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Stockholders' Equity

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Stockholders' Equity
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2017
Equity [Abstract]  
Stockholders' Equity

6. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Convertible preferred stock as of April 30, 2017 consisted of the following (in thousands, except share amounts):

 

    Shares Authorized     Shares Issued and Outstanding     Net Carrying Value     Aggregate Liquidation Preference     Common Shares Issuable Upon Conversion  
Series A     8,830,000       3,801,458     $ 929     $ 2,585       861,664  
Series B     54,250       48,109       4,055       -       801,820  
Series C     26,000       20,115       1,569       -       467,791  
Series D     170,000       60,000       702       -       100,000  
Series E     7,050       7,050       104,693       -       7,050,000  
Other authorized, unissued     912,700       -       -       -       -  
Total     10,000,000       3,936,732     $ 111,948     $ 2,585       9,281,275  

 

Convertible preferred stock as of October 31, 2016 consisted of the following (in thousands, except share amounts):

 

    Shares Authorized     Shares Issued and Outstanding     Net Carrying Value     Aggregate Liquidation Preference     Common Shares Issuable Upon Conversion  
Series A     8,830,000       7,138,158     $ 1,745     $ 4,854       1,189,693  
Series B     54,250       54,201       4,569       -       903,362  
Series C     26,000       25,763       2,010       -       429,392  
Series D     170,000       156,332       1,829       -       260,553  
Other authorized, unissued     919,750       -       -       -       -  
Total     10,000,000       7,374,454     $ 10,153     $ 4,854       2,783,000  

 

Series A Preferred Shares

 

The Series A Preferred Shares are convertible into shares of common stock based on a conversion calculation equal to the stated value of such Series A Preferred Share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, if any, on such Series A Preferred Share, as of such date of determination, divided by the conversion price. The stated value of each Preferred Share is $0.68 and the initial conversion price is $4.08 (current conversion price is $3.00) per share, each subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, combinations, subdivisions or other similar events. In addition, in the event the Company issues or sells, or is deemed to issue or sell, shares of its common stock at a per share price that is less than the conversion price then in effect, the conversion price shall be reduced to such lower price, subject to certain exceptions. Pursuant to the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of the 0% Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of PolarityTE, Inc., the Company is prohibited from incurring debt or liens, or entering into new financing transactions without the consent of the lead investor (as defined in the December Subscription Agreements) as long as any of the Series A Preferred Shares are outstanding. The Series A Preferred Shares bear no dividends.

 

The holders of Series A Preferred Shares shall vote together with the holders of common stock on all matters on an as if converted basis, subject to certain conversion and ownership limitations, and shall not vote as a separate class. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the conversion price for purposes of calculating voting power shall in no event be lower than $3.54 per share. At no time may all or a portion of the Series A Preferred Shares be converted if the number of shares of common stock to be issued pursuant to such conversion would exceed, when aggregated with all other shares of common stock owned by the holder at such time, the number of shares of common stock which would result in such Holder beneficially owning (as determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the 1934 Act and the rules thereunder) more than 4.99% of all of the common stock outstanding at such time; provided, however, that the holder may waive the 4.99% limitation at which time he may not own beneficially own more than 9.99% of all the common stock outstanding at such time.

 

The Series A Preferred Shares do not represent an unconditional obligation to be settled in a variable number of shares of common stock, are not redeemable and do not contain fixed or indexed conversion provisions similar to debt instruments. Accordingly, the Series A Preferred Shares are considered equity hosts and recorded in stockholders’ equity.

 

The Company entered into separate Registration Rights Agreements with each Series A Preferred Shares Investor, (as amended on January 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015, the “December Registration Rights Agreement”). The Company agreed to use its best efforts to file by March 31, 2015 a registration statement covering the resale of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise or conversion of the Series A Preferred Shares and to maintain its effectiveness until all such securities have been sold or may be sold without restriction under Rule 144 of the Securities Act. In the event the Company fails to satisfy its obligations under the December Registration Rights Agreements, the Company is required to pay to the Investors on a monthly basis an amount equal to 1% of the investors’ investment, up to a maximum of 12%. On March 31, 2015, the Company and the required holders of Series A Preferred Shares amended the registration rights agreement to extend the filing deadline for the registration statement to June 30, 2015.

