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BLDE Blade Air Mobility

Filed: 24 May 21, 5:01pm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10–Q

(Mark One)

 

xQUARTERLY 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 001-39046

 

BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 84-1890381
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

499 East 34th Street

New York, NY

 10016
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

   
 (212) 967-1009 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share BLDE The Nasdaq Stock Market
Warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A common
stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share
 BLDEW The Nasdaq Stock Market

 

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

Title of class
 
 
None

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yesx 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 x 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 xSmaller reporting company x
Emerging growth company x 

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b–2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes¨ No x

As of May 21, 2021, there were 69,213,195 shares of the registrant’s Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

On May 7, 2021, subsequent to the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, the fiscal quarter to which this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Report”) relates, Experience Investment Corp., a Delaware corporation that is our predecessor (“EIC”), consummated the previously announced transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated December 14, 2020, by and among Experience Investment Corp., a Delaware corporation (“EIC”), Experience Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EIC (“Merger Sub”), and Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Blade”). The Merger Agreement provided for the acquisition of Blade by the registrant pursuant to the merger of Merger Sub with and into Blade (the “Merger”), with Blade continuing as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of the registrant. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement are referred to herein as the “Business Combination.”

 

In connection with the closing of the Merger, the registrant changed its name from Experience Investment Corp. to Blade Air Mobility, Inc. Unless stated otherwise, this report contains information about EIC before the Business Combination. References to the “Company,” “our,” “us” or “we” in this report refer to EIC before the consummation of the Business Combination or New Blade after the Business Combination, as the context suggests.

 

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the information in this Report does not reflect the consummation of the Merger, which, as discussed above, occurred subsequent to the period covered hereunder.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

FORM 10-Q

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1. Financial statements  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 3
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 4
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 5
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 6
Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 7
Item 2. Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations 19
Item 3. Quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk 21
Item 4. Controls and procedures 21
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION 23
Item 1. Legal proceedings 23
Item 1A. Risk factors 23
Item 2. Unregistered sales of equity securities and use of proceeds 23
Item 3. Defaults upon senior securities 23
Item 4. Mine safety disclosures 23
Item 5. Other information 23
Item 6. Exhibits 24
Signatures 25

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(successor to Experience Investment Corp.) 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  As of March 31,  As of December 31, 
  2021  2020 
  (unaudited)    
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash $485,220  $846,068 
Prepaid expenses  123,500   50,000 
Total current assets  608,720   896,068 
         
Deferred offering costs  1,200,000   - 
Marketable securities held in Trust Account  276,947,475   276,943,339 
Total assets $278,756,195  $277,839,407 
         
Liabilities, Temporary Equity, and Stockholders' Equity        
         
Liabilities        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $1,306,711  $158,947 
Accrued offering costs  26,000   26,000 
Income taxes payable  205,844   205,844 
Total current liabilities  1,538,555   390,791 
         
Deferred underwriting fee payable  9,625,000   9,625,000 
Warrant liabilties  37,616,668   36,766,667 
Total liabilities  48,780,223   46,782,458 
         
Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)        
         
Temporary Equity        
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption 22,339,729 and 22,480,341 shares at redemption value as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  224,975,969   226,056,939 
         
Stockholders' Equity        
Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding  -   - 
Class A Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 5,160,271 and 5,019,659 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 22,339,729 and 22,480,341 shares subject to possible redemption) as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  516   502 
Class B Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 6,875,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020  688   688 
Additional paid-in capital  24,270,617   23,189,660 
Accumulated deficit  (19,271,818)  (18,190,840)
Total stockholders' equity  5,000,003   5,000,010 
Total liabilities, temporary equity, and stockholders' equity $278,756,195  $277,839,407 

 

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

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC.
(successor to Experience Investment Corp.) 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

  For the Three Months Ended March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Operating costs  235,113   145,130 
Loss from operations  (235,113)  (145,130)
         
Other income (expense)        
Interest income on marketable securities held in Trust Account  4,136   869,270 
Change in fair value of warrant liablities  (850,001)  5,125,000 
Total other income (expense)  (845,865)  5,994,270 
         
