Description of the Business
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Description of the Business [Abstract]|
|Description of the Business||
1. Description of the Business
Nauticus Robotics, Inc. (the “Company”, “our”, or “we”) is a developer of ocean robots and services delivered to the ocean industry. We were initially incorporated as CleanTech Acquisition Corp. (“CLAQ” or “CleanTech”) under the laws of the State of Delaware on June 18, 2020. The Company’s principal corporate offices are located in Webster, Texas. Our services provide customers with the necessary data collection, analytics, and subsea manipulation capabilities to support and maintain assets while reducing their operational footprint, operating cost, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to improve offshore health, safety, and environmental exposure.
Business Combination - On September 9, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), Nauticus Robotics, Inc. consummated its business combination pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement,” and together with any amendment, the other agreements and transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Business Combination”) with CleanTech Merger Sub, Inc., a Texas corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of CLAQ (“Merger Sub”), and Nauticus Robotics, Inc., a Texas corporation ( after to the Closing Date, “Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc.”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, a business combination between CLAQ and Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. was affected through the merger of Merger Sub with and into Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc., with Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of CLAQ. On the Closing Date, CLAQ was renamed “Nauticus Robotics, Inc.” and the previous Nauticus Robotics, Inc. was renamed “Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc.”.
At the closing, among other things, (a) each share of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, that was issued and outstanding immediately prior to the closing converted into shares of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Common stock (“Nauticus Preferred Stock Conversion”); (b) each of Nauticus Robotic Holdings, Inc.’s unsecured convertible note obligations outstanding was converted into shares of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Common Stock in accordance with the terms of each such Nauticus Convertible Note (“Nauticus Convertible Notes Conversion”); and (c) each share of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Common Stock (including shares of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Common Stock outstanding as a result of the Nauticus Preferred Stock Conversion and Nauticus Convertible Notes Conversion) was converted into (i) 36,650,778 shares common stock, par value $0.0001 (the “Common Stock” of CLAQ prior to the Closing, and the Common Stock of the Company following the Closing) (ii) the right to receive 7,499,993 additional shares of Common Stock held in escrow pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and as further described below (such additional escrowed shares, the “Earnout Shares”) and (iii) the issuance of 3,100,000 shares of Common Stock for the Equity Financing (as described below). An aggregate of 47,250,771 shares of Common Stock (inclusive of the Earnout Shares) were issued in the Business Combination.
Former holders of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc. Common Stock are entitled to receive their pro rata share of up to 7,499,993 additional Earnout Shares of Common Stock that were issued and are held in escrow. The Earnout Shares will be released from escrow upon occurrence of the following (each, a “Triggering Event”):
At closing, we received proceeds from Private Investment in a Public Entity subscribers (“PIPE Investment”) consisting of:
The Business Combination was accounted for as a reverse recapitalization under GAAP. Nauticus Robotics Holdings Inc. was determined to be the accounting acquirer and CLAQ was treated as the acquired company for financial reporting purposes. Accordingly, the financial statements of the combined company represent a continuation of the financial statements of Nauticus Robotics Holdings, Inc.
On September 9, 2022, the Company received from the Business Combination with CLAQ net cash of $14,947,876. The Company also assumed $30,157 in prepaids, $14,796,942 in accounts payable and accrued liabilities, $850,333 in notes payable and net equity of $(669,243).
CLAQ’s net cash at the Closing Date totaled $14,947,876. This amount, together with proceeds of the PIPE Investment, were available to repay certain indebtedness, transaction costs and for general corporate purposes.
The Company incurred $12,582,000 in direct and incremental costs associated with the Business Combination and Equity Financing, which primarily consisted of investment banking, legal, accounting, and other professional fees.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Business – The global spread of COVID-19 has created significant market volatility and economic uncertainty and disruption during 2021 and continuing into 2022. The Company was adversely affected by the deterioration and increased uncertainty in the macroeconomic outlook as a result of the impact of COVID-19. We have experienced and may continue to experience disruptions in our supply chain, due in part to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending upon the duration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated business interruptions, our customers, suppliers, manufacturers and partners may suspend or delay their engagements with us, which could result in a material adverse effect on our financial condition and ability to meet current timelines. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and may continue to affect our ability to recruit skilled employees to join our team. The conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected and may continue to adversely affect, among other things, demand for our products and the ability to test and assess our robotic systems with potential customers any of which adversely affects our business, results of operations and financial condition. The duration and extent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts cannot be accurately predicted at this time, and the ultimate direct and indirect impacts on our business, results of operations and financial condition will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain.
Liquidity – The Company has had recurring losses and negative cash flows since its inception. The Company continues to develop its principal products and conduct research and development activities. Supply chain disruptions instigated production delays and have continued to impact the Company’s ability to deploy its products and realize product sale revenues. Management believes that available cash on hand, together with the revenue from its existing and anticipated new contracts, will provide it with sufficient cash from operations to meet its obligations for at least one year from the issuance date of this report, particularly when coupled with access to debt and equity capital markets and the reduction of operating costs, which consequently allows us to efficiently reallocate resources and focus on product developments that are closest to commercial deployment and market acceptance.
The Company has depended on debt and equity funding to meet its development and commercialization efforts. The Company may continue to access such markets if further delays in commercialization or customer adoption hamper its ability to deploy its technology and realize RaaS revenues, or if its cost reduction efforts (such as reducing the expenses the Company incurs for overhead and research and development efforts, which would allow it to reallocate such funds to products and services that are closer to completion, and subsequently more viable and profitable) are not sufficient to meet its obligations for at least one year from the issuance date of this report.
On August 29, 2022, we amended an existing sales contract with Triumph Subsea Construction Limited (“Triumph”), which provides for the sale of four Aquanaut systems for a total of $54.2 million over multiple years. Prior to making the first milestone payment, Triumph requested additional time to secure the financing required to perform under the terms of the agreement. The parties have agreed to negotiate in good faith to amend and restate the agreement but have not come to terms as of the date of this filing. If the parties cannot come to mutually agreeable terms, the agreement will be deemed breached by Triumph for failure to perform under the terms of the Agreement as amended. As of March 8, 2023, management has carefully considered all facts surrounding the Triumph contract and as such, the Company has removed the contract from its internal projections and excluded the associated revenues and costs until such time as there is an affirmative agreement, if any, on amended terms. Accordingly, we have excluded Triumph from the unfulfilled performance obligation table in Note 3.
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