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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

___________________________________________

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 28, 2020

 

☐         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 0-21074

 

SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

77-0158076

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

15511 W State Hwy 71, Suite 110-105, Austin, Texas 78738

(Address of principal executive offices & zip code)

 

(512) 650-7775

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

________________________________________________________ 

 

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 Exchange Act).  Yes ☐   No ☒

 

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, par value $0.001

 

SCON

 

The NASDAQ Capital Market

 

We had 23,283,609 shares of our common stock outstanding as of the close of business on April 24, 2020.

 

 

 
 

 


 

 

SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

 

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 

Three Months Ended March 28, 2020 

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

1

 

PART I -

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.  Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

2

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

4

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

5

 

ITEM 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of

 

Financial Condition and Results of Operations

17

 

ITEM 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

20

 

ITEM 4. Controls and Procedures

20

 

PART II -

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.   Legal Proceedings

20

 

ITEM 1A. Risk Factors

20

 

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

21

 

ITEM 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities

21

 

ITEM 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

21

 

ITEM 5.  Other Information

21

 

ITEM 6.  Exhibits

21

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

22

  

 

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  We claim the protection of the safe harbor contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for these forward-looking statements.  Our forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future performance and include, but are not limited to, statements concerning our business strategy, future commercial revenues, market growth, capital requirements, new product introductions, expansion plans and the adequacy of our funding.  Other statements contained in this Report that are not historical facts are also forward-looking statements. We have tried, wherever possible, to identify forward-looking statements by using terminology such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and other comparable terminology.

 

We caution investors that any forward-looking statements presented in this Report, or that we may make orally or in writing from time to time, are based on our beliefs and assumptions made by, and information currently available to, us.  Such statements are based on assumptions and the actual outcome will be affected by known and unknown risks, trends, uncertainties and factors that are beyond our control or ability to predict. Although we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, they are not guarantees of future performance and some will inevitably prove to be incorrect. As a result, our actual future results can be expected to differ from our expectations, and those differences may be material. Accordingly, investors should use caution in relying on past forward-looking statements, which are based on known results and trends at the time they are made, to anticipate future results or trends.

 

Some of the risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include the following:  

 

 

 

 

·

our planned merger with Allied Integral United, Inc. is subject to various uncertainties and risks;

 

 

 

 

·

our limited cash and a history of losses;

 

 

 

 

·

our need to raise additional capital or complete a strategic alternative for the company. If we are unable to raise capital our ability to implement our current strategic plan and ultimately our viability as a company could be adversely affected;

 

 

 

 

·

the impact of any financing activity on the level of our stock price;

 

 

 

 

·

the dilutive impact of any issuances of securities to raise capital;

 

 

 

 

·

cost and uncertainty from compliance with environmental regulations;

 

 

 

 

·

local, regional, and national and international economic conditions and events, and the impact they may have on us and our customers; and

 

 

 

 

·

if we fail to maintain the listing of our common stock with a U.S. national securities exchange, the liquidity of our common stock could be adversely affected.

 

For further discussion of these and other factors see, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

This Report and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to our forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Report.

 

 
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PART I

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial product revenues

 

$ 10,000

 

 

$ -

 

Government contract revenues

 

 

174,000

 

 

 

-

 

          Total revenues

 

 

184,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Cost of commercial product revenues

 

 

190,000

 

 

 

870,000

 

     Cost of government contract revenues

 

 

71,000

 

 

 

6,000

 

     Research and development

 

 

178,000

 

 

 

625,000

 

     Selling, general and administrative

 

 

825,000

 

 

 

861,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Total costs and expenses

 

 

1,264,000

 

 

 

2,362,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(1,080,000 )

 

 

(2,362,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income and Expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Other income

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

27,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$ (1,079,000 )

 

$ (2,335,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share

 

$ (0.06 )

 

$ (0.70 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average number of common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     shares outstanding

 

 

19,272,795

 

 

 

3,328,605

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.   

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

March 28,

December 31,

2020

2019

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(See Note)

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

$ 1,843,000

 

 

$ 713,000

 

   Accounts receivable, net

 

 

468,000

 

 

 

344,000

 

   Inventories, net

 

 

68,000

 

 

 

263,000

 

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

154,000

 

 

 

76,000

 

     Total Current Assets

 

 

2,533,000

 

 

 

1,396,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Property and equipment, net

 

 

-

 

 

 

233,000

 

   Patents, licenses and purchased technology, net 

 

 

-

 

 

 

641,000

 

   Operating lease assets

 

 

-

 

 

 

152,000

 

   Other assets

 

 

-

 

 

 

60,000

 

     Total Assets

 

$ 2,533,000

 

 

$ 2,482,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Accounts payable

 

$ 547,000

 

 

$ 527,000

 

   Accrued expenses

 

 

153,000

 

 

 

292,000

 

   Current operating lease liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

148,000

 

     Total Current Liabilities

 

 

700,000

 

 

 

967,000

 

   Long term operating lease liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

4,000

 

   Other long term liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,000

 

     Total Liabilities

 

 

700,000

 

 

 

979,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies (Notes 5 and 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

328,925 and 328,925 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

   Common stock, $.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized,      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,283,609 and 17,731,893 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

23,000

 

 

 

18,000

 

   Capital in excess of par value

 

 

331,862,000

 

 

 

330,458,000

 

   Accumulated deficit

 

 

(330,052,000 )

 

 

(328,973,000 )

     Total Stockholders' Equity

 

 

1,833,000

 

 

 

1,503,000

 

     Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

$ 2,533,000

 

 

$ 2,482,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Note – December 31, 2019 balances were derived from audited financial statements.

 

 
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SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Net loss

 

$ (1,079,000 )

 

$ (2,335,000 )

 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Depreciation and amortization

 

 

38,000

 

 

 

235,000

 

 Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

21,000

 

 

 

24,000

 

 Gain from sale of patents, property and equipment

 

 

(510,000

)

 

 

-

 

 Write-down of intangibles

 

 

134,000

 

 

 

-

 

 Obsolete inventory

 

 

190,000

 

 

 

-

 

   Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Accounts receivable

 

 

(124,000 )

 

 

-

 

        Inventories

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

75,000

 

        Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(58,000

)

 

 

51,000

 

        Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

(87,000 )

 

 

(77,000 )

        Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(1,470,000 )

 

 

(2,027,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Net proceeds from the sale of patents, property and equipment

 

 

1,212,000

 

 

 

-

 

         Net cash provided in investing activities

 

 

1,212,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Net proceeds from the exercise of warrants

 

 

1,388,000

 

 

 

-

 

         Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

1,388,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

1,130,000

 

 

 

(2,027,000 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

713,000

 

 

 

5,616,000

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$ 1,843,000

 

 

$ 3,589,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. General

 

Please see “Our Future Business” below regarding material information and updates that in many material respects superseded and modify the following general business description.

 

Superconductor Technologies Inc. (“STI” and together with our subsidiaries, “we” or “us”) was incorporated in Delaware on May 11, 1987. We developed and produced high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies. We have generated more than 100 patents as well as proprietary trade secrets and manufacturing expertise. 

 

Our initial superconducting products were completed in 1998, and we began delivery to a number of wireless network providers. In the following 14 years, our cost reducing efforts led to the invention of our proprietary, high-yield and high throughput HTS material deposition manufacturing process.

