Nature of Business and Liquidity
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
|Nature of Business and Liquidity [Abstract]
|Nature of Business and Liquidity
Note 1 – Nature of Business and Liquidity
Crown Electrokinetics Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on April 20, 2015. Effective October 6, 2017, the Company’s name was changed to Crown Electrokinetics Corp. from 3D Nanocolor Corp. (“3D Nanocolor”).
The Company is commercializing technology for smart or dynamic glass. The Company’s electrokinetic glass technology is an advancement on microfluidic technology that was originally developed by HP Inc.
On December 20, 2022, the Company incorporated Crown Fiber Optics Corp., a Delaware based entity, to own and operate its acquired business from the acquisition of Amerigen 7, LLC (“Amerigen 7”) in January 2023. Crown Fiber Optics Corp. is accounted for as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Electrokinetics, Corp.
Initial Public Offering
On January 26, 2021, the Company completed its public offering, and its common stock began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol CRKN.
Reverse Stock Split
On August 11, 2023, the Company’s board of directors authorized a reverse stock split (‘Reverse Stock Split”) at an exchange ratio of one-for-60 basis. The Reverse Stock Split was effective on August 15, 2023, such that every 60 shares of common stock have been automatically converted into one share of common stock. The Company did not issue fractional certificates for post-reverse split shares in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Rather, all shares of common stock that were held by a stockholder were aggregated and each stockholder was entitled to receive the number of whole shares resulting from the combination of the shares so aggregated. Any fractions resulting from the Reverse Stock Split computation were rounded up to the next whole share.
The number of authorized shares and the par value of the common stock was not adjusted as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. In connection with the Reverse Stock Split, the conversion ratio for the Company’s outstanding convertible preferred stock was proportionately adjusted such that the common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock was decreased in proportion to the Reverse Stock Split. All references to common stock and options to purchase common stock share data, per share data and related information contained in the condensed consolidated financial statements have been adjusted to reflect the effect of the Reverse Stock Split.
Liquidity and Going Concern
The Company has incurred substantial operating losses since its inception and expects to continue to incur significant operating losses for the foreseeable future and may never become profitable. As reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $107.7 million and cash of approximately $2.1 million as of September 30, 2023, a net loss of approximately $19.7 million, and approximately $11.8 million of net cash used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2023.
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
The Company has obtained additional capital through the sale of debt or equity financings or other arrangements to fund operations including through its existing at-the-market offering, $10.0 million Standing Letter of Credit (“SLOC”), $100.0 million line of credit, and $50.0 million equity line of credit; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise needed capital under acceptable terms, if at all. The sale of additional equity may dilute existing stockholders and newly issued shares may contain senior rights and preferences compared to currently outstanding shares of common stock. Issued debt securities may contain covenants and limit the Company’s ability to pay dividends or make other distributions to stockholders. If the Company is unable to obtain such additional financing, future operations would need to be scaled back or discontinued. Due to the uncertainty in the Company’s ability to raise capital, management believes that there is substantial doubt in the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for twelve months from the issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements.