2015 PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|2015 Private Placement Financing [Member]|
|Private Placement [Line Items]|
|2015 PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING||
6. 2015 PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING
Beginning June 22, 2015 and through June 30, 2015, the Company entered into a series of substantially similar subscription agreements (each a “Subscription Agreement”) with 20 accredited investors (collectively, the “2015 Investors”) providing for the issuance and sale by the Company to the 2015 Investors, in a private placement, of an aggregate of 14,390,754 Units (“Unit”) at a purchase price of $0.22 per Unit (the “2015 Private Placement Financing”). Each Unit consisted of a share of Common Stock (the “2015 Shares”) and a Series D Warrant to purchase a share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share at any time prior to the fifth anniversary of the issuance date of the Series D Warrant (the “Series D Warrants” and the shares issuable upon exercise of the Series D Warrants, collectively, the “2015 Warrant Shares”). The Company did not engage any underwriter or placement agent in connection with the 2015 Private Placement Financing, and the aggregate gross proceeds raised by the Company in the 2015 Private Placement Financing totaled approximately $3,200,000.
The Company’s obligation to issue and sell the 2015 Shares and the Series D Warrants and the corresponding obligation of the 2015 Investors to purchase such 2015 Shares and Series D Warrants were subject to a number of conditions precedent including, but not limited to, the amendment of the Company’s Series A Warrants and Series C Warrants to delete certain of the anti-dilution provisions contained therein, and other customary closing conditions. The conditions precedent were satisfied June 30, 2015 (the “Initial Closing Date”), and the Company conducted an initial closing (the “Initial Closing”) pursuant to which it sold and 19 of the 2015 Investors (the “Initial Investors”) purchased 13,936,367 Units at an aggregate purchase price of $3,066,000. On July 2, 2015, the Company conducted a second closing (the “Second Closing” and together with the Initial Closing, the “Closings”) pursuant to which it sold, and one of the 2015 Investors purchased 454,387 Units at an aggregate purchase price of $100,000.
On the Initial Closing Date, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement with the Initial Investors (the “2015 Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company was obligated, subject to certain conditions, to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 90 days after the closing of the 2015 Private Placement Financing one or more registration statements (any such registration statement, a “Resale Registration Statement”) to register the 2015 Shares and the 2015 Warrant Shares for resale under the Securities Act. The remaining 2015 Investor became a party to the 2015 Registration Rights Agreement upon the consummation of the Second Closing. The Company’s failure to satisfy certain filing and effectiveness deadlines with respect to a Resale Registration Statement and certain other requirements set forth in the 2015 Registration Rights Agreement may subject the Company to payment of monetary penalties. On October 27, 2015, we received from the SEC a Notice of Effectiveness of our Registration Statement related to the 2015 Private Placement Financing (the “2015 S‑1”) which satisfied some of our obligation to register these securities with the SEC.
The 2015 Registration Rights Agreement also obligated the Company to register the resale of all securities covered by the 2015 Registration Rights Agreement on a short-form registration statement on Form S‑3 as soon as the Company becomes eligible to use Form S‑3. On October 31, 2016, the Company filed a resale registration statement on Form S‑3 (the “2015 S‑3”) to register the remaining securities covered by the 2015 Registration Rights Agreement, and the 2015 S‑3 was declared effective on November 23, 2016. Pursuant to Rule 429 promulgated under the Securities Act, the 2015 S‑3 contained a combined prospectus that covered the securities that remained unsold under the 2015 S‑1 and also registered those same securities under the 2015 S‑3. Under Rule 429, the 2015 S‑3 also constituted a post-effective amendment to the 2015 S‑1, which became effective on the date that the 2015 S‑3 was declared effective.
Following each Closing, each 2015 Investor was also issued Series D Warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Common Stock up to 100% of the 2015 Shares purchased by such 2015 Investor under such 2015 Investor’s Subscription Agreement. The Series D Warrants have an exercise price of $0.25 per share, are exercisable immediately after their issuance and have a term of exercise equal to five years after their issuance date. The number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock into which each of the Series D Warrants is exercisable and the exercise price therefore are subject to adjustment, as set forth in the Series D Warrants, including adjustments for stock subdivisions or combinations (by any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, scheme, arrangement or otherwise). In addition, at any time during the term of the Series D Warrants, the Company may reduce the then-current exercise price to any amount and for any period of time deemed appropriate by the Board of the Company.
On June 3, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) with the holders of a majority (the “Majority Holders”) of the outstanding Series D Warrants (the “Warrant”) resulting in approximately $850,000 of proceeds as a result of the full exercise of their Warrants. The Agreement provides for the reduction of the Series D Warrant exercise price from $0.25 to $0.18 per share, and the elimination of a provision that prevents the Series D Warrants from being exercised if the holder’s beneficial ownership would exceed 4.9% as a result. Under the terms of the Agreement, in exchange for fully exercising their remaining Warrants for 4,727,273 shares of common stock on June 4, 2020, the Majority Holders were issued Series J Warrants to purchase 3,545,454 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 over a 1 year term.
On June 22, 2020, the Company entered into a Series J Warrant Issuance Agreement (the “Keyes Sulat Agreement”) with the Keyes Sulat Revocable Trust (the “Trust”), also a holder of outstanding Series D Warrants, resulting in approximately $82,000 of proceeds as a result of the full exercise of the Trust’s Warrants. Under the terms of the Keyes Sulat Agreement, in exchange for fully exercising the Trust’s remaining Warrants for 454,546 shares of common stock on June 22, 2020, the Trust was issued Series J Warrants to purchase 340,910 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 over a 1 year term. James R. Sulat, a member of the Board, is a co-trustee of the Trust, of which members of Mr. Sulat’s immediate family are beneficiaries. Mr. Sulat disclosed his interest in the Trust to the Board prior to its approval of the transaction and abstained from voting on the transaction.
As a result of the issuance of the Series J Warrants, in conjunction with the exercise of the Series D Warrants, the Company recorded in equity a noncash equity issuance cost valued at approximately $220,000. This charge was estimated using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model with the following assumptions; expected volatility, 88.15%, risk-free interest rate, 0.16%, expected forfeiture rate, 0%, expected dividend yield, 0%, expected term, 1.08 years. The series J Warrants are indexed to the Company’s stock and are classified as equity.
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, Series D Warrants had been exercised on a cash basis for an aggregate issuance of 5,181,819 shares of the Company’s common stock resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $932,728. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, no Series D Warrants had been exercised. As of September 30, 2020, 3,792,570 Series D Warrants expired.
At June 30, 2015 the Initial Closing Date of the 2015 Private Placement Financing, the Company issued 13,936,367 shares of Common Stock. On July 2, 2015, the Company conducted the Second Closing pursuant to which it sold and one of the 2015 Investors purchased 454,387 shares of Common Stock.
Equity Value of Warrants
The Company accounted for the Series D Warrants relating to the aforementioned 2015 Private Placement Financing in accordance with ASC 815‑40, Derivatives and Hedging . Because the Series D Warrants and the Series J Warrants are indexed to the Company’s stock, they are classified within stockholders’ equity (deficit) in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.