6. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS
|6 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
6. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS IN THE SIX MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
Common Stock Sales Agreement with H.C. Wainwright
On June 28, 2016, we entered into a Common Stock Sales Agreement, or the Agreement, with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, or 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, or the Shares.
On August 6, 2019, we executed Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with H.C. Wainwright, effective as of August 5, 2019. The amendment provides that references in the Agreement to the registration statement shall refer to the registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-231397), originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2019, declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 1, 2019.
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement, H.C. Wainwright agreed to 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 is 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.
Sales of the Shares, if any, under the Agreement will 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 six months ended September 30, 2019, we raised aggregate net proceeds of $423,234 (net of $13,213 in commissions to H.C. Wainwright and $3,997 in other offering expenses) under this Agreement through the sale of 62,427 shares at an average price of $6.78 per share of net proceeds.
Restricted Stock Unit Grants
Our Board of Directors established the 2012 Non-Employee Directors Compensation Program, as amended through August 2016, or the Non-Employee Directors Plan, pursuant to which, in addition to cash compensation, directors of the Company who are not also employees may be granted stock-based compensation in the form of restricted stock units, or RSU’s. The RSUs represent the right to be issued on a future date shares of our common stock for RSUs which have then vested.
In April 2019, pursuant to the Non-Employee Directors Plan, we issued RSUs with a value of $35,000 to each of our non-employee directors, as the stock-based compensation element of their overall directors’ compensation, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. Those grants were based on the closing price of our common stock on the one business day prior to the grant date, $14.25 per share. Therefore, 2,456 RSUs were issued to each of our five non-employee directors, for a total of 12,280 RSUs. All of the RSUs are subject to vesting in equal quarterly installments on June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019, December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
In April 2019, 2,859 vested RSUs held by our current and former executive officers were exchanged for the same number of shares of our common stock. As these executives elected to net settle a portion of their vested RSUs in exchange for the Company paying the related withholding taxes of $18,318 on the share issuance, 1,512 of the vested RSUs were cancelled and we issued a net 1,347 shares to the executives and former executive.
In June 2019, 3,075 vested RSUs held by our non-employee directors were exchanged into the same number of shares of our common stock. Four of our five non-employee directors elected to return 40% of their vested RSUs in exchange for cash, in order to pay their withholding taxes on the share issuances, resulting in 984 of the vested RSUs being cancelled in exchange for $5,453 in aggregate cash proceeds to those independent directors.
In July 2019, 2,861 vested RSUs held by our current and former executive officers were exchanged for the same number of shares of our common stock. As these executives elected to net settle a portion of their vested RSUs in exchange for the Company paying the related withholding taxes of $4,979 on the share issuance, 1,510 of the vested RSUs were cancelled and we issued a net 1,351 shares to the executives and former executive.
In September 2019, 3,075 vested RSUs held by our non-employee directors were exchanged into the same number of shares of our common stock. Four of our five non-employee directors elected to return 40% of their vested RSUs in exchange for cash, in order to pay their withholding taxes on the share issuances, resulting in 984 of the vested RSUs being cancelled in exchange for $3,463 in aggregate cash proceeds to those independent directors.
RSUs outstanding that have vested as of, and are expected to vest subsequent to, September 30, 2019 are as follows:
Common Stock for Warrant Cancellation
During the six months ended September 30, 2019, we agreed with five accredited investors to issue 1,078 shares of our common stock to these investors in exchange for the cancellation of outstanding warrants then held by the investors to purchase 10,759 shares of our common stock. We measured the fair value of the shares issued and the fair value of the warrants exchanged for those shares and recorded a loss of $4,403 on those exchanges based on the changes in fair value between the instruments exchanged.
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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