Convertible Senior Notes
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Convertible Senior Notes||
NOTE 10 – CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES
On June 24, 2021, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (as amended, the “Note Purchase Agreement”). As of December 31, 2021, pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company issued $136,500 in aggregate principal amount of 16.0% Convertible Senior Secured (Third Lien) PIK Notes (the “Convertible Senior Notes”), in a private placement to institutional investors (the “Private Placement”), comprised of Cash Notes, Exchange Notes (collectively with the Cash Notes, the “Equity Linked Notes”) and a License Linked Note, as described below, which mature on June 5, 2026. The Convertible Senior Notes are secured by a third priority security interest in the collateral that secures the Company’s obligations under the Senior Secured Term Loan.
Equity Linked Notes. In June 2021 and July 2021, in connection with the Private Placement, the Company issued and sold $75,000 in principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes that are convertible at any time at the holder’s option, into shares of the Company’s Class A common stock for cash (the “Cash Notes”). The conversion prices of the Cash Notes range from $3.43 to $4.38, subject to adjustment.
In June 2021, in connection with the Private Placement, the Company issued and sold $39,000 in principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes that are convertible at any time at the holder’s option, into shares of the Company’s Class A common stock in exchange for 30,390 shares of the Company’s Series A preferred stock (the “Exchange Notes”). The Exchange Notes are convertible at a conversion price of $7.00 subject to adjustment.
License Linked Note. On June 24, 2021, in connection with the Private Placement, the Company issued and sold a Convertible Senior Note in the principal amount of $22,500 that was convertible into a patent license agreement (the “License Linked Note”). On June 29, 2021, the holder exercised its right to convert the License Linked Note in full and the Company entered into the License Agreement, which provides the licensee a five-year option to purchase up to 20 licenses to build and operate electric fleets using the Company’s patented Clean Fleet® technology (the “licenses”). Upon entry into the License Agreement, the holder purchased three licenses to build and operate three electric fleets, each valued at $7,500. The Company recognized the $22,500 as other income from patent license sales in its consolidated statement of operations. The debt issuance costs associated with the License Linked Note were fully amortized.
The carrying value of the Convertible Senior Notes is as follows:
During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company received $97,500 in cash proceeds from the issuance of the Convertible Senior Notes. The Company used a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the Convertible Senior Notes to pay the cash settlement amount in accordance with the Settlement Agreement (as described in “Note 12 – Commitments and Contingencies”) and the remainder for general corporate purposes, including growth capital.
The Convertible Senior Notes bear interest at a rate of 16.0% per annum. Accrued and unpaid interest is calculated on the last day of each quarter, commencing September 30, 2021, and will be paid-in-kind (“PIK”) on such date by increasing the principal amount of the outstanding Convertible Senior Notes. The Company has accrued PIK interest of $9,686 related to the Convertible Senior Notes for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Each Equity Linked Note, subject to earlier conversion, is due and payable on June 5, 2026 in shares of Class A common stock equal to the entire outstanding and unpaid principal balance, plus any PIK interest, subject to certain limitations on the number of shares of Class A common stock that may be issued and which would require the Company to settle the conversion in payment partially in cash. The number of shares of Class A common stock will be based on the 20-day volume weighted average trading price of the Class A common stock immediately preceding the maturity date. The Equity Linked Notes are convertible at any time at the option of the holder into a number of shares of Class A common stock equal to the principal amount of such notes then outstanding plus PIK interest through the conversion date divided by the then applicable conversion price as described above. If the Company experiences an event of default (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement), which is continuing on the maturity date, then payment of principal and PIK interest shall be made in cash on any outstanding Equity Linked Notes.
Additionally, following the first anniversary of the Note Purchase Agreement, and at any time in which there are no issued and outstanding shares of Series A preferred stock or Series B preferred stock, if the 20-day volume weighted average trading price of the Class A common stock is greater than $7.00 for 10 trading days during any 20 consecutive trading day period, the Company may deliver a notice to the holder of an Equity Linked Note to convert such Equity Linked Notes at the conversion prices set forth above.
In accordance with ASC 480, the Company evaluated the Equity Linked Notes and determined they should be classified as liabilities due to the unconditional obligation to settle the notes in a variable number of shares of the Company’s Class A common stock based on a fixed monetary amount known at inception. Certain of the Equity Linked Notes issued were initially measured at fair value as they were considered new instruments issued concurrently to extinguish the Series A preferred stock. See “Note 13 – Mezzanine Equity” for the discussion of Series A preferred stock exchange.
The initial measurement at fair value of those certain Equity Linked Notes resulted in the Company recording a premium of $1,900 and a total discount of $16,120. The Company amortizes such premium and discount as an adjustment to interest expense using the effective interest method over the term of the Equity Linked Notes.
During the year ended December 31, 2021, we incurred transaction costs related to the issuance of the Convertible Senior Notes of $4,413 which were recorded as debt issuance costs and are presented as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the Convertible Senior Notes on our consolidated balance sheet. The debt issuance costs are being amortized under the effective interest method over the term of the Convertible Senior Notes. Amortization expense related to the Convertible Senior Notes was $745 for the year ended December 31, 2021 and is presented in interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations.