UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from __________ to __________

Commission File Number 01‑35525

 

SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

33-0029027

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

 

 

5800 Corporate Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

 

15237

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (412) 837-5300

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

 

SMSI

 

NASDAQ

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    YES      NO  

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934    YES      NO  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES      NO  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    YES      NO  

Indicate by check mark if whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of “accelerated filer”, “large accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

  

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.      

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    YES      NO  

As of June 30, 2019, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second quarter, the aggregate market value of the common stock of the registrant held by non-affiliates was $80,684,962 based upon the closing sale price of such stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on that date. For purposes of such calculation, only executive officers, board members, and beneficial owners of more than 10% of the registrant’s outstanding common stock are deemed to be affiliates.

As of March 9, 2020, there were 39,484,420 shares of common stock outstanding.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the registrant’s Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 are incorporated by reference in Part III of this report.

 


SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE, INC.

2019 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

PART I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

BUSINESS

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

RISK FACTORS

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1B.

 

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

PROPERTIES

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.

 

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

Item 8.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

Item 9.

 

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

Item 9A.

 

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

Item 9B.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 10.

 

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 11.

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 12.

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 13.

 

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

Item 14.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 15.

 

EXHIBITS

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

Item 16.

 

FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

38

 

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

In this document, the terms “Smith Micro,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Smith Micro Software, Inc. and, where appropriate, its subsidiaries.

This Annual Report on Form 10-K (this “Report”) contains forward-looking statements regarding Smith Micro which include, but are not limited to, statements concerning customer concentration, projected revenues, market acceptance of products, the success and timing of new product introductions, the competitive factors affecting our business, our ability to raise additional capital, gross profit and income, our expenses, the protection of our intellectual property, and our ability to remain a going concern. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “potential,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “should,” “may,” “will,” and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements also include the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

our customer concentration given that the majority of our sales currently depend on a few large client relationships, including Sprint;

 

our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships with our customers and mobile device manufacturers;

 

intense competition in our industry and the core vertical markets in which we operate, and our ability to successfully compete;

 

rapid technological evolution and resulting changes in demand for our products from our key customers and their end users;

 

our ability to hire and retain key personnel;

 

our ability to assimilate acquisitions without diverting management attention and impacting current operations;

 

the possibility of security and privacy breaches in our systems damaging client relations and inhibiting our ability to grow;

 

interruptions or delays in the services we provide from our data center hosting facilities that could harm our business;

 

our ability to raise additional capital and the risk of such capital not being available to us at commercially reasonable terms or at all;

 

our ability to become and remain profitable;

 

the impact of evolving information security and data privacy laws on our business and industry;

 

the impact of U.S. regulations on our business and industry;

 

our ability to protect our intellectual property and our ability to operate our business without infringing on the rights of others;

 

our ability to remain a going concern;

 

the risks inherent with international operations;

 

the risk of being delisted from NASDAQ if we fail to meet any of its applicable listing requirements;

 

the existence of undetected software defects in our products;

 

the availability of third-party intellectual property and licenses needed for our operations on commercially reasonable terms, or at all;

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changes in our operating income or loss due to shifts in our sales mix and variability in our operating expenses;

 

the difficulty of predicting our quarterly revenues and operating results and the chance of such revenues and results falling below analyst or investor expectations, which could cause the price of our common stock to fall;

 

potential tax liabilities and other factors that may impact our effective tax rates; and

 

those additional factors which are listed under Item 1A of Part I of this Report under the caption “RISK FACTORS.”

The forward-looking statements contained in this Report are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date this Report is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment; therefore, new risk factors can arise, and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact of all such risk factors on our business or the extent to which any individual risk factor, or combination of risk factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. We do not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date this Report is filed.

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PART I

Item 1. BUSINESS

General

Providing software solutions that simplify and enhance the mobile experience to some of the leading wireless and cable service providers around the globe is a mission that Smith Micro pursues with passion.  From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, we strive to enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones and consumer Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. The Smith Micro portfolio includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual voice messaging, retail content display optimization and performance analytics on any product set. In general, we offer our customers:

 

Valuable digital services that connect today’s digital lifestyle, including leading edge family location and parental controls, as well as enable connected family and consumer IoT devices to mobile consumers worldwide;

 

Easy visual access to wirelessly delivered voicemail messages, while also providing easy conversion of voice messages to text and email messages that can be delivered through a variety of devices;

 

Immediate, consistent and measurable retail content that educates consumers, creates awareness of products and services and drives in-store sales; and

 

Engaging retail content displayed on wireless devices in retail locations that also gather valuable actionable analytics.

We continue to innovate and evolve our business to respond to industry trends and maximize opportunities in emerging markets, such as digital lifestyle services and online safety, “Big Data” analytics, automotive telematics, and the consumer IoT marketplace. The key to our longevity, however, is not simply technological innovation, but our never-ending focus on understanding our customers’ needs and delivering value.

During fiscal year 2019, we built on the momentum from 2018 and achieved better than expected revenue growth, profitability and cash flow generation, while improving overall operations and execution of our business to deliver solid financial results. We further strengthened our balance sheet during the year, as exercised warrants from previous private placements added capital, allowing us to accelerate hiring and other strategic initiatives.

The Company was incorporated in California in November 1983, and reincorporated in Delaware in June 1995. Our principal executive offices are located at 5800 Corporate Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237 and our telephone number is (412) 837-5300. Our website address is www.smithmicro.com, and we make our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) available on the Investor Relations page of our website. Information contained on our website does not constitute a part of this Report. Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol “SMSI.”

Business Segments

Our business is focused on one industry segment: Wireless. During fiscal 2019, we divested or phased down non-core product lines including Graphics, NetWise and Quicklink. Our revenues still include an immaterial amount generated from our Graphics products. We do not separately allocate operating expenses, nor do we allocate specific assets to these segments. Therefore, segment information reported includes only revenues. See Note 14 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for financial information related to our business segment and geographical information.

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Wireless Segment

The wireless industry continues to undergo rapid change on all fronts as connected devices, mobile applications, and digital content are consumed by users who want information, high-speed wireless connectivity, and entertainment anytime, anywhere. While most of us think about being “connected” in terms of computers, tablets and smartphones, the consumer IoT market is creating a world where almost anything can be connected to the wireless internet. Wearable devices such as smartwatches, smart home devices, fitness trackers, pet trackers and GPS locators are now commonplace, enabling people, pets and things to be connected to the “Internet of Everything.” These devices have created an entire ecosystem of over-the-top (“OTT”) apps, while expanding how communication service providers can provide value to mobile consumers.

Although there are numerous business opportunities associated with pervasive connectivity, there are also numerous challenges, including:

 

The average age by which most children use smartphones and other connected devices continues to decrease. As such, parents and guardians must be proactive in managing and combating digital lifestyle issues such as excess screen time, cyberbullying, and online safety;

 

Complexity, congestion, and spectrum scarcity plague wireless networks, making it difficult and expensive to satisfy the demand for mobile services by consumers and businesses;

 

As IoT use cases continue to proliferate and scale, management complexity, security and interoperability must be addressed efficiently and correctly;

 

Mobile network operators (“MNOs”) are being marginalized by messaging applications and face growing competitive pressure from cable multiple system operators (“MSOs”) and others deploying Wi-Fi networks to attract mobile users;

 

Enterprises face increasing pressure to mobilize workforces, operations, and customer engagement, but lack the expertise and technologies needed to leverage mobile technology securely and cost-effectively; and

 

Consumers seek simpler network access and more personalized mobile experiences, while simultaneously demanding faster, cheaper, and more secure wireless services.

