Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Business and Viability of Operations

Business and Viability of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations [Text Block]
Business and Viability of Operations
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Summit Semiconductor, Inc.) (also referred to herein as “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) was originally formed as a limited liability company in Delaware on July 23, 2010. The Company develops wireless audio integrated circuits for home entertainment and professional audio markets. On December 31, 2017, the Company converted from a Delaware limited liability company to a Delaware corporation (the “Conversion”). Prior to the Conversion, the Company had been taxed as a partnership for federal and state income tax purposes, such that the Company’s taxable income was reported by its members in their respective tax returns. Following the Conversion, the Company will be taxed as a corporation. In connection with the Conversion, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 15-for-1 reverse split of the Company’s units into stock. All unit and stock data in this report have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the split. In connection with the Conversion, the Company authorized 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock and 200,000,000 shares of common stock and issued 324,821 shares of common stock to such investors previously holding 4,872,221 common membership interests and 2,762,594 shares of convertible preferred stock to such investors previously holding 41,438,818 preferred membership interests. Such shares of common stock and preferred stock were fully paid, nonassessable shares of stock of the Company.
On July 26, 2018, the Company closed its initial public offering (“IPO”). The Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-224267) relating to the IPO was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 25, 2018. The shares of common stock began trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “WISA” on July 27, 2018. Under the offering, the Company issued 2,400,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $
per share, raising gross proceeds of $12,000,000. In aggregate, the shares issued in the offering generated approximately $10,273,000 in net proceeds, which amount is net of $900,000 in underwriters’ discounts and commissions, $220,000 in underwriters’ accountable and non-accountable expenses and legal, accounting and other estimated offering costs of $607,000. Upon the closing of the IPO, (i) all shares of preferred stock then outstanding were automatically converted into 2,762,594 shares of common stock and (ii) all convertible notes payable along with accrued interest were automatically converted in to 9,527,144 shares of common stock, except for $200,000 of such notes which were repaid in cash immediately following the offering.
Liquidity and management plans
The consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the discharge of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has incurred net operating losses each year since inception. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $3.2 million, an accumulated deficit of approximately $175.6 million and has not generated positive cash flows from operations. The Company expects operating losses to continue in the foreseeable future because of additional costs and expenses related to research and development activities, plans to expand its product portfolio, and increase its market share. The Company’s ability to transition to attaining profitable operations is dependent upon achieving a level of revenues adequate to support its cost structure. Based on current operating levels, the Company will need to raise additional funds by selling additional equity or incurring debt. To date, the Company has not generated significant revenues and has funded its operations primarily through sales of its common stock in conjunction with the Company’s IPO in July 2018, sales of common and preferred units prior to its IPO and proceeds from convertible notes. Additionally, future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including the rate of revenue growth, the selling price of the Company’s products, the expansion of sales and marketing activities, the timing and extent of spending on research and development efforts and the continuing market acceptance of the Company’s products. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
Management of the Company intends to raise additional funds through the issuance of equity securities or debt. There can be no assurance that, in the event the Company requires additional financing, such financing will be available at terms acceptable to the Company, if at all. Failure to generate sufficient cash flows from operations, raise additional capital and reduce discretionary spending could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to achieve its intended business objectives. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.