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Item 1. Business
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Part II
Item 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Item 9B. Other Information
Part III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
Item 11. Executive Compensation
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
Part IV
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statements, Schedules
Note 1 - Description of Business
Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 &Mdash; Business Acquisition
Note 4 &Mdash; Inventories
Note 5 &Mdash; Property and Equipment
Note 6 &Mdash; Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Note 7 - Debt
Note 8 - Equity
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AgEagle Aerial Systems Earnings 2019-12-31

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-K

 

(Mark One)

 

☒  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

 

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: 001-36492

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 88-0422242
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
117 South 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (316) 202-2076

 

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

 

Title of each class   Name of each exchange on which registered
     
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   NYSE American LLC

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes  ☐  No  ☒

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes  ☐  No  ☒

 

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  ☒

 

  

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Large accelerated filer  ☐  Accelerated filer  ☐  Non-accelerated filer  ☒  Emerging growth company  ☐  Smaller reporting 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.  ☐

 

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The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter was $4,732,318.

 

As of April 13, 2020, there were 16,774,394 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

  

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I   4
ITEM 1. BUSINESS 4
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS 15
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS 24
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES 25
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 25
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 25
PART II   26
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES 26
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA 27
ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 27
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 37
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA 37
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE 37
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 37
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION 38
PART III   38
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 38
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 43
ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS 46
ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE 50
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES 52
PART IV   53
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, SCHEDULES 53
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-1

 

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PART I

 

This report may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management and involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which are subject to change at any time at our discretion. Forward-looking statements include our assessment, from time to time of our competitive position, the industry environment, potential growth opportunities, the effects of regulation and events outside of our control, such as natural disasters, wars or health epidemics. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “hopes,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions.

 

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail in “Risk Factors.” Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this report. You should read this report and the documents that we reference in this report and have filed as exhibits to the report completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

 

ITEM 1.   BUSINESS

 

Overview

 

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (“AgEagle” or “the Company”) designs, produces and supports technologically-advanced small, unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs” or “drones”). In addition, providing new utility to UAVs, the Company pioneers and innovates advanced aerial imaging data collection and analytics technologies capable of addressing the impending food and environmental sustainability crises that threaten our planet. Historically, the Company’s daily efforts have focused on delivering the tools and strategies necessary to define and implement commercial drone construction and delivery, along with sustainability and precision farming solutions that solve important problems confronting the global agricultural industry. In fact, AgEagle has spent eight years serving customers, covering more than two million acres in 50 countries monitoring 53 different crops. AgEagle remains intent on earning distinction as a trusted partner to clients seeking to adopt and support productive agricultural approaches to better farming practices which limit the impact on our natural resources, reduce reliance on inputs and materially increase crop yields and profits.

 

In early 2019, AgEagle further expanded its marketing efforts to provide for the introduction of ParkView, its proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform, designed to support municipal, state and federal agencies charged with assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving public parks and recreation areas, also referred to as urban green spaces.

 

In the first half of 2019, the Company introduced HempOverview, a scalable, responsive and cost-effective Software-as-a-Solution (“SaaS”) web- and map-based technology platform to support the operations of domestic industrial hemp programs for state and tribal nation departments of agriculture, growers and processors – a solution that provides users with what the Company believes is the gold standard for regulatory oversight, operational assistance and reporting capabilities for the fast emerging industrial hemp industry.

 

The Company also designs, produces, distributes and supports technologically advanced small UAVs or drones that AgEagle offers for commercial sale to the precision agriculture industry. In addition to UAV sales, in late 2018, the Company introduced a new drone-leasing program, alleviating farmers and agribusinesses from significant upfront costs associated with purchasing a drone, while also relieving them from ongoing drone maintenance and support requirements. Additionally, the new program provides the option of engaging a trained AgEagle pilot to operate the drone and manage the entire image collection process, creating a truly turnkey aerial imagery capture solution for its customers.

 

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In the third quarter of 2019, AgEagle announced that it had begun to actively pursue expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation market and revealed that it had received its first purchase orders from a major ecommerce company to manufacture and assemble UAVs designed to meet the critical specifications for drones that are meant to carry packaged goods in urban and suburban areas.

 

Central to the Company’s long-term growth strategy, AgEagle will continue to identify opportunities to leverage its proprietary technological platform and industry expertise to penetrate new, high growth market sectors that may benefit from the Company’s advanced aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions.

 

Research and development activities are integral to our business and we follow a disciplined approach to investing our resources to create new technologies and solutions.

 

Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Business

 

Our first commercially available product was the AgEagle Classic, which was followed shortly thereafter by the RAPID System. As we improved and matured our product, we launched the RX-60 and subsequently our current UAV product, the RX-48. The success AgEagle has achieved with its legacy products, which the Company believes has carried over into the continued improvement of the RX-60 and RX-48, stems from AgEagle’s ability to invent and deliver advanced solutions utilizing its proprietary technologies and trade secrets that help farmers, agronomists and other precision agricultural professionals operate more effectively and efficiently. The Company’s core technological capabilities, developed over five years of research and innovation, include a lightweight laminated shell that allows the UAV platform to perform under challenging flying conditions, a camera with a Near Infrared (NIR) filter, a rugged foot launcher (RX-60), and high-end software that automates drone flights and provides geo-referenced data. All of AgEagle’s proprietary UAVs are electrically powered, weigh approximately six pounds fully loaded, are capable of flying over approximately 400 acres (roughly 60 minutes of airtime) per flight from their launch location, and are configured to carry a camera with an NIR filter that uses near infrared images to capture crop data. The Company’s leadership believes that these characteristics make its UAVs well suited for providing a complete aerial view of a farmer’s field to help precisely identify crop health and field conditions faster than any other method available.

 

The Company’s UAVs were initially specifically designed to help farmers increase profits by pinpointing areas where nutrients or chemicals need to be applied, as opposed to traditional widespread land application processes, thus decreasing input costs, reducing the amount of chemicals applied and potentially increasing yields. AgEagle’s products were designed for busy agriculture professionals who do not have the time to process images on their computers, which some of its competitors require. The software can automatically take pictures from the camera, stitch the photos together through the cloud, and deliver a geo-referenced, high quality aerial map to the user’s desktop or tablet device using specialty precision agriculture software such as SST Software, SMS Software or most other agricultural software solutions. The result is a prescription or zone map that can then be used in a field computer that is typically found in a sprayer or applicator designed to drive through fields to precisely apply the amount of nutrients or chemicals required to continue or restore the production of healthy crops.

 

In addition to UAV sales, in late 2018, AgEagle introduced a new drone-leasing program, alleviating farmers and agribusinesses from significant upfront costs associated with purchasing a drone, while also relieving them from ongoing drone maintenance and support requirements. Additionally, the new program provides the option of engaging a trained AgEagle pilot to operate the drone and manage the entire image collection process, creating a truly turnkey aerial imagery capture solution for the Company’s customers.

 

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Acquisition of Agribotix

 

In August 2018, we acquired certain assets of Agribotix, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (“Agribotix”), which included Agribotix’s primary product, FarmLens™. Agribotix was engaged in the business of providing integrated agricultural drone solutions and drone-enabled software technologies and services for precision agriculture.

 

We believed that purchasing FarmLens, benefitted us and our shareholders by developing important vertically integrated products and services. FarmLens is a subscription cloud analytics service that processes data, primarily collected with a drone, such as those produced by AgEagle, and makes such data actionable by farmers and agronomists. FarmLens is currently sold by AgEagle as a subscription service and offered either standalone or in a bundle with drone platforms manufactured by leading drone providers like AgEagle, DJI and senseFly.

 

The FarmLens platform extends AgEagle’s reach as a business through key partnerships. In October 2018, AgEagle announced that it was expanding on Agribotix’s existing partnership with The Climate Corporation’s FieldView™ platform, enabling farmers to share images from FarmLens to their FieldView accounts and compare them alongside other valuable metrics, including planting and yield data. To date, FarmLens has processed agricultural imagery for approximately two million acres of crops and analyzed data for over 53 different crop types from over 50 countries around the world. 

 

In December 2018, AgEagle unveiled its plans to develop a FarmLens Mobile app, extending the numerous benefits of the FarmLens platform to mobile devices. The FarmLens Mobile app was commercially launched in 2019 and is now available for download on any iPhone, iPad or Android device.

 

HempOverview Platform

 

Domestic Hemp Production and Prevailing Regulatory Changes

 

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December 2018, industrial hemp is now recognized as an agricultural commodity, such as corn, wheat or soybeans.

 

More specifically, the 2018 Farm Bill authorizes state departments of agriculture, including agencies representing the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and any other territory or possession of the United States, and Indian tribal governments, to submit plans to the USDA applying for primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp in their respective state or tribal territory. For more information on state and tribal nation plan submission, please visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23749/establishment-of-a-domestic-hemp-production-program.

 

Market Opportunity in U.S. Industrial Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD

 

According to research firm Frontier Data’s Global State of Hemp: 2019 Industry Outlook, 2018 sales of hemp worldwide were driven by continued strength in Chinese textiles, European industrials, Canadian foods and the U.S. hemp-derived CBD market. However, continued demand in the CBD market “will be the main driving force behind the global hemp market’s continued growth,” which the firm estimates will reach $5.7 billion by 2020.

 

In the Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook 2019, published by Hemp Industry Daily, rising consumer enthusiasm for and awareness of CBD – combined with widespread, easy access to CBD products at traditional retail outlets – is expected to drive a surge in CBD sales over the coming years, increasing to $10.3 billion by 2024.

 

HempOverview

 

As one of the agriculture industry’s leading pioneers of advanced aerial-image-based data collection and analytics solutions, AgEagle is intent on leveraging our expertise to champion the use of proven, advanced web- and map-based technologies as a means to streamline and ultimately standardize hemp cultivation in the United States. Growers need to be registered/permitted; crops need to be monitored and inspected; and enforcement operations must be established to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. Through the introduction of HempOverview, AgEagle represents the first agriculture technology company to its knowledge to bring to market an advanced agtech solution that is designed to meet the unique complexities and vigorous oversight, compliance and enforcement demands of the emerging American hemp industry and the unique needs and demands of its key stakeholders.

 

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HempOverview is comprised of four modules:

 

  1) Registration: secure, scalable software to handle all farmer and processer application and licensing matters.
  2) Best Management Practices: iterative, intelligent data collection and analysis utilizing satellite imagery and advanced, proprietary algorithms to help farmers reduce input costs, avoid missteps, detect pest impacts and monitor water usage.
  3) Oversight and Enforcement: integration of data management and satellite imagery to provide continuous monitoring of all hemp fields in the state, predict and respond to issues and assist in proper crop testing.
  4) Reporting: generation of actionable reports for USDA requirements, legislative oversight and support of research institutions.

 

In November, 2019, AgEagle announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (“FDACS”) has chosen the HempOverview solution to manage its online application submission and registration process for hemp growers and their farms and hemp fields in the State of Florida for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. In addition, the Company has entered discussions with several other states across the nation, as well as with certain growers and processors, and expects to announce additional new HempOverview clients in 2020.

 

HempOverview has also been created to support hemp processors who contract with growers, helping to ensure profitable production on existing contracted acres while maintaining governmental compliance in a changing regulatory landscape. More specifically, HempOverview supports full, cloud-based mobile- and desktop-based software application and enables users to:

 

  Maintain oversight of the supply chain for a processor’s contracted acres in order to avoid costly errors resulting in lost crop(s) and/or inefficient production downtime;
  Create metrics and regularly evaluate contracted acres, in near real-time, using a variety of data structures, including remote sensing, in-field monitoring, harvest estimation and comprehensive reporting functions;
  Advise contract farmers on planting, fertilization, irrigation and harvest schedules with the goal of producing a “gold standard” hemp crop; and
  Establish best practices, maintain compliance and properly file all registration documents and amendments with respective state regulatory bodies.

 

HempOverview focuses on simultaneously collecting data, analyzing field-related problems and providing readily accessible analysis and reporting for achieving and sustaining end-to-end visibility and best management practices for the growing industrial and CBD hemp supply chain.

 

Commercial Drone Package Delivery

 

Over the past year, there has been a surge of prominent companies, including Alphabet (Google), FedEx, Intel, Qualcomm, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Alibaba, UPS, 7-Eleven, Uber and many others, actively developing commercial drone delivery service initiatives as part of their long-term strategic plans. These companies intend to leverage the latest in UAV technologies to deliver food, consumer products, medicines and other types of lightweight freight direct to consumers and businesses in the fastest, most cost efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible – a practical alternative to costly auto transport.

 

AgEagle’s proven expertise in manufacturing rugged, reliable and professional grade UAVs makes the Company a logical partner for designing, manufacturing and testing drone platforms in the fast growing package delivery market – a market forecasted by ResearchandMarkets will climb to $11.2 billion by 2022 and subsequently rise to $29.06 billion by 2027. The anticipated growth of the industry is expected to be largely fueled by the high usage of drones in the ecommerce industry for delivery of products in rural areas, where automotive transport vehicles cannot readily reach or where deliveries take longer time to arrive.

 

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In September 2019, the Company announced that it was actively pursuing expansion opportunities within the Drone Logistics and Transportation market, and reported that it had received its first purchase order from a major unnamed ecommerce company to manufacture and assemble UAVs designed to meet the critical specifications for drones that are meant to carry goods in urban and suburban areas. AgEagle is currently working in close collaboration with this new customer on its tethered test flight operations and ongoing development. In association with the initial purchase order, AgEagle recorded its first revenues in the second half of 2019 and will recognize additional revenues from the project in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Sustainability Platform

 

The negative impact of agriculture on both the environment and society has been widely documented with unsustainable farming practices serving to confound land conversion and habitat loss, wasteful water consumption, soil erosion and degradation, pollution and climate change. It has been reported that agricultural production is believed to be responsible for 70% of river and stream pollution from chemicals, silt and animal waste (source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Moreover, agriculture is the largest consumer of the Earth’s available freshwater: 70% of withdrawals from watercourses and groundwater are for agricultural usage, three times more than 50 years ago. By 2050, the global water demand of agriculture is estimated to increase by a further 19% due to irrigational needs (source: GlobalAgriculture.org).

 

Left unchecked, many believe that farming practiced without care presents the greatest global threat to species and ecosystems, especially given that demand for more food - and healthier food - is rising exponentially. According to the World Resources Institute, our planet will need 70 percent more food to feed a global population of 9.6 billion by 2050. In view of looming environmental and social crises facing the planet, both consumer packaged goods companies and their supply chain partners recognize the need to accelerate their shift towards greater transparency in their sustainability practices and policies as they assume greater responsibility for mitigating the use of chemicals in crop production and preserving natural resources.

 

ParkView Platform

 

Leveraging the underlying imaging technology and robust analytics capabilities of AgEagle’s FarmLens platform, AgEagle announced the formal market introduction of its ParkView solution in March 2019. ParkView is a proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform designed specifically for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving municipal, state and federal public parks and recreation areas. The Company further announced that it won its first ParkView customer with the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation (“DPR”) in Denver, Colorado. DPR will utilize ParkView to better inform vegetative maintenance and natural resource preservation for its green infrastructure, comprising more than 6,000 acres of public green space within the city limits. AgEagle’s staff was also contracted to provide DPR with in-depth training on best management practices for UAV operations in a municipal setting.

 

Research has shown that urban green infrastructure can materially improve water quality and conservation, attract investment, revive distressed neighborhoods, encourage redevelopment and provide outdoor recreational opportunities for cities of all scope and sizes worldwide, thus effectively helping to align social, economic, public health and environmental goals. 

 

Growth Strategy

 

We intend to grow our business by achieving greater market penetration of the growing precision agriculture marketplace; by promoting our new service targeting the sustainable agriculture marketplace for the 2020 growing season; and by creating new, easier to use and higher value products that position AgEagle as a leading innovator and trusted solutions provider in high growth markets where advanced aerial imaging and data capture and analytics technologies can be used to achieve specific business and sustainability objectives. Currently, our management is actively exploring new vertical expansion opportunities in other industries outside of agriculture and its related areas, including drone-enabled package delivery.

 

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Key components of our growth strategy include the following:

 

  Achieving greater market penetration of the U.S. industrial hemp industry by working to establish HempOverview and other related products and services as the gold industry standard for hemp cultivation oversight, compliance, enforcement and commerce. AgEagle is – and intends to remain – at the leading edge of leveraging best-in-class technology to provide turnkey solutions for state and tribal regulatory departments of agriculture, industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD growers and processors. At this time, AgEagle believes that it is the only company in the nation with extensive experience in agriculture that is effectively addressing the emerging needs and challenges of the domestic hemp cultivation industry through the application of advanced technology – a key competitive differential that the Company hopes to capitalize on in the coming year.
     
  Pursue the expansion of the AgEagle platform of products and solutions into other complementary industries besides agriculture, including the Drone Logistics and Transportation market. We have begun actively exploring opportunities outside of traditional agriculture as we continue to expand and grow the AgEagle platform. We are confident in the UAV products and solutions we offer today and believe that these products and solutions could provide other industries the same kind of optimization we are currently providing the agriculture industry. In addition to drone package deliveries, we believe that our solutions and services may also be well suited for the aerial imaging and data collection and analytics needs involved in land surveying and scanning, insurance, inspections and search and rescue operations, among other industrial applications. As of today, we manufacture all of our proprietary and contracted products at our secure manufacturing facility in Neodesha, Kansas, which allows us to avoid many of the potential difficulties that may arise if our manufacturing facilities were otherwise located outside the U.S., which is of particular importance to those AgEagle customers who rely on confidentiality and protection of trade secrets in the development of their drone package delivery initiatives.
     
  Deliver new and innovative solutions in the precision agriculture space. Our research and development efforts are the foundation of our Company, and we intend to continue investing in our own innovations, pioneering new and enhanced products and solutions that enable us to satisfy our customers – both in response to and in anticipation of their needs. We believe that by investing in research and development, we can be a leader in delivering innovative products that address market needs within our current target markets, enabling us to create new opportunities for growth.
     
  Work with municipal, state and federal public parks and recreations agencies to adopt ParkView as a preferred solution for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives for ‘urban green’ spaces. With the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation in Denver, Colorado, AgEagle now has a client who is benefitting from the utilization of ParkView to better inform vegetative maintenance and natural resource preservation of its green infrastructure, comprising more than 6,000 acres of public green space within the city limits. We intend to market our ParkView platform to other prospective U.S. city, state and federal agencies.
     
  Support and expand our University Drone Program. Subsequent to the end of 2018, the Company introduced our new University Drone Program providing for AgEagle’s aerial imaging collection and data processing systems to be purchased and utilized by colleges and universities to enhance the curriculum of their agriculture technology departments – including in precision ag, agronomy, plant science and mapping, among other related study areas. In January 2019, we announced that both Arkansas State University-Newport (ASU) and Modesto Junior College (MJC) in California have teamed with our Company to provide students with hands-on training and experience properly operating drones, creating digital aerial maps through the AgEagle FarmLens platform, and using data collected to achieve sustainable farming objectives. We believe that our University Drone Program not only represents a new revenue channel for us, but it will serve as a powerful brand-building opportunity for AgEagle among those who are studying to become commercial growers, agronomists and precision and sustainability ag experts and specialists.
     
  Deliver new and innovative solutions. AgEagle’s research and development efforts are the foundation of the Company, and we intend to continue investing in our own innovations, pioneering new and enhanced products and solutions that enable us to satisfy the Company’s customers – both in response to and in anticipation of their needs. AgEagle believes that by investing in research and development, the Company can be a leader in delivering innovative products that address market needs within our current target markets, enabling us to create new opportunities for growth.

 

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  Pursue the expansion of the AgEagle platform of products and solutions into other industries besides agriculture. The Company may investigate and pursue opportunities outside of agriculture as we continue to expand and grow the AgEagle platform. We are confident in the UAV products and solutions we offer today and believe that these products and solutions could provide other industries the same kind of optimization we are currently providing the agriculture industry. These industries have yet to be identified by the AgEagle team but may include verticals such as land surveying and scanning, insurance, inspections and search and rescue.  

 

Competitive Strengths

 

AgEagle believes the following attributes and capabilities provide us with long-term competitive advantages:

 

  Proprietary technology and trade secrets - We believe our unique design and in-house manufacturing of key aerospace components differentiates our product in the marketplace. We are confident that our UAVs are industry-leading in durability due to the lightweight laminated shell of the wing, which is made using a proprietary manufacturing process innovated over five years of research and development. This process, which hardens the material used to build the shell, allows the UAV to perform in harsh weather conditions (with wind speeds up to 30 miles per hour) and bring itself to an unassisted landing, all at a total weight of about six pounds. This design is an important trade secret, and AgEagle has non-disclosure agreements with our employees in order to keep it unique to our Company. As of today, we manufacture all of our products at our manufacturing facility in Neodesha, Kansas, which allows us to avoid many of the potential difficulties that may arise if our manufacturing facilities were otherwise located outside the U.S. In addition, all our UAVs are designed and assembled here in the U.S.
     
  Solutions have global appeal - We believe that our technology addresses a need for better data and delivers actionable understanding of that data to stakeholders in the agriculture industry worldwide. Given our global distribution platform, we believe that AgEagle is well-positioned for its UAVs, aerial imagery-enabled data capture and advanced data analytics solutions to be effectively marketed and sold to customers worldwide.
     
  Advanced technology solutions allow users to remove the guesswork in effectively managing hemp cultivation oversight, compliance, enforcement, reporting and commerce - To our knowledge, there is no other SaaS solution available on the market today – particularly one that has been developed by a proven Agtech company with the level of experience and expertise of AgEagle – that provides the multi-faceted level of support and services that HempOverview offers to all stakeholders in the industry.
     
  Increased margins for farmers - We believe our UAVs will directly enhance margins for commercial farmers by reducing the amount of nutrients and chemicals needed to manage their farms. The software equipped on our UAVs deliver a high-quality aerial map upon completion of the flight, allowing the user to accurately identify the specific areas that are malnourished. This software is compatible with precision applicator tractors, which assist users in applying a precise amount of nutrients in only the areas it is needed. In addition, Our UAVs are specially designed to provide users with a portable and easy to operate device, which can be controlled with a hand-held unit or tablet. Through our FarmLens platform, users are able to plan and track an efficient flight path for their UAV. The UAVs are equipped with a camera and NIR filter whose images provide a holistic aerial view of the fields, along with meaningful data that is uploaded and delivered to the user within a very short time frame. As a result, this platform allows users to quickly detect any issues in their crops, which enables them to address such issues in a timely manner before any damage, or further damage, may affect their crops.
     
  Increased transparency for food and consumer goods manufacturers - We believe our UAVs and the data platform we continue to advance present us a unique opportunity to be one of the first companies to offer major manufacturers a way to connect to the sustainable efforts being made by the farmers from whom they purchase crops for their food and consumer goods products. This would allow manufacturers to confidently claim their products are made with less chemicals on their packaging and in their marketing.

  

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Government Regulation

 

UAV Regulation

 

AgEagle’s UAV products are subject to regulations of the FAA. On June 21, 2016, the FAA announced it had finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), which for purposes of the regulations are unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations. UAS operators-for-hire will have to pass a written test and be vetted by the TSA, but no longer need to be airplane pilots as current law requires. The rules went into effect on August 20, 2016. Among other things, the new regulations require:

 

  preflight inspection by the remote pilot in command;
     
  minimum weather visibility of three miles from the control station;
     
  visual line-of-sight to the aircraft from the pilot and person manipulating the controls;
     
  prohibit flying the aircraft over any persons not directly participating in the operation, not under a covered structure or not inside a covered stationary vehicle;
     
  daylight or civil twilight operations (30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset, local time);
     
  maximum groundspeed of 100 mph (87 knots); and
     
  maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level or, if higher than 400 feet above ground level, the aircraft must remain within 400 feet of a structure.

 

The new regulations also establish a remote pilot in command position. A person operating a small unmanned aircraft must either hold a remote pilot airman certificate with a small unmanned aircraft system rating or be under the direct supervision of a person who does hold a remote pilot certificate (remote pilot in command). A pilot’s license is no longer required. To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, a person must: demonstrate aeronautical knowledge by either passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center; or hold a part 61 pilot certificate other than student pilot, complete a flight review within the previous 24 months, and complete a small UAS online training course provided by the FAA. The person must also be vetted by the TSA and be at least 16 years old. Applicants will obtain a temporary remote pilot certificate upon successful completion of TSA security vetting. The FAA anticipates that it will be able to issue a temporary remote pilot certificate within 10 business days after receiving a completed remote pilot certificate application.

 

The regulations do not require the use of a visual observer. In addition, FAA airworthiness certification is not required. However, the remote pilot in command must conduct a preflight check of the small UAS to ensure that it is in a condition for safe operation.

 

Most of the restrictions can be waived by the FAA if the applicant demonstrates that his or her operation can safely be conducted under the terms of a certificate of waiver. The FAA maintains an online portal where a company or individual can apply for a certificate of waiver.

 

Drone Package Delivery Regulation

 

The FAA is encouraging innovation through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) by working with industry, state, local and tribal governments to realize the benefits of drones, while informing future rules and regulations. Participants in these programs are among the first to prove their concepts, including package delivery by drone, through part 135 air carrier certification. Part 135 certification is the only path for small drones to carry the property of another for compensation beyond visual line of sight.

 

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As participants in these programs move to prove their concepts, they must use FAA’s existing Part 135 certification process, some of which FAA has adapted for drone operations by granting exemptions for rules that don’t apply to drones, such as the requirement to carry the flight manuals on board the aircraft. All Part 135 applicants must go through the full five phases of the certification process.

 

The FAA issues air carrier certificates to U.S. applicants based on the type of services they plan to provide and where they want to conduct their operations. Operators must obtain airspace authorizations and air carrier or operating certificates before they can begin operations.

 

Certificates are available for four types of Part 135 operations:

 

  Part 135 Single Pilot. A single-pilot operator is a certificate holder that is limited to using only one pilot for all part 135 operations.
  A Single Pilot in Command certificate is a limited part 135 certificate. It includes one pilot in command certificate holder and three second pilots in command. There are also limitations on the size of the aircraft and the scope of the operations.
  A Basic operator certificate is limited in the size and scope of their operations. Maximum of five pilots, including second in command. Maximum of five aircraft can be used in their operation.
  A Standard operator holds a certificate with no limits on the size or scope of operations. However, the operator must be granted authorization for each type of operation they want to conduct.

 

UPS Flight Forward, Inc., a participant in the Integration Pilot Program (IPP), became the first company to receive a Standard Part 135 air carrier certificate to operate a drone aircraft. On September 27, 2019, UPS Flight Forward conducted its first package delivery by drone with its part 135 certification when it flew medical supplies at WakeMed’s hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The FAA issued a Part 135 Single pilot air carrier certificate for drone operations to Wing Aviation, LLC in April 2019. Wing Aviation is also part of the IPP.

 

The FAA is currently working on six additional Part 135 air carrier certificate applications that have been submitted by IPP operators and one 135 applications that were submitted by an FAA Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) participant.

 

In early February 2020, the FAA issued proposed safety standards for specific drones for package deliveries. This represents a big step toward allowing routine package delivery by drones. This proposal marks the first time the FAA has presented a formal policy that addresses certain safety and airworthiness requirements for drones making package deliveries. The proposal is meant to certify specific drones for parcel delivery as a special class of aircraft in ways similar to how other manned aircraft, such as airliners, helicopters and small private planes are treated. The FAA’s goal is to allow for full integration in the national airspace, but its focus appears to be on drones used for package delivery. The FAA had requested public comments be submitted by March 4, 2020. Tens of thousands of comments were received by the FAA prior to the deadline opining on the proposed rules. The FAA will review the comments submitted and may or may not make changes to the proposed rules before publishing a final rule.

 

Domestic Hemp Cultivation Regulation

 

The 2018 Farm Bill directed the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) to establish a national regulatory framework for hemp production in the United States. The USDA established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program through an interim final rule outlining provisions for the USDA to approve plans submitted by States and Indian Tribes for the domestic production of hemp. It also established a Federal plan for producers in States or territories of Indian tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plan. The program includes provisions for maintaining information on the land where hemp is produced, testing the levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, disposing of plants not meeting necessary requirements, licensing requirements and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Rule. For more information relating to the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program, please visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23749/establishment-of-a-domestic-hemp-production-program.

 

AgEagle has developed HempOverview to provide users with a gold industry standard for fully complying with federal, state and tribal regulations associated with hemp cultivation.

 

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Manufacturing

 

As of today, we manufacture and assemble all of our products at our manufacturing facility in Neodesha, Kansas.

 

Suppliers

 

Currently, we have strong relationships established with companies that provide many of the parts and services necessary to construct our advanced fixed wing and newly introduced UAVS drones, such as Botlink, MicaSense and 3DR. As our Company grows, we expect to pursue additional supplier relationships from which we can source cheaper and better supplies to stay ahead of the needs of the market.

 

Our flight planning and photo stitching software is provided by Pix4D and flight planning is QGroundControl, an open source application. We have worked closely with software partners to optimize their software to work with our platform. We consider our relationships with Pix4D to be good; however, a loss of this relationship would have a short-term adverse effect on our product offerings and results of operations, as we look to an alternative provider for our photo stitching software.

 

Revenue Mix

 

The table below reflects our revenue for the periods indicated by product mix:

 

   For the Year Ended December 31,
Type  2019  2018
Drone Assembly and Product Sales  $267,622   $93,217 
Subscription Sales   29,055    14,596 
Total  $296,677   $107,813 

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development activities are part of our business and we follow a disciplined approach to investing our resources to create new technologies and solutions. A fundamental part of this approach is a well-defined screening process that helps us identify commercial opportunities that support current desired technological capabilities in the markets we serve. Our research includes the expansion of our wing products, providing for developing a portfolio of UAVs, ongoing software development, as well as other technological solutions to problems to which our existing and prospective customers must confront.

 

Risks Relating to Our Business

 

Our business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those highlighted in the section titled “Risk Factors” found in Item 1A within this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Some of these risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with:

 

  our need for additional funding;
     
  our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
     
  rapid technological changes in the industry;
     
  governmental policies and regulations regarding the industries in which we operate;
     
  our ability to maintain strong relationships with our customers, suppliers and distributors; and
     
  worldwide and domestic economic trends and financial market conditions, including an economic decline in the agricultural industry.

 

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Recent Developments

 

On April 7, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with an institutional investor (the “Purchaser”). Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Board authorized 1,050 shares of a newly designated series of preferred stock, the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”). The Preferred Stock is convertible at $0.25 per share into an aggregate of 4,200,000 shares of the common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Conversion Shares”). The purchase price for the Preferred Stock was $1,050,000 (the “Purchase Price”). The Company also entered into a Registration Rights Agreement, granting registration rights to the Purchaser with respect to the Conversion Shares and common stock underlying warrants currently owned by the Purchaser (the “Warrant Shares”).

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, we shall file an initial registration statement registering the Conversion Shares and the Warrant Shares (the “Registrable Securities”), no later than the 15th calendar day following the date the this Annual Report on Form 10-K is filed (the “Filing Date”) and, with respect to any additional registration statements the earliest practical date on which we are permitted by SEC Guidance to file such additional registration statement related to the Registrable Securities. We shall have the registration statement declared effective with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), no later than the 90th calendar day following the Filing Date, or, in the event of a “full review” by the Commission, the 120th calendar day following the Filing Date.

 

On April 7, 2020, as a condition to the consummation of the Agreement, we entered into a Leak-Out Agreement, with Mr. Bret Chilcott, our President and director, and the Purchaser, with respect to the shares Mr. Chilcott beneficially owns. The restriction on the disposition of the shares is for a period of seven months from the date of the closing of the Agreement. Thereafter, for a period of an additional six months, Mr. Chilcott may sell no more than $25,000 per calendar month of shares of common stock.

 

Organizational History

 

On March 26, 2018, our predecessor company, EnerJex Resources, Inc. (“EnerJex”), a Nevada company, consummated the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated October 19, 2017, pursuant to which AgEagle Merger Sub, Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex, merged with and into AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., a privately held company organized under the laws of the state of Nevada (“AgEagle Sub”), with AgEagle Sub surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, EnerJex changed its name to AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (the “Company, “we,” “our,” or “us”) and AgEagle Sub changed its name initially to “Eagle Aerial, Inc. and then to” AgEagle Aerial, Inc.

 

Prior to the Merger, EnerJex was formerly known as Millennium Plastics Corporation (“Millennium) and was incorporated in the State of Nevada on March 31, 1999. In August 2006, Millennium acquired Midwest Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation pursuant to a reverse merger. After such merger, Midwest Energy became a wholly-owned subsidiary, and as a result of such merger, the former Midwest Energy stockholders controlled approximately 98% of our outstanding shares of common stock. Midwest then changed its name to EnerJex Resources, Inc., (“EnerJex”) in connection with this merger, and in November 2007, it changed the name of Midwest Energy (one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries) to EnerJex Kansas, Inc. (“EnerJex Kansas”). All of its operations conducted prior to this merger were through EnerJex Kansas, Inc., Black Sable Energy, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Black Sable”) and Black Raven Energy, Inc. a Nevada corporation (“Black Raven”). Its leasehold interests were held in our wholly-owned subsidiaries Black Sable, Working Interest, LLC, EnerJex Kansas and Black Raven.

 

On August 28, 2018, we closed the transactions contemplated by the Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) dated July 25, 2018 with AgEagle Aerial, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company; Agribotix, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (“Agribotix” or the “Seller”); and the other parties named therein. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we acquired all right, title and interest in and to all assets owned by Agribotix and utilized in their business for providing integrated agricultural drone solutions and drone-enabled software technologies and services for precision agriculture, except for certain excluded assets as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. At closing, we also assumed certain commitments under various third-party contracts pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement.

 

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Our Headquarters

 

Our principal executive offices are located at 117 S. 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757 and our telephone number is 316-202-2076. Our website address is www.ageagle.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not a part of this Annual Report. We have included our website address in this Annual Report solely as an inactive textual reference.

 

Employees

 

As of December 31, 2019, we employed 6 full-time and 4 part-time employees.

 

Intellectual Property

 

We currently have a registered trademark on the AgEagle and FarmLens name and logo. In 2020, we also plan to apply for registered trademark protection on the ParkView and HempOverview names and logos. We also plan to file provisional patents on certain aspects of our current and future technology. We consider our UAV manufacturing process to be a trade secret and have non-disclosure agreements with current employees to protect those and other trade secrets held by the Company.

 

Where You Can Find Additional Information

 

The Company is subject to the reporting requirements under the Exchange Act. The Company files with, or furnishes to, the SEC quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports and will furnish its proxy statement. These filings are available free of charge on the Company’s website, wwwageagle.com, shortly after they are filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. The SEC maintains an Internet website, www.sec.gov, which contains reports and information statements and other information regarding issuers.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

The risk factors discussed below could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Although we have attempted to list comprehensively these important factors, we caution you that other factors may in the future prove to be important in affecting our results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all of these factors, nor can we assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

 

The risks described below set forth what we believe to be the most material risks associated with the purchase of our common stock. Before you invest in our common stock, you should carefully consider these risk factors, as well as the other information contained in this prospectus.

 

Risks Related to Our Business and the Industries We Serve

 

We have a history of operating losses and expect to incur significant additional operating expenses. 

 

Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, AgEagle Aerial, Inc. (“AgEagle Sub”), we have been operating for approximately eight years. However, AgEagle Sub has only been in the UAV business for half of that time and just begun to operate in the hemp industry. We are currently in the business development stage and have limited commercial sales of our products and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee that we will become profitable. Moreover, even if we achieve profitability, given the competitive and evolving nature of the industries in which we operate, we may be unable to sustain or increase profitability and failure to do so would adversely affect its business, including our ability to raise additional funds.

 

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We will need substantial additional funding and may be unable to raise capital when needed, which would force us to delay, curtail or eliminate one or more of our research and development programs or commercialization efforts.

 

Our operations have consumed substantial amounts of cash since inception. We expect to continue to spend substantial amounts on product and software development. We will require additional funds to support our continued research and development activities, as well as the costs of commercializing, marketing and selling any new products and/or services resulting from those activities.

 

Until such time, if ever, that we can generate sufficient revenue and achieve profitability, we expect to seek to finance future cash needs through equity or debt financings or corporate collaborations and/or strategic arrangements. We currently have no other commitments or agreements relating to any of these types of transactions and cannot be certain that additional funding will be available on acceptable terms, or at all. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may have to delay, curtail or eliminate commercializing, marketing and selling one or more of our solutions.

 

Product development is a long, expensive and uncertain process.

 

The development of both UAV software and hardware is a costly, complex and time-consuming process, and investments in product development often involve a long wait until a return, if any, can be achieved on such investment. We might face difficulties or delays in the development process that will result in our inability to timely offer products that satisfy the market, which might allow competing products to emerge during the development and certification process. We anticipate making significant investments in research and development relating to our products and services, but such investments are inherently speculative and require substantial capital expenditures. Any unforeseen technical obstacles and challenges that we encounter in the research and development process could result in delays in or the abandonment of product commercialization, may substantially increase development costs, and may negatively affect our results of operations.

 

Successful technical development of our products does not guarantee successful commercialization.

 

Although we have successfully completed the technical development of our two original UAV systems, as well as the RX-60 and RX-48 systems, and have developed or acquired several software platforms which we offer for sale or subscription, we may still fail to achieve commercial success for a number of reasons, including, among others, the following:

 

  failure to obtain the required regulatory approvals for their use;
     
  rapid obsolescence of a product due to new, more advanced technologies;
     
  prohibitive production costs;
     
  competing products;
     
  lack of product innovation;
     
  unsuccessful distribution and marketing through our sales channels;
     
  insufficient cooperation from our supply and distribution partners; and
     
  product development that does not align with or meet customer needs.

 

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Our success in the market for the products and services we develop will depend largely on our ability to properly demonstrate their capabilities. Upon demonstration, our solutions may not have the capabilities they were designed to have or that we believed they would have. Furthermore, even if we do successfully demonstrate our products’ capabilities, potential customers may be more comfortable doing business with a competitor; or may not feel there is a significant need for the products we develop. As a result, significant revenue from our current and new product investments may not be achieved for a number of years, if at all.

 

If we fail to protect our intellectual property rights, we could lose our ability to compete in the marketplace.

 

Our intellectual property and proprietary rights are important to our ability to remain competitive and successful in the development of our products and to our future growth potential. Patent protection can be limited and not all intellectual property can be patented. We expect to rely on a combination of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and procedures, non-competition agreements and other contractual provisions to protect our intellectual property, other proprietary rights and our brand. As we currently do not have any granted patent or copyright protections, we must rely on trade secrets and nondisclosure agreements, which provide limited protections. Our intellectual property rights may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by third parties. We may not be able to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or use of our technical knowledge or other trade secrets by employees or competitors.

 

Furthermore, our competitors may independently develop technologies and products that are substantially equivalent or superior to our technologies and products, which could result in decreased revenues. Litigation may be necessary to enforce our intellectual property rights, which could result in substantial costs to us and substantial diversion of management’s attention. If we do not adequately protect our intellectual property, our competitors could use it to enhance their products. Our inability to adequately protect our intellectual property rights could adversely affect our business and financial condition, and the value of our brand and other intangible assets.

 

Other companies may claim that we infringe their intellectual property, which could materially increase our costs and harm our ability to generate future revenue and profit.

 

We do not believe that our technologies infringe on the proprietary rights of any third party; however claims of infringement are becoming increasingly common and third parties may assert infringement claims against us. It may be difficult or impossible to identify, prior to receipt of notice from a third party, the trade secrets, patent position or other intellectual property rights of a third party, either in the United States or in foreign jurisdictions. Any such assertion may result in litigation or may require us to obtain a license for the intellectual property rights of third parties. If we are required to obtain licenses to use any third-party technology, we would have to pay royalties, which may significantly reduce any profit on our products. In addition, any such litigation could be expensive and disruptive to its ability to generate revenue or enter into new market opportunities. If any of our products were found to infringe other parties’ proprietary rights and we are unable to come to terms regarding a license with such parties, we may be forced to modify our products to make them non-infringing or to cease production of such products altogether.

 

The nature of our business involves significant risks and uncertainties that may not be covered by insurance or indemnification.

 

We have developed and sold products and services in circumstances where insurance or indemnification may not be available, for example, in connection with the collection and analysis of various types of information. In addition, our products and services raise questions with respect to issues of civil liberties, intellectual property, trespass, conversion and similar concepts, which may create legal issues. Indemnification to cover potential claims or liabilities resulting from the failure of any technologies that we develop or deploy may be available in certain circumstances but not in others. Currently, the unmanned aerial systems industry lacks a formative insurance market. We may not be able to maintain insurance to protect against all operational risks and uncertainties that our customers confront. Substantial claims resulting from an accident, product failure, or personal injury or property liability arising from our products and services in excess of any indemnity or insurance coverage (or for which indemnity or insurance coverage is not available or is not obtained) could harm our financial condition, cash flows and operating results. Any accident, even if fully covered or insured, could negatively affect our reputation among our customers and the public, and make it more difficult for us to compete effectively.

 

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We may incur substantial product liability claims relating to our products.

 

As a manufacturer of UAV products, and with aircraft and aviation sector companies under increased scrutiny, claims could be brought against us if use or misuse of one of our UAV products causes, or merely appears to have caused, personal injury or death. In addition, defects in our products may lead to other potential life, health and property risks. Any claims against us, regardless of their merit, could severely harm our financial condition, strain our management and other resources. We are unable to predict if we will be able to obtain or maintain product liability insurance for any products that may be approved for marketing.

 

One of our contracts related to manufacturing and assembly of drones for the purpose of package delivery contains performance obligations that require innovative design capabilities, are technologically complex, require state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly expertise, or are dependent upon factors not wholly within our control. Failure to meet these obligations could adversely affect our growth and future prospects. Early termination of client contracts or contract penalties could adversely affect our results of operations.

 

We design, develop, manufacture and assemble technologically advanced and innovative UAVs, which are expected to be applied by our first customer for drone-enabled package delivery in a variety of environments. Problems and delays in development or delivery as a result of issues with respect to design, technology, licensing and intellectual property rights, labor, inability to achieve learning curve assumptions, manufacturing materials or components could prevent us from meeting contract requirements. Either we or the customer may generally terminate a contract as a result of a material uncured breach by the other. If we breach a contract or fail to perform in accordance with contractual service levels, delivery schedules, performance specifications, or other contractual requirements set forth in our contracted scope of services, the other party thereto may terminate such contract for default, and we may be required to refund money previously paid to us by the customer or to pay penalties or other damages. Even if we have not breached, we may deal with various situations from time to time that may result in the amendment or termination of a contract. These steps can result in significant current period charges and/or reductions in current or future revenue. Other factors that may affect revenue and future profitability include inaccurate cost estimates, design issues, unforeseen costs and expenses not covered by insurance or indemnification from the customer, diversion of management’s focus in responding to unforeseen problems, and loss of follow-on work.

 

If our subcontractors or suppliers fail to perform their contractual obligations, our performance and reputation as a contractor and our ability to obtain future business could suffer.

 

As a prime contractor, we often rely upon other companies to perform work we are obligated to perform for our customers. As we secure more work under certain of our contracts, we expect to require an increasing level of support from subcontractors that provide complementary or supplementary services to our offers. We are responsible for the work performed by our subcontractors, even though in some cases we have limited involvement in that work. If one or more of our subcontractors fails to satisfactorily perform the agreed-upon services on a timely basis or violates contracting policies, laws or regulations, our ability to perform our obligations as a prime contractor or meet our customers’ requirements may be compromised. In extreme cases, performance or other deficiencies on the part of our subcontractors could result in a customer terminating our contract for default. A termination for default could expose us to liability, including liability for the costs of re-procurement, could damage our reputation and could hurt our ability to compete for future contracts.

 

For certain of the components included in our products, there are a limited number of suppliers we can rely upon. If we are unable to obtain these components when needed, we could experience delays in the manufacturing of our products and our financial results could be adversely affected.

 

We acquire most of the components for the manufacture of our products from suppliers and subcontractors. We have not entered into any agreements or arrangements with any potential suppliers or subcontractors. Suppliers of some of the components may require us to place orders with significant lead-times to assure supply in accordance with its manufacturing requirements. Our present lack of working capital may cause us to delay the placement of such orders and may result in delays in supply. Delays in supply may significantly hurt our ability to fulfill our contractual obligations and may significantly hurt our business and result of operations. In addition, we may not be able to continue to obtain such components from these suppliers on satisfactory commercial terms. Disruptions of its manufacturing operations would ensue if we were required to obtain components from alternative sources, which would have an adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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If we are unable to recruit and retain key management, technical and sales personnel, our business would be negatively affected.

 

For our business to be successful, we need to attract and retain highly qualified executive, technical and sales personnel. The failure to recruit additional key personnel when needed, with specific qualifications, on acceptable terms and with an ability to maintain positive relationships with our partners, might impede our ability to continue to develop, commercialize and sell our products and services. To the extent the demand for skilled personnel exceeds supply, we could experience higher labor, recruiting and training costs in order to attract and retain such employees. The loss of any members of our management team may also delay or impair achievement of our business objectives and result in business disruptions due to the time needed for their replacements to be recruited and become familiar with our business. We face competition for qualified personnel from other companies with significantly more resources available to them and thus may not be able to attract the level of personnel needed for our business to succeed.

 

If our proposed marketing efforts are unsuccessful, we may not earn enough revenue to become profitable.

 

Our future growth depends on our gaining market acceptance and regular production orders for our products and services. Our marketing plan includes attendance at trade shows, making private demonstrations, advertising, public relations, promotional materials and advertising campaigns in print and/or broadcast media. In the event we are not successful in obtaining a significant volume of orders for our products and services, we will face significant obstacles in expanding our business. We cannot give any assurance that our marketing efforts will be successful. If they are not, revenue may not be sufficient to cover our fixed costs and we may not become profitable.

 

Our operating margins may be negatively impacted by reduction in sales or products sold.

 

Expectations regarding future sales and expenses are largely fixed in the short term. We maintain raw materials and finished goods at a volume we feel is necessary for anticipated distribution and sales. Therefore, we may not be able to reduce costs in a timely manner to compensate for any unexpected shortfalls between forecasted and actual sales.

 

We face a significant risk of failure because we cannot accurately forecast our future revenues and operating results.

 

The rapidly changing nature of the markets in which we compete makes it difficult to accurately forecast our revenues and operating results. Furthermore, we expect our revenues and operating results to fluctuate in the future due to a number of factors, including the following:

 

  the timing of sales or subscription of our products;
     
  unexpected delays in introducing new products and services;
     
  increased expenses, whether related to sales and marketing or administration; and
     
  costs related to possible acquisitions of businesses.

 

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Rapid technological changes may adversely affect the market acceptance of our products and could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The markets in which we compete are subject to technological changes, introduction of new products, change in customer demands and evolving industry standards. Our future success will depend upon our ability to keep pace with technological developments and to timely address the increasingly sophisticated needs of our customers by supporting existing and new technologies and by developing and introducing enhancements to our current products and services and new products and services. We may not be successful in developing and marketing enhancements to our products that will respond to technological change, evolving industry standards or customer requirements. In addition, we may experience difficulties internally or in conjunction with key vendors and partners that could delay or prevent the successful development, introduction and sale of such enhancements and such enhancements may not adequately meet the requirements of the market and may not achieve any significant degree of market acceptance. If release dates of our new products or enhancements are delayed or, if when released, they fail to achieve market acceptance, our business, operating results and financial condition may be adversely affected.

 

Our products are subject to regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (the “FAA”).

 

In August 2016, regulations from the FAA relating to the commercial use of UAVs in the United States became law. As a result, users of systems like ours are only required to take a knowledge exam at an approved FAA testing station similar to an automobile driver’s license exam. Prior to the new law, users had to hold a pilot’s license, have an observer present and file various documents before flights. In the event new FAA rules or regulations are promulgated or current rules are revised that may negatively affect commercial usage of our UAVs, such rules and laws could adversely disrupt our operations and overall sales.

 

Federal, state and tribal government regulation of domestic hemp cultivation is new and subject to constant change and evolution, and unfavorable developments could have an adverse effect on our operating results.

 

Any changes in laws or regulations relating to domestic hemp cultivation could adversely affect our business, results of operations and our business prospects for our HempOverview SaaS platform.

 

Our future results may be affected by various legal and regulatory proceedings and legal compliance risks, including those involving product liability, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental, regulations of the FAA, regulations of the USDA and state or tribal departments of agriculture, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery, anti-corruption or other matters.

 

The outcome of any future legal proceedings may differ from our expectations because the outcomes of litigation, including regulatory matters, are often difficult to reliably predict. Various factors or developments can lead us to change current estimates of liabilities and related insurance receivables where applicable; or make such estimates for matters previously not susceptible of reasonable estimates, such as a significant judicial ruling or judgment, a significant settlement, significant regulatory developments or changes in applicable law. A future adverse ruling, settlement or unfavorable development could result in future charges that could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or cash flows in any particular period. We are not currently involved in or subject to any such legal or regulatory proceedings, but we cannot guarantee that such proceedings may not occur in the future.

 

We may pursue additional strategic transactions in the future, which could be difficult to implement, disrupt our business or change our business profile significantly.

 

We intend to consider additional potential strategic transactions, which could involve acquisitions of businesses or assets, joint ventures or investments in businesses, products or technologies that expand, complement or otherwise relate to our current or future business. We may also consider, from time to time, opportunities to engage in joint ventures or other business collaborations with third parties to address particular market segments. Should our relationships fail to materialize into significant agreements, or should we fail to work efficiently with these companies, we may lose sales and marketing opportunities and our business, results of operations and financial condition could be adversely affected.

 

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These activities, if successful, create risks such as, among others: (i) the need to integrate and manage the businesses and products acquired with our own business and products; (ii) additional demands on our resources, systems, procedures and controls; (iii) disruption of our ongoing business; (iv) potential unknown or unquantifiable liabilities associated with the target company; and (v) diversion of management’s attention from other business concerns. Moreover, these transactions could involve: (a) substantial investment of funds or financings by issuance of debt or equity securities; (b) substantial investment with respect to technology transfers and operational integration; and (c) the acquisition or disposition of product lines or businesses. Also, such activities could result in one-time charges and expenses and have the potential to either dilute the interests of our existing shareholders or result in the issuance of, or assumption of debt. Such acquisitions, investments, joint ventures or other business collaborations may involve significant commitments of financial and other resources. Any such activities may not be successful in generating revenue, income or other returns, and any resources we committed to such activities will not be available to us for other purposes. Moreover, if we are unable to access the capital markets on acceptable terms or at all, we may not be able to consummate acquisitions, or may have to do so on the basis of a less than optimal capital structure. Our inability to take advantage of growth opportunities or address risks associated with acquisitions or investments in businesses may negatively affect our operating results.

 

Additionally, any impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets acquired in an acquisition or in an investment, or charges to earnings associated with any acquisition or investment activity, may materially reduce our earnings. Future acquisitions or joint ventures may not result in their anticipated benefits and we may not be able to properly integrate acquired products, technologies or businesses with our existing products and operations or successfully combine personnel and cultures. Failure to do so could deprive us of the intended benefits of those acquisitions.

 

Breaches of network or information technology security could have an adverse effect on our business.

 

Cyber-attacks or other breaches of network or IT security may cause equipment failures or disrupt our systems and operations. We may be subject to attempts to breach the security of our networks and IT infrastructure through cyber-attack, malware, computer viruses and other means of unauthorized access. The potential liabilities associated with these events could exceed the insurance coverage we maintain. Our inability to operate our facilities as a result of such events, even for a limited period of time, may result in significant expenses or loss of market share to other competitors in the defense electronics market. In addition, a failure to protect the privacy of customer and employee confidential data against breaches of network or IT security could result in damage to our reputation. To date, we have not been subject to cyber-attacks or other cyber incidents which, individually or in the aggregate, resulted in a material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

The preparation of our financial statements involves use of estimates, judgments and assumptions, and our financial statements may be materially affected if our estimates prove to be inaccurate.

 

Financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States require the use of estimates, judgments, and assumptions that affect the reported amounts. Different estimates, judgments, and assumptions reasonably could be used that would have a material effect on the financial statements, and changes in these estimates, judgments and assumptions are likely to occur from period to period in the future. These estimates, judgments, and assumptions are inherently uncertain, and, if they prove to be wrong, then we face the risk that charges to income will be required.

 

Our results could be adversely affected by natural disasters, public health crises, political crises or other catastrophic events.

 

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and other adverse weather and climate conditions; unforeseen public health crises, such as pandemics and epidemics; political crises, such as terrorist attacks, war, labor unrest, and other political instability; or other catastrophic events, such as disasters occurring at our manufacturing facilities, could disrupt our operations or the operations of one or more of our vendors. In particular, these types of events could impact our product supply chain from or to the impacted region and could impact our ability to operate. In addition, these types of events could negatively impact consumer spending in the impacted regions. Disasters occurring at our manufacturing facilities could impact our reputation and our customers’ perception of our brands. To the extent any of these events occur, our operations and financial results could be adversely affected.

 

Our business may be adversely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

 

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has evolved into a global pandemic. The coronavirus has spread to many regions of the world, including the United States. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our business and operating results will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted, including new information that may emerge concerning COVID-19 and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others.

 

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Should the coronavirus continue to spread, our business operations could be delayed or interrupted. For instance, we currently utilize third parties to, among other things, manufacture components and parts for the proprietary and contracted drones we produce, and to perform quality testing. We also manufacture and assemble products and perform various services at our manufacturing facility. If either we or any third-parties in the supply chain for materials used in our manufacturing and assembly processes are adversely impacted by restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our supply chain may be disrupted, limiting our ability to manufacture and assemble products.

 

The spread of the coronavirus, which has caused a broad impact globally, including restrictions on travel and quarantine policies put into place by businesses and governments, may have a material economic effect on our business. While the potential economic impact brought on by and the duration of the pandemic may be difficult to assess or predict, it has already caused, and is likely to result in further, significant disruptions of global financial markets, which may reduce our ability to access capital either at all or on favorable terms. In addition, a recession, depression or other sustained adverse market event resulting from the spread of the coronavirus could materially and adversely affect our business and the value of our common stock.

 

The ultimate impact of the current pandemic, or any other health epidemic, is highly uncertain and subject to change. We do not yet know the full extent of potential delays or impacts on our business or the global economy as a whole. However, these effects could have a material impact on our operations. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

 

Worldwide and domestic economic trends and financial market conditions, including an economic decline in the agricultural industry, may adversely affect our operating performance.

 

We intend to distribute our products and services in a number of countries and derive revenues from both inside and outside the United States. We expect our business will be subject to global competition and may be adversely affected by factors in the United States and other countries that are beyond our control, such as disruptions in financial markets, economic downturns in the form of either contained or widespread recessionary conditions, elevated unemployment levels, sluggish or uneven recovery, in specific countries or regions, or in the agricultural industry; social, political or labor conditions in specific countries or regions; natural and other disasters affecting our operations or our customers and suppliers; or adverse changes in the availability and cost of capital, interest rates, tax rates, or regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Unfavorable global or regional economic conditions, including an economic decline in the agricultural industry, could adversely impact our business, liquidity, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We indemnify our officers and directors against liability to us and our security holders, and such indemnification could increase our operating costs.

 

Our bylaws allow us to indemnify our officers and directors against claims associated with carrying out the duties of their offices. Our bylaws also allow us to reimburse them for the costs of certain legal defenses. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to our officers, directors or control persons, the SEC has advised that such indemnification is against public policy and is therefore unenforceable.

 

Risks Associated with Our Capital Stock

 

One of our stockholders beneficially owns a significant percentage of our outstanding capital stock and will have the ability to control our affairs.

 

Our Chairman of the Board and President, Bret Chilcott, currently owns approximately 38% of our issued and outstanding capital stock. By virtue of his holdings, he may have significant influence over the election of the members of our board of directors, our management and our affairs, and may make it difficult for us to consummate corporate transactions such as mergers, consolidations or the sale of all or substantially all of our assets that may be favorable from our standpoint or that of our other stockholders.

 

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The market price of our securities may be volatile and may fluctuate in a way that is disproportionate to our operating performance.

 

Our securities may experience substantial volatility as a result of a number of factors, including, among others:

 

  sales or potential sales of substantial amounts of our common stock;
     
  announcements about us or about our competitors or new product introductions;
     
  developments concerning our product manufacturers;
     
  the loss or unanticipated underperformance of our global distribution channel;
     
  litigation and other developments relating to our patents or other proprietary rights or those of our competitors;
     
  conditions in the UAV, domestic hemp cultivation and drone-enabled package delivery industries;
     
  governmental regulation and legislation;
     
  variations in our anticipated or actual operating results;
     
  changes in securities analysts’ estimates of our performance, or our failure to meet analysts’ expectations;
     
  foreign currency values and fluctuations; and
     
  overall political and economic conditions.

 

Many of these factors are beyond our control. The stock markets have historically experienced substantial price and volume fluctuations. These fluctuations often have been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of these companies. These broad market and industry factors could reduce the market price of our securities, regardless of our actual operating performance.

 

We do not intend to pay cash dividends. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, will be your sole source of gain.

 

We intend to retain future earnings, if any, to fund the development and growth of our business. In addition, the terms of existing and future debt agreements may preclude us from paying dividends. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, from the sale of our common stock will be your sole source of gain for the foreseeable future.

 

Provisions in our articles of incorporation, our by-laws and Nevada law might discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company or changes in our management and, therefore, depress the trading price of our common stock.

 

Provisions of our Articles of Incorporation, our By-Laws and Nevada law may have the effect of deterring unsolicited takeovers or delaying or preventing a change in control of our Company or changes in our management, including transactions in which our stockholders might otherwise receive a premium for their shares over then current market prices. In addition, these provisions may limit the ability of stockholders to approve transactions that they may deem to be in their best interests. These provisions include:

 

  the inability of stockholders to call special meetings; and
     
  the ability of our board of directors to designate the terms of and issue new series of preferred stock without stockholder approval, which could include the right to approve an acquisition or other change in our control or could be used to institute a rights plan, also known as a poison pill, that would work to dilute the stock ownership of a potential hostile acquirer, likely preventing acquisitions that have not been approved by our board of directors.

 

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The existence of the forgoing provisions and anti-takeover measures could limit the price that investors might be willing to pay in the future for shares of our common stock. They could also deter potential acquirers of our company, thereby reducing the likelihood that you could receive a premium for your common stock in an acquisition.

 

We will incur increased costs as a result of operating as a public reporting company, and our management will be required to devote substantial time to new compliance initiatives. 

 

As a public reporting company, we will incur significant legal, accounting and other expenses that we did not incur as a private company. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and rules subsequently implemented by the SEC, have imposed various requirements on public companies, including establishment and maintenance of effective disclosure and financial controls and corporate governance practices. Our management and other personnel will need to devote a substantial amount of time to these compliance initiatives. Moreover, these rules and regulations will increase our legal and financial compliance costs and will make some activities more time consuming and costly. For example, we expect that these rules and regulations may make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance.

 

We currently have outstanding, and we may in the future issue, instruments which are convertible into shares of common stock, which will result in additional dilution to our shareholders. 

 

We currently have an outstanding instrument which is convertible into shares of common stock, and we may need to issue similar instruments in the future. In the event that these convertible instruments are converted into shares of outstanding common stock, or that we make additional issuances of other convertible or exchangeable securities, you could experience additional dilution. Furthermore, we cannot assure you that we will be able to issue shares or other securities in any other offering at a price per share that is equal to or greater than the price per share paid by investors or the then current market price.

 

FINRA sales practice requirements may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our securities.

 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) has adopted rules that a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that an investment recommended to a customer is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low-priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives, and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low-priced securities will not be suitable for certain customers. FINRA requirements will likely make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in the shares, resulting in fewer broker-dealers may be willing to make a market in our shares, potentially reducing a stockholder’s ability to resell our securities.

 

If securities or industry analysts do not publish research or reports about our business, if they adversely change their recommendations regarding our shares or if our results of operations do not meet their expectations, the price of our securities and trading volume could decline.

 

The trading market for our securities will be influenced by the research and reports that industry or securities analysts publish about us or our business. We do not have any control over these analysts. If one or more of these analyst’s cease coverage of our company or fail to publish reports on us regularly, we could lose visibility in the financial markets, which in turn could cause our share price or trading volume to decline. Moreover, if one or more of the analysts who cover us downgrade our stock, or if our results of operations do not meet their expectations, the price of our securities could decline.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

The Company leases office space located at 117 South 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757. This serves as our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The facility is a lease of 4,000 square feet at a cost of $500 per month. This lease terminated on September 30, 2019 but has a year-to-year option to renew upon approval by the city commission of Neodesha. We have exercised our option and have been approved to renew the lease through September 30, 2020 at a monthly cost of $600 per month.

 

As a result of the Agribotix acquisition, the Company assumed a lease for offices in Boulder, Colorado for $2,000 a month. The lease ended on May 31, 2019 and the Company renewed the lease for another year with an option to terminate at any time with a 30-day prior notice period.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. Although we currently maintain liability insurance coverage intended to cover professional liability and certain other claims, we cannot assure that our insurance coverage will be adequate to cover liabilities arising out of claims asserted against us in the future where the outcomes of such claims are unfavorable to us. Liabilities in excess of our insurance coverage, including coverage for professional liability and certain other claims, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5.   MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Our common stock is currently quoted on the NYSE American under the symbol “UAVS.”

 

The following table sets forth, for the period indicated, the quarterly high and low per share sales prices (per share of our common stock for each quarter during our last two fiscal years, as well as a large portion of our first quarter in 2020, of as reported by the New York Stock Exchange.

 

2020   High   Low
First Quarter (through March 31, 2020)   $ 0.72     $ 0.30  
                 
2019   High   Low
First Quarter   $ 0.58     $ 0.41  
Second Quarter   $ 0.42     $ 0.23  
Third Quarter   $ 0.33     $ 0.23  
Fourth Quarter   $ 0.65     $ 0.31  
                 
2018     High       Low  
First Quarter   $ 5.65     $ 3.55  
Second Quarter   $ 2.04     $ 1.78  
Third Quarter   $ 1.73     $ 1.62  
Fourth Quarter   $ 0.59     $ 0.53  

 

As of March 31, 2020, we had approximately 365 individual shareholders of record of our common stock. We believe that the number of beneficial owners of our common stock is greater than the number of record holders, because a number of shares of our common stock is held through brokerage firms in “street name.”

 

Dividend Policy

 

We do not intend to pay cash dividends to our stockholders in the foreseeable future. We currently intend to retain all of our available funds and future earnings, if any, to finance the growth and development of our business. Any future determination related to our dividend policy will be made at the discretion of our Board of Directors and will depend upon, among other factors, our results of operations, financial condition, capital requirements, contractual restrictions, business prospects and other factors our board of directors may deem relevant.

 

Equity Compensation Plan

 

The following table provides information as of December 31, 2019 about our equity compensation plan and arrangements:

 

Plan category  Number of securities to
be issued upon exercise
of outstanding options,
warrants and rights
  Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
  Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders   2,273,415   $0.42    665,861 
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders   207,055    0.06     
Total   2,480,470   $0.48    665,861 

 

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Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

None

 

Purchases of Equity Securities by Issuer and Its Affiliates

 

None.

 

ITEM 6.   SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

This item is not required for Smaller Reporting Companies.

 

 

ITEM 7.   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion highlights the principal factors that have affected our financial condition and results of operations as well as our liquidity and capital resources for the periods described. This discussion should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes included in Item 8 of this Form 10-K. This discussion contains forward-looking statements. Please see the explanatory note concerning “Forward-Looking Statements” in Part I of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and Item 1A. Risk Factors for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these forward-looking statements. The operating results for the periods presented were not significantly affected by inflation.

 

Company Overview

 

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (“AgEagle” or “the Company”) designs, produces and supports technologically-advanced small, unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs” or “drones”). In addition, providing new utility to UAVs, the Company pioneers, and innovates advanced aerial imaging data collection and analytics technologies capable of addressing the impending food and environmental sustainability crises that threaten our planet. Historically, the Company has focused on delivering tools and strategies necessary to define and implement commercial drone construction and delivery, along with sustainability and precision farming solutions that solve important problems confronting the global agricultural industry. In fact, AgEagle has spent eight years serving customers, covering more than two million acres in 50 countries monitoring 53 different crops. AgEagle remains intent on earning distinction as a trusted partner to clients seeking to adopt and support productive agricultural approaches to better farming practices which limit the impact on our natural resources, reduce reliance on inputs and materially increase crop yields and profits.

 

In early 2019, AgEagle further expanded its marketing efforts to provide for the introduction of ParkView, its proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform, designed to support municipal, state and federal agencies charged with assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving public parks and recreation areas, also referred to as urban green spaces.

 

In late May 2019, AgEagle announced the introduction of HempOverview, a proprietary web- and map-based Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) technology designed to aid U.S. state and territorial departments of agriculture, growers and processors in efficiently optimizing oversight, compliance and enforcement of the new hemp cultivation industry fast emerging in the United States. Growers, state administrators and/or processors may connect and maintain proactive two-way communications and collaborate on developing best practices for hemp cultivation registration/permitting, planting/harvesting planning, regulatory oversight and compliance enforcement. Moreover, anticipated benefits for state administrators include lower program management costs, new revenue channel development, real or near real-time remote, centralized oversight of hemp fields, and much more.

 

On November 12, 2019, the Company announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) had chosen AgEagle’s HempOverview software-as-a-solution (SaaS) platform to manage the online application submission and registration process for hemp growers and their farms and hemp fields for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 planting seasons.

 

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The Company also designs, produces, distributes and supports technologically advanced small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) that AgEagle offers for commercial sale to the precision agriculture industry. In addition to UAV sales, in late 2018, the Company introduced a new drone-leasing program, alleviating farmers and agribusinesses from significant upfront costs associated with purchasing a drone, while also relieving them from ongoing drone maintenance and support requirements. Additionally, the new program provides the option of engaging a trained AgEagle pilot to operate the drone and manage the entire image collection process, creating a truly turnkey aerial imagery capture solution for its customers.

 

On September 3, 2019, we announced that we actively begun pursuing expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation Market – a market forecasted by MarketsandMarkets to grow to $29.06 billion by the year 2027. Accordingly, companies, including Alphabet (Google), FedEx, Intel, Qualcomm, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Alibaba, UPS, 7-Eleven, Uber and others, are developing commercial drone delivery service initiatives as part of their long-term strategic growth plans. We believe these companies intend to leverage the latest in unmanned aerial vehicle technologies to deliver consumer products, foods, medicines and other types of lightweight freight direct to consumers and businesses in the fastest, most cost efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible – a practical alternative to costly auto transport.

 

We received our first purchase orders from a major ecommerce company to manufacture and assemble UAVs designed to meet the critical specifications for drones that are meant to carry goods in urban and suburban areas. Revenue generation from these purchase orders commenced in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 and is expected to continue and increase in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

Central to the Company’s long-term growth strategy, AgEagle will continue to identify opportunities to leverage its proprietary technological platform and industry expertise to penetrate new, high growth market sectors that may benefit from the Company’s advanced aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions.

 

Research and development activities are integral to our business and we follow a disciplined approach to investing our resources to create new technologies and solutions.

 

 Our business is seasonal in nature and, as a result, our revenue and expenses and associated revenue trends fluctuate from quarter to quarter.

 

The following summarizes key components of our growth strategy include the following:

 

  Achieving greater market penetration of the U.S. industrial hemp industry by working to establish HempOverview and other related products and services as the gold industry standard for hemp cultivation oversight, compliance, enforcement and commerce. AgEagle is – and intends to remain – at the leading edge of leveraging best-in-class technology to provide turnkey solutions for state and tribal regulatory departments of agriculture, industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD growers and processors. At this time, AgEagle believes that it is the only company in the nation with extensive experience in agriculture that is effectively addressing the emerging needs and challenges of the domestic hemp cultivation industry through the application of advanced technology – a key competitive differential that the Company hopes to capitalize on in the coming year.

 

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  Pursue the expansion of the AgEagle platform of products and solutions into other complementary industries besides agriculture, including the Drone Logistics and Transportation market. We have begun actively exploring opportunities outside of traditional agriculture as we continue to expand and grow the AgEagle platform. We are confident in the UAV products and solutions we offer today and believe that these products and solutions could provide other industries the same kind of optimization we are currently providing the agriculture industry. In addition to drone package deliveries, we believe that our solutions and services may also be well suited for the aerial imaging and data collection and analytics needs involved in land surveying and scanning, insurance, inspections and search and rescue operations, among other industrial applications. As of today, we manufacture all of our proprietary and contracted products at our secure manufacturing facility in Neodesha, Kansas, which allows us to avoid many of the potential difficulties that may arise if our manufacturing facilities were otherwise located outside the U.S., which is of particular importance to those AgEagle customers who rely on confidentiality and protection of trade secrets in the development of their drone delivery initiatives.
     
  Deliver new and innovative solutions in the precision agriculture space. Our research and development efforts are the foundation of our Company, and we intend to continue investing in our own innovations, pioneering new and enhanced products and solutions that enable us to satisfy our customers – both in response to and in anticipation of their needs. We believe that by investing in research and development, we can be a leader in delivering innovative products that address market needs within our current target markets, enabling us to create new opportunities for growth.
     
  Work with municipal, state and federal public parks and recreations agencies to adopt ParkView as a preferred solution for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives for ‘urban green’ spaces. With the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation in Denver, Colorado, AgEagle now has a client who is benefitting from the utilization of ParkView to better inform vegetative maintenance and natural resource preservation of its green infrastructure, comprising more than 6,000 acres of public green space within the city limits. We intend to market our ParkView platform to other prospective U.S. city, state and federal agencies.
     
  Support and expand our University Drone Program. Subsequent to the end of 2018, the Company introduced our new University Drone Program providing for AgEagle’s aerial imaging collection and data processing systems to be purchased and utilized by colleges and universities to enhance the curriculum of their agriculture technology departments – including in precision ag, agronomy, plant science and mapping, among other related study areas. In January 2019, we announced that both Arkansas State University-Newport (ASU) and Modesto Junior College (MJC) in California have teamed with our Company to provide students with hands-on training and experience properly operating drones, creating digital aerial maps through the AgEagle FarmLens platform, and using data collected to achieve sustainable farming objectives. We believe that our University Drone Program not only represents a new revenue channel for us, but it will serve as a powerful brand-building opportunity for AgEagle among those who are studying to become commercial growers, agronomists and precision and sustainability ag experts and specialists.
     
  Deliver new and innovative solutions. AgEagle’s research and development efforts are the foundation of the Company, and we intend to continue investing in our own innovations, pioneering new and enhanced products and solutions that enable us to satisfy the Company’s customers – both in response to and in anticipation of their needs. AgEagle believes that by investing in research and development, the Company can be a leader in delivering innovative products that address market needs within our current target markets, enabling us to create new opportunities for growth.  
     
  Pursue the expansion of the AgEagle platform of products and solutions into other industries besides agriculture. The Company may investigate and pursue opportunities outside of agriculture as we continue to expand and grow the AgEagle platform. We are confident in the UAV products and solutions we offer today and believe that these products and solutions could provide other industries the same kind of optimization we are currently providing the agriculture industry. These industries have yet to be identified by the AgEagle team, but may include verticals such as land surveying and scanning, insurance, inspections and search and rescue.

 

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Competitive Strengths

 

AgEagle believes the following attributes and capabilities provide us with long-term competitive advantages:

 

  Proprietary technology and trade secrets - We believe our unique design and in-house manufacturing of key aerospace components differentiates our product in the marketplace. We are confident that our UAVs are industry-leading in durability due to the lightweight laminated shell of the wing, which is made using a proprietary manufacturing process innovated over five years of research and development. This process, which hardens the material used to build the shell, allows the UAV to perform in harsh weather conditions (with wind speeds up to 30 miles per hour) and bring itself to an unassisted landing, all at a total weight of about six pounds. This design is an important trade secret, and AgEagle has non-disclosure agreements with our employees in order to keep it unique to our Company. As of today, we manufacture all of our products at our manufacturing facility in Neodesha, Kansas, which allows us to avoid many of the potential difficulties that may arise if our manufacturing facilities were otherwise located outside the U.S. In addition, all our UAVs are designed and assembled here in the U.S.
     
  Solutions have global appeal - We believe that our technology addresses a need for better data and delivers actionable understanding of that data to stakeholders in the agriculture industry worldwide. Given our global distribution platform, we believe that AgEagle is well-positioned for its UAVs, aerial imagery-enabled data capture and advanced data analytics solutions to be effectively marketed and sold to customers worldwide.  
     
  Advanced technology solutions allow users to remove the guesswork in effectively managing hemp cultivation oversight, compliance, enforcement, reporting and commerce - To our knowledge, there is no other SaaS solution available on the market today – particularly one that has been developed by a proven Agtech company with the level of experience and expertise of AgEagle – that provides the multi-faceted level of support and services that HempOverview offers to all stakeholders in the industry.  
     
  Increased margins for farmers - We believe our UAVs will directly enhance margins for commercial farmers by reducing the amount of nutrients and chemicals needed to manage their farms. The software equipped on our UAVs deliver a high-quality aerial map upon completion of the flight, allowing the user to accurately identify the specific areas that are malnourished. This software is compatible with precision applicator tractors, which assist users in applying a precise amount of nutrients in only the areas it is needed. In addition, Our UAVs are specially designed to provide users with a portable and easy to operate device, which can be controlled with a hand-held unit or tablet. Through our FarmLens platform, users are able to plan and track an efficient flight path for their UAV. The UAVs are equipped with a camera and NIR filter whose images provide a holistic aerial view of the fields, along with meaningful data that is uploaded and delivered to the user within a very short time frame. As a result, this platform allows users to quickly detect any issues in their crops, which enables them to address such issues in a timely manner before any damage, or further damage, may affect their crops.  
     
  Increased transparency for food and consumer goods manufacturers - We believe our UAVs and the data platform we continue to advance present us a unique opportunity to be one of the first companies to offer major manufacturers a way to connect to the sustainable efforts being made by the farmers from whom they purchase crops for their food and consumer goods products. This would allow manufacturers to confidently claim their products are made with less chemicals on their packaging and in their marketing.

  

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Our most critical estimates include those related to revenue recognition, inventories and reserves for excess and obsolescence, accounting for stock-based awards, and income taxes. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and assumptions. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other factors that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Our actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

We believe the following critical accounting estimates affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in preparing our consolidated financial statements. Please see Note 2 to our consolidated financial statements, which are included in Item 8 “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” of this Annual Report, for our Summary of Significant Accounting Policies. There have been no material changes made to the critical accounting estimates during the periods presented in the consolidated financial statements.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

 The majority of our revenue is generated pursuant to written contractual arrangements to develop, manufacture and/or modify complex drone related products, and to provide associated engineering, technical and other services according to customer specifications. These contracts are a fixed price and we account for all revenue contracts in accordance with ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). Under fixed-price contracts, we agree to perform the specified work for a pre-determined price. To the extent our actual costs vary from the estimates upon which the price was negotiated, we will generate more or less profit or could incur a loss. We account for a contract after it has been approved by all parties to the arrangement, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and collectability of consideration is probable.

 

Topic 606 requires revenue to be recognized when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in amounts that reflect the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services and recognize revenue under the new standard as costs are incurred. Under previous U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), revenue was generally recognized when deliveries were made, performance milestones were attained, or as costs were incurred. The new standard accelerates the timing of when the revenue is recognized, however, it does not change the total amount of revenue recognized on our UAVS contracts. The new standard does not affect revenue recognition for purposes of our UAVS or software subscription sales as each of the Company’s revenue transactions represent a single performance obligation that is satisfied at a point in time or monthly subscription fees which are recognized ratably over the subscription period, as defined in the new ASU. Accordingly, the Company recognizes revenue for small UAS product contracts with customers at the point in time when the transfer of control passes to the customer, which is generally upon delivery.

 

Inventories and Reserve for Obsolescence

 

Our policy for valuation of inventory, including the determination of obsolete inventory, requires us to perform a detailed assessment of inventory at each balance sheet date, which includes a review of, among other factors, an estimate of future demand for products within specific time horizons, valuation of existing inventory, as well as product lifecycle and product development plans. Inventory reserves are also provided to cover risks arising from slow-moving items. We write down our inventory for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated net realizable value based on assumptions about future demand and market conditions. We may be required to record additional inventory write-downs if actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected by our management.

 

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Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

The assets and liabilities of acquired businesses are recorded under the acquisition method of accounting at their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. Goodwill represents costs in excess of fair values assigned to the underlying identifiable net assets of acquired businesses. Intangible assets from acquired businesses are recognized at fair value on the acquisition date and consist of customer programs, trademarks, customer relationships, technology and other intangible assets. Customer programs include values assigned to major programs of acquired businesses and represent the aggregate value associated with the customer relationships, contracts, technology and trademarks underlying the associated program and are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of expected cash flows used to measure fair value, which ranges from four to five years.

 

Our goodwill balance was $3.1M at December 31, 2019 and $3.3M at December 31, 2018. We perform an annual impairment test of our goodwill at least annually in the fourth quarter or more frequently whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of goodwill may be impaired. Such events or changes in circumstances may include a significant deterioration in overall economic conditions, changes in the business climate of our industry, a decline in our market capitalization, operating performance indicators, competition, reorganizations of our business. Our goodwill has been allocated to and is tested for impairment at a level referred to as the business segment. The level at which we test goodwill for impairment requires us to determine whether the operations below the business segment constitute a self-sustaining business for which discrete financial information is available and segment management regularly reviews the operating results.

 

We use a quantitative approach when testing goodwill. To perform the quantitative impairment test, we compare the fair value of a reporting unit to its carrying value, including goodwill. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying value, goodwill of the reporting unit is not impaired. If the carrying value of the reporting unit, including goodwill, exceeds its fair value, a goodwill impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. We generally estimate the fair value of each reporting unit using a combination of a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis and market-based valuation methodologies such as comparable public company trading values and values observed in recent business acquisitions. Determining fair value requires the exercise of significant judgments, including the amount and timing of expected future cash flows, long-term growth rates, discount rates and relevant comparable public company earnings multiples and relevant transaction multiples. The cash flows employed in the DCF analysis are based on our best estimate of future sales, earnings and cash flows after considering factors such as general market conditions, existing firm orders, expected future orders, changes in working capital, long term business plans and recent operating performance.

 

Finite-lived intangibles are amortized to expense over the applicable useful lives, ranging from four to five years, based on the nature of the asset and the underlying pattern of economic benefit as reflected by future net cash inflows. We perform an impairment test of finite-lived intangibles whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate their carrying value may be impaired. If events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of a finite-lived intangible may be impaired, the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset group would be compared to the asset group’s carrying value. If the asset group’s carrying amount exceed the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows, we would determine the fair value of the asset group and record an impairment loss in net earnings.

 

In the fourth quarter of 2019, we performed our annual goodwill and finite-lived intangible assets impairment test for our Agribotix reporting unit. The results of that test indicated that for our Agribotix reporting unit an impairment exists for the recorded goodwill of $3.3M but not for related finite-intangibles assets of approximately $521K as of December 31, 2019. In our 2019 impairment test, the carrying value of the reporting unit, including goodwill, exceeded the fair value of the reporting unit. During the year ended December 31, 2019, we recognized a partial impairment charge on our goodwill of approximately $163,000.

 

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Share-Based Compensation Awards

 

The value we assign to the options that we issue is based on the fair market value as calculated by the Black-Scholes pricing model. To perform a calculation of the value of our options, we determine an estimate of the volatility of our stock. We need to estimate volatility because there has not been enough trading of our stock to determine an appropriate measure of volatility. We believe our estimate of volatility is reasonable, and we review the assumptions used to determine this whenever we issue new equity instruments. If we have a material error in our estimate of the volatility of our stock, our expenses could be understated or overstated. All share-based awards are expensed on a straight-line basis over the vesting period of the options.

 

Income Taxes

 

We are required to estimate our income taxes, which includes estimating our current income taxes as well as measuring the temporary differences resulting from different treatment of items for tax and accounting purposes. We currently have significant deferred assets, which are subject to periodic recoverability assessments. Realizing our deferred tax assets principally depends on our achieving projected future taxable income. We may change our judgments regarding future profitability due to future market conditions and other factors, which may result in recording a valuation allowance against those deferred tax assets.

 

We followed the guidance in SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin 118 (“SAB 118”), which provides additional clarification regarding the application of ASC Topic 740 in situations where we do not have the necessary information available, prepared, or analyzed in reasonable detail to complete the accounting for certain income tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) for the reporting period in which the Act was enacted. SAB 118 provides for a measurement period beginning in the reporting period that includes the Act’s enactment date and ending when the Company has obtained, prepared, and analyzed the information needed in order to complete the accounting requirements but in no circumstances should the measurement period extend beyond one year from the enactment date.

 

Results of Operations

 

Year Ended December 31, 2019 as Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2018

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, we recorded revenues of $296,677 compared to revenues of $107,813 for the same period in 2018, a 175% increase. The increase was largely due to new revenues derived from purchase orders to manufacture and assemble drones and related delivery products designed to meet specific criteria for package delivery in urban and suburban area. Revenue growth was also positively impacted by continued focus on expansion of our platform, providing for aerial imaging and analytics solutions which serve new and emerging markets including management by municipal parks and recreation agencies of urban green spaces, as well as registration, oversight and compliance of hemp fields by state departments of agriculture.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, cost of sales totaled $202,049, a $140,369, or 228%, increase when compared to $61,680 in the year ended December 31, 2018. We had a gross profit of $94,628, or 32% gross profit margin, during the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to $46,133, or 43% gross profit margin, for the comparable 12-month period in 2018. The primary factors contributing to the increase in our cost of sales and decline in gross profit margin was due to the continued shift in mix of products and services we now offer customers in the new markets we serve.

 

We recorded total operating expenses of $2,616,821 during 2019, a 24% increase as compared to operating expenses of $2,106,732 in the same period of 2018. Our operating expenses are comprised of general and administrative expenses, professional fees, selling expenses, and research and development expenses. General and administrative expenses totaled $1,850,225 in 2019 compared to $1,333,371 in 2018, an increase of 39%. The increase was due primarily to an increase in salary expense for new and existing employees along with stock compensation costs for employees and directors due to the issuance of options. Also, as a part of the increase was additional amortization expense related to the intangibles acquired to support the business acquired from Agribotix. Lastly, we recorded a loss on impairment of $162,984 related to the goodwill acquired in the Agribotix acquisition which has been included in general and administrative expenses. Lastly, the increase in general and administrative expenses were offset by a significant decrease in investor relations costs. Professional fees totaling $662,633 in 2019 were expenses incurred for legal, accounting and investor relations, and compared to $696,222 in 2018. This represented a decline in professional fees of 5%, or $33,589 from 2018 when there was higher legal, audit, accounting and tax services associated with the reverse merger completed and the Agribotix acquisition. 2019 expenses in comparison were offset by an increase in costs related to consulting services for our HempOverview platform. Selling expenses of $65,015 in 2019 compared to $77,139 in 2018, represented a decrease of 16% due to less costs associated with our website investment that was launched in 2018 to market our new business model.

 

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Research and development costs in 2019 were $38,948, compared to $0 in 2018. The increase was largely due to the development of our sustainability platform in terms of an investment in soil sampling equipment required for our sustainable agriculture platform for purposes of monitoring agriculture fields.

 

Other income for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $0 compared to $13,333 for the year ended 2018. The decline was due to the reversal of dealer termination costs accrued from prior periods as a result of all liabilities having that been fully satisfied during the 2018.

 

Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $501 as compared to $32,417 in the prior year. The decrease was due to the conversion of all debt as a result of the Enerjex merger in 2018, except for a promissory note assumed which was repaid in full in March 2019.

 

Our net loss was $2,522,694 in 2019. This represents a $443,011 increase over our net loss of $2,079,683 in 2018. Overall, the increase in net loss is due to greater operating costs as a result of the shifts in our sales and long-term growth strategies, along with a twelve months of intangible asset amortization and approximately $163,000 charge of a goodwill impairment. We are in the process of continuing to address these shifts by developing new platforms, products and services that support prevailing growth opportunities in domestic industrial hemp and sustainable agriculture and growing our drone-enabled package delivery business.

 

Cash Flows

 

December 31, 2019 compared to December 31, 2018

 

Cash on hand was $717,997 at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $1,883,733 compared to the $2,601,730 on hand at December 31, 2018. Cash used in operations for 2019 was $1,818,290 compared to $1,778,138 of cash used by operations for 2018. The decrease in cash was driven largely by payments of accounts payable for increased payroll expenses, consulting expenses, higher R&D expenses and costs associated with being a publicly-traded company.

 

Cash used by investing activities during 2019 was $24,445, which compared to $1,560,219 in 2018. The use of cash in 2019 was primarily for the purchase of equipment used for purposes of soil sampling equipment required for our sustainable agriculture platform; and the cash used during the previous year was for the acquisition of Agribotix offset by cash received from EnerJex as a result of the reverse merger.

 

Cash used in financing activities during the twelve-months ended December 31, 2019 totaled $40,998, which compared to cash provided by financing activities of $5,904,798 for the same twelve-month period ended December 31, 2018. During the 2019 year, we paid off debt related to a promissory note acquired as part of the Enerjex merger, whereas in 2018, we were provided cash of $6,200,000 net of $50,000 in fees invested in the Company in exchange for common and preferred shares.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of December 31, 2019, we had working capital of $607,285 and a loss from operations of $2,522,193 for the period then ended. While there can be no guarantees, we believe cash on hand, in connection with cash from operations, will be sufficient to fund operations for the next year of operations. In addition, we intend to pursue other opportunities of financing with outside investors.

 

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On November 21, 2017, Alpha Capital Anstalt (“Alpha”) signed a binding commitment letter with our predecessor company EnerJex to provide prior to or at the closing of the merger a minimum of $4 million in new equity capital (the “Private Placement”). The Private Placement was consummated on March 26, 2018. In connection with the Private Placement, Alpha purchased an additional 4,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock at a purchase price of $1,000 per share for total aggregate consideration of $4 million. The Series C Preferred Stock is convertible into 2,612,245 shares of our common stock. In addition, as consideration for their funding commitment, Alpha received a fee equal to 408,552 shares of our common stock.

 

Each share of Series C Preferred Stock is convertible into a number of shares of our common stock equal to the quotient determined by dividing (x) the stated value of $1,000 per share, by (y) a conversion price of $0.54. Until the volume weighted average price of our common stock on NYSE exceeds $107.50 with average trading volume of 200,000 shares per day for ten consecutive trading days, the conversion price of our Series C Preferred Stock is subject to full-ratchet, anti-dilution price protection. Under that provision, if, while that full-ratchet, anti-dilution price protection is in effect, we issue shares of our common stock at a price per share (the “Dilutive Price”) that is less than the conversion price, then the conversion price of our Series C Preferred Stock is automatically reduced to be equal to the Dilutive Price. The effect of that reduction is that, upon the issuance of shares of common stock at a Dilutive Price, the Series C Preferred Stock would be convertible into a greater number of shares of our common stock.

 

On December 27, 2018, we entered into Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Alpha. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, our Board of Directors designated a new series of preferred stock, the Series D Preferred Stock, which is non-convertible and provides for an 8% annual dividend and is subject to optional redemption by us (the “Series D Preferred Stock”). We issued 2,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 3,703,703 shares of our common stock for $2,000,000 in gross proceeds. The shares of common stock underlying the Warrant are referred to as the “Warrant Shares”. We also entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) granting registration rights to Alpha with respect to the Warrant Shares.

 

The Agreement provides that upon a subsequent financing or financings with net proceeds of at least $500,000, we must exercise our optional redemption of the Series D Preferred Stock and apply any and all net proceeds from such financing(s) to the redemption in full of the Series D Preferred Stock.

 

The Warrant is exercisable for a period of five years through December 26, 2023, at an exercise price equal to $0.54 per share, and is subject to customary adjustments for stock splits dividend, rights offerings, pro rata distributions and fundamental transactions. In addition, in the event that we undertake a subsequent equity financing or financings at an effective price per share that is less than $0.54, the exercise price of the Warrant shall be reduced to the lower price.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, we were required to file an initial registration statement registering the Warrant Shares no later than the 20th calendar day following the required filing date of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2018 (the “Filing Date”) and, with respect to any additional registration statements, the earliest practical date on which we are permitted by SEC Guidance to file such additional registration statement related to such registrable securities. We were required to have the registration statement declared effective with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) no later than the 90th calendar day following the Filing Date or, in the event of a “full review” by the Commission, the 120th calendar day following the Filing Date. Alpha waived the requirement for the filing of such registration statement in 2019. There are no penalties for failure to file or be declared effective by the dates set forth above.

 

Our primary need for liquidity is to fund working capital requirements of our business, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service, and for general corporate purposes. Our primary source of liquidity is funds generated by financing activities and from private placements. Our ability to fund our operations, to make planned capital expenditures, to make planned acquisitions, to make scheduled debt payments, and to repay or refinance indebtedness depends on our future operating performance and cash flows, which are subject to prevailing economic conditions and financial, business and other factors, some of which are beyond our control.

 

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If the Company is unable to generate significant sales growth in the near term and raise additional capital, there is a risk that the Company could default on additional obligations, and could be required to discontinue or significantly reduce the scope of its operations if no other means of financing operations are available. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amount and classification of liabilities or any other adjustment that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

At December 31, 2019, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenue or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources. Since our inception, except for standard operating leases, we have not engaged in any off-balance sheet arrangements, including the use of structured finance, special purpose entities or variable interest entities. We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to stockholders.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

GreenBlock Capital LLC Consulting Agreement 

 

On May 3, 2019, we entered into a consulting agreement with GreenBlock Capital LLC (“Consultant”) to serve as strategic advisor and consultant with respect to the development of new business opportunities and the implementation of business strategies related to expansion into the emerging domestic hemp cultivation market. The extent of the services will be set forth in separate scopes of work, from time to time, to be prepared and mutually agreed to by the parties. As compensation for the services under the terms of the agreement, Consultant received (i) $25,000 per month during the term of the agreement, (ii) 500,000 shares of restricted common stock upon execution of the agreement, and was entitled to (iii) up to 2,500,000 shares of restricted common stock upon the achievement of predetermined milestones.

 

On October 31, 2019, the consulting agreement was terminated as a result of the Company no longer needing these services to be provided by an outside consultant. There are no early termination penalties incurred as a result of the termination of the consulting agreement. The Consultant may still be entitled to receive up to 2,500,000 shares of restricted common stock after termination of the Agreement, if the achievement of milestones that commenced during the term of the Agreement are completed after termination.

 

On November 12, 2019, we announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) had chosen our HempOverview software-as-a-solution (SaaS) platform to manage the online application submission and registration process for hemp growers and their farms and hemp fields for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 planting seasons (the “Florida Contract”). Prior to the termination of the Agreement with the Consultant, as part of the Consultant’s services, Consultant introduced us to the FDACS, which introduction resulted in us signing the Florida Contract. Since the Consultant was instrumental in identifying and introducing us to FDACS prior to termination of the Agreement, the execution of the Florida Contract is a milestone achieved by the Consultant under the terms of the Agreement. Upon the receipt of our executed purchase from FDACS, the Company will issue 250,000 of the shares of common stock to the Consultant. The Consultant may be entitled to receive up to another 750,000 shares of common stock, which will be contingent upon further milestones to be achieved under the Florida Contract.

 

Inflation

 

Our opinion is that inflation has not had, and is not expected to have, a material effect on our operations.

 

Climate Change

 

Our opinion is that neither climate change, nor governmental regulations related to climate change, have had, or are expected to have, any material effect on our operations.

 

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New Accounting Pronouncements

 

There were various updates recently issued, most of which represented technical corrections to the accounting literature or application to specific industries and are not expected to a have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

ITEM 7A.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item.

 

ITEM 8.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

Our financial statements are contained in pages F-1 through F-33, which appear at the end of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

ITEM 9.   CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure and Control Procedures

 

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2019 and concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective. The term disclosure controls and procedures means controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is accumulated, recorded, processed, summarized and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure to be reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining an adequate system of internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”).

 

Because of its inherent limitations, a system of internal control over financial reporting can provide only reasonable assurance of such reliability and may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projection of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods is subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Management has conducted, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, an assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019. Management’s assessment of internal control over financial reporting used the criteria set forth in SEC Release 33-8810 based on the framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) in Internal Control over Financial Reporting — Guidance for Smaller Public Companies. Based on this evaluation, Management concluded that our system of internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2019, based on these criteria.

 

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This Annual Report on Form 10-K does not include an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. As a smaller reporting company, our management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit us to provide only the management’s report.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(t) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act, during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B.   OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

PART III

 

ITEM 10.   DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

The following table and biographical summaries set forth information, including principal occupation and business experience about our directors and executive officers:

 

Name   Age   Other positions with the Company; other directorships held in last five years   Has served as a part of the Company since
Bret Chilcott     58     Chairman of the Board, President and Secretary   April 2014
Barrett Mooney     35     Chief Executive Officer   July 2018
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern     47     Chief Financial Officer   April 2016
Grant Begley(1)(2)(3)     66     Director   June 2016
Louisa Ingargiola(1)(2)(3)     52     Director   November 2018
Thomas Gardner(1)(2)(3)     44     Director   June 2016

 

(1) Member of the audit committee.
(2) Member of the compensation committee.
(3) Member of the nominating and corporate governance committee.

 

Bret Chilcott. Mr. Chilcott has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and as President since the inception of the Company in April 2014 and had served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2016 to July 18, 2018. As of July 18, 2018, Mr. Chilcott stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and currently serves as President, Secretary and Chairman of the Board of the Directors. The path to the Company started when Mr. Chilcott established his advanced composite manufacturing company, Solutions by Chilcott, LLC, whose manufacturing processes led the way to the initial fixed wing design of the Company. Previously, Mr. Chilcott spent over 12 years with Cobalt Boats in Neodesha, Kansas, where he held a variety of positions from Director of Product Development and Engineering to Director of Sales and Marketing. In those positions, he was responsible for developing strategic product plans for the company as well as the management of regional sales managers. Prior to Cobalt Boats, Mr. Chilcott also spent a number of years working at the Cessna Aircraft Company and Snap-on Tools. It was at Snap-on Tools, acting as a national accounts manager, that Mr. Chilcott first established his blueprint for a dealer network, a model which he carried over successfully to the Company when the Company began selling its product. Mr. Chilcott graduated from Kansas Community College in 1982 with a degree in Sales and Marketing. The Company believes that Mr. Chilcott’s background and experience in composite parts manufacturing provides him with a broad familiarity of the range of issues confronting the Company in the market, which makes him a qualified member of our board.

 

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Barrett Mooney. Mr. Mooney was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on July 18, 2018. Mr. Mooney brings an extensive track record of growing agriculture and sustainability businesses. From May 1, 2017 to July 18, 2018, he served as Group Product Lead for The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto (recently acquired by Bayer), where he led the satellite imagery team, managed a team focused on using artificial intelligence to enhance crop yield production an introduced a new organizational structure to improve sales efficiency. Prior to The Climate Corporation, from July 1, 2012 to May 1, 2017, Mr. Mooney co-founded and was CEO and president of HydroBio, a software company that used satellite-driven image analytics to conserve water and maximize crop yields. In May 2017, he sold HydroBio to The Climate Corporation. Mr. Mooney holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Florida. He is also a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

 

Nicole Fernandez-McGovern, CPA. In August 2016, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern was named AgEagle’s Chief Financial Officer, charged with overseeing the Company’s global financial operations to include managing financial planning, general tax and accounting activities, capital formation, SEC reporting and other key financial duties. Prior to joining AgEagle, she served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Trunity Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded education technology company. While at Trunity, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern led the successful restructuring of the Company by acquiring a new compounding pharmacy business and finalizing the spin-out of the legacy education business into a newly formed private company. From 2011 through 2013, she was President of RCM Financial Consulting, a specialized consulting firm focused on providing interim accounting and financial services to small and medium sized businesses. For the preceding ten years, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern was a financial manager at Elizabeth Arden where she was involved with all aspects of the Nasdaq-listed company’s SEC and financial reporting processes. She launched her professional career at KPMG, LLP in its audit and assurance practice, where she managed various large -scale engagements for both public and privately held companies. Ms. Fernandez-McGovern earned a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Accounting and International Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentration in Accounting, both from the University of Miami. In addition to being fluent in Spanish, she is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and serves on the boards of the South Florida Chapter of Financial Executives International and Pembroke Pines Charter Schools.

 

Grant Begley. Mr. Begley has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since June 2016. Since July 2011, Mr. Begley has served as President of Concepts to Capabilities Consulting LLC, which advises global executive clients on competitive positioning and performance in aerospace. From August 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Begley was Corporate Senior Vice President for Alion Science and Technology. Prior to Alion, Mr. Begley served as Pentagon Senior Advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, for Unmanned Systems, advising on critical issues and leading development of DoD’s 2011 Unmanned Systems Roadmap. Mr. Begley’s career includes defense industry leadership positions for the development of advanced capabilities with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin where he initiated and led cross-corporation unmanned systems and robotics successes. Mr. Begley served in the United States Navy for 26 years, where his duties included operational assignments flying fighter aircraft, designated Top Gun, followed by acquisition assignments for the development and management of next generation manned and unmanned aircraft systems, weapon systems and joint executive acquisition assignments. Mr. Begley holds Master’s degrees in Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. The Company believes that Mr. Begley’s 20 plus years of experience as a UAV industry expert, focused on UAV technologies, regulations and commercial applications, will be an invaluable resource to the Board of Directors.

 

Louisa Ingargiola. Ms. Ingargiola has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since November 27, 2018. In 1990, Ms. Ingargiola joined Boston Capital Partners as an Investment Advisor in their Limited Partnership Division. In this capacity, she worked with investors and partners to report investment results, file tax forms, and recommend investments. In 1992, Ms. Ingargiola joined MetLife Insurance Company as a Budget and Expense Manager. In this capacity she managed a $30 million annual budget. Her responsibilities included budget implementation, expense and variance analysis and financial reporting. From 2007 through 2016, Ms. Ingargiola served as the Chief Financial Officer at MagneGas Corporation (NASDAQ: MNGA) and continues to serve as a director. Ms. Ingargiola currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Avalon-Globocare (NASDAQ:AVCO) and as the Audit Committee Chair of FTE Networks, Inc. (NYSE:FTNW) and Electra Meccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO) where she has helped manage over $200 Million in equity and debt financing. Ms. Ingargiola also serves as a Director of The JBF Foundation Worldwide, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Ms. Ingargiola graduated in 1989 from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. In 1996, she received her MBA in Health Administration from the University of South Florida.