 

From 2010 through October 2019, we transitioned our research and development efforts to adapting our proprietary HTS material deposition techniques to the production of our HTS Conductus® wire for next generation power applications.

 

In November 2016, we were selected as the prime recipient of the $4.5 million program award provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, for its Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program and, in June 2017, the related contract was finalized and we have commenced work under that contract.

 

In early 2018, we announced the concentration of our future Conductus wire product development efforts on NGEM to capitalize on several accelerating energy megatrends. This refined focus is very synergistic with our program with the Department of Energy (DOE) award for the development of superconducting wire to enable NGEM.

 

On October 29, 2019, we announced that our Board of Directors, supported by its management team, had commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value.

 

Strategic alternatives considered included, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow the company to pursue its current business plan to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as a merger with another party, or a sale of STI.

 

On January 28, 2020, we announced a cost reduction plan for the purpose of aligning our personnel needs and capital requirements as we explored strategic alternatives previously announced. We will maintain operations of our Sapphire Cryocooler cryogenics initiatives while ceasing additional manufacturing of our HTS Conductus® wire and ceasing work on our DOE contract mentioned above. The plan also included a 70% employee workforce reduction.

 

On February 26, 2020, we entered into a definitive merger agreement (with Allied Integral United, Inc. (“Clearday”), a privately-held company dedicated to delivering next generation longevity care and wellness services (the”Merger Agreement”), whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI will merge with and into Clearday in a stock-for-stock transaction with Clearday the “Merger”).

 

Upon completion of the merger, we will change our name to Clearday, Inc. The merged company will focus on the development of Clearday’s non-residential daily care service model as well as the continued operation of Clearday’s existing Memory Care America residential memory care facilities. As part of plans to develop and expand its assortment of innovative, non-residential daily care services, Clearday intends to leverage STI’s existing Cryogenic Cooler as an enabling technology for one of its service offerings in the home healthcare market.

 

Our Future Business

 

On October 29, 2019, we announced that our Board of Directors, supported by its management team, had commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value.

 

 Strategic alternatives considered included, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow the company to pursue its current business plan to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as a merger with another party, or a sale of STI.

 

 
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On January 28, 2020, we announced a cost reduction plan for the purpose of aligning our personnel needs and capital requirements as we explored strategic alternatives previously announced. We will maintain operations of our Sapphire Cryocooler cryogenics initiatives while ceasing additional manufacturing of our HTS Conductus® wire. The plan also included a 70% employee workforce reduction.

 

On February 26, 2020, we entered into a definitive merger Clearday, a privately-held company dedicated to delivering next generation longevity care and wellness services, whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI will merge with and into Clearday in a stock-for-stock transaction with Clearday, with Clearday surviving and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI, which will then change its name to Clearday, Inc.

 

The merged company will focus on the development of Clearday’s non-residential daily care service model as well as the continued operation of Clearday’s existing Memory Care America residential memory care facilities. As part of plans to develop and expand its assortment of innovative, non-residential daily care services, Clearday intends to leverage STI’s existing Cryogenic Cooler as an enabling technology for one of its service offerings in the home healthcare market.

 

STI’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on March 3, 2020, contains a summary of the Merger Agreement and attaches the entire Merger Agreement as an exhibit. Such Current Report and its attached copy of the Merger Agreement should be read in their entirety, as the following does not purport to be a summary of the Merger Agreement, but rather merely highlights a few provisions.

 

The completion of the Merger is subject to customary conditions, including (i) adoption of the Merger Agreement by each of STI and Clearday stockholders, (ii) Nasdaq approval of continued listing of STI Common Stock under its applicable rules, including the rules applicable to its change of control listing application, (iii) the registration statement on Form S-4 being declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and (iv) the STI officers with severance rights entering waiver agreements. Each party’s obligation to complete the Merger is also subject to certain additional customary conditions, including (i) subject to certain exceptions, the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the other party, (ii) subject to certain exceptions, performance by the other party of its obligations under the Merger Agreement, (iii) the absence of any Material Adverse Effect (as defined in the Merger Agreement) on the other party and (iv) the absence of any law, order, injunction, decree or other legal restraint preventing the completion of the Merger or making the completion of the Merger illegal. In addition, it is a condition to closing that STI’s adjusted net working capital computed in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement be not less than negative $250,000 as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and that all directors of STI, other than Jeffrey Quiram, STI’s current Chief Executive Officer, shall have resigned from the Board of Directors of STI; Mr. Quiram is expected to remain a member of the Board of Directors.

 

STI also has several rights to terminate the Merger Agreement without paying or receiving a break-up fee, including if (i) Clearday’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019 have either (A) not been delivered to STI on or prior to close of business on March 31, 2020 or such other date that is agreed by STI and Clearday, or (B) not been audited by a PCAOB registered audit firm that is reasonably acceptable to STI and who provides an unqualified audit opinion with respect to such financial statements and such accounting firm provides their consent as experts with respect to such audited financial statements for inclusion in the Registration Statement, or (C) are not, in form or substance, reasonably satisfactory to STI and (ii) if the firm that STI has retained for the purposes of delivering a fairness opinion qualifies its report or analysis, or is unwilling to provide an affirmative opinion as to fairness from a financial point of view, on the basis of the financial information that is delivered by Clearday. The parties also have rights to terminate without paying a break-up fee if their respective disclosure schedules are not timely delivered and are acceptable.

 

On April 1, 2020, the Company received notice that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel had determined to grant the Company’s request for continued listing in light of the Company’s planned merger with Clearday. The extension is subject to the following conditions: On or before April 10, 2020, the Company shall advise the Panel of the status of the Form S-4 registration statement it anticipates filing with the SEC. The Company will also by that date advise the Panel as to the status of the Change of Control Listing Application it plans to file with Nasdaq; on or about June 30, 2020, the Company shall have obtained shareholder approval for the merger with Clearday and; on or about July 6, 2020, the merger with Clearday will have been completed and the new entity will have demonstrated compliance with Listing Rule 5505 for initial listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

 

There is no assurance that this ruling provides us sufficient additional time to complete the Merger. In addition, there is no assurance that the SEC will declare our planned Form S-4 effective at all or in a timely manner, nor is there any assurance that the various conditions to the Merger Agreement will be satisfied at all or in a timely manner. In particular, there is no assurance that the financial statements required of Clearday will be provided in a timely manner or that they will be reasonably satisfactory to us.

 

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations and warranties. The representations, warranties and covenants of each party set forth in the Merger Agreement have been made only for the purposes of, and were and are solely

 

 
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for the benefit of the parties to, the Merger Agreement, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Accordingly, the representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs at the date they were made or at any other time, and investors should not rely on them as statements of fact. In addition, such representations and warranties (i) will not survive consummation of the Merger and (ii) were made only as of the date of the Merger Agreement or such other date as is specified in the Merger Agreement. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the parties’ public disclosures. Accordingly, the Merger Agreement is included with this filing only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Merger Agreement, and not to provide investors with any factual information regarding STI or Clearday, their respective affiliates or their respective businesses. The Merger Agreement should not be read alone, but should instead be read in conjunction with the other information regarding the STI, Clearday, their respective affiliates or their respective businesses, the Merger Agreement and the Merger that will be contained in, or incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement, as well as in the Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other filings that STI makes with the SEC.