(Loss) income before provision for income taxes  (1,080,978)  5,849,140 
         
Provision for income taxes  -   (152,069)
Net (loss) income $(1,080,978) $5,697,071 
         

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, common stock subject to possible redemption

  22,480,341   25,070,806 
Basic and diluted net income per share, common stock subject to possible redemption  -   0.02 
         
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted, common stock  11,894,659   8,194,073 
Net loss (income) per share - basic and diluted, common stock $(0.09) $0.62 

 

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

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(successor to Experience Investment Corp.) 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020

 

                 Retained    
                 Earnings    
  Class A Common Stock  Class B Common Stock  Additional paid-in  (Accumulated    
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  capital  Deficit)  Total 
Balance as of January 1, 2021  5,019,659  $502   6,875,000  $688  $23,189,660  $(18,190,840) $5,000,010 
Change in common stock subject to redemption  140,612   14   -   -   1,080,957   -   1,080,971 
Net loss  -   -   -   -   -   (1,080,978)  (1,080,978)
Balance as of March 31, 2021  5,160,271  $516   6,875,000  $688  $24,270,617  $(19,271,818) $5,000,003 
Balance as of January 1, 2020  2,925,300  $293   6,875,000  $688  $2,667,585  $2,331,442  $5,000,008 
Change in common stock subject to redemption  (496,106)  (50)  -   -   (5,697,021)  -   (5,697,071)
Net income  -   -   -   -   -   5,697,071   5,697,071 
Balance as of March 31, 2020  2,429,194  $243   6,875,000  $688  $(3,029,436) $8,028,513  $5,000,008 

 

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

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.) 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

  For the Three Months Ended March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:        
Net (loss) income $(1,080,978) $5,697,071 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to cash used in operating activities:        
Interest earned on Trust Account  (4,136)  (869,270)
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities  850,001   (5,125,000)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:        
Prepaid expenses  (73,500)  (23,625)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (52,236)  (43,518)
Income taxes payable  -   152,069 
Net cash used in operating activities  (360,848)  (212,273)
         
Net decrease in cash  (360,848)  (212,273)
Cash - beginning of period  846,068   1,305,608 
Cash - end of period $485,220  $1,093,335 
         
Supplemental non-cash financing activities:        
         
Deferred offering costs  (1,200,000)  - 
Change in common stock subject to redemption $(1,080,971) $5,697,071 

 

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

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Experience Investment Corp. (the “Company” or “EIC”), our predecessor, was incorporated in Delaware on May 24, 2019. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

 

Merger and PIPE Investment

 

On May 7, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the registrant consummated the previously announced transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated December 14, 2020, by and among EIC, Experience Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EIC (“Merger Sub”), and Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Blade”). The Merger Agreement provided for the acquisition of Blade by EIC pursuant to the merger of Merger Sub with and into Blade (the “Merger”), with Blade continuing as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of EIC. See Note 6 for a description of the Merger and PIPE investment.

 

Business Prior to the Business Combination

 

Prior to the Business Combination, the Company had one subsidiary, Merger Sub, a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company incorporated in Delaware on December 8, 2020.

 

All activity through March 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, identifying a target company for a Business Combination and activities in connection with comsummating the business combination with Blade (see Note 6).

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 12, 2019. On September 17, 2019, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 27,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $275,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 5,000,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Experience Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $7,500,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Liquidity

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $485,220 in its operating bank accounts, $276,947,475 in securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its ordinary shares in connection therewith and current liabilities, net of $929,835.

 

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

As noted above (Merger and PIPE Investment) on May 7 2021 the Company consummated the Merger and the PIPE investment.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these consolidated financial statements. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed with the SEC on May 7, 2021, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The financial information as of December 31, 2020 is derived from the audited financial statements presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020. The interim results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority owned subsidiary where the Company has the ability to exercise control. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Activities in relation to the noncontrolling interest are not considered to be significant and are, therefore, not presented in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s consolidated financial statements with another public company, which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period, difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Material estimates include the fair value of the Company’s warrant liability, among others.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 or December 31, 2020.