 

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Thomas Gardner. Mr. Gardner has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2016 and he and his firm has been engaged as a consultant to the Company. Since May 2010, Mr. Gardner has served as COO and Director at NeuEon, Inc., a technology advisory consulting firm, where he oversees operations and provides strategic technology and business guidance to select clients. Mr. Gardner has extensive experience in the areas of business and technology leadership across many industries, including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and consumer goods. Within these sectors, Mr. Gardner has specific expertise in the areas of process improvement, digitization and standardization, mergers and acquisitions, system implementations, enterprise resource planning and work-force optimization. Mr. Gardner holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management from Bryant University. The Company believes that Mr. Gardner’s experience as a data analytics expert, along with his strategic technology and business expertise, brings a unique perspective to the Board of Directors.

 

Board of Directors’ Term of Office

 

Directors are elected at our annual meeting of shareholders and serve for one year until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships among the officers and directors, nor are there any arrangements or understanding between any of the Directors or Officers of our Company or any other person pursuant to which any Officer or Director was or is to be selected as an officer or director.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

During the last ten years, none of our officers, directors, promoters or control persons have been involved in any legal proceedings as described in Item 401(f) of Regulation S-K.

 

Board Meetings; Committee Meetings; and Annual Meeting Attendance

 

In 2019, the Board of Directors held five meetings and acted by unanimous written consent on various matters. We encourage each director to attend our annual meeting of shareholders in person or by telephone conference call. All of the board members attended the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders via tele-conference.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors has standing audit, compensation and nominating committees, comprised solely of independent directors. Each committee has a charter, which is available at the Company’s website, www.ageagle.com. Each committee member is independent under NYSE American committee independence requirements applicable to the committee on which such member serves.

 

Audit Committee

 

The Audit Committee, which is established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors in its oversight of the integrity of the Company’s financial statements, the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditors, and the Company’s internal financial and accounting controls. The Audit Committee has direct responsibility for the appointment, compensation, retention (including termination) and oversight of the Company’s independent auditors, and the Company’s independent auditors report directly to the Audit Committee. During 2019, the Audit Committee had a total of four meetings.

 

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The members of the Audit Committee are Louisa Ingargiola, Chair, Grant Begley, and Thomas Gardner. Each member of the Audit Committee qualifies as an independent director under the corporate governance standards of the NYSE American and the independence requirements of Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act. The Board of Directors has determined that Louisa Ingargiola qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as such term is currently defined in Item 407(d)(5) of Regulation S-K and meets the financial sophistication requirements of the NYSE American.

 

Compensation Committee

 

The Compensation Committee approves the compensation objectives for the Company, approves the compensation of the chief executive officer and approves or recommends to the Board of Directors for approval the compensation of other executives. The Compensation Committee reviews all compensation components, including base salary, bonus, benefits and other perquisites.

 

The members of the Compensation Committee are Grant Begley, Chairman, Louisa Ingargiola, and Thomas Gardner. Each member of the compensation committee is a non-employee director within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 of the rules promulgated under the Exchange Act, each is an outside director as defined by Section 162(m) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code, and each is an independent director as defined by the NYSE American. The compensation committee has adopted a written charter that satisfies the applicable standards of the SEC and the NYSE American, which is available on our website. During 2019, the Compensation Committee had a total of two meetings

 

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

The nominating and corporate governance committee is responsible for making recommendations to our board of directors regarding candidates for directorships and the structure and composition of our board and the board committees. In addition, the nominating and corporate governance committee will be responsible for developing and recommending to our board corporate governance guidelines applicable to the company and advising our board on corporate governance matters. During 2018, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee had no meetings and acted by unanimous written consent on one occasion.

 

The members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee are Thomas Gardner, Chairman, Louisa Ingargiola, and Grant Begley. Each member of the nominating and corporate governance committee will be an independent director as defined by the NYSE American. The nominating and corporate governance committee has adopted a written charter that satisfies the applicable standards of the NYSE American, which is available on our website.

 

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consider director candidates recommended by security holders. Potential nominees to the Board of Directors are required to have such experience in business or financial matters as would make such nominee an asset to the Board of Directors and may, under certain circumstances, be required to be “independent”, as such term is defined under Section 121(a) of the listing standards of NYSE American and applicable SEC regulations. Security holders wishing to submit the name of a person as a potential nominee to the Board of Directors must send the name, address, and a brief (no more than 500 words) biographical description of such potential nominee to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at the following address: Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, c/o AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., 117 S. 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757. Potential director nominees will be evaluated by personal interview, such interview to be conducted by one or more members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and/or any other method the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee deems appropriate, which may, but need not, include a questionnaire. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may solicit or receive information concerning potential nominees from any source it deems appropriate. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee need not engage in an evaluation process unless (i) there is a vacancy on the Board of Directors, (ii) a director is not standing for re-election, or (iii) the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not intend to recommend the nomination of a sitting director for re-election. A potential director nominee recommended by a security holder will not be evaluated differently from any other potential nominee. Although it has not done so in the past, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may retain search firms to assist in identifying suitable director candidates.

 

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 The Board does not have a formal policy on Board candidate qualifications. The Board may consider those factors it deems appropriate in evaluating director nominees made either by the Board or stockholders, including judgment, skill, strength of character, experience with businesses and organizations comparable in size or scope to the Company, experience and skill relative to other Board members, and specialized knowledge or experience. Depending upon the current needs of the Board, certain factors may be weighed more or less heavily. In considering candidates for the Board, the directors evaluate the entirety of each candidate’s credentials and do not have any specific minimum qualifications that must be met. The directors will consider candidates from any reasonable source, including current Board members, stockholders, professional search firms or other persons. The directors will not evaluate candidates differently based on who has made the recommendation.

 

Changes in Nominating Process

 

In 2019, there were no material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our Board of Directors.

 

Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires the Company’s directors, officers and stockholders who beneficially own more than 10% of any class of equity securities of the Company registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act, collectively referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons,” to file initial statements of beneficial ownership of securities and statements of changes in beneficial ownership of securities with respect to the Company’s equity securities with the SEC. All Reporting Persons are required by SEC regulation to furnish us with copies of all reports that such Reporting Persons file with the SEC pursuant to Section 16(a). Based solely on our review of the copies of such reports and upon written representations of the Reporting Persons received by us, we believe that the following Reporting Persons have not timely complied with the Section 16(a) filing requirements:

 

Name   Late Reports   Transactions Covered   Number of Shares  
Barrett Mooney   Form 4   Acquisition of Stock Options     395,000  
                 
Thomas Gardner   Form 4   Acquisition of Stock Options     132,500  
                 
Grant Begley   Form 4   Acquisition of Stock Options     132,500  
                 
Louisa Ingargiola   Form 4   Acquisition of Stock Options     182,500  
                 
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern   Form 4   Acquisition of Stock Options     212,500  

 

Code of Ethics

 

The Company has adopted a Code of Ethics for adherence by its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer to ensure honest and ethical conduct; full, fair and proper disclosure of financial information in the Company’s periodic reports filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Any person may obtain a copy of our Code of Ethics, without charge, by mailing a request to the Company at the address appearing on the front page of this Annual Report on Form 10-K or by viewing it on our website found at www.ageagle.com.

 

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ITEM 11.   EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Executive Compensation

 

The following table sets forth compensation information for services rendered by certain of our executive officers in all capacities during the last two completed fiscal years. The following information includes the dollar value of base salaries and certain other compensation, if any, whether paid or deferred.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

Name and Principal Position  Year  Salary  Bonus  Equity Awards(4)  All Other Compensation  Total
Bret Chilcott (1)   2019   $140,000   $   $   $   $140,000 
    2018   $120,539   $   $   $   $120,539 
Barrett Mooney (2)   2019   $220,000   $12,000   $99,547   $   $331,547 
    2018   $95,615   $   $54,995   $   $150,610 
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern   2019   $180,000   $7,000   $84,640   $   $271,640 
    2018   $207,500(3)  $   $27,759   $   $235,259 

  

(1) Bret Chilcott served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company until July 18, 2018, after which he stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and now serves as President.
   
(2) Barrett Mooney was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 18, 2018.
   
(3) Amounts for 2018 include deferred compensation payments in the amount of $71,000 from 2017.
   
(4) The aggregate grant date fair value of the options awarded to each executive officer is computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718 and excludes the effect of forfeiture assumptions. Also, these awards generally vest over a one period from the date of grant. The assumptions used to calculate the fair value of stock option awards are Black-Scholes option valuation model.      

 

Employment Agreements

 

Bret Chilcott

 

Mr. Chilcott has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and as President since the inception of the Company in 2010 and had served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2016 to July 18, 2018. As of July 18, 2018, Mr. Chilcott stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and currently serves as President, Secretary and Chairman of the Board of the Directors. Mr. Chilcott has no formal agreement with the Company but did hold the position of Chief Executive of the Company for an annual salary of $175,000. Upon his resignation as Chief Executive Officer of the Company his salary was reduced to $140,000, annually.

 

Barrett Mooney

 

Pursuant to an employment offer letter dated July 9, 2018, Mr. Mooney will receive as compensation for his services as Chief Executive Officer a base salary of $220,000 per year, which shall be subject to annual performance review by the Compensation Committee of the Board and may be revised by the Board, in its sole discretion. Mr. Mooney received an initial grant of 75,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company which is fully vested. Mr. Mooney shall also be eligible to receive an award of 75,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company which shall fully vest as of January 1, 2019 if, and only if, the stock price of the Company reaches $3.55 per share and the closing price per share is at or above such price at the end of the day on January 1, 2019. In addition, Mr. Mooney is eligible to receive an award of 20,000 nonqualified stock options under the Company’s 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Plan”) upon securing one sustainability pilot program on or before October 31, 2018, and an additional award of 30,000 nonqualified stock options under the Equity Plan upon securing a second sustainability pilot program on or before January 31, 2019. Both awards shall provide for immediate vesting and exercisability at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s shares of common stock underlying the options as of the date of grant. Mr. Mooney will also be eligible receive an award of up to 55,000 Non-qualified Stock Options under the Equity Plan based upon the results of his annual performance review in the first quarter of 2019.

 

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Effective December 18, 2018, an amendment was signed for the original employment offer letter dated July 9, 2018, thereby providing an amendment to provide that in lieu of the issuance of 75,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company (the “Shares”), the Company shall award to Mr. Mooney 125,000 Non-qualified Stock Options (the “Stock Options”) under the Company’s 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Plan”). The Stock Options shall be subject to the terms of the Equity Plan and standard option award agreement which shall have a term of 10 years and provide for vesting over a one-year period and exercisability at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the grant. The award of 75,000 shares were returned to the Company and immediately cancelled.

 

On September 30, 2019, the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee approved a new compensatory arrangement for Mr. Mooney. Commencing on September 30, 2019, Mr. Mooney shall receive quarterly awards of stock options to purchase 15,000 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s current shareholder approved equity incentive plan. The exercise price at the time of the awards shall be based on the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American on the date of grant. The options will be issued quarterly for a period of two years, will vest in equal amounts over a two-year term from the date of grant, and will be exercisable for a period of five years from date of grant. Mr. Mooney is also entitled to receive bonuses up to $48,000 in cash, 250,000 shares of restricted stock and 225,000 stock options upon the achievement of certain Company operational milestones. The foregoing compensation arrangements are in addition to the current compensation received by Mr. Mooney under his employment agreement.

 

Nicole Fernandez-McGovern

 

Based on her agreement commencing with the date of appointment as CFO in August 2016, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern earned a salary of $66,000 per year, payable in monthly installments of $5,500 for 2017. In 2018, her monthly installment payment increased to $8,000 and effective upon the closing of the Merger, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern’s salary increased to $150,000. As part of her compensation upon the closing of the Merger, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern also received 10-year stock options to purchase 265,033 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.06 per share, of which half of the options vested upon issuance and the remainder will vest equally over two years. Additionally, on a quarterly basis, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern will be awarded 12,500 shares of stock options to purchase common stock at an exercise price per share equal to the market price of our common stock at the time of issuance during the term of her employment.

 

Effective January 1, 2019, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern signed a new employment agreement with the Company, whereby her annual base salary increased to $180,000 and a ten-year grant of 50,000 stock options to purchase shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.54 was awarded. In addition, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern will continue to receive quarterly grants of 12,000 stock options to purchase common stock at an exercise price equal to the market price of our common stock at the time of issue during the term of her employment. All of the awards will vest equally over two years.

 

 On September 30, 2019, the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee approved a new compensatory arrangement for Ms. Fernandez-McGovern. On September 30, 2019, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern was awarded a stock option to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s current shareholder approved equity incentive plan. The option will vest in equal amounts over a two-year term from the date of grant and will be exercisable for a period of five years from date of grant. The exercise price of the stock option is $0.31 per share, which was the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American on September 30, 2019. Ms. Fernandez-McGovern is also entitled to receive bonuses up to $39,000 in cash, 170,000 shares of restricted stock and 175,000 stock options upon the achievement of certain Company operational milestones. The foregoing compensation arrangements are in addition to the current compensation received by Ms. Fernandez-McGovern under her employment agreement.

 

We have no other formal employment agreements with our executive officers, nor any compensatory plans or arrangements resulting from the resignation, retirement or any other termination of our named executive officers, from a change-in-control, or from a change in any executive officer’s responsibilities following a change-in-control. However, it is possible we will enter into formal employment agreements with our executive officers in the future.

 

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Changes in Management

 

On March 6, 2020, Mr. Mooney tendered his resignation as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The Board and Mr. Mooney reached a mutual agreement that he will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer until May 5, 2020 (the “Transition Period”) during which time the Company has commenced its executive search for his replacement.

 

On March 6, 2020, Mr. Bret Chilcott tendered his resignation as President of the Company and as Chairman of the Board. The Board and Mr. Chilcott reached a mutual agreement that he will continue in his roles as President and Chairman during the Transition Period. Thereafter, Mr. Chilcott will no longer continue as an officer or director of the Company, but will be an employee of the Company and will advise the Company for a period of 12 months after the Transition Period to help ensure a seamless leadership transition. At the end of such 12-month period, it is Mr. Chilcott’s intention to retire.

 

It was also agreed that after the Transition Period, Mr. Mooney would continue with the Company in the role as Chairman of the Board to replace Mr. Chilcott for a period of 12 months.

 

The Compensation Committee of the Board and each of Messrs. Mooney and Chilcott are currently in discussions concerning compensation during the Transition Period and in their new roles thereafter. The Company will file an amendment to its Current Report on Form 8-K at such time as compensation terms have been finalized.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at 2019 and 2018 Year-Ends

 

The following table lists the outstanding equity incentive awards held by Named Executive Officers as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

Option Awards
Name and Principal Position  Fiscal Year Granted  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options Exercisable (#)  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options Un-Exercisable (#)  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options (#)  Option Exercise Price ($)  Option Expiration Date
Barrett Mooney   2019        15,000       $0.45    12/29/2024 
Chief Executive Officer   2019    14,375    100,625       $0.31    9/28/2024 
    2019    62,500    187,500       $0.41    3/28/2029 
    2018    125,000           $0.62    12/17/2028 
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern   2019        12,500       $0.45    12/29/2024 
Chief Financial Officer   2019    10,938    76,562       $0.31    9/28/2024 
    2019    3,125    9,375       $0.29    6/28/2024 
    2019    37,500    112,500       $0.41    3/28/2029 
    2019    4,688    7,812       $0.41    3/29/2024 
    2019    25,000    25,000       $0.54    12/31/2023 
    2018    6,250    6,250       $0.56    12/30/2023 
    2018    7,813    4,687       $1.64    9/29/2023 
    2018    9,375    3,125       $1.82    6/29/2023 
    2017    265,033           $0.06    10/02/2027 
Bret Chilcott   2019               $     
President   2018               $     

 

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Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control

 

 On March 6, 2020, Mr. Mooney tendered his resignation as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The Board and Mr. Mooney reached a mutual agreement that he will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer until May 5, 2020 during which time the Company has commenced an executive search for his replacement.

 

On March 6, 2020, Mr. Bret Chilcott tendered his resignation as President of the Company and as Chairman of the Board. The Board and Mr. Chilcott reached a mutual agreement that he will continue in his roles as President and Chairman during the Transition Period. Thereafter, Mr. Chilcott will no longer continue as an officer or director of the Company, but will be an employee of the Company and will advise the Company for a period of 12 months after the Transition Period to help ensure a seamless leadership transition. At the end of such 12-month period, it is Mr. Chilcott’s intention to retire.

 

The Compensation Committee of the Board and each of Messrs. Mooney and Chilcott are currently in discussions concerning compensation during the Transition Period and in their new roles thereafter. The Company will file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K at such time as compensation terms have been finalized.

 

DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

 

Pursuant to their respective offer letters, Messrs Grant Begley and Thomas Gardner are entitled to receive for their service on the Board: (1) an initial grant of five-year options to purchase 77,356 shares of common stock as accrued for time served as a Board member at an exercise price of $0.06 per share that vested half upon issuance and the remainder is vesting equally over two years; and (2) additional five-year options to purchase 16,500 shares of common stock issuable per calendar quarter of service at an exercise price per share equal to the market price of our common stock at the time of issuance that will vest equally over two years.

 

Pursuant to her offer letter, Ms. Louisa Ingargiola is entitled to receive for her service on the board: (1) an initial grant of five-year options to purchase 41,250 shares of common stock upon appointment, which was at an exercise price of $0.77 (equal to the market price of our common stock on the date of grant) that will vest in equal installments every calendar quarter over a one year period; and (2) five-year options to purchase 16,500 shares of common stock per calendar quarter of service at an exercise price per share equal to the market price of our common stock at the time of issuance that will vest in equal installments every calendar quarter for the two year period after date the grant.

 

Option Exercises for Fiscal 2019 and 2018

 

Mr. Scott Burell exercised 60,724 options on December 4, 2018 at an exercise price of $0.06 of which 55,801 shares were delivered due to the Company’s withholding obligation relating to the exercise of these options.

 

ITEM 12.   SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of our common stock as of March 31, 2020 by:

 

  each person, or group of affiliated persons, known to us to own beneficially more than 5% of our common stock;
     
  each of our current directors;

 

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  each of our named executive officers; and
     
  all of our current directors and executive officers as a group.

 

The information in the following table has been presented in accordance with the rules of the SEC. Under such rules, beneficial ownership of a class of capital stock includes any shares of such class as to which a person, directly or indirectly, has or shares voting power or investment power and also any shares as to which a person has the right to acquire such voting or investment power within 60 days through the exercise of any stock option, warrant or other right. If two or more persons share voting power or investment power with respect to specific securities, each such person is deemed to be the beneficial owner of such securities. Except as we otherwise indicate below and under applicable community property laws, we believe that the beneficial owners of the common stock listed below, based on information they have furnished to us, have sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares shown. Except as otherwise indicated, each stockholder named in the table is assumed to have sole voting and investment power with respect to the number of shares listed opposite the stockholder’s name.

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)  Number of Shares (2)  Percent of Class
Bret Chilcott          
Chairman of the Board and President   5,800,321    36.77%
Barrett Mooney          
Chief Executive Officer(3)   238,958    1.51%
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern          
Chief Financial Officer(3)   408,783    2.59%
Grant Begley          
Director(3)   164,106    1.04%
Thomas Gardner          
Director(3)   246,928    1.57%
Louisa Ingargiola          
Director(3)   90,686    0.57%
All Directors and Executive Officers as a Group (six persons)   6,949,782    44.05%
GreenBlock Capital, LLC          
420 Royal Palm Way          
Palm Beach, Florida 33480(4)   1,346,569    8.54%
Alpha Capital Anstalt          
Pradafant 7, Furstentums 9490          
Vaduz, Liechtenstein(5)   1,575,862    9.99%

 

(1) Unless otherwise indicated, such individual’s address is c/o AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc., 117 South 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757.
   
(2) The persons named in this table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock reflected as beneficially owned by them. A person is deemed to be the beneficial owner of securities that can be acquired by such person within sixty (60) days from March 31, 2020 and the total outstanding shares used to calculate each beneficial owner’s percentage includes such shares, although such shares are not taken into account in the calculations of the total number of shares or percentage of outstanding shares. Beneficial ownership as reported does not include shares subject to option or conversion that are not exercisable within 60 days of March 31, 2020.

 

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(3) All shares reflected are those shares of common stock which underlie options issued and fully vested, as of March 31, 2020.
   
(4) Excludes options to purchase 207,055 shares of common stock which are subject to ownership limitation provisions. Mr. Chris Spencer, a Partner of GreenBlock Capital, LLC, has sole investment and voting power with respect to the shares. The address for GreenBlock Capital, LLC is 420 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach, Florida 33480.
   
(5) As of March 31, 2020, Alpha owned 222,774 shares of common stock and owned 3,312 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, which as of March 31, 2020 are currently convertible into 6,133,067 shares of common stock, and 3,703,703 warrants to purchase shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.54. The table includes only 1,575,862 shares of common stock that Alpha is deemed to beneficially own because under the terms of the Series C Certificate of Designation, the holder thereof may not own in excess of 9.99% of the Company’s voting (i.e., common) stock at any given time.

 

Equity Compensation Plans

 

Company 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan

 

The Amended and Restated 2017 Omnibus Equity Plan is a comprehensive incentive compensation plan under which the Company can grant equity-based and other incentive awards to officers, employees and directors of, and consultants and advisers to, the Company The purpose of the Plan is to help the Company attract, motivate and retain such persons and thereby enhance shareholder value. The Plan provides for the grant of awards which are incentive stock options (“ISOs”), non-qualified stock options (“NQSOs”), unrestricted shares , restricted shares, restricted stock units, performance stock, performance units, SARs, tandem stock appreciation rights, distribution equivalent rights, or any combination of the foregoing, to key management employees, non-employee directors, and non-employee consultants of the Company or any of its subsidiaries (each a “participant”) (however, solely Company employees or employees of the Company’s subsidiaries are eligible for incentive stock option awards). The Company has reserved a total of 3,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance as or under awards to be made under the Plan.

 

Types of Stock Awards

 

The Plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options. Stock options may be granted to employees, including officers, non-employee directors and consultants of the Company or its affiliates, except that incentive stock options may be granted only to employees.

 

Share Reserve

 

The aggregate number of shares of common stock that have been reserved for issuance under the Plan is 3,000,000. As of December 31, 2019, there are 2,273,415 shares underlying options granted under the Plan and 665,861 shares of common stock available for future issuance under the Plan. If a stock option award expires, terminates, is canceled or is forfeited for any reason, the number of shares subject to the stock option award will again be available for issuance. In addition, if stock awards are settled in cash, the share reserve will be reduced by the number of shares of common stock with a value equal to the amount of the cash distributions as of the time that such amount was determined and if stock options are exercised using net exercise, the share reserve will be reduced by the gross number of shares of common stock subject to the exercised portion of the option. We also have 207,055 shares underlying options that have been granted outside of the Plan.

 

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Administration

 

Our Board of Directors, or a duly authorized committee thereof, has the authority to administer the Plan. Subject to the terms of the Plan, our board of directors or the authorized committee, referred to herein as the committee, determines recipients, dates of grant, the numbers and types of stock awards to be granted and the terms and conditions of the stock option awards, including the period of exercisability and vesting schedule applicable to a stock option award. Subject to the limitations set forth below, the committee will also determine the exercise price and the types of consideration to be paid for the award. The committee has the authority to modify outstanding awards under the Plan. The committee has the authority to adopt, alter and repeal administrative rules, guidelines and practices governing the Plan and to perform all other acts, including delegating administrative responsibilities, as it deems advisable to construe and interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any stock option award granted under the Plan. Decisions and interpretations or other actions by the committee are in the discretion of the committee and are final binding and conclusive on the Company and all participants in the Plan.

 

Stock Options

 

Incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options are granted pursuant to stock option award agreements adopted by the committee. The committee determines the exercise price for a stock option, within the terms and conditions of the Plan, provided that the exercise price shall not be less than (i) in the case of a grant of any NQSO or an ISO to a key employee who at the time of the grant does not own stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of our stock or of any subsidiary, one hundred percent (100%) of the fair market value of a share of common stock as determined on the date the stock option award is granted; (ii) in the case of a grant of an ISO to a key employee who, at the time of grant, owns stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of our stock or of any subsidiary, one hundred ten percent (110%) of the fair market value of a share of common stock, as determined on the date the stock option award is granted. The fair market value of the Common Stock for purposes of determining the exercise price shall be determined by the Committee in accordance with any reasonable method of valuation consistent with applicable requirements of Federal tax law, including, as applicable, the provisions of Code Section 422(c)(8) and 409A as applicable. Stock options granted under the Plan will become exercisable at the rate specified by the committee and may be exercisable for restricted stock, if determined by the committee.

 

The committee determines the term of stock options granted under the Plan, up to a maximum of ten years. The option holder’s stock option agreement shall provide the rights, if any, that such holder has to exercise the stock option at such time that such holder’s service relationship with us, or any of our affiliates, ceases for any reason, including disability, death, with or without cause, or voluntary resignation. All unvested stock option awards are forfeited if the participant’s employment or service is terminated for any reason, unless our compensation committee determines otherwise.