 

In connection with the proposed transaction between STI and Clearday, the parties intend to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a STI registration statement on Form S-4 that will contain a combined proxy statement/prospectus/information statement. See “Subsequent Events” below.

 

Subsequent to the announcement on January 28, 2020 about our cost reduction plan, we started the process of selling, in separate transactions, assets that we deemed non-essential going forward. The latest such transaction entered into on March 5th, when considered in combination with the prior transactions since January 28, 2020, may be deemed a material definitive purchase agreement for sales of various production, R&D, and testing equipment and selected intellectual property related primarily to our superconducting wire initiative. The aggregate sales prices of the post January 28th transactions was $1.2 million, all sold to purchasers having no affiliation with us. When the transactions were completed we continue to hold production, R&D, and testing assets for our Sapphire cryocooler business, along with the of our intellectual property assets for that product and certain HTS patents. The proceeds from this series of transactions is expected to be sufficient, together with our other capital resources, for us to complete the Merger.

 

As a result of these sales, we no longer have the ability to resume HTS wire operations without significant new investments and restructured operations and a new HTS wire business plan, neither of which we currently intend to pursue, as we instead focus our efforts on completing the Merger.

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

We have incurred significant net losses since our inception and have an accumulated deficit of $330.1 million. In 2019, we incurred a net loss of $9.2 million and had negative cash flows from operations of $8.8 million. In the three months ended March 28, 2020, we incurred a net loss of $1.1 million and had negative cash flows from operations of $1.5 million. At March 28, 2020, we had $1.8 million in cash and cash equivalents compared to $0.7 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2019. Our cash resources may therefore not be sufficient to fund our business through the end of the current fiscal year. From March 3, 2020 through March 16, 2020, 5,551,716 warrants were exercised for common shares of our stock in connection with our October 2019 financing, providing us with $1.4 million. Our cash resources may therefore not be sufficient to fund our business through the end of the current fiscal year. Therefore, unless we can successfully implement our strategic alternatives plan including, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow us to pursue our current business plan to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as our merger with Clearday, or a sale of STI, we will need to raise additional capital during this fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 to maintain our viability. Additional financing may not be available on acceptable terms or at all. If we issue additional equity securities to raise funds, the ownership percentage of our existing stockholders would be reduced. New investors may demand rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of existing holders of common stock. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

In 2019, we undertook steps to reduce our ongoing operating costs and we raised net cash proceeds of $3.9 million from the sale of our common and preferred shares and warrants.

 

On July 24, 2018, we effected a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of our common stock, (the “Second Reverse Stock Split”). As a result of the Second Reverse Stock Split, every ten shares of our pre-Second Reverse Stock Split common stock were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock. The Second Reverse Stock Split did not change the authorized number of shares or the par value of our common stock.

 

 
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The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result from the outcome of the uncertainties set forth above.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Superconductor Technologies Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated from the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less. Cash and cash equivalents are maintained with what we believe to be quality financial institutions and exceed FDIC limits. Historically, we have not experienced any losses due to such concentration of credit risk.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

We grant uncollateralized credit to our customers. We perform usual and customary credit evaluations of our customers before granting credit. Trade accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount and do not bear interest. The allowance for doubtful accounts is our best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in our existing accounts receivable. We determine the allowance based on historical write-off experience. Past due balances are reviewed for collectability. Accounts balances are charged off against the allowance when we deem it is probable the receivable will not be recovered. We do not have any off-balance sheet credit exposure related to our customers.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

On January 1, 2018, we adopted ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and all of the related amendments (“ASC 606”) and applied it to all contracts. The adoption ASC topic 606 has had no effect to our consolidated financial statements.

 

Commercial and government contract revenues are recognized once all of the following conditions have been met: a) an authorized purchase order has been received in writing, b) the customer’s credit worthiness has been established, c) shipment of the product has occurred, d) title has transferred, and e) if stipulated by the contract, customer acceptance has occurred and all significant vendor obligations, if any, have been satisfied.

 

Government contract revenues are principally generated under research and development contracts. Revenues from research-related activities are derived from contracts with agencies of the U.S. Government. Credit risk related to accounts receivable arising from such contracts is considered minimal. All payments to us for work performed on contracts with agencies of the U.S. Government are subject to adjustment upon audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Based on historical experience and review of our current project in process, we believe that adjustments from open audits will not have an effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. We are using the expected cost-plus-margin approach as the suitable method for allocating transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract under ASC 606.

 

Leases

 

At contract inception, we determine if an arrangement is a lease. Operating leases are included in "Operating lease assets", "Current operating lease liabilities" and "Long term operating lease liabilities" on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. At March 31, 2020 all of our operating lease obligations had expired or were terminated. We have no finance leases. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. We had lease agreements with lease and non-lease components and had elected to account for the lease and non-lease components as separate components.

 

Operating lease assets and liabilities were recognized at January 1, 2019, based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term. One of our leases contained rent escalation clauses that were factored into our determination of lease payments. Our leases did not provide an implicit rate; we used its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the lease commencement date to discount payments to the present value. One of our operating leases contained a renewal option. The exercise of this option was at our discretion. Lease terms included options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that we will exercise that option.

 

 
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Shipping and Handling Fees and Costs

 

Shipping and handling fees billed to customers are included in net revenues. Shipping and handling fees associated with freight are generally included in cost of revenues.

 

Warranties

 

We offer warranties generally ranging from one to five years, depending on the product and negotiated terms of purchase agreements with our customers. Such warranties require us to repair or replace defective products returned to us during such warranty period at no cost to the customer. An estimate by us for warranty related costs is recorded by us at the time of sale based on our actual historical product return rates and expected repair costs. Such costs have been within our expectations.

 

Indemnities

 

In connection with the sales and manufacturing of our commercial products, we indemnify, without limit or term, our customers and contract manufacturers against all claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, expenses, judgments, settlements and penalties arising from actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property relating to our products or other claims arising from our products. We cannot reasonably develop an estimate of the maximum potential amount of payments that might be made under our indemnities because of the uncertainty as to whether a claim might arise and how much it might total. Historically, we have not incurred any expenses related to these indemnities.

 

Research and Development Costs

 

Research and development costs are charged to expense as incurred and include salary, facility, depreciation and material expenses. Research and development costs are charged to research and development expense.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories were stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, with costs primarily determined using standard costs, which approximate actual costs utilizing the first-in, first-out method. We review inventory quantities on hand and on order and record, on a quarterly basis, a provision for excess and obsolete inventory and/or vendor cancellation charges related to purchase commitments. If the results of the review determine that a write-down is necessary, we recognize a loss in the period in which the loss is identified, whether or not the inventory is retained. Our March 28, 2020 net inventory value was $68,000, compared to a December 31, 2019 value of $263,000. During the three month period ending March 28, 2020 we ceased production of our Conductus wire and expensed the remaining $190,000 of wire inventory. Our inventory reserves establish a new cost basis for inventory and are not reversed until we sell or dispose of the related inventory. Such provisions are established based on historical usage, adjusted for known changes in demands for such products, or the estimated forecast of product demand and production requirements. Costs associated with idle capacity are charged to expense immediately.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are recorded at cost. Equipment is depreciated using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives ranging from three to five years. Leasehold improvements and assets financed under capital leases are amortized over the shorter of their useful lives or the lease term. Furniture and fixtures are depreciated over seven years. Expenditures for additions and major improvements are capitalized. Expenditures for minor tooling, repairs and maintenance and minor improvements are charged to expense as incurred. When property or equipment is retired or otherwise disposed of, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts. Gains or losses from retirements and disposals are recorded in selling, general and administration expenses. During the three month period ending March 28, 2020 we ceased production of our Conductus wire and sold most of our production wire equipment for a gain of $510,000.

 

Patents, Licenses and Purchased Technology

 

Patents and licenses are recorded at cost and are amortized using the straight-line method over the shorter of their estimated useful lives or seventeen years. During the three month period ending March 28, 2020 we ceased production of our Conductus wire and sold many Conductus wire patents for no gain or loss and we also recognized a $134,000 impairment of other patents.

 

Other Assets and Investments

 

The realizability of long-lived assets is evaluated periodically as events or circumstances indicate a possible inability to recover the carrying amount. Long-lived assets that will no longer be used in the business are written off in the period identified since they will no longer be used in operations and generate any positive cash flows for us. Periodically, long-lived assets that will continue to be used by us will need to be evaluated for recoverability. Such evaluation is based on various analyses,

 

 
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including cash flow and profitability projections, as well as alternative uses, such as government contracts or awards. The analyses necessarily involve significant management judgment. In the event the projected undiscounted cash flows are less than net book value of the assets, the carrying value of the assets will be written down to their estimated fair value. We tested our long-lived assets at March 28, 2020 and none of our long-lived assets had book value.

 

Loss Contingencies

 

In the normal course of our business, we are subject to claims and litigation, including allegations of patent infringement. Liabilities relating to these claims are recorded when it is determined that a loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Legal fees are recorded as services are provided. The costs of our defense in such matters are charged to operations as incurred. Insurance proceeds recoverable are recorded when deemed probable.

 

Income Taxes

 

We recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets based on the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of assets and liabilities, using enacted tax rates in effect in the years the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred income tax benefit (expense) results from the change in net deferred tax assets or deferred tax liabilities. A valuation allowance is recorded when it is more likely than not that some or all deferred tax assets will not be realized. The guidance further clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes and sets a consistent framework to determine the appropriate level of tax reserve to maintain for uncertain tax positions. This interpretation uses a two-step approach wherein a tax benefit is recognized if a position is more-likely-than-not to be sustained. The amount of the benefit is then measured to be the highest tax benefit that is greater than 50% likely to be realized and sets out disclosure requirements to enhance transparency of our tax reserves. Unrecognized tax positions, if ever recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements, are recorded in the statement of operations as part of the income tax provision. Our policy is to recognize interest and penalties accrued on uncertain tax positions, if any, as part of the income tax provision.

 

No liabilities for uncertain tax positions were recorded in the current year. No interest or penalties on uncertain tax positions have been expensed to date. We are not under examination by any taxing authorities. Our federal statute of limitations for examination of us is open for 2016 and subsequent filings.

 

Due to our operating losses, the 2017 Tax Act has not impacted our operating results or income tax expense. The primary impact of the 2017 Tax Act was the re-measurement of our deferred tax assets, based upon the new U.S. statutory corporate tax rate of 21% and the required change to the related valuation allowance. The effective rate adjustment to deferred tax assets, a discrete item for the quarter, is fully offset by a decrease in the valuation allowance. As such, there is no net effective rate impact in our financial statements. No income tax provision was required for the deemed repatriation tax or the global intangible low tax income (GILTI) tax, as our foreign subsidiaries had no cumulative positive earnings and profits.

 

As of December 31, 2019, we had net operating loss carryforwards for federal and state income tax purposes. We concluded that under the Internal Revenue Code change of control limitations, a maximum of $17.9 million of our $342.4 net operating loss carryforwards, which expire in the years 2020 through 2038, would be available for reduction of taxable income and reduced both the deferred tax asset and valuation allowance accordingly. Due to the uncertainty surrounding their realization, we recorded a full valuation allowance against our net deferred tax assets. Accordingly, no deferred tax asset has been recorded in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

Marketing Costs

 

All costs related to marketing and advertising our products are charged to expense as incurred or at the time the advertising takes place. Advertising costs were not material in each of the quarters ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019.

 

Net Loss Per Share

 

Basic and diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding in each year. Net loss available to common stockholders is computed after deducting accumulated dividends on cumulative preferred stock, deemed dividends and accretion of redemption value on redeemable preferred stock for the period and beneficial conversion features on issuance of convertible preferred stock. Potential common shares are not included in the calculation of diluted loss per share because their effect is anti-dilutive.

 

Stock-based Compensation Expense

 

We grant both restricted stock awards and stock options to our key employees, directors and consultants. For the quarters ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019, no options or awards were granted. The following table presents details

 

 
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of total stock-based compensation expense that is included in each functional line item on our condensed consolidated statements of operations:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 28, 2020

 

 

March 30, 2019

 

Cost of commercial product revenues

 

$ 1,000

 

 

$ 1,000

 

Research and development

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

3,000

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

18,000

 

 

 

20,000

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

 

$ 21,000

 

 

$ 24,000

 

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us 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 periods. The significant estimates in the preparation of the financial statements relate to the assessment of the carrying amount of accounts receivable, fixed assets, intangibles, estimated provisions for warranty costs, fair value of warrant derivatives, income taxes and disclosures related to litigation. Actual results could differ from those estimates and such differences may be material to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

We have estimated the fair value amounts of our financial instruments using the available market information and valuation methodologies considered appropriate. We determined the book value of our cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and other current liabilities according to their approximate fair value as of March 28, 2020.

 

Comprehensive Income

 

We have no items of other comprehensive income in any period and consequently have not included a Statement of Comprehensive Income.

 

Segment Information

 

We have historically operated in a single business segment: the research, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance products used in cellular base stations. We derived net commercial product revenues primarily from the sales of our AmpLink and SuperPlex products which we sold directly to wireless network operators in the United States. Net revenues derived principally from government contracts are presented separately on the consolidated statements of operations for all periods presented.

 

Certain Risks and Uncertainties

 

On October 29, 2019, we announced that our Board of Directors, supported by its management team, had commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value.

 

Strategic alternatives considered included, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow the company to pursue its current business plan to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as a merger with another party, or a sale of STI.

 

On January 28, 2020, we announced a cost reduction plan for the purpose of aligning our personnel needs and capital requirements as we explored strategic alternatives previously announced. We will maintain operations of our Sapphire Cryocooler cryogenics initiatives while ceasing additional manufacturing of our HTS Conductus® wire. The plan also included a 70% employee workforce reduction.

 

On February 26, 2020, we entered into a definitive merger agreement Clearday a privately-held company dedicated to delivering next generation longevity care and wellness services, whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI will merge with and into Clearday in a stock-for-stock transaction with Clearday, with Clearday surviving and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI, which will then change its name to Clearday, Inc. See Our Future Business above for more information.

