6. Equity Transactions
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
6. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS IN THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018
Shares Issued for Services
During the nine months ended December 31, 2018, we issued 15,000 shares of restricted common stock at a price of $1.29 per share, the market price at time of issuance, in payment for investor relations consulting services. The aggregate value of this share issuance was $19,350.
Common Stock Sales Agreement with H.C. Wainwright
On June 28, 2016, we entered into a Common Stock Sales Agreement (the “Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“H.C. Wainwright”) which established an at-the-market equity program pursuant to which we may offer and sell shares of our common stock from time to time as set forth in the Agreement. The Agreement provides for the sale of shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $12,500,000 (the “Shares”).
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement, H.C. Wainwright will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices to sell the Shares from time to time, based upon our instructions. We have provided H.C. Wainwright with customary indemnification rights, and H.C. Wainwright will be entitled to a commission at a fixed rate equal to three percent (3.0%) of the gross proceeds per Share sold. In addition, we agreed to pay certain expenses incurred by H.C. Wainwright in connection with the Agreement, including up to $50,000 of the fees and disbursements of their counsel. The Agreement will terminate upon the sale of all of the Shares under the Agreement unless terminated earlier by either party as permitted under the Agreement (see Note 14).
Sales of the Shares, if any, under the Agreement shall be made in transactions that are deemed to be “at the market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act, including sales made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions, including on the Nasdaq Capital Market, at market prices or as otherwise agreed with H.C. Wainwright. We have no obligation to sell any of the Shares, and, at any time, we may suspend offers under the Agreement or terminate the Agreement.
In the nine months ended December 30, 2018, we raised aggregate net proceeds of $749,803 (net of $23,289 in commissions to H.C. Wainwright and $2,395 in other offering expenses) under this agreement through the sale of 555,000 shares of common stock at an average price of $1.35 per share of net proceeds.
In the nine months ended December 30, 2018, three investors that participated in the October 2017 public offering exercised 129,300 warrants for aggregate cash proceeds to us of $142,230 before expenses.
Restricted Stock Unit Grants to Executive Officers and Directors
During the nine months ended December 31, 2018, 250,676 Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) held by our executives and directors were exchanged into the same number of shares of our common stock. As our executives elected to net settle a portion of their RSU’s in exchange for us paying the related withholding taxes and our non-employee directors elected to receive a cash equivalent of the value of their shares equal to their estimated income taxes on the share issuance, 112,366 of the RSUs were cancelled and we issued a net 138,311 shares of common stock to our executives and directors (see Note 9).
On June 14, 2018, our Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the issuances of additional RSUs to certain officers and directors (see Note 9).
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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