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ASTC Astrotech

Filed: 14 May 21, 10:56am

  

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

or

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

For the transition period from ___________ to ___________

Commission file number 001-34426

 

Astrotech Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

91-1273737

State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization

 

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

 

 

 

2105 Donley Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas

 

78758

Address of Principal Executive Offices

 

Zip Code

 

(512) 485-9530

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

2028 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 240-9530, Austin, Texas 78741

Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, if Changed Since Last Report

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share

 

ASTC

 

NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

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

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

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

 

Large accelerated filer

 

 ☐

  

Accelerated filer

 

 ☐

Non-accelerated filer

 

 ☑

  

Smaller reporting company

 

 ☑

Emerging growth company

 

 ☐

 

 

 

 

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

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

As of May 12, 2021, the number of shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding was: 49,487,492.

 

 

 


 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

2


 

 

PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.   Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

March 31,

2021

 

 

June 30,

2020

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Note)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

31,474

 

 

$

3,349

 

Restricted cash

 

 

542

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

112

 

 

 

101

 

Inventory:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials

 

 

847

 

 

 

416

 

Work-in-process

 

 

100

 

 

 

38

 

Finished goods

 

 

201

 

 

 

222

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

 

 

 

429

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

396

 

 

 

117

 

Total current assets

 

 

33,672

 

 

 

4,672

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

82

 

 

 

99

 

Assets held for disposal

 

 

 

 

 

237

 

Operating leases, right-of-use assets, net

 

 

26

 

 

 

851

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

71

 

Total assets

 

$

33,780

 

 

$

5,930

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

370

 

 

 

239

 

Payroll related accruals

 

 

1,179

 

 

 

433

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

787

 

 

 

627

 

Income tax payable

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Term note payable - related party

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

2,500

 

Term note payable

 

 

512

 

 

 

210

 

Lease liabilities

 

 

32

 

 

 

339

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

5,382

 

 

 

4,350

 

Term note payable, net of current portion

 

 

30

 

 

 

332

 

Lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

 

40

 

 

 

623

 

Total liabilities

 

 

5,452

 

 

 

5,305

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,500,000 shares authorized; 280,898 shares of Series D issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 25,013,254 and 8,250,286 shares issued at March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, respectively; 24,613,338 and 7,850,362 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, respectively

 

 

190,616

 

 

 

190,599

 

Treasury stock, 399,916 shares at cost at March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020

 

 

(4,129

)

 

 

(4,129

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

47,756

 

 

 

13,934

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(205,915

)

 

 

(199,779

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

28,328

 

 

 

625

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

33,780

 

 

$

5,930

 

Note: The balance sheet at June 30, 2020, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by the United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

.

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

3


 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenue

 

$

54

 

 

$

118

 

 

$

324

 

 

$

324

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

46

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

287

 

 

 

307

 

Gross profit

 

 

8

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

17

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

1,679

 

 

 

1,193

 

 

 

3,408

 

 

 

3,505

 

Research and development

 

 

669

 

 

 

814

 

 

 

2,036

 

 

 

2,608

 

Disposal of corporate lease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

544

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

2,348

 

 

 

2,007

 

 

 

5,988

 

 

 

6,113

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,340

)

 

 

(2,000

)

 

 

(5,951

)

 

 

(6,096

)

Interest and other expense, net

 

 

(63

)

 

 

(68

)

 

 

(185

)

 

 

(123

)

Loss from operations before income taxes

 

 

(2,403

)

 

 

(2,068

)

 

 

(6,136

)

 

 

(6,219

)

Income tax provision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,403

)

 

$

(2,068

)

 

$

(6,136

)

 

$

(6,219

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

18,171

 

 

 

6,107

 

 

 

14,649

 

 

 

5,934

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(0.13

)

 

$

(0.34

)

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(1.05

)

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

4


 

 

 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series D

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

Shares

Outstanding

 

 

Amount

 

 

Number of

Shares

Outstanding

 

 

Amount

 

 

Treasury

Stock

Amount

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

Capital

 

 

Accumulated

Deficit

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

Balance at June 30, 2020

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

7,850

 

 

$

190,599

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

13,934

 

 

$

(199,779

)

 

$

625

 

Stock offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

 

Cancellation of restricted stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,111

)

 

 

(2,111

)

Balance at September 30, 2020

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

7,844

 

 

$

190,599

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

13,976

 

 

$

(201,890

)

 

$

(1,444

)

Issuance of stock, net of offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,714

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

21,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

21,830

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

Cancellation of restricted stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,622

)

 

 

(1,622

)

Balance at December 31, 2020

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

18,541

 

 

$

190,610

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

35,841

 

 

$

(203,512

)

 

$

18,810

 

Issuance of stock, net of offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,985

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,723

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,727

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,087

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

192

 

 

 

 

 

 

194

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,403

)

 

 

(2,403

)

Balance at March 31, 2021

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

24,613

 

 

$

190,616

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

47,756

 

 

$

(205,915

)

 

$

28,328

 

 

5


 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series C

 

 

Series D

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

Shares

Outstanding

 

 

Amount

 

 

Number of

Shares

Outstanding

 

 

Amount

 

 

Number of

Shares

Outstanding

 

 

Amount

 

 

Treasury

Stock

Amount

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

Capital

 

 

Accumulated

Deficit

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

Balance at June 30, 2019

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

5,775

 

 

$

190,571

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

7,964

 

 

$

(191,698

)

 

$

2,708

 

Adjustment to opening retained earnings related to adoption of ASC Topic 842

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

230

 

 

 

230

 

Issuance of stock, net of offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

321

 

 

 

 

 

 

321

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

 

Restricted stock issuance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,068

)

 

 

(2,068

)

Balance at September 30, 2019

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

5,926

 

 

$

190,597

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

8,363

 

 

$

(193,536

)

 

$

1,295

 

Issuance of stock, net of offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

433

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

951

 

 

 

 

 

 

952

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

 

Cancellation of restricted stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

Forfeiture of stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,083

)

 

 

(2,083

)

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

6,348

 

 

$

190,598

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

9,397

 

 

$

(195,619

)

 

$

247

 

Issuance of stock, net of offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,227

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,376

 

 

.

 

 

 

4,377

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,068

)

 

 

(2,068

)

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

281

 

 

$

 

 

 

7,575

 

 

$

190,599

 

 

$

(4,129

)

 

$

13,868

 

 

$

(197,687

)

 

$

2,651

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(6,136

)

 

$

(6,219

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation, net of forfeitures

 

 

284

 

 

 

282

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

197

 

 

 

327

 

Loss on disposal of assets

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(82

)

Inventory

 

 

(472

)

 

 

(262

)

Income tax receivable

 

 

429

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

131

 

 

 

28

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

 

541

 

 

 

970

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(4,864

)

 

 

(4,956

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(24

)

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(24

)

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from term note payable - related party

 

 

 

 

 

2,500

 

Proceeds from issuance of stock, net of offering issuance costs

 

 

33,555

 

 

 

5,650

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

33,555

 

 

 

8,150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

28,667

 

 

 

3,194

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

3,349

 

 

 

1,588

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

32,016

 

 

$

4,782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

31,474

 

 

$

4,660

 

Restricted cash

 

$

542

 

 

$

122

 

Total

 

$

32,016

 

 

$

4,782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

 

 

$

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

 

 

$

 

Impact to retained earnings from adoption of ASC Topic 842

 

$

 

 

$

230

 

Operating right-of-use assets and associated liabilities

 

$

 

 

$

1,608

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

(1) General Information

Description of the Company – Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC) (“Astrotech,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), a Delaware corporation organized in 1984, is a science and technology development and commercialization company that launches, manages, and builds scalable companies based on innovative technology in order to maximize shareholder value.

 

Basis of Presentation – The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 30, 2021. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020.

 

Our Business Units

 

Astrotech Technologies, Inc.

 

Astrotech Technologies, Inc. (“ATI”) owns and licenses the Astrotech Mass Spectrometer Technology™ (the “AMS Technology”), the platform mass spectrometry technology originally developed by 1st Detect Corporation (“1st Detect”). The intellectual property includes 28 patents granted with two additional patents in process along with extensive trade secrets. With a number of diverse market opportunities for the core technology, ATI is structured to license the intellectual property for different fields of use. ATI currently licenses the AMS Technology to three wholly-owned subsidiaries of Astrotech, including to 1st Detect for use in the security and detection market, to AgLAB Inc. (“AgLAB”) for use in the agriculture market, and to BreathTech Corporation (“BreathTech”) for use in breath analysis.

 

On March 24, 2021, ATI signed a Letter of Agreement (the “LOA”) effective as of March 24, 2021 by and among ATI and Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina”).

 

Under the LOA, Sanmina will procure and inspect components, parts, and raw materials and manufacture, assemble, test, inspect, configure, store, and ship the products for any of the licensees of ATI.

 

1st Detect Corporation

 

1st Detect, a licensee of ATI for the security and detection market, has developed the TRACER 1000™, the world’s first mass spectrometer (“MS”) based explosives trace detector (“ETD”) certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference (“ECAC”), designed to replace the ETDs used at airports, cargo facilities, secured facilities, and borders worldwide. The Company believes that ETD customers are unsatisfied with the currently deployed ETD technology, which is driven by ion mobility spectrometry (“IMS”). The Company believes that IMS-based ETDs are fraught with false positives, as they often misidentify personal care products and other common household chemicals as explosives, causing unnecessary delays, frustration, and significant wasted security resources. In addition, there are hundreds of different types of explosives, but IMS-based ETDs have a very limited threat detection library reserved only for those several explosives of largest concern. Adding additional compounds to the detection library of an IMS-based ETD fundamentally reduces the instrument’s performance, further increasing the likelihood of false alarms. In contrast, adding additional compounds does not degrade the TRACER 1000’s detection capabilities, as it has a virtually unlimited and expandable threat library.

 

In order to sell the TRACER 1000 to airport and cargo security customers in the European Union, ECAC certification is required. Certain other countries also accept ECAC certification. After receiving ECAC certification for the TRACER 1000 on February 21, 2019, the Company is now marketing to and taking orders from airports and cargo facilities outside of the U.S. that accept ECAC certification.

 

On June 26, 2019, the Company announced the official launch of the TRACER 1000, and on November 22, 2019, also announced the first commercial sale of TRACER 1000 units to a global shipping and logistics company. 

 

In the United States, the Company is working with the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) towards Air Cargo certification. On March 27, 2018, the Company announced that the TRACER 1000 was accepted into TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology Qualification Test (“ACSQT”) and, on April 4, 2018, the Company announced that the TRACER 1000 was beginning testing with TSA for passenger screening at airports. On November 14, 2019, the Company announced that the TRACER 1000 had been selected by the TSA’s Innovation Task Force to conduct live checkpoint screening at Miami International Airport. With similar protocols as ECAC testing, the Company has received valuable feedback from all programs. Following ECAC certification and the Company's early traction within the cargo market, testing for cargo security continued with the TSA. With the COVID-19 pandemic, all testing within the TSA was put on hold; however, cargo non-detection testing resumed during the summer of 2020, and the Company subsequently announced on September 9, 2020 that the TRACER 1000

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passed the non-detection testing portion of the TSA’s ACSQT. TSA cargo detection testing resumed during the fall of 2020 and continues to move forward. This is the next and final step to be listed on the Air Cargo Screening Technology List (“ACSTL”) as an “approved” device and, if approved, thereby approved for cargo sales in the United States. Given the deterioration in air traffic caused by the pandemic, TSA certification testing for passenger checkpoint security was put on indefinite hold. 

 

Finally, on October 28, 2020, the Company announced that it had surpassed $1.0 million in purchase orders for the TRACER 1000 and an additional $1.0 million in future service and support commitments, also announcing DHL (Deutsche Post AG) as its largest flagship customer.

 

AgLAB Inc.

 

AgLAB is a licensee of ATI and has developed the AgLAB-1000™ series of mass spectrometers for use in the agriculture industry for both process control and the detection of trace amounts of solvents and pesticides. The AgLAB product line is a derivative of the Company’s core AMS Technology.

 

BreathTech Corporation

 

BreathTech is developing the BreathTest-1000, a breath analysis tool to screen for volatile organic compound (“VOC”) metabolites found in a person’s breath that could indicate they may have an infection, including COVID-19 or pneumonia.

 

Development of the BreathTest-1000 follows the Company’s results in pre-clinical trials for the BreathDetect-1000™, a rapid self-serve breathalyzer that is designed to detect bacterial infections in the respiratory tract, including pneumonia. The pre-clinical trials were conducted in collaboration with UT Health San Antonio in 2017.

 

On October 20, 2020, the Company announced a joint development agreement with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (the “Cleveland Clinic”) to explore leveraging the BreathTest-1000 to rapidly screen for COVID-19 or related indicators. The goal of the agreement is to develop a non-invasive device that will use breath samples to identify COVID-19 strains, with the potential to provide a low-cost, self-service screening option that could be deployed on a large-scale.

 

On March 31, 2021, BreathTech signed an Investigator-Initiated Study Agreement (the “Study Agreement”) with the Cleveland Clinic. Pursuant to the Study Agreement, the Cleveland Clinic will use BreathTech’s BreathTest-1000™ to compare exhaled breath from individuals who have tested positive on a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) test with that from subjects who have had a negative COVID-19 PCR test. The goal of the study will be to analyze different volatile organic compounds from the breath to determine the correlation with different disease states.

 

(2) Leases

 

As of July 1, 2019, the Company adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02 Leases: Topic 842 (“Topic 842”), using the modified retrospective method of adoption. Astrotech elected to use the transition option that allowed the Company to initially apply the new lease standard at the adoption date and recognize a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the year of adoption. The adoption of Topic 842 resulted in an adjustment to accumulated deficit of $230 thousand at the beginning of fiscal year 2020.

 

The Company had two existing facility leases and several small equipment leases. Astrotech leased office space consisting of 5,219 square feet in Austin, Texas that housed executive management, finance and accounting, sales, and marketing and communications. The lease began in November 2016 and originally expired in December 2023. On August 3, 2020, the Company decided to terminate the lease. Upon lease termination, the Company recognized a decrease in the related operating right-of-use (“ROU”) asset and operating lease liability of approximately $506 thousand and $540 thousand, respectively.

 

In May 2013, 1st Detect completed build-out of a 16,540 square foot leased research and development and production facility in Webster, Texas. This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, a clean room, a production shop, and offices for staff. The term of the lease is 62 months and includes options to extend for two additional five-year periods. In February 2015, 1st Detect exercised its right of first refusal on the adjoining space of 9,138 square feet. The original lease began in May 2013 and was to expire in June 2018; these dates were amended in October 2014 with the amended lease beginning February 1, 2015, and expiring April 30, 2020, with provisions to renew and extend the lease for the entire premises, but not less than the entire premises, for two renewal terms of five years each. On June 1, 2018, the Company entered into its third amendment of the original lease removing 8,118 square feet from its leased space, leaving leased premises with a total square footage of 17,560. On January 21, 2020, the Company entered into its fourth amendment of the original lease, with the amended lease beginning May 1, 2020 and expiring April 30, 2021, with the option to renew and extend the lease for one renewal term of one year. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, the Company decided to allow the Webster lease to expire on its expiration date and declined the option to renew the lease. This resulted in a reduction of the related operating ROU asset and operating lease liability of $171 thousand and $192 thousand, respectively. Management has decided to let this lease expire as of April 30, 2021 and to consolidate the Company’s entire operation in Austin, Texas.

 

Operating lease assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent its obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As the Company’s leases do not provide

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an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate in determining the present value of lease payments. Significant judgement is required when determining the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

 

Upon the adoption of Topic 842, the Company’s accounting for financing leases, previously referred to as capital leases, remains substantially unchanged from prior guidance.

 

The balance sheet presentation of the Company’s operating and finance leases is as follows:

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Classification on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

 

March 31, 2021

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease assets

 

Operating leases, right-of-use assets, net

 

$

26

 

Financing lease assets

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

46

 

Total lease assets

 

 

 

$

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease obligations

 

Lease liabilities, current

 

$

22

 

Financing lease obligations

 

Lease liabilities, current

 

 

10

 

Non-current:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease obligations

 

Lease liabilities, non-current

 

 

8

 

Financing lease obligations

 

Lease liabilities, non-current

 

 

32

 

Total lease liabilities

 

 

 

$

72

 

 

Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable leases are as follows:

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Year Ended June 30,

 

Operating Leases

 

 

Financing Leases

 

 

Total

 

2021

 

$

20

 

 

$

3

 

 

$

23

 

2022

 

 

6

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

18

 

2023

 

 

6

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

18

 

2024

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

12

 

2025

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

Thereafter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total lease obligations

 

 

32

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

79

 

Less: imputed interest

 

 

2

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

7

 

Present value of net minimum lease obligations

 

 

30

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

72

 

Less: lease liabilities - current

 

 

22

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

32

 

Lease liabilities - non-current

 

$

8

 

 

$

32

 

 

$

40

 

 

Other information as of March 31, 2021 is as follows:

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term (years):

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

Financing leases

 

 

 

 

3.9

 

Weighted-average discount rate:

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

 

 

11.0

%

Financing leases

 

 

 

 

6.2

%

 

Cash payments for operating leases for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 totaled $53 thousand and $96 thousand, respectively. Cash payments for operating leases for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 totaled $176 thousand and $288 thousand, respectively.

 

Cash payments for financing leases for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 totaled $3 thousand and $1 thousand, respectively. Cash payments for financing leases for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 totaled $9 thousand and $1 thousand, respectively.

 

 


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(3) Property and Equipment

 

As of March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, property and equipment, net consisted of the following:

 

(In thousands)

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

Furniture, fixtures, equipment & leasehold improvements

 

$

1,951

 

 

$

2,522

 

Software

 

 

315

 

 

 

326

 

Capital improvements in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross property and equipment

 

 

2,266

 

 

 

2,848

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(2,184

)

 

 

(2,512

)

Property held for disposal, net

 

 

 

 

 

(237

)

Property and equipment, net

 

$

82

 

 

$

99

 

 

Depreciation expense of property and equipment for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 were $12 thousand and $48 thousand, respectively. Depreciation expense of property and equipment for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 were $48 thousand and $189 thousand, respectively.

 

On August 3, 2020, the Company terminated its corporate office lease in Austin, Texas and wrote-off the remaining net book value of the related leasehold improvement assets in the amount of $229 thousand.

 

(4) Stockholders’ Equity

 

Public Offerings of Common Stock

 

On February 11, 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain purchasers named therein, pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering (the “Registered Offering”), 2,845,535 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at an offering price of $3.25 per share.

 

The Registered Offering resulted in gross proceeds of approximately $9.25 million before deducting the placement agent’s fees and related offering expenses.

 

Pursuant to an engagement agreement, dated July 23, 2020, as amended, the Company engaged H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (the “Placement Agent”) to act as the Company’s exclusive placement agent in connection with the Registered Offering. The Company has issued to the Placement Agent, or its designees, warrants (the “Placement Agent’s Warrants”) to purchase up to 170,732 shares of Common Stock, which represents 6.0% of the Shares sold in the Registered Offering. The Placement Agent’s Warrants have an exercise price of $4.0625 per share, which represents 125% of the per share offering price of the Shares and a termination date of February 11, 2026. The Placement Agent’s Warrants had a fair value per share of $2.94 as of the date of issuance.

 

At-the-Market Agreements

 

From November 9, 2018 through March 25, 2020, the Company sold 793,668 shares of Common Stock pursuant to an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “B. Riley ATM Agreement”) with B. Riley FBR, under which B. Riley FBR acted as the sales agent. In connection with the sale of these shares of Common Stock, the Company received net proceeds of $2.3 million. The weighted-average sale price per share was $3.04. No additional shares of the Company’s Common Stock will be sold pursuant to the B. Riley ATM Agreement. The Company did not incur any termination penalties as a result of its termination of the B. Riley ATM Agreement.

 

On December 18, 2020, the Company entered into an At-the-Market offering agreement (the “Wainwright ATM Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as agent, pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time through H.C. Wainwright, shares of the Company’s Common Stock. During the second quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company sold 1,139,323 shares of Common Stock pursuant to the Wainwright ATM Agreement. In connection with the sales of these shares of Common Stock, the Company received gross proceeds of approximately $3.6 million. The weighted-average sale price per shares was $3.14.

 

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Warrants

 

A summary of the common stock warrant activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is presented below:

 

 

Shares

(In thousands)

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

Aggregate Fair Market Value at Issuance (In thousands)

 

 

Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (Years)

 

Outstanding June 30, 2020

 

86

 

 

$

5.14

 

 

$

194

 

 

 

4.74

 

Warrants issued

 

813

 

 

 

3.08

 

 

 

1,758

 

 

 

4.42

 

Warrants exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants expired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding March 31, 2021

 

899

 

 

$

3.28

 

 

$

1,952

 

 

 

4.57

 

 

The following represents a summary of the warrants outstanding at each of the dates identified:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Shares Underlying Warrants

 

Issue Date

 

Classification

 

Exercise Price

 

 

Expiration Date

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

March 26, 2020

 

Equity

 

$

6.25

 

 

March 25, 2025

 

 

24,780

 

 

 

24,780

 

March 30, 2020

 

Equity

 

$

4.69

 

 

March 27, 2025

 

 

61,133

 

 

 

61,133

 

October 23, 2020

 

Equity

 

$

2.88

 

 

October 21, 2025

 

 

469,565

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2020

 

Equity

 

$

2.69

 

 

October 28, 2025

 

 

173,274

 

 

 

 

February 16, 2021

 

Equity

 

$

4.06

 

 

February 11, 2026

 

 

170,732

 

 

 

 

Total Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

899,484

 

 

 

85,913

 

 

Nasdaq Compliance

 

As previously noted in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, the Company was not in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market because its stockholders’ equity was below the required minimum of $2.5 million at June 30, 2020. On September 11, 2020, the Company received a notice from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that it was not in compliance with the required stockholder’s equity of $2.5 million.

 

The notice had no immediate effect on the Company’s listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company originally had until October 26, 2020 to submit a plan to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement; however, Nasdaq granted an extension of the deadline to submit a plan until November 2, 2020.

 

Following the successful offerings of the Company’s Common Stock during the current and prior fiscal quarters, the Company is now in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement.

 

(5) Net Loss per Share

 

Basic net loss per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the effect of potentially dilutive common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method and the if-converted method. Potentially dilutive common shares include outstanding stock options and share-based awards.

 

The following table reconciles the numerators and denominators used in the computations of both basic and diluted net loss per share:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,403

)

 

$

(2,068

)

 

$

(6,136

)

 

$

(6,219

)

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator for basic and diluted net loss per share — weighted average common stock outstanding

 

 

18,171

 

 

 

6,107

 

 

 

14,649

 

 

 

5,934

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(0.13

)

 

$

(0.34

)

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(1.05

)

 

 

All unvested restricted stock awards for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 are not included in diluted net loss per share, as the impact to net loss per share would be anti-dilutive. Options to purchase 371,025 shares of common stock at exercise prices

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ranging from $1.85 to $8.35 per share outstanding as of March 31, 2021 were not included in diluted net loss per share, as the impact to net loss per share would be anti-dilutive.

(6) Revenue Recognition

 

Astrotech recognizes revenue employing the generally accepted revenue recognition methodologies described under the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (“Topic 606”), which was adopted by the Company in fiscal year 2019. The methodology used is based on contract type and how products and services are provided. The guidelines of Topic 606 establish a five-step process to govern the recognition and reporting of revenue from contracts with customers. The five steps are: (i) identify the contract with a customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations within the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations within the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when or as the performance obligations are satisfied.  