  

 
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3. Stockholders' Equity

 

The following is a summary of stockholders’ equity transactions for the three months ended March 28, 2020:

 

 

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

 

Capital in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Excess of

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Par Value

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Total

 

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

328,925

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

17,731,893

 

 

$ 18,000

 

 

$ 330,458,000

 

 

$ (328,973,000 )

 

$ 1,503,000

 

Warrant exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,551,716

 

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

1,383,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,388,000

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21,000

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,079,000 )

 

 

(1,079,000 )

Balance at March 28, 2020

 

 

328,925

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

23,283,609

 

 

$ 23,000

 

 

$ 331,862,000

 

 

$ (330,052,000 )

 

$ 1,833,000

 

 

The following is a summary of stockholders’ equity transactions for the three months ended March 30, 2019:

 

 

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

 

Capital in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Excess of

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Par Value

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Total

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

 

330,787

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

3,270,609

 

 

$ 3,000

 

 

$ 326,486,000

 

 

$ (319,744,000 )

 

$ 6,745,000

 

Conversion of Series E preferred stock to common stock

 

 

(1,862 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

532,000

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

(1,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,000

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,335,000 )

 

 

(2,335,000 )

Balance at March 30, 2019

 

 

328,925

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

3,802,609

 

 

$ 4,000

 

 

$ 326,509,000

 

 

$ (322,079,000 )

 

$ 4,434,000

 

 

Stock Options

 

At March 28, 2020, we had two active equity award option plans, the 2003 Equity Incentive Plan and the 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (collectively, the “Stock Option Plan”), although we can only grant new options under the 2013 Equity Incentive Plan. Under our Stock Option Plan, stock awards were made to our directors, key employees, consultants, and non-employee directors and consisted of stock options, restricted stock awards, performance awards, and performance share awards. Stock options were granted at prices no less than the market value on the date of grant. There were no stock option exercises during the three months ended March 28, 2020 or during the three months ended March 30, 2019.

 

The impact to the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the quarter ended March 28, 2020 on net loss was $20,000 and $0.00 on basic and diluted net loss per common share and for the quarter ended March 30, 2019 the impact was $21,000 and $0.01 on basic and diluted net loss per common share. No stock compensation cost was capitalized during either period. The total compensation cost related to nonvested awards not yet recognized was $59,000 and the weighted-average period over which the cost is expected to be recognized was 6 months at March 28, 2020.

 

The following is a summary of stock option transactions under our Stock Option Plans at March 28, 2020:

 

 

 

Number of

Shares

 

 

Price Per Share

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

 

Number of

Options

Exercisable

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

 

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

137,256

 

 

$ 1.92 - $ 5,148

 

 

$ 25.20

 

 

 

74,507

 

 

$ 44.81

 

Granted

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canceled

 

 

15,846

 

 

1.92 - 5,148

 

 

 

17.97

 

 

 

8,347

 

 

 

32.39

 

Balance at March 28, 2020

 

 

121,410

 

 

$ 1.92 - $4,716

 

 

$ 26.15

 

 

 

66,160

 

 

$ 46.38

 

 

The outstanding options expire on various dates through the end of October 2028. The weighted-average contractual term of options outstanding is 8.1 years and the weighted-average contractual term of stock options currently exercisable is 7.8 years. The exercise prices for these options range from $1.92 to $4,716 per share, for a total weight-average exercise price of $3.1 million. At March 28, 2020, no options had an exercise price less than the current market value.

 

Restricted Stock Awards

 

The grant date fair value of each share of our restricted stock awards is equal to the fair value of our common stock at the grant date. Shares of restricted stock under awards all have service conditions and vest over one to three years. The following is a summary of our restricted stock award transactions at March 28, 2020:

 

 
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Number of

Shares

 

 

Weighted

Average Grant

Date Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance nonvested at December 31, 2019

 

 

333

 

 

$ 10.50

 

    Granted

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

    Vested

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

    Forfeited

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance nonvested at March 28, 2020

 

 

333

 

 

$ 10.50

 

 

The impact to the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 28, 2020 was $1,000 and $0.00 on basic and diluted net loss per common share and for the quarter ended March 30, 2019 the impact was $3,000 and $0.00 on basic and diluted net loss per common share. No stock compensation cost was capitalized during the period. The total compensation cost related to nonvested awards not yet recognized was $2,000 and the weighted-average period over which the cost is expected to be recognized was 4 months.

 

Warrants

 

The following is a summary of outstanding warrants at March 28, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Shares

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

Currently

Exercisable

 

 

Price per

Share

 

Expiration Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Warrants related to March 2015 financing

 

 

10,209

 

 

 

10,209

 

 

$ 244.88

 

 

September 24, 2020

 

 

(2)

 

Warrants related to October 2015 financing

 

 

135,517

 

 

 

135,517

 

 

$ 60.00

 

 

October 14, 2020

 

 

(3)

 

Warrants related to October 2015 financing

 

 

9,034

 

 

 

9,034

 

 

$ 65.63

 

 

October 14, 2020

 

 

(4)

 

Warrants related to August 2016 financing

 

 

53,506

 

 

 

53,506

 

 

$ 30.00

 

 

February 2, 2022

 

 

(5)

 

Warrants related to August 2016 financing

 

 

4,994

 

 

 

4,994

 

 

$ 38.55

 

 

August 2, 2021

 

 

(6)

 

Warrants related to December 2016 financing

 

 

685,667

 

 

 

685,667

 

 

$ 20.00

 

 

December 14, 2021

 

 

(7)

 

Warrants related to March 2018 financing

 

 

158,100

 

 

 

158,100

 

 

$ 11.40

 

 

September 9, 2023

 

 

(8)

 

Warrants related to March 2018 financing

 

 

11,067

 

 

 

11,067

 

 

$ 15.80

 

 

March 6, 2023

 

 

(9)

 

Warrants related to July 2018 financing

 

 

2,571,429

 

 

 

2,571,429

 

 

$ 3.50

 

 

July 25, 2023

 

 

(10)

 

Warrants related to July 2018 financing

 

 

154,286

 

 

 

154,286

 

 

$ 4.38

 

 

July 25, 2023

 

 

(11)

 

Warrants related to May 2019 financing

 

 

119,000

 

 

 

119,000

 

 

$ 1.25

 

 

May 23, 2024

 

 

(12)

 

Warrants related to October 2019 financing

 

 

5,887,000

 

 

 

5,887,000

 

 

$ 0.25

 

 

October 10, 2024

 

 

(13)

 

Warrants related to October 2019 financing

 

 

828,380

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.31

 

 

October 8, 2024

 

 

On October 10, 2019 we completed a public offering of an aggregate of 11,834,000 shares of our common stock (or common stock equivalents) and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 11,834,000 shares of common stock with gross proceeds to us of approximately $3.0 million. The warrants are exercisable for five years at an exercise price equal to the public offering price. The offering was priced at $0.25 per share of common stock. The net proceeds to us from the offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and our estimated offering expenses, was approximately $2.4 million. The placement agent received warrants to purchase 828,380 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $0.3125, that will expire October 8, 2024 and are subject to a six month lock-up. In the quarter ended December 31, 2019, 395,284 of these warrants were exercised, providing us with proceeds of $99,000. From March 3, 2020 to March 16, 2020, an additional 5,551,716 of these warrants were exercised, providing us with proceeds of $1.4 million.

