|12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Note 6 - Stockholders' Equity
Common and preferred stock
In conjunction with the Mergers in June 2019, Akerna's certificate of incorporation was amended and restated to have one single class of common stock and 75,000,000 authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Akerna will also have 5,000,000 authorized shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of which none are issued and outstanding. The holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders of the Company. Subject to the prior rights of all classes or series of stock at the time outstanding having prior rights as to dividends or other distributions, all stockholders are entitled to share equally in dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by the Board of Directors out of funds legally available. Subject to the prior rights of creditors of the Corporation and the holders of all classes or series of stock at the time outstanding having prior rights as to distributions upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, in the event of liquidation, the holders of Common Stock are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of all liabilities. The stockholders do not have cumulative, preemptive rights, or subscription rights.
Issuances for Cash
In November 2017, MJF issued 515,570 Series B Preferred Units (137,740 shares of common stock after retroactively applying the exchange ratio) for cash consideration of $1,000,000. In August 2018, MJF issued 4,115,042 Series C Preferred Units (1,099,376 shares of common stock after retroactively applying the exchange ratio) for cash consideration of $10,000,000. Following the Mergers, all the Units were converted into Akerna's common stock.
Prior to the Mergers, MJF had Profit Interest Incentive Plan (the "Profits Interest Plan") in place whereby it could grant PIUs to employees or consultants and other independent advisors of the Company. PIUs granted under the Profits Interest Plan would generally vest once a year over four years commencing on the date granted, or based on specified performance targets. MJF had the right, but not the obligation, to repurchase vested PIUs from holders upon their termination of employment. Unvested PIUs were to be forfeited upon termination of employment. If the holder was terminated for cause, as defined, all vested and unvested units would be forfeited. PIUs repurchased or canceled or forfeited by the award recipient were available for reissuance. Upon completion of the Mergers, the non-vested PIUs were exchanged for and became subject to restricted stock agreements ("Restricted Shares") with varying vesting terms that reflect the vesting conditions application to equity interests of the applicable MJF equity holders at the time of the merger.
The management assessed whether its PIUs represented share-based payments within the scope of ASC Topic 718 or were more akin to a profit-sharing compensation arrangement. The management determined PIUs were more akin to a profit-sharing compensation arrangement. The management determined PIUs only had value upon a defined liquidating event. Accordingly, no value had been accrued for the PIUs until the business combination occurred on June 17, 2019, which met the definition of a liquidating event. As a result, MJF recorded a one-time charge of approximately $3.4 million, which represented the charge associated with fully vested shares of common stock issued in exchange for the PIUs.
During the year ended June 30, 2018, 181,000 Restricted Shares were granted (677,500 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio), 64,785 Restricted Shares were forfeited (242,500 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio), and 75,406 Restricted Shares vested (282,250 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio). At June 30, 2018, there were 294,944 Restricted Shares outstanding (1,104,000 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio).
During the year ended June 30, 2019, additional 107,618 Restricted Shares were granted (402,824 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio), 68,794 Restricted Shares were forfeited (257,500 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio), and 118,705 Restricted Shares vested (444,324 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio). At June 30, 2019, there were 215,063 unvested Restricted Shares outstanding (805,000 PIUs before retroactively applying the exchange ratio).
For the year ended June 30, 2019, stock-based compensation expenses related to the ratable amortization of the unvested Restricted Shares was $0.5 million. Approximately, $2.1 million of total unrecognized costs related to Restricted Shares will be ratably recognized over an estimated remaining vesting period of 3 years.
In connection with MTech's initial public offering, the Company sold 5,750,000 units at a purchase price of $10.00 per unit, inclusive of 750,000 units sold to the underwriters on February 8, 2018 upon the underwriters' election to fully exercise their over-allotment option. Each unit consisted of one share of MTech's common stock and one warrant ("Public Warrant"). Each Public Warrant entitled the holder to purchase one share of MTech's common stock at an exercise price of $11.50. Upon the Mergers, the Public Warrants were converted to those of Akerna at the exchange ratio of one-for-one.
Simultaneously with MTech's initial public offering, an affiliated party purchased an aggregate of 225,000 units at $10.00 per unit, for an aggregate purchase price of $2,250,000. On February 8, 2018, the MTech consummated the sale of an additional 18,750 private units at a price of $10.00 per unit generating gross proceeds of $187,500. Each unit consists of one share of MTech's common stock and one warrant ("Private Warrants"). Each Private Warrant was exercisable to purchase one share of MTech's common stock at an exercise price of $11.50. Upon the Mergers, the Private Warrants were converted to those of Akerna at the exchange ratio of one-for-one.
A summary of the status of common stock warrants at June 30, 2019 and the changes during the two years then ended, is presented in the following table:
Unit Purchase Option and Other Rights
In connection with MTech's initial public offering, there were also 250,000 options sold to an affiliate party to purchase up to 250,000 units exercisable at $10.00 per unit ("Option Shares"). The unit purchase option could be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, at the holder's option. Each unit consisted of one share of Company's common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one warrant entitling the holder to purchase one share of Company's common stock. The unit purchase option was exercised on a cashless basis into 189,365 shares of common stock and 189,365 warrants, which were outstanding as of June 30, 2019.
In connection with the Private Placement, the Company also provided each investor the ability to purchase additional shares of Akerna common stock at a price of $10.21 per share, up to their pro rata share of the 901,074 Private Placement Shares purchased. No investor exercised this right during the year ended June 30, 2019, which expired subsequently. The aggregate intrinsic value of the rights as of June 30, 2019, was $1,522,815.
2019 Incentive plan
On June 17, 2019, the MTech stockholders considered and approved the 2019 Long Term Incentive Plan (the "Equity Incentive Plan") and reserved 1,040,038 shares of common stock for issuance thereunder. The Equity Incentive Plan was previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, by the board of directors of Akerna on January 23, 2019. The Equity Incentive Plan became effective immediately upon the Closing of the Mergers.