 

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

 

At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in money market funds that invest primarily in U.S. Treasury Bills.

 

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s consolidated balance sheets.

 

Warrant Liability

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own common shares and whether the warrant holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the warrants are outstanding.

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheet date thereafter. The Company accounts for the warrants issued in connection with its Initial Public Offering in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D, under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes” (“ASC 740”). ASC 740 requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

The Company may be subject to potential examination by federal, state and city taxing authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal, state and city tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

Net Income (loss) per Common Share

 

Net income(loss) per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Public Offering and Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 14,166,667 shares in the calculation of diluted loss per share, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive.

 

The Company’s statement of operations includes a presentation of income per share for common shares subject to possible redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income per share. Net income per common share, basic and diluted, for Common stock subject to possible redemption is calculated by dividing the proportionate share of income or loss on marketable securities held by the Trust Account, net of applicable franchise and income taxes, by the weighted average number of Common stock subject to possible redemption outstanding since original issuance.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED

 

Net Income (loss) per Common Share, continued

 

Non-redeemable common stock includes Founder Shares and non-redeemable shares of common stock as these shares do not have any redemption features. Non-redeemable common stock participates in the income or loss on marketable securities based on non-redeemable common stock shares’ proportionate interest.

 

  For the Three Months Ended March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Common stock subject to possible redemption        
Numerator: Earnings allocable to Common stock subject to possible redemption        
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account $  $634,775 
Unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account      
Net Income allocable to shares subject to possible redemption $  $634,775 
Denominator: Weighted Average Common stock subject to possible redemption        
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding  22,480,341   25,070,806 
Basic and diluted net income per share $  $0.02 
         
Non-Redeemable Common Stock        
Numerator: Net Loss minus Net Earnings        
Net Income (loss) $(1,080,978) $5,697,071 
Net Income allocable to Common stock subject to possible redemption     (634,775)
Non-Redeemable Net Loss $(1,080,978) $5,062,296 
Denominator: Weighted Average Non-Redeemable Common Stock        
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding  11,894,659   8,194,073 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $(0.09) $0.62 

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 3. PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 27,500,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of its option to purchase an additional 2,500,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Notes 7 and 8).

 

NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,000,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $7,500,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

In May 2019, the Sponsor purchased 7,187,500 shares (the “Founder Shares”) of the Company’s Class B common stock for an aggregate price of $25,000. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock upon consummation of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments, as described in Note 7.

 

Upon completion of the Business Combination, the Founder Shares were converted, on a one-for-one basis, into New Blade Common Stock (See Note 6)

 

The initial stockholders have agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) 180 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on September 12, 2019, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) will be entitled to registration rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to Class A common stock). The holders of the majority of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional Units to cover overallotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On September 17, 2019, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,500,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit and forfeited the option to exercise the remaining 1,250,000 Units.

 

The underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $5,500,000 in the aggregate at the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $9,625,000 in the aggregate. On May 7, 2021, the deferred fee was paid to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account.

 

Merger Agreement

 

On May 7, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the registrant consummated the previously announced transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated December 14, 2020, by and among Experience Investment Corp., a Delaware corporation (“EIC”), Experience Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EIC (“Merger Sub”), and Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Blade”). The Merger Agreement provided for the acquisition of Blade by the registrant pursuant to the merger of Merger Sub with and into Blade (the “Merger”), with Blade continuing as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of the registrant.

 

At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), among other things, (a) each of the then issued and outstanding Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of EIC (the “EIC Class A Common Stock”), and Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of EIC (the “EIC Class B Common Stock” and, together with the EIC Class A Common Stock, the “EIC Common Stock”), automatically converted, on a one-for-one basis, into a share of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of New Blade (the “New Blade Class A Common Stock”); (b) each then issued and outstanding warrant of EIC (the “EIC warrants”) automatically converted into a warrant to acquire one share of New Blade Class A Common Stock (the “New Blade Warrants”); and (c) each of the then issued and outstanding units of EIC that had not been previously separated into the underlying EIC Class A Common Stock and underlying EIC warrants separated into to one share of New Blade Class A Common Stock and one-third of one New Blade Warrant. No fractional shares of New Blade Class A Common Stock will be issued upon exercise of the New Blade Warrants.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS, CONTINUED

 

Merger Agreement, continued

 

At the Effective Time, each stockholder or option holder of Blade received, as applicable: (a) 10,024,296 shares of New Blade Class A Common Stock for each outstanding share of Blade common stock, par value $0.00001 per share, (including shares that were subject to vesting conditions) outstanding as of the Effective Time (the “Blade Common Stock”), (b) 16,101,172 shares of New Blade Class A Common Stock for each outstanding share of Blade Series Seed Preferred Stock, Blade Series A Preferred Stock and Blade Series B Preferred Stock, each par value $0.00001 per share, outstanding as of the Effective Time (collectively, the “Blade Preferred Stock” and together with the Blade Common Stock, the “Blade Stock”) and/or (c) 9,689,826 options to purchase a number of shares of New Blade Class A Common Stock at an exercise price calculated pursuant to the Merger Agreement for each option to acquire Blade Common Stock outstanding as of the Effective Time (each, a “Blade Option”), as calculated pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

 

In connection with the Merger Agreement, certain accredited investors (the “PIPE Investors”), including an affiliate of Experience Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), entered into subscription agreements (the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”) pursuant to which the PIPE Investors agreed to purchase 12,500,000 shares (the “PIPE Shares”) of New Blade Class A Common Stock at a purchase price per share of $10.00 and an aggregate purchase price of $125,000,000 (the “PIPE Investment”). The PIPE Investment was consummated substantially concurrently with the Closing.

 

Immediately after giving effect to the Merger and the PIPE Investment, there were 78,903,021 shares of New Blade Class A Common Stock (assuming exercise of all vested Blade Options) and 14,166,667 New Blade Warrants outstanding. New Blade’s Class A Common Stock and New Blade’s Warrants trade on The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols “BLDE” and “BLDEW,” respectively.

 

NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 5,160,271 and 5,019,659 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, excluding 22,339,729 and 22,480,341 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, respectively.

 

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 6,875,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

 

Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders, except as required by law.

 

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination). Holders of Founder Shares may also elect to convert their shares of Class B common stock into an equal number of shares of Class A common stock, subject to adjustment as provided above, at any time.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 8. WARRANT LIABILITIES

 

Warrants — Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

 

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days, after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file, and within 60 business days following a Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its reasonable best efforts to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that it satisfies the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but will be required to use its best efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

 

Redemptions of Warrants for Cash—Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

 

 in whole and not in part;
 at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
 upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and
 if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to each warrant holder.

 

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 8. WARRANT LIABILITIES, CONTINUED

 

Redemption of Warrants for Shares of Class A Common Stock—Commencing ninety days after the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding warrants:

 

 

in whole and not in part;

at a price equal to a number of shares of Class A common stock to be determined, based on the redemption date and the fair market value of the Company’s Class A common stock;

 upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption;
 if, and only if, the last reported sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) on the trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders;
 if, and only if, the Private Placement Warrants are also concurrently exchanged at the same price (equal to a number of shares of the Company’s Class A common stock) as the Company’s outstanding Public Warrants, as described above; and
 if, and only if, there is an effective registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating thereto is available throughout the 30-day period after the written notice of redemption is given.

 

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption for cash, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of Class A common stock at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

In addition, if the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price (“Newly Issued Price”) of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors, and in the case of any such issuance to the initial stockholders or their respective affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by them, as applicable, prior to such issuance), the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the Newly Issued Price and the $18.00 redemption trigger price will be adjusted to 180% of the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

 Level 1:Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

 

 Level 2:Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

 Level 3:Unobservable inputs based on management’s assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

Description Level  March 31, 2021  December 31,
2020
 
Assets:            
Marketable securities held in Trust Account  1  $276,947,475  $276,943,339 
             
Liabilities:            
Warrant Liability – Public Warrants  1   22,916,668   22,366,667 
Warrant Liability – Private Placement Warrants  3   14,700,000   14,400,000 

 

The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

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BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(successor to Experience Investment Corp.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS, CONTINUED

 

Subsequent Measurement

 

The Warrants are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The subsequent measurement of the Public Warrants as of March 31, 2021 is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market.