 

On May 23, 2019 we completed a public offering of an aggregate of 1,700,000 shares of our common stock with gross proceeds to us of $1.7 million. The offering was priced at $1.00 per share of common stock. The net proceeds to us from the offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and our estimated offering expenses, was approximately $1.4 million. The placement agent received warrants to purchase 119,000 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $1.25, that are subject to a nine month lock-up and will expire May 23, 2024.

 

On July 30, 2018 we completed a public offering of an aggregate of 2,571,429 shares of our common stock (or common stock equivalents initially in the form of Series E Preferred Stock) and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 2,571,429 shares of common stock with gross proceeds to us of $9.0 million. The net proceeds to us from the offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and our estimated offering expenses, was $7.98 million. The offering was priced at $3.50

 

 
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per share of common stock (or common stock equivalent), with each share of common stock (or common stock equivalent) sold with one five-year warrant to purchase one share of common stock, at an exercise price of $3.50 per share. The placement agent also received warrants to purchase 154,286 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $4.375, that are subject to a six month lock-up and will expire July 25, 2023.

 

On March 7, 2018, we announced the pricing of a registered offering of common stock (and common stock equivalents) with total gross proceeds of approximately $2 million. The closing of the registered public offering was completed on March 9, 2018. The net proceeds to us from the registered offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and our estimated offering expenses, was $1.7 million. In a concurrent private placement, we issued to the investor in the registered offering, an unregistered warrant (the “Warrants”) to purchase one share of common stock for each share of common stock or Pre-funded Warrants purchased in the registered offering. The Warrants have an exercise price of $11.40 per share, shall be exercisable immediately and will expire five years and six months from the date of issuance.

 

Our warrants are exercisable by paying cash or, solely in the absence of an effective registration statement or prospectus, by cashless exercise for unregistered shares of common stock. The exercise price of the warrants is subject to standard antidilutive provision adjustment in the case of stock dividends or other distributions on shares of common stock or any other equity or equity equivalent securities payable in shares of common stock, stock splits, stock combinations, reclassifications or similar events affecting our common stock, and also, subject to limitations, upon any distribution of assets, including cash, stock or other property to our stockholders. The exercise price of the warrants is not subject to “price-based” anti-dilution adjustment. We have determined that these warrants related to issuance of common stock are subject to equity treatment because the warrant holder has no right to demand cash settlement and there are no unusual anti-dilution rights.

 

4. Loss Per Share

 

Basic and diluted net loss per share is based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding.

 

Since their impact would be anti-dilutive, our net loss per common share does not include the effect of the assumed exercise or vesting of the following shares:

 

 

 

March 28, 2020

March 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding stock options

 

 

121,410

 

 

 

140,323

 

Unvested restricted stock awards

 

 

333

 

 

 

1,667

 

Outstanding warrants

 

 

10,628,190

 

 

 

3,796,849

 

Total

 

 

10,749,933

 

 

 

3,938,839

 

 

 Also, the preferred stock convertible into 1,827 shares of common stock was not included since its impact would be anti-dilutive.

 

5. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Operating Leases

 

We leased our offices and production facility under a non-cancelable operating lease in Austin, Texas that expired in March 2020. The lease contained minimum rent escalation clauses that require additional rental amounts after the first year. This lease contained one five-year renewal option. We leased certain other, less significant, vehicles and equipment. Our operating lease expense was recognized on a straight line basis over the lease terms.

 

For the three months ended March 28, 2020, operating lease expense was $143,000.

 

As of March 28, 2020 we had no remaining operating lease obligations.

 

Patents and Licenses

 

We have entered into various licensing agreements requiring royalty payments ranging from 0.13% to 2.5% of specified product sales. Certain of these agreements contain provisions for the payment of guaranteed or minimum royalty amounts. Our minimum license obligations were $10,000 per year through 2025. In the event that we fail to pay minimum annual royalties, these licenses may automatically become non-exclusive or be terminated. These royalty obligations terminated at various times from 2020 to 2025. Royalty expense totaled $11,000 and $11,000 for the three months ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019, respectively. During the three month period ending March 28, 2020 we ceased production of our Conductus wire and do not expect to incur addition royalty expense in the future. Under the terms of certain royalty agreements, royalty payments made may be subject to audit. There have been no audits to date and we do not expect future audit adjustments to be significant.

 

 
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6. Contractual Guarantees and Indemnities

 

During our normal course of business, we make certain contractual guarantees and indemnities pursuant to which we may be required to make future payments under specific circumstances. We have not recorded any liability for these contractual guarantees and indemnities in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Warranties

 

We establish reserves for future product warranty costs that are expected to be incurred pursuant to specific warranty provisions with our customers. Our warranty reserves are established at the time of sale and updated throughout the warranty period based upon numerous factors including historical warranty return rates and expenses over various warranty periods.

 

Intellectual Property Indemnities

 

We indemnify certain customers and our contract manufacturers against liability arising from third-party claims of intellectual property rights infringement related to our products. These indemnities appear in development and supply agreements with our customers as well as manufacturing service agreements with our contract manufacturers, are not limited in amount or duration and generally survive the expiration of the contract. Given that the amount of potential liabilities related to such indemnities cannot be determined until an infringement claim has been made, we are unable to determine the maximum amount of losses that we could incur related to such indemnities.

 

Director and Officer Indemnities and Contractual Guarantees

 

We have entered into indemnification agreements with our directors and executive officers which require us to indemnify such individuals to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Our indemnification obligations under such agreements are not limited in amount or duration. Certain costs incurred in connection with such indemnities may be recovered under certain circumstances under various insurance policies. Given that the amount of any potential liabilities related to such indemnities cannot be determined until a lawsuit has been filed against a director or executive officer, we are unable to determine the maximum amount of losses that we could incur relating to such indemnities. Historically, any amounts payable pursuant to such director and officer indemnities have not had a material negative effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

We have also entered into severance and change in control agreements with certain of our executives. These agreements provide for the payment of specific compensation benefits to such executives upon the termination of their employment with us.

 

General Contractual Indemnities/Products Liability

 

During the normal course of business, we enter into contracts with customers where we agree to indemnify the other party for personal injury or property damage caused by our products. Our indemnification obligations under such agreements are not generally limited in amount or duration. Given that the amount of any potential liabilities related to such indemnities cannot be determined until a lawsuit has been filed, we are unable to determine the maximum amount of losses that we could incur relating to such indemnities. Historically, any amounts payable pursuant to such indemnities have not had a material negative effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations. We maintain general and product liability insurance as well as errors and omissions insurance which may provide a source of recovery to us in the event of an indemnification claim.

 

7. Details of Certain Financial Statement Components and Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information and Non-Cash Activities

 

Balance Sheet Data:

 

 

 

March 28,

2020

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

Accounts receivable:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Accounts receivable-government contracts

 

$ 468,000

 

 

$ 347,000

 

                Less: allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

-

 

 

 

(3,000 )

 

 

$ 468,000

 

 

$ 344,000

 

 

 
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March 28,

2020

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

Inventories:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Raw materials

 

$ -

 

 

$ 152,000

 

               Work In Process

 

 

68,000

 

 

 

111,000

 

 

 

$ 68,000

 

 

$ 263,000

 

 

 

 

March 28,

 2020

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

Property and Equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Equipment

 

$ 316,000

 

 

$ 11,911,000

 

                Leasehold improvements

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,065,000

 

                Furniture and fixtures

 

 

-

 

 

 

205,000

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

13,181,000

 

               Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

316,000

 

 

 

(12,948,000 )

 

 

$ -

 

 

$ 233,000

 

            

Depreciation expense amounted to $27,000 and $224,000 for the three month periods ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019, respectively.