 

Series B Preferred Shares

 

The Series B Preferred Shares are convertible into shares of common stock based on a conversion calculation equal to the stated value of such Series B Preferred Shares, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, if any, on such Series B Preferred Shares, as of such date of determination, divided by the conversion price. The stated value of each Preferred Share is $140.00 and the initial conversion price is $8.40 per share, each subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, combinations, subdivisions or other similar events. The Company is prohibited from effecting a conversion of the Series B Preferred Shares to the extent that, as a result of such conversion, such holder would beneficially own more than 4.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of common stock upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Shares, which beneficial ownership limitation may be increased by the holder up to, but not exceeding, 9.99%. Subject to such beneficial ownership limitations, each holder is entitled to vote on all matters submitted to stockholders of the Company on an as converted basis, based on a conversion price of $8.40 per shares. The Series B Preferred Shares rank junior to the Series A Preferred Shares and bear no dividends. All of the convertible preferred shares do not represent an unconditional obligation to be settled in a variable number of shares, are not redeemable and do not contain fixed or indexed conversion provisions similar to debt instruments. Accordingly, the convertible preferred shares are considered equity hosts and recorded in stockholders’ equity.

 

Series C Preferred Shares

 

The Series C Preferred Shares are convertible into shares of common stock based on a conversion calculation equal to the stated value of such Series C Preferred Shares, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, if any, on such Series C Preferred Shares, as of such date of determination, divided by the conversion price. The stated value of each Series C Preferred Share is $120.00 per share, and the initial conversion price is $7.20 (current conversion price is $5.16) per share, each subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, combinations, subdivisions or other similar events. In addition, in the event the Company issues or sells, or is deemed to issue or sell, shares of common stock at a per share price that is less than the conversion price then in effect, the conversion price shall be reduced to such lower price, subject to certain exceptions and provided that the conversion price may not be reduced to less than $5.16, unless and until such time as the Company obtains shareholder approval to allow for a lower conversion price. The Company is prohibited from effecting a conversion of the Series C Preferred Shares to the extent that, as a result of such conversion, such May Investor would beneficially own more than 4.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of common stock upon conversion of the Series C Preferred Shares, which beneficial ownership limitation may be increased by the holder up to, but not exceeding, 9.99%. Subject to the beneficial ownership limitations discussed previously, each holder is entitled to vote on all matters submitted to stockholders of the Company, and shall have the number of votes equal to the number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such holder’s Series C Preferred Shares, based on a conversion price of $7.80 per share. The Series C Preferred Shares bear no dividends and shall rank junior to the Company’s Series A Preferred Shares but senior to the Company’s Series B Preferred Shares.

 

In connection with the sale of the Series C Preferred Shares, the Company also entered into separate registration rights agreements (the “May Registration Rights Agreement”) with each Investor. The Company agreed to use its best efforts to file a registration statement to register the Shares and the common stock issuable upon the conversion of the Series C Preferred Shares, within thirty days following the Closing Date, to cause such registration statement to be declared effective within ninety days of the filing day and to maintain the effectiveness of the registration statement until all of such shares of common stock have been sold or are otherwise able to be sold pursuant to Rule 144 without restriction. In the event the Company fails to satisfy its obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is obligated to pay to the Investors on a monthly basis, an amount equal to 1% of the Investor’s investment, up to a maximum of 12%. Effective as of the original filing deadline of the registration statement, the Company obtained the requisite approval from the Investors for the waiver of its obligations under the May Registration Rights Agreement.

 

The Company evaluated the guidance ASC 480-10 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40 Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity to determine the appropriate classification of the instruments. The Series C Preferred Shares do not represent an unconditional obligation to be settled in a variable number of shares of common stock, are not redeemable and do not contain fixed or indexed conversion provisions similar to debt instruments. Accordingly, the Series C Preferred Shares are considered equity hosts and recorded in stockholders’ equity.

 

Series D Preferred Shares

 

The Preferred D Shares are convertible into shares of common stock based on a conversion calculation equal to the stated value of such Preferred D Shares, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, if any, on such Preferred D Share, as of such date of determination, divided by the conversion price. The stated value Preferred D Shares is $1,000 per share and the initial conversion price is $600 per share, each subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, combinations, subdivisions or other similar events. The Company is prohibited from effecting a conversion of the Preferred D Shares to the extent that, as a result of such conversion, such investor would beneficially own more than 4.99% of the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Preferred D Shares. Upon 61 days written notice, the beneficial ownership limitation may be increased by the holder up to, but not exceeding, 9.99%. Except as otherwise required by law, holders of Series D Preferred Shares shall not have any voting rights. Pursuant to the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of the 0% Series D Convertible Preferred Stock, the Preferred D Shares bear no dividends and shall rank senior to the Company’s other classes of capital stock.