 

Acceptable consideration for the purchase of common stock issued upon the exercise of a stock option will be determined by the committee and may include (i) check, bank draft or money order or wire transfer, (ii) if the Company’s common stock is publicly traded, a broker-assisted cashless exercise, or (iii) such other methods as may be approved by the committee, including without limitation, the tender of shares of our common stock previously owned by the option holder or a net exercise of the option.

 

Unless the committee provides otherwise, options generally are not transferable except by will, the laws of descent and distribution. The committee may provide that a non-qualified stock option may be transferred to a family member, as such term is defined under the applicable securities laws.

 

Tax Limitations on Incentive Stock Options

 

The aggregate fair market value, determined at the time of grant, of our common stock with respect to incentive stock options that are exercisable for the first time by an option holder during any calendar year may not exceed $100,000. Options or portions thereof that exceed such limit will generally be treated as non-qualified stock options. No incentive stock option may be granted to any person who, at the time of the grant, owns or is deemed to own stock possessing more than 10% of our total combined voting power or that of any of our affiliates unless (i) the option exercise price is at least 110% of the fair market value of the stock subject to the option on the date of grant, and (ii) the term of the incentive stock option does not exceed five years from the date of grant.

 

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Adjustments for Changes in Capital Structure and other Special Transactions

 

In the event of a stock dividend, stock split, or recapitalization, or a corporate reorganization in which we are a surviving corporation (and our shareholders prior to such transaction continue to own at least 50% of our capital stock after such transaction), including without limitation a merger, consolidation, split-up or spin-off, or a liquidation, or distribution of securities or assets other than cash dividends, the number or kinds of shares subject to the Plan or to any stock option award previously granted, and the exercise price, shall be adjusted proportionately by the committee to reflect such event.

 

In the event of a merger, consolidation or other form of reorganization with or into another corporation (other than a merger, consolidation, or other form of reorganization in which we are the surviving corporation and our shareholders prior to such transaction continue to own at least 50% of the capital stock after such transaction), a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company or a tender or exchange offer made by any corporation, person or entity (other than an offer made by us), all stock options held by any option holder shall be fully vested and exercisable by the option holder.

 

Furthermore, the committee, either before or after the merger, consolidation or other form of reorganization, may take such action as it determines in its sole discretion with respect to the number or kinds of shares subject to the Plan or any option under the Plan.

 

Amendment, Suspension or Termination

 

The committee may at any time amend, suspend or terminate any and all parts of the Plan, any stock option award granted under the Plan, or both in such respects as the committee shall deem necessary or desirable, except that no such action may be taken which would impair the rights of any option holder with respect to any stock option award previously granted under the Plan without the option holder’s consent.

 

Description of Securities

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 275,000,000 shares, of which 250,000,000 shares are designated as common stock par value $.001 per share, and 25,000,000 shares are designated as preferred stock, par value $.001 per share of which (i) no shares have been designated as Series A Preferred Stock, (ii) 1,764 shares have been designated as Series B Preferred Stock, (ii) 10,000 shares have been designated as Series C Preferred Stock and (iii) 2,000 shares have been designated as Series D Preferred Stock. As of December 31, 2019, we had 15,424,394 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, 3,501 shares of Series C Preferred Stock and 2,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock outstanding. No other shares of Preferred Stock are outstanding.

 

ITEM 13.   CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

On (i) December 15, 2016, the Company issued a promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $30,000 to GreenBlock Capital, a related party, (ii) January 24, 2017, AgEagle issued a second promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $30,000 to GreenBlock, and (iii) June 14, 2017, a 3rd promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $16,050 was issued to GreenBlock (the “Related Party Notes A”). The Related Party Notes A accrue interest at an annual rate of 2% and matured on November 6, 2017. On or about August 1, 2017, GreenBlock entered into extension and modification agreements with AgEagle whereby they agreed to extend the maturity date of the Related Party Notes A to February 28, 2018, and in exchange a conversion feature was added whereby the debt can be converted into AgEagle common stock at $2.00 per share, and amended the interest rate on the note retroactively to accrue at a rate of 8% annually. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $76,050 and the accrued interest of $7,239 were converted at $1.25 per share into 110,371 shares of common stock.

 

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Between the dates of March 15 and July 12, 2017, AgEagle issued seven new promissory notes totaling an aggregate amount of $55,000 to Bret Chilcott, who is our Chairman of the Board and President, and at the time was also our CEO. The promissory notes (the “Related Party Notes B”) accrue interest at an annual rate of 2% and matured on November 6, 2017. On or about August 1, 2017, Mr. Chilcott entered into extension and modification agreements with AgEagle whereby they agreed to extend the maturity date of the Related Party Notes B to February 28, 2018, and in exchange a conversion feature was added whereby the debt can be converted into AgEagle common stock at $2.00 per share, and amended the interest rate on the note retroactively to accrue at a rate of 8% annually. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $55,000 and the accrued interest of $3,686 were converted at $1.25 per share into 77,769 shares of common stock.

 

Director Independence

 

The Board of Directors has reviewed the independence of our directors based on the listing standards of the NYSE American. Based on this review, the Board of Directors determined that each of Messrs. Begley and Gardner and Ms. Ingargiola are independent within the meaning of the NYSE American. In making this determination, our Board of Directors considered the relationships that each of these non-employee directors has with us and all other facts and circumstances our board of directors deemed relevant in determining their independence. As required under applicable NYSE American rules, we anticipate that our independent directors will meet in regularly scheduled executive sessions at which only independent directors are present.

 

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ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

Audit Fees

 

Our independent auditor, D. Brooks and Associates CPAs, billed an aggregate of $45,000 for the year ended December 31, 2019 audit and the quarterly reviews for the year ended December 31, 2019. D. Brooks and Associates CPAs billed $32,078 for the December 31, 2018 audit, quarterly reviews for the year ended December 31, 2018 and audit related fees. In addition, $10,550 and $17,515 was billed for tax services in 2019 and 2018, respectively. Audit Fees and Audit Related Fees consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for auditing our Financial Statements, reviews of interim Financial Statements included in quarterly reports, services performed in connection with other filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission and related comfort letters and other services that are normally provided by our independent auditors in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements. Tax Fees consists of fees billed for professional services for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning. These services include assistance regarding federal, state and local tax compliance and consultation in connection with various transactions and acquisitions. All Other Fees consists of fees billed for professional services associated with the consent by auditors related to the audited financial statements of EnerJex and Agribotix and not paid to D.Brooks and Associates CPA’s.

 

   2019  2018
Audit Fees  $45,000   $32,078 
Audit-Related Fees   1,000    1,000 
Tax Fees   10,550    17,515 
All Other Fees       21,000 
Total  $56,550   $71,593 

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, SCHEDULES

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
3.1   Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, as currently in effect (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 10-Q filed on August 14, 2008)
     
3.2   Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on May 29, 2014 (incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 3.1 on Current Report Form 8-K filed on May 29, 2014)
     
3.3   Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference as Exhibit 3.1 on Current Report Form 8-K filed on May 29, 2014)
     
3.4   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 4.1 on Current Report Form 8-K filed on March 11, 2015)
     
3.5   Certificate of Designation of Series C Preferred Stock filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on April 27, 2017 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 28, 2017)
     
3.6   Amendment to Certificate of Designation of Series C Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.7   Certificate of Designation for Series A Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Form 8-K filed on January 6, 2011).
     
3.8   Amended and Restated Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of the 10% Series A Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.9   Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of the 10% Series A Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.10   Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of EnerJex Resources, Inc. to change the company’s name (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.11   Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of EnerJex Resources, Inc. to effect a 1-for-25 reverse stock split (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to the Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.12   Articles of Merger, dated March 26, 2018, by and between AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. and AgEagle Merger Sub, Inc.(incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.6 on Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
3.13   Amended and Restated Bylaws, as currently in effect (incorporated by reference to Appendix C to Schedule 14A filed on May 22, 2013)
     
3.14   Certificate of Designation of Series D 8% Preferred Stock filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on December 26, 2018 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2018)

 

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3.15   Certificate of Designation for the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on April 2, 2020 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 8, 2020)
     
4.1   Form of 8% Convertible Debenture due November 6, 2016 (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
4.2   Form of 8% Convertible Debenture due June 30, 2017 (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
4.3   Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated as of December 27, 2018 issued to Alpha Capital Anstalt (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2018)
     
10.2   Incubator Lease Agreement, dated August 28, 2015, between the City of Neodosha, Kansas and the Registrant (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
10.3   2017 Equity Incentive Plan of the Registrant (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
10.7   Offer Letter, dated July 9, 2017, between the Registrant and Barrett Mooney (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 on Form 8-K filed on July 19, 2018)
     
10.10   Form of Promissory Note between EnerJex Resources, Inc. and Pass Creek Resources, LLC dated March 26, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 on Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
10.11   Form of Additional Issuance and Exchange Agreement, dated March 26, 2018, by and among EnerJex Resources, Inc. and the investor named therein, relating to the purchase of shares of Series C Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 on Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018)
     
10.12   Voting Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2017, by and among EnerJex Resources, Inc. and a principal stockholder of AgEagle (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 on Form 8-K filed October 20, 2017)
     
10.13   Form of Exchange Agreement dated November 20, 2017 between the Registrant and Agribotix LLC (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
10.14   Form of Agribotix Distribution and Resale Agreement dated November 20, 2017 (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
10.15   Form of AgEagle Dealer Agreement (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018
     
10.16   ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT, dated as of July 25, 2018, into by and among the (i) Registrant, (ii) EAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS, INC., a Nevada corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Registrant, (iii) AGRIBOTIX, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, (iv) the individuals listed on the signature page thereof, and (v) Paul Hoff, in his capacity as the representative of the Seller Investor. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 on Form 8-K filed on July 31, 2018).

 

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10.17   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated December 27, 2018, by and between the Registrant and Alpha Capital Anstalt (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2018)
     
10.18   Registration Rights Agreements, dated December 27, 2018, by and between the Registrant and Alpha Capital Anstalt (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2018) 
     
10.19   Offer Letter for Nicole Fernandez-McGovern dated January 1, 2019
     
10.20   AgEagle Employee Confidentiality and Proprietary Rights Agreement between AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc and Nicole Fernandez-McGovern dated January 1, 2019
     
10.21   Colorado Commercial Lease Agreement by and between Advanced Radar Company and Agribotix LLC, dated June 1, 2018
     
10.22   AgEagle Building Lease Extension Letter dated August, 17, 2018
     
10.23   Securities Purchase Agreement by and between AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. and Alpha Anstalt Capital, dated April 7, 2020 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 8, 2020)
     
10.24   Registration Rights Agreement, dated April 7, 2020, by and between AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. and Alpha Anstalt Capital, dated April 7, 2020 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 8, 2020)
     
10.25   Leak-Out Agreement, dated April 7, 2020, by and among AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. and Alpha Anstalt Capital, dated April 7, 2020 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 8, 2020)
     
14.1   Code of Ethics of the Registrant Applicable To Directors, Officers And Employees (Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Reg. No. 333-226324) originally filed on July 24, 2018)
     
21.1*   List of Subsidiaries
     
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 and principal accounting officer
     
101.INS   XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT
101.SCH    XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION SCHEMA
101.CAL    XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION CALCULATION LINKBASE
101.DEF    XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION DEFINITION LINKBASE
101.LAB   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION LABEL LINKBASE
101.PRE    XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION PRESENTATION LINKBASE

 

* Filed herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.
     
Dated: April 13, 2020 By: /s/ Barrett Mooney
    Barrett Mooney
    Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: April 13, 2020 By: /s/ Nicole Fernandez-McGovern 
    Nicole Fernandez-McGovern
    Chief Financial Officer

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signatures   Title   Date
         
/s/ Barrett Mooney   Chief Executive Officer   April 13, 2020
Barrett Mooney   (Principal Executive Officer)    
         
/s/ Nicole Fernandez-McGovern   Chief Financial Officer   April 13, 2020
Nicole Fernandez-McGovern   (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)    
         
/s/ Bret Chilcott   Chairman of the Board and President   April 13, 2020
Bret Chilcott        
         
/s/ Grant Begley   Director   April 13, 2020
Grant Begley        
         
/s/ Luisa Ingargiola   Director   April 13, 2020
Luisa Ingargiola        
         
/s/ Thomas Gardner   Director   April 13, 2020
Thomas Gardner        

  

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INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

 F-1

 

 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and

Stockholders of AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc.

 

Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (the Company) as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the consolidated financial statements). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

 

D. Brooks and Associates CPAs, P.A.

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2015.

 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

 

April 10, 2020

 

 

 

 F-2

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   As of
   December 31,  December 31,
ASSETS  2019  2018
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash  $717,997   $2,601,730 
Accounts receivable   65,833    93 
Inventories, net   221,167    149,482 
Prepaid and other current assets   124,163    80,370 
Total current assets   1,129,160    2,831,675 
           
Property and equipment, net   37,776    28,374 
Intangible assets, net   520,573    677,118 
Goodwill   3,108,000    3,270,984 
Total assets  $4,795,509   $6,808,151 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Accounts payable  $57,432   $197,827 
Accrued expenses   36,416    41,841 
Accrued dividends   163,555    1,333 
Contract liabilities   264,472    4,892 
Payroll liabilities       13,521 
Promissory note       40,998 
Total current liabilities   521,875    300,412 
Total liabilities   521,875    300,412 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (SEE NOTE 10)          
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized:          
Preferred stock, Series C Convertible, $0.001 par value, 10,000 shares authorized, 3,501 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 4,662 at December 31, 2018   4    5 
Preferred stock, Series D, $0.001 par value, 2,000 shares authorized, 2,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   2    2 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 15,424,394 and 12,549,394 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   15,424    12,549 
Additional paid-in capital   12,456,989    12,171,274 
Accumulated deficit   (8,198,785)   (5,676,091)
Total stockholders’ equity  $4,273,634   $6,507,739 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $4,795,509   $6,808,151 

 

See Accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

 

   For the Year Ended December 31,
   2019  2018
Revenues  $296,677   $107,813 
Cost of sales   202,049    61,680 
Gross Profit   94,628    46,133 
           
Operating Expenses:          
Selling expenses   65,015    77,139 
General and administrative   1,850,225    1,333,371 
Professional fees   662,633    696,222 
Research and development   38,948     
Total Operating Expenses   2,616,821    2,106,732 
Loss from Operations   (2,522,193)   (2,060,599)
           
Other Income (Expenses):          
Other income       13,333 
Interest expense   (501)   (32,417)
Total Other Expenses, Net   (501)   (19,084)
Loss Before Income Taxes   (2,522,694)   (2,079,683)
Provision for income taxes        
Net Loss  $(2,522,694)  $(2,079,683)
           
Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted  $(0.17)  $(0.25)
           
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding During the Period -- Basic and Diluted   14,714,533    8,175,639 

 

See Accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

   Par $ .0001 Preferred Stock Series A Shares  Preferred Stock Series A Amount  Par $ .0001 Preferred Stock Series B Shares  Preferred Stock Series B Amount  Par $ .0001 Preferred Stock Series C Shares  Preferred Stock Series C Amount  Par $ .0001 Preferred Stock Series D Shares  Preferred Stock Series D Amount  Par $ .0001 Common Shares  Common Stock Amount  Additional Paid-In Capital  Accumulated Deficit  Total
Stockholders’ Deficit
Balance as of December 31, 2017   80,000        14        12                651,796    420    1,939,832    (3,596,408)   (1,656,156)
Pre-merger issuances and conversions of shares   (80,000)       (6)       (12)               3,548,204                 
Sale of Series C preferred stock                   250                        250,000        250,000 
Founder stock returned to company                                   (75,000)   (75)   75         
Shares repurchased from shareholder                                   (139,567)   (140)   (210,503)       (210,643)
Conversion of Series B and C preferred stock           (8)       (2,467)   (2)           1,616,470    1,616    (1,614)        
Exercise of options                                   55,801    56    (56)        
Issuance of Common Stock for consulting services                                   185,000    185    400,415        400,600 
AgEagle debt conversion into Common Stock                                   787,891    788    1,503,015        1,503,803 
AgEagle shareholder Common Stock conversion to EnerJex common shares                   2,056    2            2,757,063    6,537    (6,539)        
Acquisition of Agribotix                                   1,275,000    1,275    2,998,725        3,000,000 
Issuance of common and preferred stock for EnerJex shareholders upon merger                   197                1,886,736    1,887    (762,662)       (760,775)
Issuance of Series C Common Stock in connection with merger, net of $20K in fees                   4,626    5                    3,979,995        3,980,000 
Issuance of Series D preferred stock and warrants for cash                           2,000    2            1,969,998        1,970,000 
Share compensation period costs                                           110,593        110,593 
Net loss                                               (2,079,683)   (2,079,683)
Balance as of December 31, 2018      $       $    4,662   $5    2,000   $2    12,549,394   $12,549   $12,171,274   $(5,676,091)  $6,507,739 
Conversion of Series C preferred stock                   (1,161)   (1)           2,150,000    2,150    (2,149)        
Acquisition of Agribotix                                   175,000    175    (175)        
Issuance of Common Stock for consulting services                                   550,000    550    189,950        190,500 
Dividend on Series D Preferred Stock                                           (162,222)       (162,222)
Share compensation period costs                                           260,311        260,311 
Net loss                                               (2,522,694)   (2,522,694)
Balance as of December 31, 2019      $       $    3,501   $4    2,000   $2   $15,424,394   $15,424   $12,456,989   $(8,198,785)  $4,273,634 

   

Note: Amounts have been adjusted to reflect 25 to 1 stock split upon merger

 

See Accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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 AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS, INC. 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

   For the Year Ended December 31,
   2019  2018
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net loss  $(2,522,694)  $(2,079,683)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   171,588    65,362 
Stock-based compensation   260,311    110,593 
Shares issued for professional services   190,500    400,600 
Loss on impairment   162,984     
           
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (65,740)   163 
Inventories   (71,685)   12,836 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (43,793)   (76,986)
Accounts payable   (140,395)   (228,327)
Accrued expenses   (5,425)   (17,513)
Accrued interest       28,744 
Contract liabilities   259,580    (1,927)
Payroll liabilities   (13,521)   8,000 
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,818,290)   (1,778,138)
           
CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchases of fixed assets   (24,445)    
Cash received in reverse merger       256,255 
Payments of liabilities assumed in reverse merger       (891,474)
Acquisition of Agribotix       (925,000)
Net cash used in investing activities   (24,445)   (1,560,219)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Payments of the principle on promissory note   (40,998)   (84,559)
Shares repurchased from shareholder       (210,643)
Proceeds from the issuance of Common Stock and Series C convertible preferred stock in connection with merger, net of $20,000 in fees       3,980,000 
Proceeds from the sale of Series C convertible preferred stock       250,000 
Proceeds from the issuance of Common Stock Series D       1,970,000 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (40,998)   5,904,798 
           
Net (decrease) increase in cash   (1,883,733)   2,566,441 
Cash at beginning of period   2,601,730    35,289 
Cash at end of period  $717,997   $2,601,730 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Interest cash paid  $501   $39,313 
Income taxes paid  $   $ 
Accrued dividends  $163,555   $1,333 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Assets acquired (liabilities assumed) in reverse merger:          
Cash  $   $256,255 
Accounts payable       (891,474)
Promissory note       (125,556)
Net liabilities assumed  $   $(760,775)
Conversion of debt into Common Stock  $   $1,503,801 
Conversion of Series B and C preferred stock into Common Stock  $2,150   $613 
Acquisition of Agribotix:          
Issuance of Common Stock as consideration  $   $3,000,000 
Cash paid in the prior year       75,000 
Deferred revenue       6,819 
Inventory       (3,685 
Fixed assets       (7,650)
Intangible assets       (724,500)
Goodwill       (3,270,984)
Cash paid for acquisition  $   $(925,000)

 

See Accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 1 – Description of Business

 

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (“AgEagle”, or “the Company”). In addition, providing new utility to UAVs, the Company pioneers, and innovates advanced aerial imaging data collection and analytics technologies capable of addressing the impending food and environmental sustainability crises that threaten our planet. Historically, the Company’s daily efforts have focused on delivering the tools and strategies necessary to define and implement commercial drone construction and delivery, along with sustainability and precision farming solutions that solve important problems confronting the global agricultural industry. In fact, AgEagle has spent eight years serving customers, covering more than two million acres in 50 countries monitoring 53 different crops. AgEagle remains intent on earning distinction as a trusted partner to clients seeking to adopt and support productive agricultural approaches to better farming practices which limit the impact on our natural resources, reduce reliance on inputs and materially increase crop yields and profits.

 

In early 2019, AgEagle further expanded its marketing efforts to provide for the introduction of ParkView, its proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform, designed to support municipal, state and federal agencies charged with assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving public parks and recreation areas, also referred to as urban green spaces.

 

In the first half of 2019, the Company introduced HempOverview, a scalable, responsive and cost-effective Software-as-a-Solution (“SaaS”) web- and map-based technology platform to support the operations of domestic industrial hemp programs for state and tribal nation departments of agriculture, growers and processors – a solution that provides users with what the Company believes is the gold standard for regulatory oversight, operational assistance and reporting capabilities for the fast emerging industrial hemp industry.

 

The Company also designs, produces, distributes and supports technologically advanced small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) that AgEagle offers for commercial sale to the precision agriculture industry. In addition to UAV sales, in late 2018, the Company introduced a new drone-leasing program, alleviating farmers and agribusinesses from significant upfront costs associated with purchasing a drone, while also relieving them from ongoing drone maintenance and support requirements. Additionally, the new program provides the option of engaging a trained AgEagle pilot to operate the drone and manage the entire image collection process, creating a truly turnkey aerial imagery capture solution for its customers.

 

 In the third quarter of 2019, AgEagle announced that it had begun to actively pursue expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation market and revealed that it had received its first purchase orders from a major ecommerce company to manufacture and assemble UAVs designed to meet the critical specifications for drones that are meant to carry packaged goods in urban and suburban areas.

 

Central to the Company’s long-term growth strategy, AgEagle will continue to identify opportunities to leverage its proprietary technological platform and industry expertise to penetrate new, high growth market sectors that may benefit from the Company’s advanced aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions.

 

Research and development activities are integral to the Company’s business and it follows a disciplined approach to investing our resources to create new technologies and solutions.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 1 – Description of Business – Continued

 

In August 2018, the Company acquired certain assets of Agribotix, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (“Agribotix”), which included Agribotix’s primary product, FarmLens™. Agribotix was engaged in the business of providing integrated agricultural drone solutions and drone-enabled software technologies and services for precision agriculture.

 

The Company believes that by purchasing FarmLens, benefitted us and our shareholders by developing important vertically integrated products and services. FarmLens is a subscription cloud analytics service that processes data, primarily collected with a drone such as those produced by AgEagle, and makes such data actionable by farmers and agronomists. FarmLens is currently sold by AgEagle as a subscription service and offered either standalone or in a bundle with drone platforms manufactured by leading drone providers like AgEagle, DJI and senseFly.

 

The FarmLens platform extends AgEagle’s reach as a business through key partnerships. In October 2018, AgEagle announced that it was expanding on Agribotix’s existing partnership with The Climate Corporation’s FieldView™ platform, enabling farmers to share images from FarmLens to their FieldView accounts and compare them alongside other valuable metrics, including planting and yield data. To date, FarmLens, has processed agricultural imagery for approximately two million acres of crops and analyzed data for over 53 different crop types from over 50 countries around the world. 

 

In December 2018, AgEagle unveiled its plans to develop a FarmLens Mobile app, extending the numerous benefits of the FarmLens platform to mobile devices. The FarmLens Mobile app was commercially launched in 2019 and is now available for download on any iPhone, iPad or Android device.

 

The Company is headquartered in Neodesha, Kansas.

 

Corporate History; Recent Business Combinations

 

On March 26, 2018, our predecessor company, EnerJex Resources, Inc. (“EnerJex”), a Nevada company, consummated the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated October 19, 2017, pursuant to which AgEagle Merger Sub, Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex, merged with and into AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., a privately held company organized under the laws of the state of Nevada (“AgEagle Sub”), with AgEagle Sub surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, EnerJex changed its name to AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (the “Company, “we,” “our,” or “us”) and AgEagle Sub changed its name initially to “Eagle Aerial, Inc. and then to” AgEagle Aerial, Inc.