 

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:

 

  Private
Placement
  Public  Warrant
Liabilities
 
Fair value as of Janaury 1, 2021 $14,400,000  $22,366,667  $36,766,667 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities  300,000   550,001   850,001 
Fair value as of March 31, 2021 $14,700,000  $22,916,668  $37,616,668 

 

Level 3 financial liabilities consist of the Private Placement Warrant liability for which there is no current market for these securities such that the determination of fair value requires significant judgment or estimation. Changes in fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy are analyzed each period based on changes in estimates or assumptions and recorded as appropriate.

 

The key inputs into the Monte Carlo simulation model for the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were as follows at the balance sheet date:

 

 March 31,
2021
  

December 31,

2020

Risk-free interest rate 0.96%   0.42%
Risky Drift 5%   5%
Expected term (years) 5    5 
Expected volatility 40.0%   40.0%
Exercise price$11.5   $11.5
On March 31, 2021, the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were determined to be $2.94 and $2.50 per warrant.

 

NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after March 31, 2021, the balance sheet date, up to the date that the condensed financial statements were issued. On May 7, 2021, the Company completed the Business Combination and PIPE Investment as described in Note 6.

 

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Item 2.     Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, and the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The Company’s filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware Corporation on May 24, 2019 and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses. We intend to complete our initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of this offering and the private placements of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

 

Recent Developments 

 

Completion of Merger

 

On May 7, 2021, we completed our previously announced business combination with Blade. Following the merger closing, the registrant changed its name from Experience Investment Corp. to Blade Air Mobility Inc. and its class A common stock and warrants began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols “BLDE” and “BLDEW”, respectively.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from inception to March 31, 2021 were organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for our Initial Public Offering, described below, and, after our Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for an initial Business Combination and activities in connection with the proposed acquisition of Blade. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after completion of our Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in our trust account and income or expense from change in the fair value of the Company’s public and private warrants. We are incurring expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as due diligence expenses.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net loss of $1.1 million, attributable to $0.2 million operating costs incurred in connection with the initial Business Combination and $0.9 million loss from change in the fair value of the warrants.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we had net income of $5.7 million, consisting of $5.1 million income from change in fair value of the warrants and $0.9 million interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account, offset by operating costs of $0.1 million and a provision for income taxes of $0.2 million.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On September 17, 2019, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 27,500,000 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $275,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 5,000,000 private warrants, at $1.50 per private warrant, to our sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $7,500,000.

 

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As of March 31, 2021, we had marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $276.9 million consisting of shares in a money market fund that invests primarily in U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 180 days or less. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes. Through March 31, 2021, we did not withdraw any interest earned on the Trust Account. As of March 31, 2020, we had marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $277.1 million.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $0.4 million. Our cash used in operating activities consisted principally of a net loss of $1.1 million and an increase in deferred offering costs of $1.2 million, offset by an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $1.1 million and non-cash change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $0.9 million.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, cash used in operating activities was $0.2 million. Net income of $5.7 million was offset by non-cash transactions as income from change in fair value of warrants ($5.1 million) and interest income earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account ($0.9 million). Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $0.1 million of cash from operating activities.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest income earned on the Trust Account (less amounts released to us for taxes payable and deferred underwriting commissions) to complete a Business Combination. We may withdraw interest income to pay taxes. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete a Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business.

 

As of March 31, 2021, we had cash of $0.5 million held outside the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account to pay for our remaining offering costs and to identify and evaluate target business, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, select the target business to acquire and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds from time to time or at any time, as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to us. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used to repay such loaned amounts. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amounts necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon completion of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our Business Combination. If we are unable to complete our Business Combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the Trust Account. In addition, following our Business Combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2021. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than the underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per unit, or $9,625,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

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Merger Consulting Agreement

 

The Company entered into an agreement on October 8, 2020, whereby the Company engaged a vendor to perform consulting services totaling $1,100,000 for market and industry research, merger profitability analyses, and potential market share estimations. The agreement specifies that $110,000, which represents 10% of the total fee, is due upon completion of the engagement. The remaining $990,000 is contingent on a successful Business Combination with Blade. As of March 31, 2021, the Company has incurred, recorded, and paid $110,000 for these services. The remaining $990,000 that is contingent on a successful Business Combination with Blade is not included within the financial statements as of March 31, 2021.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

 

Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption

 

We account for our common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

 

Warrant Liability

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own common shares and whether the warrant holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the warrants are outstanding. For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheet date thereafter. The Company accounts for the warrants issued in connection with its Initial Public Offering in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D, under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The fair value of the warrants initially was estimated using a Monte Carlo simulation approach. Subsequently, using active market quoted price and Monte Calo simulation model for the Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants, respectively. (see Note 8).

 

Net (loss) income per common share

 

We apply the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Shares of common stock subject to possible redemption which are not currently redeemable and are not redeemable at fair value, have been excluded from the calculation of basic net loss per share since such shares, if redeemed, only participate in their pro rata share of the Trust Account earnings. Our net income is adjusted for the portion of income that is attributable to common stock subject to possible redemption, as these shares only participate in the earnings of the Trust Account and not our income or losses.

 

Recent accounting standards

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed financial statements.

 

Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Following the consummation of our Initial Public Offering, we invested the funds held in the Trust Account in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest solely in United States Treasuries. Due to the short-term nature of the money market fund’s investments, we do not believe that there will be an associated material exposure to interest rate risk.

 

Item 4.Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as a result of the material weakness described in Item 9A. “Controls and Procedures” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 7, 2021.

 

This material weakness, which continued to exist as of March 31, 2021, did not result in any material misstatements to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports 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 principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

During the most recently completed fiscal quarter, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting, as the circumstances that led to the restatement of our financial statements described in this Report had not yet been identified.

 

Our internal control over financial reporting did not identify the error in the accounting for our warrants. Since their issuance on September 13, 2019, our warrants have been accounted for as equity within our balance sheet. On April 12, 2021, the SEC Staff issued the SEC Staff Statement in which the SEC Staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC’s balance sheet as opposed to equity. After discussion and evaluation, taking into consideration the SEC Staff Statement, we have concluded that our warrants should be presented as liabilities with subsequent fair value remeasurement.

 

In connection with correcting our accounting for the private warrants assumed by us as part of the Business Combination, we have implemented additional review procedures, additional training and enhancements to the accounting policy related to the accounting for equity and liability instruments (including those with warrants) to determine proper accounting in accordance with GAAP (e.g., determine whether liability or equity classification and measurement is appropriate).

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

Item 1A.Risk Factors.

 

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 7, 2021. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 7, 2021.

 

Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

On September 17, 2019, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 27,500,000 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,500,000 Units. The Units sold in the Initial Public Offering were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $275,000,000. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as book-running managers of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-233430). The SEC declared the registration statement effective on September 12, 2019.

 

Simultaneous with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 5,000,000 warrants, each exercisable to purchase one share of the Company’s Class A common stock for $11.50 per share (“Private Placement Warrants”), to the Sponsor at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $7,500,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Warrants are exercisable on a cashless basis and are non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees.

 

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement Warrants, $275,000,000 was placed in a Trust Account. We paid a total of $5,500,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $488,880 for other costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters agreed to defer $9,625,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

 

Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5.Other Information.

 

None.

 

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Item 6.Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Exhibit No. Description of Exhibits 
31.1* Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2* Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1* Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2* Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS* XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.SCH* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.DEF* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 BLADE AIR MOBILITY, INC.
   
Date: May 24, 2021By:/s/ Robert S. Wiesenthal
 Name:Robert S. Wiesenthal
 Title:Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: May 24, 2021By:/s/ William A. Heyburn
 Name: William A. Heyburn
 Title:Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial Officer)
   
 By:/s/ Amir M. Cohen
 Name:Amir M. Cohen
Date: May 24, 2021Title:Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)

 

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