 

Series E Preferred Shares

 

The Preferred E Shares are convertible into shares of common stock based on a conversion calculation equal to the stated value of such Preferred E Shares, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, if any as of such date of determination, divided by the conversion price. The stated value of each Preferred E Share is $1,000 and the initial conversion price is $1.00 per share, each subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, combinations, subdivisions or other similar events. The Preferred E Shares, with respect to dividend rights and rights on liquidation, winding-up and dissolution, in each case will rank senior to the Company’s common stock and all other securities of the Company that do not expressly provide that such securities rank on parity with or senior to the Preferred E Shares. Until converted, each Preferred E Share is entitled to two votes for every share of common stock into which it is convertible on any matter submitted for a vote of stockholders. The Preferred E Shares participate on an “as converted” basis with all dividends declared on the Company’s common stock.

 

April 2016 Registered Common Stock and Warrant Offering

 

On April 13, 2016, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain institutional investors providing for the issuance and sale by the Company of 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share at an offering price of $6.00 per share, for net proceeds of $1.4 million after deducting placement agent fees and expenses. In addition, the Company sold to purchasers of common stock in this offering, warrants to purchase 187,500 shares of its common stock. The common shares and the Warrant Shares were offered by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 22, 2015 and declared effective on December 7, 2015. The closing of the offering occurred on April 19, 2016.

 

Each Warrant is immediately exercisable for two years, but not thereafter, at an exercise price of $6.90 per share. Subject to limited exceptions, a holder of warrants will not have the right to exercise any portion of its warrants if the holder, together with its affiliates, would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of our common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise. The exercise price and number of warrants are subject to adjustment in the event of any stock dividends and splits, reverse stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, reorganization or similar transaction. The Warrants were classified as liabilities and measured at fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in other expenses (income). The initial recognition of the Warrants resulted in an allocation of the net proceeds from the offering to a warrant liability of approximately $318,000, with the remainder being attributable to the common stock sold in the offering.

 

Preferred Share Conversion Activity

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2017, 3,336,700 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series A, 6,092 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series B, 5,648 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series C and 96,332 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series D were converted into 971,860 shares of common stock.

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2016, 599,634 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series A and 12,001 shares of Convertible Preferred Stock Series D were converted into 119,941 shares of common stock.

 

Common Stock

 

On January 4, 2016, the Company declared a special cash dividend of an aggregate of $10.0 million to holders of record on January 14, 2016 of its outstanding shares of: (i) common stock (ii) Series A Convertible Preferred Stock; (iii) Series B Convertible Preferred Stock; (iv) Series C Convertible Preferred Stock and (v) Series D Convertible Preferred Stock. The holders of record of the Company’s outstanding preferred stock participated in the dividend on an “as converted” basis. Approximately $6.0 million of the special cash dividend relates to preferred stock shares.

 

On January 6, 2016, certain employees exercised their options at $4.08 in exchange for the Company’s common stock for an aggregated amount of 31,656 shares.

 

On December 16, 2016, the Company sold an aggregate of 759,333 shares of its common stock to certain accredited investors pursuant to separate subscription agreements at a price of $3.00 per share for gross proceeds of $2.3 million.

 

On January 18, 2017, the Company entered into separate exchange agreements (each an “Exchange Agreement”) with certain accredited investors (the “Investors”) who purchased warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrants”) pursuant to the prospectus dated April 13, 2016. In 2016, the Company issued 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and Warrants to purchase 187,500 shares of common stock (taking into account the reverse split of the Company’s common stock on a 1 for 6 basis effective with The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC on August 1, 2016). The common stock and Warrants were offered by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. Under the terms of the Exchange Agreement, each Investor exchanged each Warrant it purchased in the Offering for 0.3 shares of common stock. Accordingly, the Company issued an aggregate of 56,250 shares of common stock in exchange for the return and cancellation of 187,500 Warrants.

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2017, certain employees exercised their options at a weighted-average exercise price of $4.83 in exchange for the Company’s common stock for an aggregated amount of 121,698 shares. The Company received approximately $588,000 from the exercise of stock options.