 

Prior to the Merger, EnerJex was formerly known as Millennium Plastics Corporation (“Millennium) and was incorporated in the State of Nevada on March 31, 1999. In August 2006, Millennium acquired Midwest Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation pursuant to a reverse merger. After such merger, Midwest Energy became a wholly-owned subsidiary, and as a result of such merger, the former Midwest Energy stockholders controlled approximately 98% of our outstanding shares of common stock (“Common Stock”). Midwest then changed its name to EnerJex Resources, Inc., (“EnerJex”) in connection with this merger, and in November 2007, it changed the name of Midwest Energy (one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries) to EnerJex Kansas, Inc. (“EnerJex Kansas”). All of its operations conducted prior to this merger were through EnerJex Kansas, Inc., Black Sable Energy, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Black Sable”) and Black Raven Energy, Inc. a Nevada corporation (“Black Raven”). Its leasehold interests were held in our wholly-owned subsidiaries Black Sable, Working Interest, LLC, EnerJex Kansas and Black Raven.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation and Consolidation - These financial consolidated statements are presented in United States dollars and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The Company’s consolidated financial statements are prepared using the accrual method of accounting. The Company has elected a December 31 fiscal year end.

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries AgEagle Aerial, Inc., EnerJex Kansas, Inc., Black Sable Energy, LLC, Black Raven Energy, Inc. Black Raven Energy, Inc. was dissolved effective November 2019. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The summary of significant accounting policies presented below is designed to assist in understanding the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Such consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes are the representations of the Company’s management, who are responsible for their integrity and objectivity. These accounting policies conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) in all material respects and have been consistently applied in preparing the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Use of Estimates – The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include the reserve for obsolete inventory, valuation of stock issued for services and stock options, valuation of intangible assets and the valuation of deferred tax assets.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments – Unless otherwise disclosed, the fair value of the Company’s financial instruments, including cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses, approximates their recorded values due to their short-term maturities.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents – Cash and cash equivalents includes any highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less. The Company held no cash equivalents as of December 31, 2019 or December 31, 2018. The Company maintains cash balances at financial institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000. The Company’s bank balances at times may exceed the FDIC limit. To date, the Company has not experienced any losses on its invested cash.

 

 Receivables and Credit Policy Trade receivables due from customers are uncollateralized customer obligations due under normal trade terms requiring payment within 30 days from the invoice date. Terms with our distributor allow for payment terms of 45 days from the invoice date. Trade receivables are stated at the amount billed to the customer. The Company generally does not charge interest on overdue customer account balances. Payments of trade receivables are allocated to the specific invoices identified on the customer’s remittance advice or, if unspecified, are applied to the earliest unpaid invoices.

 

The Company estimates an allowance for doubtful accounts based upon an evaluation of the current status of receivables, historical experience, and other factors as necessary. It is reasonably possible that the Company’s estimate of the allowance for doubtful accounts will change. The Company determined that no allowance was necessary as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

 F-9

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – Continued

 

Inventories  Inventories, which consist of raw materials, finished goods and work-in-process, are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, with cost being determined by the average-cost method, which approximates the first-in, first-out method. Cost components include direct materials and direct labor, as well as in-bound freight. At each balance sheet date, the Company evaluates its ending inventories for excess quantities and obsolescence. This evaluation primarily includes an analysis of forecasted demand in relation to the inventory on hand, among consideration of other factors. The physical condition (e.g., age and quality) of the inventories is also considered in establishing its valuation. Based upon the evaluation, provisions are made to reduce excess or obsolete inventories to their estimated net realizable values. Once established, write-downs are considered permanent adjustments to the cost basis of the respective inventories. These adjustments are estimates, which could vary significantly, either favorably or unfavorably, from the amounts that the Company may ultimately realize upon the disposition of inventories if future economic conditions, customer inventory levels, product discontinuances, sales return levels or competitive conditions differ from the Company’s estimates and expectations. As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had recorded a provision for obsolescence of $10,000 and $10,369, respectively.

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets – The assets and liabilities of acquired businesses are recorded under the acquisition method of accounting at their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. Goodwill represents costs in excess of fair values assigned to the underlying identifiable net assets of acquired businesses. Goodwill is not subject to amortization and is tested annually for the impairment, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the goodwill may not be recoverable.

 

Intangible assets from acquired businesses are recognized at fair value on the acquisition date and consist of customer programs, trademarks, customer relationships, technology and other intangible assets. Customer programs include values assigned to major programs of acquired businesses and represent the aggregate value associated with the customer relationships, contracts, technology and trademarks underlying the associated program and are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of expected cash flows used to measure fair value, which ranges from four to five years.

 

Business Combinations - The Company recognizes, with certain exceptions, 100% of the fair value of assets acquired, liabilities assumed, and non-controlling interests when the acquisition constitutes a change in control of the acquired entity. Shares issued in consideration for a business combination, contingent consideration arrangements and pre-acquisition loss and gain contingencies are all measured and recorded at their acquisition-date fair value. Subsequent changes to fair value of contingent consideration arrangements are generally reflected in earnings. Any in-process research and development assets acquired are capitalized as of the acquisition date. Acquisition-related transaction costs are expensed as incurred. The operating results of entities acquired are included in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations from the date of acquisition.

 

 F-10

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – Continued

 

Revenue Recognition and Concentration – The majority of the Company’s revenue is generated pursuant to written contractual arrangements to develop, manufacture and/or modify complex drone related products, and to provide associated engineering, technical and other services according to customer specifications. These contracts are a fixed price and are accounted for in accordance with ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). Under fixed-price contracts, the Company agrees to perform the specified work for a pre-determined price. To the extent the Company’s actual costs vary from the estimates upon which the price was negotiated, it will generate more or less profit or could incur a loss. The Company accounts for a contract after it has been approved by all parties to the arrangement, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and collectability of consideration is probable.

 

The Company generally recognizes revenue on sales to customers, dealers and distributors upon satisfaction of performance obligations which generally occurs once controls transfer to customers, which is when product is shipped or delivered depending on specific shipping terms. Additionally, customers are required to place a deposit or pay upon shipping for each UAV or drone delivery assembly part ordered. Customer payments received in advance of the Company completing performance obligations are recorded as contract liabilities.

 

As a result of the Agribotix acquisition, the Company now has an additional product line which is the sale of subscription services for use of the FarmLens™ platform to process aerial imaging. These subscription fees are recognized ratably over each monthly membership period as the services are provided.

 

Sales concentration information for customers comprising more than 10% of the Company’s total net sales such customers is summarized below:

 

   Percent of total sales for year ended December 31,
Customers  2019  2018
Customer A   90.8%   10.4%
Customer B   *    18.0%

 

Accounts receivables due from Customer A comprised all of the accounts receivable as of December 31, 2019.

 

The table below reflects our revenue for the periods indicated by product mix.

 

   For the Year Ended December 31,
Type  2019  2018
Drone Assembly and Product Sales  $267,622   $93,219 
Subscription Sales   29,055    14,594 
Total  $296,677   $107,813 

 

Vendor Concentration As of December 31, 2019, there was one significant vendor that the Company relies upon to perform stitching its FarmLens platform. This vendor provides services to the Company which can be replaced by alternative vendors should the need arise.

 

Shipping Costs Shipping costs for the year ended December 31, 2019 totaled $5,493, and $5,239 for the year ended December 31, 2018. All shipping costs billed directly to the customer are directly offset to shipping costs resulting in a net expense to the Company which is included in cost of goods sold in shipments of operations.

 

Research and Development Expenses - Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. Research and development costs totaled $38,948 and $0 for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Amounts have been included on the accompanying statements of operations.

 

 F-11

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – Continued

 

Earnings Per Share  Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the year. Diluted loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus Common Stock equivalents (if dilutive) related to warrants, options and convertible instruments.

 

Potentially Dilutive Securities  The Company has excluded all common equivalent shares outstanding for warrants, options and convertible instruments to purchase Common Stock from the calculation of diluted net loss per share, because all such securities are anti-dilutive for the periods presented. For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company had 4,531,924 warrants and 2,480,470 options to purchase Common Stock, 3,501 shares of Series C Preferred Stock which may be converted into 6,483,333 shares of Common Stock. For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company had 4,531,924 warrants and 1,494,153 options to purchase Common Stock, 4,662 shares of Series C Preferred Stock which may be converted into 8,633,333 shares of Common Stock.

 

Income Taxes The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 740, Accounting for Income Taxes. This topic requires an asset and liability approach for accounting for income taxes. The Company evaluates its tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken on income tax returns to determine if an accrual is necessary for uncertain tax positions. The Company will recognize future accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense if incurred. All income tax returns not filed more than three years ago are subject to federal and state tax examinations by tax authorities.

 

Stock-Based Compensation Awards The Company accounts for its stock-based awards in accordance with ASC Subtopic 718-10, “Compensation – Stock Compensation”, which requires fair value measurement on the grant date and recognition of compensation expense for all stock-based payment awards made to employees and directors. For stock options, the Company estimates the fair value using a closed option valuation (Black-Scholes) model. The estimated fair value is then expensed over the requisite service period of the award which is generally the vesting period and the related amount is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations. The Company recognizes forfeitures at the time they occur.

 

The Black-Scholes option-pricing model requires the input of certain assumptions that require the Company’s judgment, including the expected term and the expected stock price volatility of the underlying stock. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of stock-based compensation represent management’s best estimates, but these estimates involve inherent uncertainties and the application of judgment. As a result, if factors change resulting in the use of different assumptions, stock-based compensation expense could be materially different in the future.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements –

 

Adopted

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which addresses certain aspects of recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of financial statements. The Company’s adoption of ASU No. 2016-01 effective January 1, 2019 did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2016, FASB issued Account Standards Update 2016-02 – Leases (Topic 842) intended to improve financial reporting of leasing transactions whereby lessees will need to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for virtually all their leases. Under the new guidance, a lessee will be required to recognize assets and liabilities for leases with lease terms of more than 12 months. Consistent with current GAAP, the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease by a lessee primarily will depend on its classification as a finance or operating lease. However, unlike current GAAP — which requires only capital leases to be recognized on the balance sheet — the new ASU will require both types of leases to be recognized on the balance sheet. The Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2019 and it did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as the Company currently has no leases with a term of more than 12 months.

 

 F-12

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – Continued

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. The new guidance is intended to reduce diversity in practice in how transactions are classified in the statement of cash flows. This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and for interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations—Clarifying the definition of a business (Topic 805). This ASU clarifies the definition of a business with the objective of providing a more robust framework to evaluate whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. The Company’s adoption of ASU No. 2017-01 effective May 1, 2018 did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350). The update simplifies the process for assessing goodwill for impairment. The amended guidance removes the second step that was previously required. Under this ASU, impairment charges to goodwill are based on the excess of a reporting unit’s carrying value to its fair value. ASU 2017-04 is effective for us for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, with early adoption permitted for periods beginning after January 1, 2017. The Company adopted ASU 2017-04 on January 1, 2019 and applied the guidance to the annual impairment test (see Note 6).

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718). This ASU reduces the diversity in practice and cost and complexity when applying the guidance in Topic 718 to a change in terms or conditions of a share-based payment award. The Company’s adoption of ASU No. 2017-09 effective May 1, 2018 did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Pending Adoption

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820). This ASU removes or modifies current disclosures while adding certain new disclosure requirements. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods therein, with early adoption permitted for the removed or modified disclosures. The removed and modified disclosures can be adopted retrospectively, and the added disclosures should be adopted prospectively. The Company does not believe that adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract (Topic 350-40). This ASU allows for capitalization of implementation costs associated with certain cloud computing arrangements. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods therein, with early adoption permitted. We are evaluating the potential impact of this adoption on our consolidated financial statements.

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by FASB did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future consolidated financial statements.

 

 F-13

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

 Note 3 — Business Acquisition

 

On August 28, 2018, the Company closed the transactions contemplated by the Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) dated July 25, 2018 with AgEagle Aerial, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, Agribotix, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (sometimes also referred to herein as” Agribotix” or the “Seller”), and the other parties named therein. The Company acquired, all right, title and interest in and to all assets owned by the Seller utilized in the Seller’s business of providing integrated agricultural drone solutions and drone-enabled software technologies and services for precision agriculture, except for certain excluded assets as set forth in the Purchase Agreement (the “Purchased Assets”). At closing, the Company assumed certain liabilities under various third-party contracts pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement.

 

The consideration for the Purchased Assets made at closing included the following: (a) a cash payment of $150,000 (of which $110,000 was previously paid), (b) 200,000 shares of Common Stock of the Company at a value of $5.00 per share (all of which shares were issued to the Seller pursuant to an exchange agreement between the Company and the Seller dated as of November 20, 2017), (c) an amount payable at closing equal to the sum of: (i) 500,000 shares of Common Stock at a value of $2.00 per share (the “Closing Shares”); and (ii) $450,000 in cash. In addition, the Seller paid on the 90th day following the closing equal to the sum of: (i) the number of shares of Common Stock that is calculated by dividing $2,000,000 by the $2.00 share and (ii) $400,000 in cash.

 

The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants, including provisions for indemnification in the event of any damages suffered by either party as a result of, among other things, breaches of representations and warranties contained therein. An aggregate amount equal $75,000 in cash, 50% of the number of Closing Shares and 25% of the number of Post-Closing Shares were deposited in an escrow account with a third-party escrow agent to secure the indemnification obligations of the Seller pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement. As of December 31, 2019, the entire amount remains in escrow.

 

In accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations,” the Company accounted for the acquisition of Agribotix using the acquisition method of accounting. The purchase price was allocated to specific identifiable tangible and intangible assets at their respective fair values at the date of acquisition.

 

The following table summarizes the total fair value of the consideration transferred as well as the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

 

Common Stock consideration  $3,000,000 
Cash paid   1,000,000 
Total purchase consideration   4,000,000 
Inventory   (3,685)
Property and equipment   (7,650)
Intangibles assets   (724,500)
Contract liabilities   6,819 
Goodwill  $3,270,984 

 

Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the net assets recognized and represents the expected revenue and benefits of the combined company. Goodwill recognized as a result of the acquisition is not deductible for tax purposes. See Note 6 for additional information about other intangible assets. The recognized goodwill related to Agribotix is directly attributable to synergies expected to arise after the acquisition.

 

 F-14

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 3 — Business Acquisition-Continued

 

As noted above, control was obtained on August 28, 2018, the closing date of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, at which time the Company took over the operations of Agribotix and personnel.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statement includes the activity of Agribotix for the period after the acquisition commencing August 29, 2018. The following unaudited proforma financial information gives effect to the Company’s acquisition of Agribotix as if the acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2018 and had been included in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018:

 

    
   For the year ended December 31, 2018
Revenue  $314,486 
Net Loss  $(2,702,928)

  

Note 4 — Inventories

 

Inventories consist of the following at:

 

   December 31,
   2019  2018
Raw materials  $193,022   $109,826 
Work-in process   26,456    30,088 
Finished goods   11,689    19,937 
Gross inventory   231,167    159,851 
Less obsolecense reserve   (10,000)   (10,369)
Total  $221,167   $149,482 

 

Note 5 — Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment consist of the following at:

 

   December 31,
   2019  2018
Property and equipment  $140,758   $116,313 
Less accumulated depreciation   (102,982)   (87,939)
   $37,776   $28,374 

 

Depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $15,043 and $17,980, respectively.

 

 F-15

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 6 — Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets are recorded at cost and consist of the assets acquired for the acquisition of Agribotix completed in 2018 (see Note 3). Goodwill and intangible assets were comprised of the following as of December 31, 2019:

 

   Estimated Life  Balance at January 1, 2019  Accumulated Amortization  Impairment  Balance at December 31, 2019
Intellectual Property/Technology   5 Years  $433,400   $(115,574)  $   $317,826 
Customer Base   5 Years   72,000    (19,200)       52,800 
Tradenames and Trademarks   5 Years   58,200    (15,520)       42,680 
Non-compete Agreement   4 Years   160,900    (53,633)       107,267 
Total intangible assets      724,500    (203,927)      $520,573 
Goodwill      3,270,984        (162,984)   3,108,000 
Total     $3,995,484   $   $(162,984)  $3,628,573 

 

The weighted average remaining amortization period in years is 3.5 years. Amortization expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $156,545 and $47,382, respectively.

 

Future amortization is as follows for fiscal years ending:

 

   2020  2021  2022  2023
Intellectual Property/Technology  $86,680   $86,680   $86,680   $57,786 
Customer Base   14,400    14,400    14,400    9,600 
Tradenames and Trademarks   11,640    11,640    11,640    7,760 
Non-compete Agreement   40,225    40,225    26,817     
Total  $152,945   $152,945   $139,537   $75,146 

 

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company performed its annual goodwill impairment test using a quantitative approach by comparing the carrying value of the reporting unit, including goodwill, to its fair value. If the carrying value of the reporting unit, including goodwill, exceeds its fair value, a goodwill impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The Company estimates the fair value of each reporting unit using a combination of a discounted cash flow (DCF) (Level 3 input) analysis and market-based valuation methodology such as comparable public company trading values and values observed in recent business acquisitions. Determining fair value requires the exercise of significant judgments, including the amount and timing of expected future cash flows, long-term growth rates, discount rates and relevant comparable public company earnings multiples and relevant transaction multiples. The cash flows employed in the DCF analysis are based on estimates of future sales, earnings and cash flows after considering factors such as general market conditions, existing firm orders, expected future orders, changes in working capital, long term business plans and recent operating performance. The DCF analysis used a discount rate of 27%.

 

The fair value of the reporting unit was found to be less than it’s carrying value. During the year ended December 31, 2019, a goodwill impairment charge of $162,984 was recognized which is included in general and administrative expenses on the statements of operations.

 

Due to the goodwill impairment charge, the company tested its finite-lived intangible assets for impairment. For purposes of testing the finite-lived intangible assets the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset group was compared to the asset group’s carrying value.

 

Based on the impairment test for the finite-lived intangibles assets related to the Agribotix reporting unit no impairment exists for those assets as of December 31, 2019. The Company will continue to amortize the related finite-intangible asset over their estimated useful lives.

 

 F-16

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 7 – Debt

 

Convertible Notes Payable

 

On May 6, 2015, the Company closed a private placement pursuant to a subscription agreement whereby two institutional investors (the “2015 Holders”) purchased convertible notes having an aggregate principal amount of $500,000, convertible into Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and maturing on November 6, 2016. Interest on the notes accrued at a rate of 8% annually and was payable quarterly. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. On or about March 4, 2016, the Company and the 2015 Holders entered into extension and modification agreements whereby the 2015 Holders agreed to extend the maturity date of the notes to November 6, 2016, and permanently waive all rights and remedies, of whatever nature, with respect to the various defaults that occurred under this subscription agreement and notes, including, without limitation, (I) the Company’s failure to become a public SEC reporting company on or before September 30, 2015, (ii) the Company’s failure to pay interest on the notes, and (iii) modifying and waiving certain participation rights in future financings. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $9,111of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal amount of the promissory note of $500,000 and its accrued interest of $114,556 were converted at $1.25 per share into 814,381 shares of Common Stock.

 

On September 6, 2016, the Company closed a private placement pursuant to a subscription agreement whereby an existing institutional investor (the “2016 Holder”) purchased a convertible note having a principal amount of $300,000, convertible into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $3.00 per share and maturing on September 30, 2017. Interest on the note accrues at a rate of 8% annually and is payable quarterly. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded interest expense of $0 and $5,467, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal amount of the promissory note of $300,000 and its accrued interest of $42,933 were converted at $1.25 per share into 454,440 shares of Common Stock.

 

On February 3, 2017, the Company closed a private placement pursuant whereby a bridge loan (the “2017 Note A”) agreement was executed with an accredited investor (the “2017 Holder Note A”) to purchase a convertible promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $175,000, an original issue discount of $25,000, convertible into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $2.50 per share and maturing 90 days following issuance, or May 4, 2017. After payment of a finder’s fee and other expenses, the Company received net proceeds of $101,250. In addition, the Company also issued to the 2017 Holder Note A warrant to purchase 200,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price per share of $2.50. To the extent the entire unpaid principal balance of the note is not paid in full on the maturity date, (i) interest on the unpaid principal balance will accrue from the maturity date at the rate of 18% per annum, and will continue until the date the note is paid in full, and (ii) the Company will issue to the 2017 Holder Note A an additional warrant to purchase 100,000 shares of Common Stock for each ninety (90) calendar day period that the unpaid principal balance of the note and any accrued interest is not paid in full by such date. Upon conversion as of Merger Date, the Company had issued an additional 300,000 warrants to purchase shares resulting from the default of the loan.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded $0 of interest expense. For the year ended December 31,2018 the Company recorded interest expense of $ 7,077. As of the date of the merger on March 26, 2018, the principal amount of the promissory note of $175,000 and its accrued interest of $35,642 were converted at $2.50 per share into 139,567 shares of Common Stock.

 

 F-17

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 7 – Debt – Continued

 

 On July 2017, the Company closed a private placement pursuant to a subscription agreement whereby an existing institutional investor (the “2017 Note B”) purchased a convertible note having a principal amount of $100,005, convertible into Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and maturing on February 28, 2018. Interest on the note accrues at a rate of 8% annually payable upon maturity. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $1,822 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal amount of the promissory note of $100,005 and its accrued interest of $5,600 were converted at $1.25 per share into 139,943 shares of Common Stock.

 

On September 2017, the Company closed a private placement pursuant to a subscription agreement whereby an existing institutional investor (the “2017 Note C”) purchased a convertible note having a principal amount of $35,000, convertible into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and maturing on February 28, 2018. Interest on the note accrues at a rate of 8% annually payable upon maturity. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $638 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal amount of the promissory note of $35,000 and the accrued interest of $1,369 were converted at $1.25 per share into 48,194 shares of Common Stock.

 

On October 2017, the Company closed a private placement pursuant to a subscription agreement whereby an existing institutional investor purchased a convertible note having a principal amount of $50,000, (the “2017 Note D”) convertible into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and maturing on February 28, 2018. Interest on the note accrues at a rate of 8% annually payable upon maturity. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $911 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $50,000 and the accrued interest of $1,722 were converted at $1.25 per share into 68,540 shares of Common Stock.

 

Promissory Notes

 

On December 15, 2016, the Company issued a promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $30,000 to a shareholder of the Company. On January 24, 2017, the Company issued a second promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $30,000 to the same related party. On September 14, 2017, the Company issued a third promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $16,050 to the same shareholder. All three promissory notes (the “Related Party Notes A”) accrue interest at an annual rate of 2% and matured on November 6, 2017. On or about August 1, 2017, the Company and the shareholder promissory note A holder entered into extension and modification agreements whereby they agreed to extend the maturity date of the Related Party Notes A to February 28, 2018, added a conversion feature whereby the debt can be converted into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and amended the interest rate on the note retroactively to accrue at a rate of 8% annually. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $1,386 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $76,050 and the accrued interest of $7,239 were converted at $1.25 per share into 110,371 shares of Common Stock.

 

 F-18

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 7 – Debt - Continued

 

On March 5, 2017, the Company issued a promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $10,000 to an executive of the Company. On May 15, 2017, the Company issued a second promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $10,000 to the same executive of the Company. On September 15, 2017, the Company issued a 3rd promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $32,000 to the same executive of the Company. On July 25, 2017, the Company issued a 3rd promissory note with an aggregate principal amount of $3,000 to the same executive of the Company with the amended terms agreed to on August 1, 2017 per the modification agreement. The promissory notes (the “Related Party Notes B”) accrue interest at an annual rate of 2% and mature on November 6, 2017. On or about August 1, 2017, the Company and the executive of the Company promissory note B holder entered into extension and modification agreements whereby they agreed to extend the maturity date of the Related Party Notes B to February 28, 2018, added a conversion feature whereby the debt can be converted into shares of Common Stock of the Company at $2.00 per share and amended the interest rate on the note retroactively to accrue at a rate of 8% annually. It was determined that there were no aggregate beneficial conversion features. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $1,002 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $55,000 and the accrued interest of $3,686 were converted at $1.25 per share into 77,769 shares of Common Stock.

 

As of the Merger Date, all the AgEagle shares of Common Stock issued in connection with conversion of debt noted above were subsequently converted into EnerJex shares and then split at a rate of 25 to 1 resulting in a conversion rate of 1.6564 per AgEagle share into a total of 787,891 shares of EnerJex Common Stock and 1,631 shares of Series C Preferred Stock.

 

On March 26, 2018, as part of the liabilities assumed from the EnerJex Merger, the Company recorded a promissory note for a principal amount of $125,556 and accrued interest of $4,171 payable over twelve months and maturing on March 27, 2019. As of December 31, 2019, the promissory note has been paid in full resulting in principal payments of $40,998 made during the first four months of 2019. The Company recorded interest expense of $501 for 2019 related to this promissory note.

 

 

Note 8 – Equity

 

Capital Stock Issuances

 

As a result of the Merger all the holders of the Company’s 10% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) had their shares automatically converted into 902,186 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The Company’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock of 8.25 shares (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) remained outstanding and were convertible into 5,388 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The Company’s Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series C Preferred Stock”) included 2,879 of remaining shares after the conversion and retirement of all the Company’s promissory notes due. These shares are convertible into 1,471,425 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Furthermore, an additional 4,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock were issued and are convertible into 3,020,797 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, as they were issued to the current holder of Series C Preferred Stock in connection with a $4 million financing of Series C Preferred Stock (the “Financing”).