 

 

 

March 28,

2020

December 31,

2019

 

Patents and Licenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               Patents pending

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

               Patents issued

 

 

278,000

 

 

 

1,712,000

 

               Less accumulated amortization

 

 

(278,000 )

 

 

(1,071,000 )

               Net patents issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

641,000

 

 

 

$ -

 

 

$ 641,000

 

           

Amortization expense related to these items totaled $11,000 for each of the three month periods ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019.  No amortization expense is expected for the remainder of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

 

 

 

March 28,

2020

December 31,

2019

 

Accrued Expenses and Other Long Term Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Salaries Payable

 

$ 23,000

 

 

$ 23,000

 

                Compensated absences

 

 

123,000

 

 

 

211,000

 

                Compensation related

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

4,000

 

                Warranty reserve

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,000

 

                Operating lease

 

 

-

 

 

 

152,000

 

               Other

 

 

6,000

 

 

 

54,000

 

 

 

 

153,000

 

 

 

452,000

 

                Less current portion

 

 

(153,000 )

 

 

(440,000 )

                Long term portion

 

$ -

 

 

$ 12,000

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended,

 

 

 

March 28,

2020

 

 

March 30,

2019

 

Warranty Reserve Activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Beginning balance

 

$ 8,000

 

 

$ 8,000

 

                Additions

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

                Deductions

 

 

8,000

 

 

 

-

 

                Ending balance

 

$ -

 

 

$ 8,000

 

  

 
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6. Subsequent Events

 

On April 1, 2020, the Company received notice that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel had determined to grant the Company’s request for continued listing in light of the Company’s planned merger with Clearday. The extension is subject to the following conditions: on or before April 10, 2020, the Company shall advise the Panel of the status of the Form S-4 registration statement it anticipates filing with the SEC. The Company will also by that date advise the Panel as to the status of the Change of Control Listing Application it plans to file with Nasdaq; on or about June 30, 2020, the Company shall have obtained shareholder approval for the merger with Clearday and; on or about July 6, 2020, the merger with Clearday will have been completed and the new entity will have demonstrated compliance with Listing Rule 5505 for initial listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

 

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

 

General

 

Please see “Our Future Business” above regarding material information and updates that in many material respects superseded and modify the following general business description.

 

On October 29, 2019, we announced that our Board of Directors, supported by its management team, had commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value.

 

Strategic alternatives considered included, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow the company to pursue its current business plan to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as a merger with another party, or a sale of STI.

 

On January 28, 2020, we announced a cost reduction plan for the purpose of aligning our personnel needs and capital requirements as we explored strategic alternatives previously announced. We will maintain operations of our Sapphire Cryocooler cryogenics initiatives while ceasing additional manufacturing of our HTS Conductus® wire and ceasing work on our DOE contract mentioned above. The plan also included a 70% employee workforce reduction.

 

On February 26, 2020, we entered into a definitive merger agreement (with Allied Integral United, Inc. (“Clearday”), a privately-held company dedicated to delivering next generation longevity care and wellness services (the”Merger Agreement”), whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI will merge with and into Clearday in a stock-for-stock transaction with Clearday the “Merger”).

 

Results of Operations

 

Quarter Ended March 28, 2020 compared to the Quarter Ended March 30, 2019

 

We had $184,000 of revenue in the first quarter 2020. Total revenues increased from $0 in the first quarter of 2019 to $184,000 in the first quarter of 2020. As noted above in “Our Future Business” we ceased work on additional manufacturing of our HTS Conductus® wire. We also ceased work on the second phase of our DOE contract after January 2020. In the first quarter of 2020, there was $174,000 government contract revenues compared to no government contract revenues in the first quarter of 2019. There were $10,000 of commercial product revenues in the first quarter of 2020 compared to no commercial revenue in the first quarter of 2019. Commercial product revenues and government contract revenues are expected to remain near zero as we pursue our announced merger agreement.

 

Cost of revenues includes all direct costs, manufacturing overhead, preproduction process development and provision for excess and obsolete inventories. The cost of revenues decreased to $190,000 in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $870,000 for the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of $680,000 or 78%. Our cost of revenues includes both variable and fixed cost components. The variable component consists primarily of materials, assembly and test labor, overhead, which includes utilities, transportation costs and warranty costs. The fixed component includes equipment and leasehold depreciation, purchasing expenses and quality assurance costs. As a result, our gross profit margins decrease as revenue and production volumes decline due to lower sales volume and higher amounts of production overhead variances expensed to cost of sales; and our gross profit margins increase as our revenue and production volumes increase due to higher sales volume and lower amounts of production overhead variances expensed to cost of sales.

 

 
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The following is an analysis of our product gross loss:

 

 

 

For the quarters ended

 

 

 

March 28, 2020

 

 

March 30, 2019

 

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Commercial product revenues

 

$ 10

 

 

$ -

 

Cost of commercial product revenues

 

 

190

 

 

 

870

 

Gross loss

 

$ (180 )

 

$ (870 )

 

We had a gross loss of $180,000 in the first quarter of 2020 from manufacturing of our commercial products compared to a gross loss of $870,000 in the first quarter of 2019. We experienced a gross loss in the first quarter of 2020 due to: our preproduction manufacturing efforts to bring our Conductus wire to market and; few sales to cover our overhead. Our first quarter 2020 gross loss decreased due to our discontinued efforts to produce Conductus wire.

 

In June 2017, we finalized negotiations on a $4.5 million DOE contract and began work on this government contract. Our goals under this contract are to increase current carrying capacity and reduce costs of our Conductus wire. Funding for the second phase of this contact had been delayed until late 2019. Therefore, our first quarter 2020 government contract revenues were $174,000 and cost of government contract revenues was $71,000, compared to no government contract revenue in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Research and development expenses related to development of new Conductus wire products and new wire products manufacturing processes. Total expenses totaled $178,000 and $625,000, respectively, in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019. Our 2020 expenses were lower compared to 2019 as we ceased these efforts at the end of January 2020 when we stopped work on our Conductus wire.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $825,000 and $861,000, respectively, in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019. These expenses were lower in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the first quarter of 2019 principally due previously announced a cost reduction plan.

 

Other income of $1,000 and $27,000 in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively, was from interest income.

 

We had a net loss of $1.1 million and $2.3 million for quarters ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019, respectively. The net loss available to common stockholders totaled $0.06 per common share in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $0.70 per common share in the first quarter of 2019. The per share loss in 2020 is lower due our cost reduction plan and the increased number of common shares outstanding at March 28, 2020 compared to March 30, 2019.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash Flow Analysis

 

As of March 28, 2020, we had working capital of $1,833,000, including $1,843,000 in cash and cash equivalents, compared to working capital of $429,000 at December 31, 2019, which included $713,000 in cash and cash equivalents. We currently invest our excess cash in short-term, investment-grade, money-market instruments with maturities of three months or less.

 

Cash and cash equivalents increased by $1.1 million from $0.7 million, at December 31, 2019 to $1.8 million at March 28, 2020.