 

An additional factor is reasonable assurance of collectability. This necessitates deferral of all or a portion of revenue recognition until collection. During the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021, the Company had two revenue sources. Revenue was recognized at a point in time consistent with the guidelines in Topic 606.

 

The Company disaggregates revenue by reporting segment to depict the nature of revenue in a manner consistent with its business operations and to be consistent with other communications and public filings. Refer to Note 13 for additional details of revenues by reporting segment.

 

Contract Assets and Liabilities. The Company enters into contracts to sell products and provide services, and it recognizes contract assets and liabilities that arise from these transactions. The Company recognizes revenue and corresponding accounts receivable according to Topic 606 and, at times, recognize revenue in advance of the time when contracts give us the right to invoice a customer. The Company may also receive consideration, per the terms of a contract, from customers prior to transferring goods to the customer. The Company records customer deposits as deferred revenue. Additionally, the Company may receive payments, most typically for service and warranty contracts, at the onset of the contract and before services have been performed. In such instances, the Company records a deferred revenue liability. The Company recognizes these contract liabilities as sales after all revenue recognition criteria are met.

 

Practical Expedients. In cases where the Company is responsible for shipping after the customer has obtained control of the goods, the Company has elected to treat the shipping activities as fulfillment activities rather than as a separate performance obligation. Additionally, the Company has elected to capitalize the cost to obtain a contract only if the period of amortization would be longer than one year. The Company only gives consideration to whether a customer agreement has a financing component if the period of time between transfer of goods and services and customer payment is greater than one year.

 

Product Sales. The Company recognizes revenue from sales of products upon shipment or delivery when control of the product transfers to the customer, depending on the terms of each sale, and when collection is probable. In the circumstance where terms of a product sale include subjective customer acceptance criteria, revenue is deferred until the Company has achieved the acceptance criteria unless the customer acceptance criteria are perfunctory or inconsequential. The Company generally offers customers payment terms of less than one year.

 

Freight. The Company records shipping and handling fees that it charges to its customers as revenue and related costs as cost of revenue.

 

Multiple Performance Obligations. Certain agreements with customers include the sale of equipment involving multiple elements in cases where obligations in a contract are distinct and thus require separation into multiple performance obligations, revenue recognition guidance requires that contract consideration be allocated to each distinct performance obligation based on its relative standalone selling price. The value allocated to each performance obligation is then recognized as revenue when the revenue recognition criteria for each distinct promise or bundle of promises has been met.

 

The standalone selling price for each performance obligation is an amount that depicts the amount of consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring the good or service. When there is only one performance obligation associated with a contract, the entire amount of consideration is attributed to that obligation. When a contract contains multiple performance obligations the standalone selling price is first estimated using the observable price, which is generally a list price net of applicable discount or the price used to sell the good or service in similar circumstances. In circumstances when a selling price is not directly observable, the Company will estimate the standalone selling price using information available to it including its market assessment and expected cost, plus margin.

 

The timetable for fulfilment of each of the distinct performance obligations can range from completion in a short amount of time and entirely within a single reporting period to completion over several reporting periods. The timing of revenue recognition for each performance obligation may be dependent upon several milestones, including physical delivery of equipment, completion of site acceptance test, and in the case of after-market consumables and service deliverables, the passage of time.

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(7) Fair Value Measurement

The accounting standard for fair value measurements defines fair value, establishes a market-based framework or hierarchy for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The standard is applicable whenever assets and liabilities are measured and included in the financial statements at fair value.

The fair value hierarchy established in the standard prioritizes the inputs used in valuation techniques into three levels as follows:

Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2 - Inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

As of March 31, 2021, the fair value of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents approximate their carrying value due to their short-term nature. 

 

(8) Debt

 

On September 5, 2019, the Company entered into a private placement transaction with Thomas B. Pickens III, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company for the issuance and sale of a secured promissory note (“Note No. 1”) to Mr. Pickens with a principal amount of $1.5 million. Interest on Note No. 1 shall accrue at 11% per annum. The principal amount and accrued interest on Note No. 1 shall become due and payable on September 5, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Company may prepay the principal amount and all accrued interest on Note No. 1 at any time prior to the Maturity Date. In connection with the issuance of Note No. 1, the Company, along with 1st Detect Corporation and Astrotech Technologies, Inc. (the “Subsidiaries”), entered into a security agreement, dated as of September 5, 2019, with Mr. Pickens (the “Security Agreement No. 1”), pursuant to which the Company and the Subsidiaries granted to Mr. Pickens a security interest in all of the Company’s and the Subsidiaries’ Collateral, as such term is defined in Security Agreement No. 1. In addition, the Subsidiaries jointly and severally agreed to guarantee and act as surety for the Company’s obligation to repay Note No. 1 pursuant to a subsidiary guarantee.

 

On February 13, 2020, the Company entered into a second private placement transaction with Mr. Pickens for the issuance and sale of a secured promissory note (“Note No. 2”) to Mr. Pickens with a principal amount of $1.0 million. Interest on Note No. 2 shall accrue at 11% per annum. The principal amount and accrued interest on Note No. 2 shall become due and payable on the Maturity Date. The Company may prepay the principal amount and all accrued interest on Note No. 2 at any time prior to the Maturity Date. In connection with the issuance of Note No. 2, the Company, along with the Subsidiaries, entered into a second security agreement, dated as of February 13, 2020, with Mr. Pickens (the “Security Agreement No. 2”), pursuant to which the Company and the Subsidiaries granted to Mr. Pickens a security interest in all of the Company’s and the Subsidiaries’ Collateral, as such term is defined in Security Agreement No. 2. In addition, the Subsidiaries jointly and severally agreed to guarantee and act as surety for the Company’s obligation to repay Note No. 2 pursuant to a subsidiary guarantee.

 

On August 24, 2020, the Company and Mr. Pickens agreed to extend the Maturity Date of both the notes and payment of accrued interest to September 5, 2021. Interest expense related to both notes for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021 was approximately $68 thousand and $206 thousand, respectively.

 

On April 14, 2020, the Company entered into a promissory note under the Paycheck Protection Program “(PPP”) for $542 thousand (the “PPP Promissory Note”) with a commercial bank (the “Bank”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The PPP Promissory Note bears interest at a rate of 1.0% per annum. Payments are due monthly beginning November 10, 2020. The remaining principal amount of the PPP Promissory Note along with any unpaid interest is due on April 1, 2022. The principal and interest may be forgiven if the proceeds are used for forgivable purposes as defined by the terms in the PPP Promissory Note, and the Company has used the proceeds from the PPP Promissory Note for forgivable purposes as defined by the terms of the PPP Promissory Note.   

 

On October 19, 2020, as required by the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) prior to executing a securities purchase agreement on October 21, 2020, , the Company and the Bank entered into a Cash Reserve Agreement wherein the Company agreed to deliver to the Bank an amount equal to $542 thousand to be held in a separate restricted cash account in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Cash Reserve Agreement for the purpose of establishing a source of payment for the Company’s obligations to repay and/or obtain forgiveness of the PPP Promissory Note. In connection therewith, the Company applied for forgiveness under the provisions of the CARES Act. On April 19, 2021, the Company received notification from the Bank that the SBA has granted full forgiveness of the Company’s PPP Promissory Note. In addition, the restriction on the cash in the Cash Reserve Agreement was released. Interest expense related to the PPP Promissory Note for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021 was approximately $1 thousand and $2 thousand, respectively. 

 

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(9) Business Risk and Credit Risk Concentration Involving Cash

 

For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021, the Company had two customers that materially comprised all of the Company’s revenue. For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2020, the Company had one customer that materially comprised all of the Company’s revenue.