 

On May 11, 2018, we issued an additional 250 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock, convertible into 163,265 shares of our Common Stock and received a cash payment of $250,000 for the issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock. The Series C Preferred Stock includes a beneficial ownership limitation preventing conversion of shares of Series C Preferred Stock into more than 9.99% of the number of shares of our Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Series C Preferred Stock.

 

 F-19

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 8 – Equity- Continued

 

On April 16, 2018, Alpha Capital Anstalt converted 8.25 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, representing the last of the outstanding Series B shares, into 5,388 shares of Common Stock at a conversion price of $1.53.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, Alpha Capital Anstalt converted 2,467 shares of Series C Preferred Stock into 1,611,082 shares of Common Stock at a conversion price of $1.53.

 

In connection with an investor relations agreement, dated April 4, 2018, the Company issued 60,000 shares of its Common Stock to the investor relations firm, and its designees, and agreed to register such shares on its next registration statement (the “Registration Rights”). On July 24, 2018, in connection with the filing of the Company’s registration statement on form S-1, a waiver of the Registration Rights was obtained from the investor relations firm in exchange for 125,000 additional shares, which were issued by the Company and approved by the Board. The Company recognized a total of $400,415 of investor relations expense at a fair value of $2.12 and $2.26 per share within general and administrative costs related to these issuances.

 

On August 28, 2018 and 90 days thereafter, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement for Agribotix, the Company issued 1,275,000 shares at a $2.00 share price.

 

 On December 4, 2018, our former board director Mr. Scott Burell exercised 60,724 options at an exercise price of $0.06 resulting in the issuance of 55,801 shares as due to the Company’s withholding obligation relating to the exercise of these options some shares were held back.

 

During the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, Alpha Capital Anstalt converted a total of 1,161 shares of Series C Preferred Stock into 2,150,000 shares of Common Stock at a conversion price of $0.54.

 

On June 18, 2019, the Company issued in connection with a consulting agreement, dated May 3, 2019, 500,000 shares of its Common Stock to the consulting company as a part of their compensation for services. The Company recognized a total of $170,000 of investor relations expense at a fair value of $0.34 per share within general and administrative costs related to these issuances.

 

On June 18, 2019, the Company issued in connection with an investor relations agreement, dated April 4, 2018, 50,000 shares of its Common Stock to the investor relations firm. The Company recognized a total of $20,500 of investor relations expense at a fair value of $0.41 per share within general and administrative costs related to these issuances. This agreement was terminated in March 2019.

 

Series C Preferred Stock

 

On November 21, 2017, Alpha Capital Anstalt (“Alpha”) signed a binding commitment letter with EnerJex to provide prior to or at the closing of the Merger a minimum of $4 million in new equity capital (the “Private Placement”). The Private Placement was consummated on March 26, 2018. In connection with the Private Placement, Alpha purchased an additional 4,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock at a purchase price of $1,000 per share for total aggregate consideration of $4 million. At the time of the private placement, the Series C Preferred Stock was convertible into 2,612,245 shares of our Common Stock. In addition, as consideration for their funding commitment, Alpha received a fee equal to 408,552 shares of our Common Stock.

 

 F-20

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 8 – Equity – Continued

 

Each share of Series C Preferred Stock is convertible into a number of shares of our Common Stock equal to the quotient determined by dividing (x) the stated value of $1,000 per share, by (y) a conversion price of $0.54. Until the volume weighted average price of our Common Stock on NYSE exceeds $107.50 with average trading volume of 200,000 shares per day for ten consecutive trading days, the conversion price of our Series C Preferred Stock is subject to full-ratchet, anti-dilution price protection. Under that provision, if, while that full-ratchet, anti-dilution price protection is in effect, the Company issues shares of our Common Stock at a price per share (the “Dilutive Price”) that is less than the conversion price, then the conversion price of our Series C Preferred Stock is automatically reduced to be equal to the Dilutive Price. The effect of that reduction is that, upon the issuance of shares of Common Stock at a Dilutive Price, the Series C Preferred Stock would be convertible into a greater number of shares of our Common Stock.

 

Series D Preferred Stock

 

On December 27, 2018, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with an institutional investor (the “Purchaser”). Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) designated a new series of preferred stock, the Series D Preferred Stock, which is non-convertible and provides for an 8% annual dividend and is subject to optional redemption by the Company (the “Preferred Stock”). The Company issued 2,000 shares of Preferred Stock and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 3,703,703 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), for $2,000,000 in gross proceeds. The shares of Common Stock underling the Warrant are referred to as the “Warrant Shares”. The Company also entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) granting registration rights to the Purchaser with respect to the Warrant Shares.

 

The Agreement provides that upon a subsequent financing or financings with net proceeds of at least $500,000, the Company must exercise its optional redemption of the Preferred Stock and apply any and all net proceeds from such financing(s) to the redemption in full of the Preferred Stock. The Preferred Stock is nonconvertible, provides for an 8% annual dividend payable semi-annually, and has liquidation rights senior to the Common Stock, but pari passu with the Company’s Series C Preferred Stock. The Preferred Stock has no voting rights, except that the Company shall not undertake certain corporate actions as set forth in the Certificate of Designation that would materially impact the holders of Preferred Stock without their consent.

 

The Preferred Stock is subject to optional redemption by the Company at 115% of the stated value of the Preferred Stock outstanding at the time of such redemption, plus any accrued but unpaid dividends and all liquidated damages or other amounts due. Any such optional redemption may only be exercised after giving notice and upon satisfaction of certain equity conditions set forth in the Certificate of Designation, including (i) all dividends, liquidated damages and other amounts have been paid; (ii) there is an effective registration statement covering the Warrant Shares, or the Warrant Shares can be exercised through a cashless exercise without restriction under Rule 144, (iii) the Warrant Shares are listed on an exchange, (iv) the holder is not in possession of material, non-public information, (v) there is a sufficient number of authorized shares for issuance of all Warrant Shares, and (vi) for each trading day in a period of 20 consecutive trading days prior to the redemption date, the daily trading volume for the Common Stock on the principal trading market exceeds $200,000 per trading day.

 

 F-21

 

 

AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 8 – Equity – Continued

 

Options Issued

 

On March 26, 2018, the EnerJex 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) became effective. Under the Plan, the Company can grant equity-based and other incentive awards to officers, employees and directors of, and consultants and advisers to, the Company. The purpose of the Plan is to help the Company attract, motivate and retain such persons and thereby enhance shareholder value. The Plan shall continue in effect, unless sooner terminated, until the tenth (10th) anniversary of the date on which it is adopted by the Board of Directors (except as to awards outstanding on that date). The Board of Directors in its discretion may terminate the Plan at any time with respect to any shares for which awards have not theretofore been granted; provided, however, that the Plan’s termination shall not materially and adversely impair the rights of a holder, without the consent of the holder, with respect to any award previously granted.

 

On June 18, 2019, at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, the shareholders approved a proposal to increase the number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance under the Plan from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000. To the extent that an award lapses, expires, is canceled, is terminated unexercised or ceases to be exercisable for any reason, or the rights of its holder terminate, any shares subject to such award shall again be available for the grant of a new award. The number of shares for which awards which are options or SARs may be granted to a participant under the Plan during any calendar year is limited to 500,000. For purposes of qualifying awards as “performance-based” compensation under Code Section 162(m), the maximum amount of cash compensation that may be paid to any person under the Plan in any single calendar year shall be $500,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued options to purchase 1,131,000 shares of Common Stock to directors and employees of the Company at exercise prices ranging from $0.29 to $0.54 per share expiring on dates between December 31, 2023 and March 28, 2029. The Company determined the fair-market value of the options to be $269,700. In connection with the issuance of these options to employees and directors, the Company recognized $58,491 in stock compensation expense for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued options to purchase 534,598 shares of Common Stock to directors and employees of the Company at exercise prices ranging from $0.51 to $4.33 per share expiring on dates between March 30, 2023 and December 15, 2028. The Company determined the fair-market value of the options to be $387,052 . In connection with the issuance of these options to employees and directors, the Company recognized $196,485 and $102,698 in stock compensation expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

On October 4, 2017, AgEagle Sub issued options to purchase 927,775 shares of Common Stock to employees and directors, that were approved by the Board at an exercise price of $0.06 per share. These options were assumed by the Company in the Merger. In connection with the issuance of these options to employees and directors, the Company recognized $5,335 and $7,895 in stock compensation expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

The fair value of options granted during the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 were determined using the Black-Scholes option valuation model. The expected term of options granted is based on the simplified method in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin 107 and represents the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding. The Company makes assumptions with respect to expected stock price volatility based on the average historical volatility of peers with similar attributes. In addition, the Company determines the risk-free rate by selecting the U.S. Treasury with maturities similar to the expected terms of grants, quoted on an investment basis in effect at the time of grant for that business day.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 8 – Equity – Continued

 

The significant assumptions relating to the valuation of the Company’s stock options granted during the years ended December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

   December 31, 2019
Dividend yield   1.62%
Expected life   3.0-6.1 Years 
Expected volatility   82.38-88.62% 
Risk-free interest rate   1.56-2.23% 

 

A summary of the options activity for the year ended December 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

   Shares  Weighted Average Exercise Price  Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term  Aggregate Intrinsic Value
Outstanding at January 1, 2019   1,494,158   $0.46    6.93 years    $417 ,504 
Granted   1,131,000    0.37    6.27 years     
Exercised/Forfeited   (144,688)   0.99    —years      
Outstanding at December 31, 2019   2,480,470    0.39    6.28 years    378,111 
Exercisable at period end   1,521,859   $0.36    6.10 years   $ 301 ,051 

  

For options granted during the year ended December 31, 2019, the fair value of the Company’s stock was based upon the close of market price on the date of grant. The future expected stock-based compensation expense expected to be recognized in future years is $259,194 through March 31, 2022.

 

Intrinsic value is measured using the fair market value at the date of exercise (for shares exercised) or at December 31, 2019 (for outstanding options), less the applicable exercise price.

 

A summary of the options activity for the years ended December 31, 2018 is as follows:

 

         Weighted   
      Weighted  Average   
      Average  Remaining  Aggregate
      Exercise  Contractual  Intrinsic
   Shares  Price  Term  Value
             
Outstanding at January 1, 2018   1,134,830   $0.06    8.5 years   $ 
Granted   534,598    1.35    5.94 years   $ 
Cancelled   (175,270)   0.60    —years    $ 
Outstanding at December 31, 2018   1,494,158   $0.46    6.93 years   $417,504 
Exercisable at end of the year   782,147   $0.22    7.07 years   $356,979 

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 8 – Equity – Continued

 

 On March 1, 2015, AgEagle Sub entered into a strategic consulting agreement with a related party and granted 207,055 stock options exercisable over five years from the grant date at an exercise price per share of $2.60. On October 4, 2017, AgEagle Sub held a board meeting to approve the modification of the existing 207,055 options to purchase Common Stock from an exercise price of $2.60 to $0.06 per share. These options were assumed by the Company in the Merger. In connection with these options, the Company recognized no stock compensation expense for the year ended December 31, 2018 as they were all fully vested.

 

The significant assumptions relating to the valuation of the Company’s stock options granted during the year ended December 31, 2018 were as follows: 

 

   December 31, 2018
Dividend yield   0%
Expected life   3.5-7.0 Years 
Expected volatility   76.04% to 80.5% 
Risk-free interest rate   2.59% to 3.01% 

 

For options granted in 2018, the fair value of the Company’s stock was obtained per the close of market as of December 31, 2018.

 

Note 9 – Warrants to Purchase Common Stock

 

Warrants Issued

 

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had outstanding warrants, in connection with the issuance of debentures in 2017, to purchase 828,221 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.51 with an expiration date on August 2, 2024.

 

On December 27, 2018, the Company issued 2,000 shares of Preferred Stock and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 3,703,703 shares of the Company’s Common Stock for $2,000,000 in gross proceeds. The shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrant are referred to as the “Warrant Shares.” The Company also entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) granting registration rights to the Purchaser with respect to the Warrant Shares.

 

The Warrant is exercisable for a period of five years through December 26, 2023 at an exercise price equal to $0.54 per share; and is subject to customary adjustments for stock splits dividend, rights offerings, pro rata distributions and fundamental transactions. In addition, in the event the Company undertakes a subsequent equity financing or financings at an effective price per share that is less than $0.54, the exercise price of the Warrant shall be reduced to the lower price.

 

The Warrant provides that the Warrant holder shall have a “Beneficial Ownership Limitation” equal to 9.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant. The Warrant holder, upon notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, as provided for in the Warrant.

 

All warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2019 are scheduled to expire between December 26, 2023 and October 21, 2024. 

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 9 – Warrants to Purchase Common Stock-Continued

 

A summary of activity related to warrants for the year ended December 31, 2019 follows:

 

   Shares  Weighted Average Exercise Price  Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term
Outstanding at January 1, 2019    4,531,924   $0.72    5.05 
Outstanding at December 31, 2019    4,531,924   $0.72    5.05 
Exercisable at December 31, 2019    4,531,924   $0.72    4.05 

 

A summary of activity related to warrants for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 follows:

 

   Shares  Weighted- Average Exercise Price ($)  Weighted-Average Remaining Contractual Term
Outstanding at January 1, 2017    828,221   $1.51    5.34 
Granted    3,703,703   $0.54    4.99 
Outstanding at December 31, 2018    4,531,924   $0.72    5.05 
Exercisable at December 31, 2018    4,531,924   $0.72    5.05 

  

Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies

 

Operating Leases

 

The Company leases office space located at 117 South 4th Street, Neodesha, Kansas 66757. This serves as the corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The facility is a lease of 4,000 square feet at a cost of $500 per month. This lease terminated on September 30, 2019 but has a year-to-year option to renew upon approval by the city commission of Neodesha. The Company has exercised our option and have been approved to renew the lease through September 30, 2020 at a monthly cost of $600 per month.

 

As a result of the Agribotix acquisition, the Company assumed a lease for offices in Boulder, Colorado for $2,000 a month. The lease ended on May 31, 2019 and the Company renewed the lease for another year with an option to terminate at any time with a 30-day prior notice period.

 

Rent expense was $30,000 and $13,600 for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, which is included in general and administrative expenses on the statements of operations.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies-Continued

 

Merger Agreement 

 

On March 26, 2018, EnerJex Resources, Inc. (“EnerJex”), a Nevada company, consummated the transactions contemplated by that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 19, 2017, pursuant to which AgEagle Merger Sub, Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex, merged with and into AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., a privately held company organized under the laws of the state of Nevada (“AgEagle Sub”), with AgEagle Sub surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, EnerJex changed its name to AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (the “Company”) and AgEagle Sub changed its name to “Eagle Aerial Systems, Inc.” The Company’s Common Stock will continue to trade on the NYSE American under its new symbol “UAVS” commencing on March 27, 2018. As a result of the Merger, through AgEagle Sub, the Company is now engaged in the business of designing, developing, producing, distributing and supporting technologically-advanced small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) that it supplies to the precision agriculture industry.

 

Each share of Common Stock issued and outstanding and underlying options and warrants of AgEagle Sub outstanding immediately prior to the Merger was exchanged for 1.66 shares of Company Common Stock (the “Exchange Ratio”). As a result, at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), 5,439,526 shares of AgEagle Sub’s capital stock, representing all currently outstanding shares of Common Stock and all other debt or equity securities convertible into Common Stock (except options and warrants as described below) were automatically converted into 7,944,941 shares of Company Common Stock. In addition, at the Effective Time, 685,100 outstanding options and 500,000 warrants to purchase shares of AgEagle Sub Common Stock were assumed by EnerJex and converted into 1,134,830 options and 828,221 warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock of the Company.

 

All holders of EnerJex’s 10% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) had their shares automatically converted into 896,640 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. EnerJex’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) remains outstanding, and 1,624 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series C Preferred Stock”) are now convertible into 1,060,432 shares of Company Common Stock. Furthermore, an additional 5,051 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, convertible into 3,298,348 shares of Company Common Stock, were issued to the current holder of Series C Preferred Stock in connection with a $4 million financing of Series C Preferred Stock (the “Financing”) and the conversion and retirement of $425,000 in prior EnerJex promissory notes due and owing to such holder.

 

As of the Effective Time, the former shareholders of AgEagle Sub owned approximately 67% of the Company’s Common Stock (inclusive of the AgEagle Sub assumed stock options and warrants), the former EnerJex holders of Common Stock, the Series A Preferred Stock, the Series B Preferred Stock and the Series C Preferred Stock, which were outstanding immediately prior to the Financing, collectively own 12.7% of the Company’s Common Stock on a fully-diluted basis.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies – Continued

 

In connection with the Merger, AgEagle waived the requirement for EnerJex to have paid and satisfied in full all outstanding indebtedness of EnerJex such that there would be no continuing liabilities of EnerJex subsequent to the closing of the Merger (“Liability Condition”). In consideration for AgEagle waiving the Liability Condition, the 1,215,278 shares of Common Stock to be held in escrow (valued at $350,000) owned by certain former principal stockholders, officers and directors of EnerJex to secure losses, if any, that may be suffered by the AgEagle indemnified parties pursuant to the indemnification obligations under the Merger Agreement, were never issued and such former principal stockholders, officers and directors are not entitled to receive such shares. However, such former principal stockholders, officers and directors received, in the aggregate, deferred salaries and fees valued at approximately $297,500. In lieu of payment of the deferred salaries and fees in cash, such amounts have been converted into an aggregate of 1,032,986 shares of Company Common Stock.

 

Prior to the Merger, EnerJex operated as an oil exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil in Eastern Kansas. In connection with the Merger, EnerJex disposed of its principal assets, consisting primarily of its Kansas oil and gas properties.

 

GreenBlock Capital LLC Consulting Agreement

 

On May 3, 2019, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with GreenBlock Capital LLC (“Consultant”) to serve as strategic advisor and consultant to the Company with respect to the development of business opportunities and the implementation of business strategies to be agreed to by both parties. The extent of the services will be set forth in separate scopes of work, from time to time, to be prepared and mutually agreed to by the parties. As compensation for the services under the terms of the agreement, Consultant shall receive (i) $25,000 per month during the term of the agreement, (ii) 500,000 shares of restricted Common Stock upon execution of the agreement, and (iii) up to 2,500,000 shares of restricted Common Stock upon the achievement of predetermined milestones.

 

The Consultant was also previously engaged by the Company between March 2015 and August 2016 to provide consulting services. The Consultant beneficially owns approximately 5.86% of the shares of the Company’s Common Stock issued and outstanding; and holds options to purchase 207,055 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, exercisable until January 14, 2021 at an exercise price of $0.06 per share.

 

On October 31, 2019, the consulting agreement with the Consultant was terminated as a result of the Company no longer needing these services to be provided by an outside consultant. During the term of the agreement, the Company paid to the Consultant (i) $25,000 per month and issued (ii) 500,000 restricted shares of Common Stock at the execution of the agreement. The agreement also provided for the issuance of up to an additional 2,500,000 shares of restricted Common Stock upon the achievement of milestones that were to be determined by the Company and the Consultant during the term of the agreement. There are no early termination penalties incurred as a result of the termination of the consulting agreement. The Consultant may still be entitled to receive the Shares after termination of the Agreement, if the achievement of milestones that commenced during the term of the Agreement are completed after termination.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies – Continued

 

Employment and Board Agreements

 

Ms. Louisa Ingargiola, Director

 

Effective November 27, 2018 Mr. Louisa Ingargiola was appointed as a director of the Board of Directors of the Company, a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

 

Pursuant to her offer letter, Ms. Louisa Ingargiola is entitled to receive for her service on the board: (1) an initial grant of five-year options to purchase 41,250 shares of Common Stock upon appointment, which was at an exercise price of $0.77 (equal to the market price of our Common Stock on the date of grant) that will vest in equal installments every calendar quarter over a one year period; and (2) five-year options to purchase 16,500 shares of Common Stock per calendar quarter of service at an exercise price per share equal to the market price of our Common Stock at the time of issuance that will vest in equal installments every calendar quarter for the two year period after date the grant.

 

Barrett Mooney, Chief Executive Officer

 

Pursuant to an employment offer letter dated July 9, 2018, Mr. Mooney will receive as compensation for his services as Chief Executive Officer a base salary of $220,000 per year, which shall be subject to annual performance review by the Compensation Committee of the Board and may be revised by the Board, in its sole discretion. Mr. Mooney received an initial grant of 75,000 shares of restricted Common Stock of the Company which is fully vested. Mr. Mooney shall also be eligible to receive an award of 75,000 shares of restricted Common Stock of the Company which shall fully vest as of January 1, 2019 if, and only if, the stock price of the Company reaches $3.55 per share and the closing price per share is at or above such price at the end of the day on January 1, 2019. In addition, Mr. Mooney is eligible to receive an award of 20,000 nonqualified stock options under the Company’s 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Plan”) upon securing one sustainability pilot program on or before October 31, 2018, and an additional award of 30,000 nonqualified stock options under the Equity Plan upon securing a second sustainability pilot program on or before January 31, 2019. Both awards shall provide for immediate vesting and exercisability at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s shares of Common Stock underlying the options as of the date of grant. Mr. Mooney will also be eligible receive an award of up to 55,000 Non-qualified Stock Options under the Equity Plan based upon the results of his annual performance review in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Effective December 18, 2018, an amendment was signed for the original employment offer letter dated July 9, 2018, thereby providing an amendment to provide that in lieu of the issuance of 75,000 shares of restricted Common Stock of the Company (the “Shares”), the Company shall award to Mr. Mooney 125,000 Non-qualified Stock Options (the “Stock Options”) under the Company’s 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Plan”). The Stock Options shall be subject to the terms of the Equity Plan and standard option award agreement which shall have a term of 10 years and provide for vesting over a one-year period and exercisability at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock as of the date of the grant. The award of 75,000 shares were returned to the Company and immediately cancelled.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies – Continued

 

On September 30, 2019, the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee approved a new compensatory arrangement for Mr. Mooney. Commencing on September 30, 2019, Mr. Mooney shall receive quarterly awards of stock options to purchase 15,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock under the Company’s current shareholder approved equity incentive plan. The exercise price at the time of the awards shall be based on the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock on the NYSE American on the date of grant. The options will be issued quarterly for a period of two years, will vest in equal amounts over a two-year term from the date of grant, and will be exercisable for a period of five years from date of grant.

 

Mr. Mooney is also entitled to receive bonuses up to $48,000 in cash, 250,000 shares of restricted stock and 225,000 stock options upon the achievement of certain Company operational milestones. The foregoing compensation arrangements are in addition to the current compensation received by Mr. Mooney under his employment agreement.

 

Nicole Fernandez-McGovern, Chief Financial Officer

 

Based on her agreement commencing with the date of appointment as CFO in August 2016, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern earned a salary of $66,000 per year, payable in monthly installments of $5,500 for 2017. In 2018, her monthly installment payment increased to $8,000 and effective upon the closing of the Merger, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern’s salary increased to $150,000. As part of her compensation upon the closing of the Merger, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern also received 10-year stock options to purchase 265,033 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.06 per share, of which half of the options vested upon issuance and the remainder will vest equally over two years. Additionally, on a quarterly basis, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern will be awarded 12,500 shares of stock options to purchase Common Stock at an exercise price per share equal to the market price of our Common Stock at the time of issuance during the term of her employment.

 

Effective January 1, 2019, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern signed a new employment agreement with the Company, whereby her annual base salary increased to $180,000 and a ten-year grant of 50,000 stock options to purchase shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.54 was awarded. In addition, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern will continue to receive quarterly grants of 12,000 stock options to purchase Common Stock at an exercise price equal to the market price of our Common Stock at the time of issue during the term of her employment. All of the awards will vest equally over two years.

 

 On September 30, 2019, the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee approved a new compensatory arrangement for Ms. Fernandez-McGovern. On September 30, 2019, Ms. Fernandez-McGovern was awarded a stock option to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock under the Company’s current shareholder approved equity incentive plan. The option will vest in equal amounts over a two-year term from the date of grant and will be exercisable for a period of five years from date of grant. The exercise price of the stock option is $0.31 per share, which was the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American on September 30, 2019. Ms. Fernandez-McGovern is also entitled to receive bonuses up to $39,000 in cash, 170,000 shares of restricted stock and 175,000 stock options upon the achievement of certain Company operational milestones. The foregoing compensation arrangements are in addition to the current compensation received by Ms. Fernandez-McGovern under her employment agreement.

 

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AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

 

Note 11 – Related Party Transactions

 

The following reflects the related party transactions during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Promissory Notes

 

The Company issued promissory notes for an aggregate amount of $76,050 (the “Related Party Notes A”) that accrued interest at an annual rate of 8% and were set to mature as of the date of the Merger. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $0 and $1,386 of interest expense, respectively. As of the Merger Date, the principal of $76,050 and the accrued interest of $7,239 were converted at $1.25 per share into 110,371 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.