 

Cash used in operations totaled $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2020. We used $1.2 million to fund the cash portion of our net loss with $0.3 million used by changes in our working capital.

 

We had a gain of $510,000 from the sale of most of our wire manufacturing equipment in the quarter ended March 28, 2020.

 

We determined that certain of our patents were impaired in the quarter ended March 28, 2020 and wrote-down $134,000.

 

We also determined that certain of our inventory was obsolete in the quarter ended March 28, 2020 and wrote-down $190,000.

 

In the first quarter of 2020, 5,551,716 of warrants were exercised, providing us with proceeds of $1.4 million.

  

 
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Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

We leased all of our properties. All of our leases expired or were terminated in March 2020. We continue to rent certain properties month to month. All of our operations were located in Austin, Texas.

 

We have not had other material changes outside of the ordinary course of business in our contractual obligations as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

We made no investments for fixed assets in the first quarter of 2020 and we do not expect to make capital expenditures during the remainder of 2020.

 

Future Liquidity

 

For the quarter ended March 28, 2020, we incurred a net loss of $1.1 million and had negative cash flows from operations of $1.5 million. In the full 2019 year, we incurred a net loss of $9.2 million and had negative cash flows from operations of $8.8 million.

 

Therefore, on October 29, 2019, we announced that we had commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value. Strategic alternatives to consider would include, among others, a strategic investment financing which would allow the company to pursue its current business plan to continue to commercialize the Conductus wire platform, a business combination such as a merger with another party, or a sale of the company.

 

On February 26, 2020, STI, AIU Special Merger Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of STI (“Merger Sub”), and Clearday, entered into the Merger Agreement , pursuant to which, among other matters, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into Clearday, with Clearday continuing as a wholly-owned subsidiary of STI, and STI would amend its certificate to effect a reverse stock split of its shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“STI Common Stock”) and change its name to Clearday, Inc. The Merger is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization for U.S. federal income tax purposes and has been approved by the boards of directors of STI and Clearday, respectively.

 

From March 3, 2020 through March 16, 2020, 5,551,716 warrants were exercised for common shares of our stock in connection with our October 2019 financing, providing us with $1.4 million.

 

Subsequent to the announcement on January 28, 2020 about our cost reduction plan, we started the process of selling, in separate transactions, assets that we deemed non-essential going forward. The latest such transaction entered into on March 5th, when considered in combination with the prior transactions since January 28, 2020, may be deemed a material definitive purchase agreement for sales of various production, R&D, and testing equipment and selected intellectual property related primarily to our superconducting wire initiative. The aggregate sales prices of the post January 28th transactions was $1.2 million, all sold to purchasers having no affiliation with us. When the transactions completed, we continue to hold production, R&D, and testing assets for our Sapphire cryocooler business, along with intellectual property assets. The proceeds from this series of transactions is expected to be sufficient, together with our other capital resources, for us to complete the Merger, although the Merger is still subject to various material conditions and contingencies.

 

Our independent registered public accounting firm has included in their audit reports for 2018 through 2019 an explanatory paragraph expressing substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Net Operating Loss Carryforward

 

As of December 31, 2019, we had net operating loss carryforwards for federal and state income tax purposes. We concluded that under the Internal Revenue Code change of control limitations, a maximum of $17.9 million of our $342.4 million net operating loss carryforwards, of which $325 million expire in the years 2020 through 2038, would be available for reduction of taxable income and reduced both the deferred tax asset and valuation allowance accordingly. Due to the uncertainty surrounding their realization, we recorded a full valuation allowance against our net deferred tax assets.  Accordingly, no deferred tax asset has been recorded in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

  

 
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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our discussion and analysis of our historical financial condition and results of operations are based upon our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with those principles requires us to make estimates of certain items and judgments as to certain future events including for example those related to bad debts, inventories, recovery of long-lived assets (including intangible assets), income taxes, warranty obligations, and contingencies.  These determinations, even though inherently subjective and subject to change, affect the reported amounts of our assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  While we believe that our estimates are based on reasonable assumptions and judgments at the time they are made, some of our assumptions, estimates and judgments will inevitably prove to be incorrect.  As a result, actual outcomes will likely differ from our accruals, and those differences—positive or negative—could be material.  Some of our accruals are subject to adjustment, as we believe appropriate, based on revised estimates and reconciliation to the actual results when available

 

In addition, we identified certain critical accounting policies which affect certain of our more significant estimates and assumptions used in preparing our condensed consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. We have not made any material changes to our other policies.

Backlog

 

Our commercial backlog consists of accepted product purchase orders with scheduled delivery dates during the next twelve months. We had no commercial backlog at March 28, 2020 and at December 31, 2019.

 

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

We do not believe that there was a material change in our exposure to market risk at March 28, 2020 compared with our market risk exposure on December 31, 2019.  See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Market Risk” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

 

We have established disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). As of the end of the period covered by this report 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 pursuant to Rule 13a-15 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

 

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 28, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected.

 

PART II


OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we are party to various lawsuits, claims and other legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of our business.  Excluding ordinary, routine litigation incidental to our business, we are not currently a party to any legal proceedings that we believe would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operation or cash flow.

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

 

A description of the risk factors associated with our business is contained in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2020. In addition:

 

 
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Our Merger with Allied Integral United may be put at risk for delays in obtaining their financial statements. 

 

Allied Integral United is required to deliver audited financial statements to us as part of the Merger. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q such financial statements have not been delivered. The delay in delivering such financial statements will make it more challenging to achieve the timeline needed for compliance with the Nasdaq Hearings Panel required schedule of milestones needed to retain our Nasdaq listing, as disclosed elsewhere in this filing. If such financials are not delivered with enough time to complete the SEC registration process, or if such financials are not reasonably acceptable to us, the Merger may be subject to risk of termination, and the Company subject to delisting from Nasdaq, either of which could have a material adverse effect on us. We are discussing the material terms of an alternative arrangement with Allied Integral United designed to provide us the ability to comply with the Nasdaq listing requirements, however, no commitments have been made and no assurance exists that any such alternative arrangement acceptable to us, Allied Integral United or Nasdaq can be negotiated.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our operations and could have a material adverse effect on our business.

 

Our business could be materially and adversely affected by the outbreak of a widespread health epidemic. The present coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted our operations and could affect our business, as government authorities impose mandatory closures, work-from-home orders and social distancing protocols or impose other restrictions that could materially adversely affect our business. We have experienced, and may experience in the future, temporary business disruptions while awaiting appropriate government approvals in certain jurisdictions. There may also be long-term effects if the economy or markets in which we operate remain weak or deteriorate further, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely impacted.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

 

None.

 

Item 5.  Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6.  Exhibits. 

 

Number

Description of Document

 

31.1

Statement of CEO Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*

31.2

Statement of CFO Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*

32.1

Statement of CEO Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

32.2

Statement of CFO Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

101.INS

XBRL Instance Document*

101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document*

101.CAL

XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document*

101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document*

101.LAB

XBRL Label Linkbase Document*

101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document*

 

-------------------------------------------------

 

*             Filed herewith.

**           Furnished, not filed.

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated: May 4, 2020   /s/ William J. Buchanan
  William J. Buchanan
  Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Jeffrey A. Quiram               

 

 

 

Jeffrey A. Quiram

 

 

 

 President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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