 

The Company maintains funds in bank accounts that may exceed the limit insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation of $250 thousand per depositor. The risk of loss attributable to these uninsured balances is mitigated by depositing funds in what we believe to be high credit quality financial institutions. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

 

(10) Stock-Based Compensation

 

Stock Option Activity Summary

 

The Company’s stock option activity for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 is as follows:

 

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

 

Outstanding at June 30, 2020

 

 

325

 

 

$

5.68

 

Granted

 

 

50

 

 

 

5.00

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canceled or expired

 

 

(4

)

 

 

5.19

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2021

 

 

371

 

 

$

5.59

 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value of options exercisable at March 31, 2021 was $0, as the fair value of the Company’s common stock is less than the exercise prices of these options. The remaining stock-based compensation expense of $88 thousand related to stock options will be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.96 years.

 

The table below details the Company’s stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2021:

 

Range of exercise prices

 

Number

Outstanding

 

 

Options

Outstanding

Weighted-

Average

Remaining

Contractual

Life (years)

 

 

Weighted-

Average

Exercise

Price

 

 

Number

Exercisable

 

 

Options

Exercisable

Weighted-

Average

Exercise

Price

 

$1.85 – 3.55

 

 

76,300

 

 

 

2.03

 

 

$

3.43

 

 

 

69,634

 

 

$

3.35

 

$5.00 – 5.85

 

 

164,725

 

 

 

7.29

 

 

 

5.43

 

 

 

113,203

 

 

 

5.49

 

$6.00 – 8.35

 

 

130,000

 

 

 

3.65

 

 

 

7.19

 

 

 

86,000

 

 

 

6.59

 

$1.85 – 8.35

 

 

371,025

 

 

 

4.93

 

 

$

5.59

 

 

 

268,837

 

 

$

5.29

 

 

Compensation costs recognized related to stock option awards were $0 and $43 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively and $1 thousand and $128 thousand for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Restricted Stock

 

The Company’s restricted stock activity for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, is as follows:

 

 

 

Shares

(in thousands)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Grant-Date

Fair Value

 

Outstanding at June 30, 2020

 

 

133

 

 

$

3.95

 

Granted

 

 

2,019

 

 

 

2.02

 

Vested

 

 

(58

)

 

 

1.84

 

Canceled or expired

 

 

(23

)

 

 

5.40

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2021

 

$

2,071

 

 

$

2.07

 

 

Stock compensation expenses related to restricted stock were $194 thousand and $52 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively and $284 thousand and $154 thousand for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The remaining stock-based compensation expense of $4.2 million related to restricted stock awards granted will be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.93 years.

 

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(11) Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected tax consequences of temporary differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized. As of March 31, 2021, the Company established a valuation allowance against all of its net deferred tax assets.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred pre-tax losses in the amount of $2.4 million and $2.1 million, respectively. For the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred pre-tax losses in the amount of $6.1 million and $6.2 million, respectively.

 

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provided certain tax relief measures including the acceleration of the alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) credit previously paid. The CARES Act allows for the acceleration of the refundable AMT credit up to 100% of the AMT credit. In response to the impact of the CARES Act, the Company received the remaining AMT credit of $429 thousand for AMT previously paid during the three months ended September 30, 2020.

 

Provision for Income Tax

 

The Company’s effective tax rate is 0% for income tax for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and the Company expects that its effective tax rate for the full fiscal year 2021 year will be 0%. Based on the weight of available evidence, including cumulative losses since inception and expected future losses, the Company has determined that it is more likely than not that its U.S. federal and state deferred tax assets will not be realized and therefore a full valuation allowance has been provided on the U.S. federal and state net deferred tax assets.

 

In general, if the Company experiences a greater than 50 percentage point aggregate change in ownership over a three-year period (a Section 382 ownership change), utilization of its pre-change net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards are subject to an annual limitation under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, U.S. state laws have laws similar to Internal Revenue Code Section 382. The annual limitation generally is determined by multiplying the value of the Company’s stock at the time of such ownership change (subject to certain adjustments) by the applicable long-term tax-exempt rate. Such limitations may result in expiration of a portion of the NOL carryforward before utilization.

 

The Company files U.S. federal and state income tax returns.  The Company is not currently subject to any income tax examinations. Since the Company’s inception, the Company had incurred losses from its U.S. operations, which generally allows all tax years to remain open to income tax examinations for all years for which there are loss carryforwards.

 

Uncertain Tax Positions

 

The Company recognizes the financial statement effects of a tax position when it becomes more likely than not, based upon the technical merits, that the position will be sustained upon examination. The Company currently has no unrecognized tax benefits and does not expect any material changes in the next 12 months in unrecognized tax benefits.

 

Income Taxes

 

There is $0 provision for income taxes during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021.   There was $0 provision for income taxes during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2020.  

 

(12) Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company is subject to various lawsuits and other claims in the normal course of business. In addition, from time to time, the Company receives communications from government or regulatory agencies concerning investigations or allegations of noncompliance with laws or regulations in jurisdictions in which the Company operates.

 

The Company establishes reserves for the estimated losses on specific contingent liabilities, for regulatory and legal actions where the Company deems a loss to be probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. In other instances, the Company is not able to make a reasonable estimate of liability because of the uncertainties related to the outcome or the amount or range of potential loss.

 

Litigation, Investigations, and Audits  

 

On April 15, 2021, a putative stockholder of the Company commenced a class action and derivative lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stein v. Pickens, et al., C.A. No. 2021-0322-JRS (the “Stein Action”), in which it is alleged, among other things, that the Company improperly included broker non-votes in the tabulation of votes counted in favor to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “2020 Certificate Amendment”) and, thus the 2020 Certificate Amendment was defective. The Company investigated these allegations and disputes them.

 

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On April 30, 2021, the Company filed a validation proceeding in the Delaware Court of Chancery, In re Astrotech Corporation, C.A. No. 2021-0380-JRS, pursuant to Section 205 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “Section 205 Action”).  The Company does not believe that the filing and effectiveness of the 2020 Certificate Amendment is either invalid or ineffective. However, to resolve any uncertainty, the Company is pursuing corrective actions to ratify the 2020 Certificate Amendment through the filing of the Section 205 Action.

 

Further information regarding the Stein Action and the Section 205 Action is provided in the Schedule 14A proxy statement amendment and supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2021.

 

 

(13) Segment Information

 

The Company currently has two reportable business units: 1st Detect Corporation and AgLAB Inc.

 

1st Detect Corporation

 

1st Detect is a manufacturer of explosives and narcotics trace detectors developed for use at airports, secured facilities, and borders worldwide.

 

AgLAB Inc.

 

AgLAB is developing a series of mass spectrometers for use in the agriculture market for process control and the detection of trace amounts of solvents and pesticides.

 

All intercompany transactions between business units have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Key financial metrics of the Company’s segments are as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenue

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Loss before

Income Taxes

 

 

Revenue

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Loss before

Income Taxes

 

1st Detect

 

$

54

 

 

$

12

 

 

$

(1,322

)

 

$

118

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

(2,068

)

AgLAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,081

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

54

 

 

$

12

 

 

$

(2,403

)

 

$

118

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

(2,068

)

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31, 2021

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31, 2020

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenue

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Loss before

Income Taxes

 

 

Revenue

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Loss before

Income Taxes

 

1st Detect

 

$

324

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

(3,563

)

 

$

324

 

 

$

189

 

 

$

(6,219

)

AgLAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,573

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

324

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

(6,136

)

 

$

324

 

 

$

189

 

 

$

(6,219

)

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

(In thousands)

 

Fixed Assets,

Net

 

 

Total Capital

Expenditures

(1)

 

 

Total Assets

 

 

Fixed Assets,

Net

 

 

Total Capital

Expenditures

(2)

 

 

Total Assets

 

1st Detect

 

$

74

 

 

$

(16

)

 

$

33,740

 

 

$

99

 

 

$

 

 

$

5,930

 

AgLAB

 

 

8

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

82

 

 

$

(24

)

 

$

33,780

 

 

$

99

 

 

$

 

 

$

5,930

 

 

 

(1)

Total capital expenditures are for the nine months ended March 31, 2021.

 

(2)

Total capital expenditures are for the twelve months ended June 30, 2020.

 

(14) Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The Company has taken what it believes are necessary precautions to safeguard its employees from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) guidance and the recommendations and restrictions provided by state and local authorities. All of the Company’s employees who do not work in a lab setting are currently on a telecommunication work arrangement and have been able to successfully work remotely. The Company’s lab requires in-person staffing and the Company has been able to continue to operate its lab, minimizing infection risk to lab staff

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through a combination of social distancing and appropriate protective equipment. There can be no assurance, however, that key employees will not become ill or that the Company will be able to continue to operate its labs.

 

The continuing impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the Company’s operations, including duration, severity, and scope, remains uncertain and cannot be fully predicted at this time. Accordingly, the Company believes that the COVID-19 pandemic could continue to adversely impact its results of operations, cash flows, and financial condition in the future.

 

As the Company’s business operations continue to be impacted by the pandemic, the Company continues to monitor the situation and the guidance that is being provided by relevant federal, state, and local public health authorities. The Company may take additional actions based upon their recommendations. However, it is possible that the Company may have to make further adjustments to its operating plans in reaction to developments that are beyond its control.

 

CARES Act

 

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was enacted. The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions relating to refundable payroll taxes, deferment of employer side social security payments, net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, modifications to the net interest deduction limitations, and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. The most significant relief measures which the Company qualifies for are the PPP Promissory Note, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, employee retention credit, and payroll tax deferral.

 

The Company will continue to assess the treatment of the CARES Act to the extent additional guidance and regulations are issued, the further applicability of the CARES Act to the Company, and the potential impacts on the business.

 

(15) Subsequent Events

 

Offerings of Common Stock

 

On April 7, 2021, the Company entered into an amended and restated underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“Wainwright”) to issue and sell, in an underwritten, firm-commitment public offering (the “Offering”), 21,639,851 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The offering price to the public in the Offering was $1.50 per share of Common Stock and Wainwright agreed to purchase the shares from the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $1.395 per share, representing an underwriting discount of seven percent (7.0%). Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company also granted Wainwright an option to purchase, for a period of 30 days from the date of the Underwriting Agreement, up to an additional 3,245,977 shares of Common Stock. On April 12, 2021, Wainwright exercised the option in full.

 

The Offering resulted in aggregate gross proceeds, including the option exercise, of approximately $37.3 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

 

Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company issued warrants (the “Underwriter Warrants”) to Wainwright (in its capacity as the underwriter of the Offering) or its designees to purchase shares of Common Stock in an amount equal to 6.0% of the aggregate number of shares sold in the Offering, or 1,493,150 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate, at an exercise price of $1.875 per share. The Underwriter Warrants will be exercisable immediately on or after the date the Company receives shareholder approval to increase its number of authorized shares and upon filing its amendment of certificate of incorporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware and will expire five years after the commencement of the sales of this offering.

 

PPP Loan Forgiveness

 

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company received full forgiveness of its PPP Promissory Note in the amount of $541,500 from the SBA. The funds previously held in escrow by the Bank were released to the Company.

 

New Corporate Office Lease

 

On April 27, 2021, the Company entered into a new office lease for approximately 6,000 square feet in Austin, Texas that will include a research and development laboratory, a production shop, and limited offices for staff, as many of the Company’s employees work remotely. The 36-month lease commences on or around June 1, 2021 with lease rates ranging from $7,950 per month for the first 12 months to $8,400 per month for the final year. The Company is accounting for the lease as an operating lease.

 

 


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements for purposes of federal and state securities laws. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “will,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” and other similar expressions. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in the statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:

 

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global economy, including the possibility of a global recession, and more specifically the impact to our business, suppliers, consumers, customers, and employees;

 

Our ability to successfully pursue our business plan and execute our strategy, including our recent collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic;

 

The effect of economic and political conditions in the United States or other nations that could impact our ability to sell our products and services or gain customers;

 

Product demand and market acceptance risks, including our ability to develop and sell products and services to be used by governmental or commercial customers;

 

The impact of trade barriers imposed by the U.S. government, such as import/export duties and restrictions, tariffs and quotas, and potential corresponding actions by other countries in which the Company conducts its business;

 

Technological difficulties and potential legal claims arising from any technological difficulties;

 

Supply chain delays and challenges;

 

Uncertainty in government funding and support for key programs, grant opportunities, or procurements;

 

The impact of competition on our ability to win new contracts; and

 

Our ability to meet technological development milestones and overcome development challenges.

Although we believe that the assumptions underlying our forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate; therefore, we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in our forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our objectives and plans will be achieved. Some of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements are more fully described in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K, elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or in the documents incorporated by reference herein. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or advise of any change in any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. In making these statements, we disclaim any obligation to address or update each factor in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or communications regarding our business or results, and we do not undertake to address how any of these factors may have caused changes to discussions or information contained in previous filings or communications. In addition, any of the matters discussed above may have affected our past results and may affect future results, so that our actual results may differ materially from those expressed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in prior or subsequent communications.

 

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

The following information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this Report.

Business Overview

Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC) (“Astrotech,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), a Delaware corporation organized in 1984, is a science and technology development and commercialization company that launches, manages, and builds scalable companies based on innovative technology in order to maximize shareholder value.

The Company’s efforts are focused on commercializing its platform mass spectrometry technology through its wholly-owned subsidiaries:

 

 

Astrotech Technologies, Inc. (“ATI”) owns and licenses intellectual property related to the Astrotech Mass Spectrometer Technology™ (the “AMS Technology”).

 

1st Detect Corporation (“1st Detect”) is a manufacturer of explosives and narcotics trace detectors developed for use at airports, secured facilities, and borders worldwide. 1st Detect holds an exclusive AMS Technology license from ATI for airport security applications.

 

AgLAB, Inc. (“AgLAB”) is developing a series of mass spectrometers for use in the agriculture market for process control and the detection of trace amounts of solvents and pesticides. AgLAB holds an exclusive AMS Technology license from ATI for agriculture applications.

 

BreathTech Corporation (“BreathTech”) is developing a breath analysis tool to screen for volatile organic compound (“VOC”) metabolites found in a person’s breath that could indicate they may have an infection, including COVID-19 or pneumonia. BreathTech holds an exclusive AMS Technology license from ATI for breath analysis applications.

 

Our Business Units

 

Astrotech Technologies, Inc.

 

ATI owns and licenses the AMS Technology, the platform mass spectrometry technology originally developed by 1st Detect. The intellectual property includes 28 granted patents and two additional patents in process along with extensive trade secrets. With a number of diverse market opportunities for the core technology, ATI is structured to license the intellectual property for different fields of use. ATI currently licenses the AMS Technology to three wholly-owned subsidiaries of Astrotech, including to 1st Detect for use in the security and detection market, to AgLAB for use in the agriculture market, and to BreathTech for use in breath analysis.

 

On March 24, 2021, ATI signed a Letter of Agreement (the “LOA”) effective as of March 24, 2021 by and among ATI and Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina”).

 

Under the LOA, Sanmina will procure and inspect components, parts, and raw materials and manufacture, assemble, test, inspect, configure, store, and ship the products for any of the licensees of ATI.

 

1st Detect Corporation

 

1st Detect, an exclusive licensee of ATI for the security and detection market, has developed the TRACER 1000™, the world’s first mass spectrometer (“MS”) based explosives trace detector (“ETD”) certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference (“ECAC”), designed to replace the ETDs used at airports, cargo facilities, secured facilities, and borders worldwide. We believe that ETD customers are unsatisfied with the currently deployed ETD technology, which is driven by ion mobility spectrometry (“IMS”). We believe that IMS-based ETDs are fraught with false positives, as they often misidentify personal care products and other common household chemicals as explosives, causing unnecessary delays, frustration, and significant wasted security resources. In addition, there are hundreds of different types of explosives, but IMS-based ETDs have a very limited threat detection library reserved only for those several explosives of largest concern. Adding additional compounds to the detection library of an IMS-based ETD fundamentally reduces the instrument’s performance, further increasing the likelihood of false alarms. In contrast, adding additional compounds does not degrade the TRACER 1000’s detection capabilities, as it has a virtually unlimited and easily expandable threat library. With terrorist threats becoming more numerous, sophisticated, and lethal, security professionals have been looking for better instrumentation, and specifically for mass spectrometry, to address the evolving threats, but mass spectrometry has long been too expensive, too cumbersome, and not practical for security applications until the launch of the TRACER 1000.

