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Convertible Preferred Stock

Convertible Preferred Stock
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Temporary Equity Disclosure [Abstract]  
Convertible Preferred Stock

Note 10 – Convertible Preferred Stock

On July 23, 2021, the Company issued and sold in a private placement 200,000 newly issued shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Convertible Preferred”), for aggregate cash proceeds of $200,000, before deduction for offering costs. Holders of Convertible Preferred shares are entitled to quarterly coupon payments at the rate of 6.50% of the fixed liquidation preference per share, initially $1,000 per share. In the event the quarterly preferential coupon is not paid in cash, the fixed liquidation preference automatically increases at the PIK rate of 7.50%. The Convertible Preferred has an initial conversion price equal to $14.40 per share and is mandatorily convertible under certain circumstances and redeemable at the option of the holder beginning on the date that is eight years from the IPO or upon change of control.

At issuance, the Company assessed the Convertible Preferred for any embedded derivatives. The Company determined that the Convertible Preferred represented an equity host under FASB ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging (ASC 815). The Company’s analysis was based on a consideration of all stated and implied substantive terms and features of the hybrid financial instrument and weighing those terms and features on the basis of the relevant facts and circumstances. Certain embedded features in the Convertible Preferred require bifurcation. However, the fair value of such embedded features are immaterial upon issuance and as of September 30, 2021.

The Convertible Preferred ranks senior to the Company’s common stock with respect to the payment of dividends and distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution and winding up. It is entitled to receive any dividends or distributions paid in respect of the common stock on an as-converted basis and has no stated maturity and will remain outstanding indefinitely unless converted into common stock or repurchased by the Company. Series A preferred stock will vote on as-converted basis with the Class A and Class B common stock and will have certain rights to appoint additional directors, including up to a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors, under certain limited circumstances relating to an event of default or the Company’s failure to repay amounts due to the Convertible Preferred holders upon a redemption. Shares of Series A-1 preferred stock are non-voting; however, any shares of Series A-1 preferred stock issued to the Preferred Investors will convert on a one-to-one basis to shares of Series A preferred stock when permitted under relevant antitrust restrictions.

At any time after July 23, 2029, upon a sale of the Company, or at any time after the occurrence and continuance of an event of default, holders of the Convertible Preferred have the right to require the Company to redeem all, but not less than all, of the Preferred shares then outstanding at a redemption price in cash equal to the greater of (i) the fair market value per share of Preferred Stock (based on the average volume-weighted average price per share of Class A common stock for the 10 consecutive trading day period ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the redemption notice, and (ii) the fixed liquidation preference, plus accrued and unpaid dividends.

The Convertible Preferred is recorded as mezzanine equity (temporary equity) on the consolidated balance sheets because it is not mandatorily redeemable but does contain a redemption feature at the option of the Preferred holders that is considered not solely within the Company’s control.

At September 30, 2021, the Company recognized the Preferred maximum redemption value of $200,000, which is the maximum redemption value on the earliest redemption date based on a redemption value of $1,000 per share and 200,000 outstanding shares of Preferred. The recording of the Preferred maximum redemption value was treated as a deemed dividend, which was not included in the calculation of loss per share, and resulted in a $1,604 charge to additional paid-in capital.