

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

141,932

 

 

 

109,507

 

 

 

32,425

 

 

 

141,932

 

 

 

109,507

 

 

 

32,425

 

Gross Margin

 

 

1,429

 

 

 

1,612

 

 

 

(184)

 

 

1,429

 

 

 

1,612

 

 

 

(184)

Stock based compensation

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

General and administrative

 

 

515

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

135

 

 

 

515

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

135

 

Salaries and related benefits

 

 

319

 

 

 

476

 

 

 

(157)

 

 

319

 

 

 

476

 

 

 

(157)

Professional fees

 

 

25

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

8

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

44

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

(6)

 

 

44

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

(6)

Income (loss) from operations

 

 

527

 

 

 

689

 

 

 

(163)

 

 

527

 

 

 

689

 

 

 

(163)

Other operating (income) expense

 

 

128

 

 

 

472

 

 

 

(344)

 

 

128

 

 

 

472

 

 

 

(344)

Income tax expense / (benefit)

 

 

(184)

 

 

(124)

 

 

(61)

 

 

(184)

 

 

(124)

 

 

(61)

Net income (loss)

 

$583

 

 

$

341

 

 

$

242

 

 

$583

 

 

$

341

 

 

$

242

 

 

 
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Comparison of the Reported and Pro Forma results for three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 

Revenues

 

Revenues increased $32.2 million to $143.6 million driven by changes in our customer mix and overall increase in wholesale traffic volumes compared to 2021 driven by higher voice demand as a result of geo-political unrest in Eastern Europe. The rapid development of new technologies, services and products has eliminated many of the traditional distinctions among wireless, cable, internet, local and long distance communication services. While revenues increased in the first quarter, the company continues to expect downward pressure on revenues over time due to the pace of technology development, emergence of new products, and intense competition.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold increased $32.4 million to $141.9 million driven by the change in customer revenue. Gross margin percentage in this business decreased year over year due to customer mix.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative increased $0.1 million to $0.5 million primarily due to changes in classification of certain resources between general and administrative and salaries and benefits.

 

Salaries and Benefits

 

Salaries and benefits decreased $0.2 million to $0.3 million due to certain changes in classification between salaries and benefits and general and administrative and allocations to Non-operating Corporate in 2021.

 

Infrastructure

 

In thousands

 

As Reported

 

 

Proforma

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

Revenues

 

$19,618

 

 

$

8

 

 

$

19,609

 

 

$19,850

 

 

$

14,425

 

 

$

5,425

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

14,576

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

14,573

 

 

 

14,663

 

 

 

10,972

 

 

 

3,691

 

Gross Margin

 

 

5,042

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

5,036

 

 

 

5,186

 

 

 

3,452

 

 

 

1,734

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,060

 

 

 

386

 

 

 

674

 

 

 

1,108

 

 

 

1,210

 

 

 

(102)

Salaries and related benefits

 

 

2,120

 

 

 

83

 

 

 

2,037

 

 

 

2,134

 

 

 

1,886

 

 

 

247

 

Professional fees

 

 

60

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

(11)

Depreciation expense

 

 

166

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

166

 

 

 

166

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

30

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

 

1,637

 

 

 

(469)

 

 

2,105

 

 

 

1,720

 

 

 

149

 

 

 

1,570

 

Other operating (income) expense

 

 

449

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

444

 

 

 

458

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

458

 

Income tax expense / (benefit)

 

 

(90)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(90)

 

 

(90)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(90)

Net income (loss)

 

$1,278

 

 

$

(473)

 

$

1,751

 

 

$1,352

 

 

$

149

 

 

$

1,202

 

 

 
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Comparison of the Reported results for three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 

Revenues

 

Revenues increased $19.6 million to $19.6 million primarily driven by the acquisitions of ANS, BW, and EV Depot.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold increased $14.6 million to $14.6 million directly correlated with the change in revenues.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative increased $0.6 million to $1.1 million driven primarily by the acquisitions of ANS, BW, and EV Depot.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

Salary and benefits increased $2.0 million to $2.1 million driven by the acquisitions of ANS, BW, and EV Depot.

 

Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net

 

Other operating (income) expense increased $0.4 million to $0.4 million due to unrealized loss on marketable securities held in the operating segment.

 

Comparison of the Pro Forma results for three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 

Revenues

 

Revenues increased $5.4 million to $19.9 million primarily driven by higher wireless network installations, an increase in electrical contracting services and additional EV Depot locations.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold increased $3.7 million to $14.7 million directly correlated with the change in revenues with a slight increase in margin percentage due to mix and nature of jobs during the period.

 

General and Administrative

 

General and administrative decreased $0.1 million to $1.1 million driven by lower consulting spend, partially offset by other investments to support the growth of the segment.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

Salary and benefits increased $0.2 million to $2.1 million driven by increased hiring to support the growth of the business.

 

Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net

 

Other operating (income) expense increased $0.5 million to $0.5 million due to unrealized loss on marketable securities held in the operating segment.

 

 
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Non-operating Corporate Segment

 

In thousands

 

As Reported

 

 

Proforma

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(Decrease)

 

Revenues

 

$-

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

$-

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Gross Margin

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-