 

In order to sell the TRACER 1000 to airport and cargo security customers in the European Union, ECAC certification is required. Certain other countries also accept ECAC certification. After receiving ECAC certification for the TRACER 1000 on February 21, 2019, we are now marketing to and taking orders from airports and cargo facilities outside of the U.S. that accept ECAC certification.

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On June 26, 2019, the Company announced the official launch of the TRACER 1000, and on November 22, 2019, we announced our first commercial sale of TRACER 1000 units to a global shipping and logistics company. 

 

In the United States, we are working with the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) towards Air Cargo certification. On March 27, 2018, we announced that the TRACER 1000 was accepted into TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology Qualification Test (“ACSQT”) and, on April 4, 2018, we announced that the TRACER 1000 was beginning testing with TSA for passenger screening at airports. On November 14, 2019, we announced that the TRACER 1000 had been selected by the TSA’s Innovation Task Force to conduct live checkpoint screening at Miami International Airport. With similar protocols as ECAC testing, we have received valuable feedback from all programs. Following ECAC certification and our early traction within the cargo market, testing for cargo security continued with the TSA. With the COVID-19 pandemic, all testing within the TSA was put on hold; however, cargo non-detection testing resumed during the summer of 2020, and we subsequently announced on September 9, 2020 that the TRACER 1000 passed the non-detection testing portion of the TSA’s ACSQT. TSA cargo detection testing resumed during the fall of 2020 and continues to move forward. This is the next and final step to be listed on the Air Cargo Screening Technology List (“ACSTL”) as an “approved” device and, if approved, thereby approved for cargo sales in the United States. Given the deterioration in air traffic caused by the pandemic, TSA certification testing for passenger checkpoint security was put on indefinite hold. 

 

Finally, on October 28, 2020, the Company announced that it had surpassed $1.0 million in purchase orders for the TRACER 1000 and an additional $1.0 million in future service and support commitments, also announcing DHL (Deutsche Post AG) as its largest flagship customer.

 

AgLAB Inc.

 

AgLAB, an exclusive licensee of ATI for the agriculture market, has developed the AgLAB-1000™ series of mass spectrometers for process control and in the detection of trace levels of solvents and pesticides. The AgLAB product line is a derivative of the Company’s core AMS Technology. The AMS Technology provides a significant competitive advantage due to its small size, rugged design, quick analysis, ease of use, and affordability. These attributes are valuable for agriculture applications in both processing facilities and in the field.

 

BreathTech Corporation

 

BreathTech, an exclusive licensee of ATI for breath analysis, is developing the BreathTest-1000, a breath analysis tool to screen for VOC metabolites found in a person’s breath that could indicate they may have an infection, including COVID-19 or pneumonia.

 

Development of the BreathTest-1000 follows the Company’s positive results in pre-clinical trials for the BreathDetect-1000™, a rapid self-serve breathalyzer that detects bacterial infections in the respiratory tract, including pneumonia.  The pre-clinical trials were conducted in collaboration with UT Health San Antonio in 2017.

 

On October 20, 2020, we announced a joint development agreement with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (the “Cleveland Clinic”) to explore leveraging the BreathTest-1000 to rapidly screen for COVID-19 or related indicators. The goal of the agreement is to develop a non-invasive device that will use breath samples to identify COVID-19 strains, with the potential to provide a low-cost, self-service screening option that could be deployed on a large-scale.

 

On March 31, 2021, BreathTech signed an Investigator-Initiated Study Agreement (the “Study Agreement”) with the Cleveland Clinic. Pursuant to the Study Agreement, the Cleveland Clinic will use BreathTech’s BreathTest-1000™ to compare exhaled breath from individuals who have tested positive on a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) test with that from subjects who have had a negative COVID-19 PCR test. The goal of the study will be to analyze different volatile organic compounds from the breath to determine the correlation with different disease states.

 

Trends and Uncertainties - COVID-19

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

 

We are subject to risks and uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business is uncertain and difficult to predict, as the responses that we, other businesses, and governments are taking continue to evolve. Furthermore, capital markets and economies worldwide have also been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is possible that it could cause a prolonged global economic recession. Policymakers around the globe have responded with fiscal policy actions to support the economy as a whole. The magnitude and overall effectiveness of these actions remain uncertain.

 

To date, we have seen delays with respect to the TSA certification process and parts of our supply chain as a result of COVID-19. In addition, with a reduction in air travel caused by the pandemic, we are seeing a reduction in near-term demand for ETDs at checkpoints.

 

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It is possible that the continued spread of COVID-19 could cause further disruption in our supply chain; cause delay, or limit the ability of customers to perform, including in making timely payments to the Company; cause further delay in regulatory certification testing of our instruments; impact investment performance; and cause other unpredictable events. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may in the future materially impact our financial condition, liquidity, or results of operations is uncertain.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and related disclosures. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

Selected consolidated financial data for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, and 2020 is as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenue

 

$

54

 

 

$

118

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

46

 

 

 

111

 

Gross profit

 

 

8

 

 

 

7

 

Gross margin

 

 

15

%

 

 

6

%

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

1,679

 

 

 

1,193

 

Research and development

 

 

669

 

 

 

814

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

2,348

 

 

 

2,007

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,340

)

 

 

(2,000

)

Interest and other expense, net

 

 

(63

)

 

 

(68

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,403

)

 

$

(2,068

)

 

RevenueTotal revenue decreased $64 thousand during the third quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. All of the revenue generated in the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020 was related to the sales of our TRACER 1000. The decrease in revenue was caused by pandemic-related delays in the delivery of certain microchips used in the production of our TRACER 1000 systems. This supply chain issue has since been resolved.

 

Cost of Revenue Gross profit is comprised of revenue less cost of revenue. In the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, cost of revenue was comprised of labor, materials, shipping, warranty reserve, and overhead related to the sale of TRACER 1000 units. Gross margin increased to 15% in the third quarter fiscal 2021, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. We expect that gross margin will continue to improve as we increase production and benefit from associated volume discounts, and as we further refine our technology.

 

Operating Expenses – Operating expenses increased $341 thousand, or 17%, during the third quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Significant changes to operating expenses include the following:

 

 

Selling, general and administrative increased $486 thousand, or 41%, due to payroll related expenses. The increase in operating expense was partially offset by a decrease in office rent and related expenses associated with the former corporate office. In addition, due to COVID-19, our expenses related to travel and conferences also declined.

 

Research and development decreased $145 thousand, or 18%, during the third quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. This decrease is mainly due to a decrease in headcount as we continue to shift our focus from research and development and toward commercialization of our products.  

 

Income Taxes Income tax benefit did not change during the third quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. The realization of tax benefits depends on the existence of future taxable income. Pursuant to ASC 740 “Income Taxes”, a valuation allowance has been established on all of the Company’s deferred tax assets.

 

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Nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to nine months ended March 31, 2020:

 

Selected consolidated financial data for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020 is as follows:

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenue

 

$

324

 

 

$

324

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

287

 

 

 

307

 

Gross profit

 

 

37

 

 

 

17

 

Gross margin

 

 

11

%

 

 

5

%

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

3,408

 

 

 

3,505

 

Research and development

 

 

2,036

 

 

 

2,608

 

Disposal of corporate lease

 

 

544

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

5,988

 

 

 

6,113

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(5,951

)

 

 

(6,096

)

Interest and other income, net

 

 

(185

)

 

 

(123

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(6,136

)

 

$

(6,219

)

 

 

Revenue – Total revenue remained unchanged during the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020. All of the material revenue generated during each of the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was from the sales of our TRACER 1000 units.

 

Cost of Revenue – Gross profit is comprised of revenue less cost of revenue. During each of the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, cost of revenue was comprised of labor, materials, overhead, warranty reserve, and shipping related to the above sales. Gross margin increased to 11% during the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020, as the margin in the prior period was driven by the FIFO inventory methodology where much of the inventory used to build the TRACER 1000 had R&D volume pricing. We expect that gross margin will continue to improve as we increase production and benefit from associated volume discounts, and as we further refine our technology.

 

Operating Expenses – Operating expenses decreased $125 thousand, or 2%, during the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020. Significant changes to operating expenses include the following:

 

 

Selling, general and administrative decreased $97 thousand, or 3%, due to a decrease in office rent and related expenses associated with the former corporate office. In addition, due to COVID-19, our expenses related to travel and conferences also declined. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in payroll related expenses.

 

Research and development decreased $572 thousand, or 22%. This decrease is mainly due to a decrease in headcount as we continue to shift our focus from research and development and toward commercialization of our product.  

 

Disposal of long-lived assets increased $544 thousand due to our termination of our corporate office lease and the disposal of the leasehold improvement assets and right-of-use assets and lease liabilities associated with that lease. As a result of this termination, our net cash savings over the remainder of the lease was estimated to be approximately $870 thousand.

 

Income Taxes – Income tax benefit did not change during the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020. The realization of tax benefits depends on the existence of future taxable income. Pursuant to ASC 740 “Income Taxes”, a valuation allowance has been established on all of the Company’s deferred tax assets.

 

 

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following is a summary of the change in our cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

March 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Change

 

Change in cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

$

(4,864

)

 

$

(4,956

)

 

$

92

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(24

)

 

 

 

 

 

(24

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

33,555

 

 

 

8,150

 

 

 

25,405

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

28,667

 

 

$

3,194

 

 

$

25,473

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

As of March 31, 2021, we held cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $32.0 million, and our working capital was approximately $28.3 million. As of June 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of $3.3 million, and our working capital was approximately $0.3 million. Cash and cash equivalents increased $28.7 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to June 30, 2020, due to public offerings of our common stock with net proceeds of approximately $33.5 million, partially offset by funding our normal operating activities and research and development initiatives.

 

Operating Activities

 

Cash used in operating activities decreased $0.1 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020, primarily due to a reduction in our expenses as well as a decrease in accounts receivable from receiving the remaining alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) credit, partially offset by an increase in accrued liabilities related to payroll expenses.

Investing Activities

 

Cash used in investing activities increased $24 thousand for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020, due to purchases of equipment.

 

Financing Activities

 

Cash provided by financing activities increased $25.4 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2020. During the nine months ended March 31, 2021, we raised net proceeds from sale of common stock of approximately $33.5 million. By comparison, during the nine months ended March 31, 2020, we raised funding through a note payable from a related party for net proceeds of $2.5 million, the sale of shares of common stock through an “at the market offering” program for net proceeds of approximately $1.2 million, and the sale of shares of common stock in two separate registered direct offerings for net proceeds of approximately $4.5 million.

 

Liquidity

 

Our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 indicated substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. During the first three quarters of fiscal 2021, we have successfully completed several public offerings of our common stock, raising net proceeds of approximately $33.5 million. We believe this solves our liquidity issue, and we no longer have substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. We will continue to evaluate opportunities to further strengthen our liquidity, including selling the Company or a portion thereof, licensing some of our technology, raising additional funds through the capital markets, debt financing, equity financing, merging, or engaging in a strategic partnership. 

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected tax consequences of temporary differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized. As of March 31, 2021, the Company established a valuation allowance against all of its net deferred tax assets.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred pre-tax losses in the amount of $2.4 million and $2.1 million, respectively. For the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred pre-tax losses in the amount of $6.1 million and $6.2 million, respectively.

 

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provided certain tax relief measures including the acceleration of the AMT credit previously paid. The CARES Act allows for the acceleration of the refundable AMT credit up to 100% of the AMT credit. In response to the impact of the CARES Act, the Company received the remaining AMT credit of $429 thousand for AMT previously paid during the three months ended September 30, 2020.

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Provision for Income Tax

 

The Company’s effective tax rate is 0% for income tax for the nine months ended March 31, 2021 and the Company expects that its effective tax rate for the full fiscal year 2021 year will be 0%. Based on the weight of available evidence, including cumulative losses since inception and expected future losses, the Company has determined that it is more likely than not that its U.S. federal and state deferred tax assets will not be realized and therefore a full valuation allowance has been provided on the U.S. federal and state net deferred tax assets.

 

In general, if the Company experiences a greater than 50 percentage point aggregate change in ownership over a three-year period (a Section 382 ownership change), utilization of its pre-change net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards are subject to an annual limitation under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, U.S. state laws have laws similar to Internal Revenue Code Section 382. The annual limitation generally is determined by multiplying the value of the Company’s stock at the time of such ownership change (subject to certain adjustments) by the applicable long-term tax-exempt rate. Such limitations may result in expiration of a portion of the NOL carryforward before utilization.

 

The Company files U.S. federal and state income tax returns.  The Company is not currently subject to any income tax examinations. Since the Company’s inception, the Company had incurred losses from its U.S. operations, which generally allows all tax years to remain open to income tax examinations for all years for which there are loss carryforwards.

 

Uncertain Tax Positions

 

The Company recognizes the financial statement effects of a tax position when it becomes more likely than not, based upon the technical merits, that the position will be sustained upon examination. The Company currently has no unrecognized tax benefits and does not expect any material changes in the next 12 months in unrecognized tax benefits.

 

Income Taxes

 

There is $0 provision for income taxes during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021.   There was $0 provision for income taxes during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2021, or June 30, 2020.

 

ITEM 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Not applicable to smaller reporting companies.

ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. We carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on the evaluation and criteria of these disclosure controls and procedures, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the nine months ended March 31, 2021 that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 


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PART II: OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

On April 15, 2021, a putative stockholder of the Company commenced a class action and derivative lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stein v. Pickens, et al., C.A. No. 2021-0322-JRS (the “Stein Action”), in which it is alleged, among other things, that the Company improperly included broker non-votes in the tabulation of votes counted in favor to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “2020 Certificate Amendment”) and, thus the 2020 Certificate Amendment was defective. The Company investigated these allegations and disputes them.

 

On April 30, 2021, the Company filed a validation proceeding in the Delaware Court of Chancery, In re Astrotech Corporation, C.A. No. 2021-0380-JRS, pursuant to Section 205 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “Section 205 Action”).  The Company does not believe that the filing and effectiveness of the 2020 Certificate Amendment is either invalid or ineffective. However, to resolve any uncertainty, the Company is pursuing corrective actions to ratify the 2020 Certificate Amendment through the filing of the Section 205 Action.

 

Further information regarding the Stein Action and the Section 205 Action is provided in the Schedule 14A proxy statement amendment and supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2021.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows may be impacted by a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, including those set forth in our Form 10-K and our Form 10-Qs, the occurrence of any one of which could have a material adverse effect on our actual results.

 

There have been no material changes to the Risk Factors previously disclosed in our fiscal year 2020 Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

 

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

 

On February 16, 2021, the Company issued the Placement Agent Warrants to the Placement Agent. The Placement Agent Warrants and the shares of Common Stock underlying the Placement Agent Warrants have not been registered under the Securities Act and were issued in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act afforded by Section 4(a)(2) thereof.

 

ITEM 3.  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

 

Not applicable.

ITEM 5.  OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

 

The following exhibits are filed herewith:

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

Incorporation by Reference

4.1

 

 

Form of Placement Agent’s Warrant

 

Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on February 16, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

10.1

 

 

Form of Securities Purchase Agreement

 

Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on February 16, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

10.2

 

Letter of Agreement, dated March 24, 2021

 

Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on March 30, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

31.1

 

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Filed herewith.

 

 

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Filed herewith.

 

 

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Filed herewith.

 

 

 

 

 

101

 

The following financial information from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the period ended March 31, 2021 formatted in eXtensible Business Reporting Language: (i) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, (iv) Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Filed herewith.

 

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

 

 

 

Astrotech Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: May 14, 2021

 

/s/ Eric Stober

 

 

Eric Stober

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

 

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