To address these challenges, Smith Micro offers multi-platform, modular solutions such as:

 

SafePath® – The SafePath platform delivers a connected life experience for families and the connected devices that are part of their daily digital lifestyle inside and outside the home. The SafePath platform includes: SafePath Family – which enables mobile service providers to meet the needs of their customers for family real time location, protection and parental controls services; SafePath IoT – that allows service providers to deliver a connected digital life experience to their customers by bringing all of their connected devices like child and elderly wearable locators, pet trackers, car trackers, and other Consumer IOT devices under a single pane of glass on the SafePath platform; and SafePath Home – which provides an expansion of our platform through a cloud-based router agent that integrates with all 5G modems and broadband routers to enable the same parental controls and remote monitoring controls for all connected devices in the home.

 

CommSuite® – The CommSuite premium messaging platform helps mobile service providers deliver a next-generation voicemail experience to mobile subscribers, while monetizing a legacy cost-center. CommSuite Visual Voicemail (“VVM”) quickly and easily allows users to manage voice messages just like email or SMS with reply, forwarding and social sharing options. CommSuite also enables multi-language Voice-to-Text (“VTT”) transcription messaging, which facilitates convenient message consumption for users by reading versus listening. In 2019, the CommSuite product was installed on more than 18 million mobile handsets and is available to both postpaid premium subscribers as well as prepaid subscribers.

 

ViewSpot® – Our retail display management platform provides wireless carriers and retailers with a way to bring powerful on-screen, interactive demos to life. These engaging demos deliver consistent, secure and targeted content that showcases the features of the devices about which consumers most want to learn more and to see. The ViewSpot platform also offers powerful analytics capabilities so carriers can gain valuable insights into their consumer base and its buying behavior as well as their overall retail operations.

 

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Products

Our primary products consist of the following:

 

Business Segment

 

Products

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless

 

SafePath Family

 

A platform that enables mobile service providers to provide customers with family real time location, protection and parental controls services.

 

 

 

SafePath IoT

 

A platform that enables mobile service providers to deliver a connected digital life experience to their customers by bringing all of their connected devices, like child and elderly wearable locators, pet trackers, car trackers, and connected home security devices, under a single pane of glass.

 

 

 

SafePath Home

 

A cloud managed platform that extends to connected devices in the home through a router agent that integrates with 5G modems and broadband routers to enable parental controls and remote monitoring under a single pane of glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CommSuite VVM

 

Visual Voicemail delivered directly to a mobile phone app and managed like email and available to both postpaid and prepaid subscribers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CommSuite VTT

 

Voice-to-Text transcription of voicemail and voice SMS messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ViewSpot

 

An innovative retail display management platform that provides wireless carriers and retailers with a way to bring powerful on-screen, interactive demos to life, delivering consistent, secure and targeted content that showcases the features of the devices about which consumers want to learn more and to see.  It also offers analytics capabilities for carriers to gain valuable insights into their consumer base and its buying behavior as well as their overall retail operations.

Marketing and Sales Strategy

Because of our broad product portfolio, deep integration experience, and flexible business models, we can quickly bring to market innovative solutions that support our customers’ needs to create new revenue opportunities and differentiate their products and services among their competitors.

Our marketing and sales strategy is as follows:

Leverage Operator Relationships. We continue to capitalize on our strong relationships with the world’s leading MNOs and MSOs. These customers serve as our primary distribution channel, providing access to hundreds of millions of end users around the world.

Focus on High-Growth Markets. We continue to focus on providing digital lifestyle solutions, analytics/Big Data solutions, premium messaging services, and visual retail content management solutions.  

Expand our Customer Base. In addition to growing our business with current customers, we look to expand our MNO and MSO customers worldwide, as well as to expand into new partnerships as we extend the reach of our product platforms within the connected lifestyle ecosystem.

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Key Revenue Contributors

Revenues attributable to Sprint and their respective affiliates in the Wireless business segment accounted for 84% and 81% of the Company’s total revenues for fiscal years 2019 and 2018, respectively. The loss of Sprint or decisions by Sprint to substantially reduce purchases from us for any reason could have a material adverse effect on our business.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We provide technical support and customer service through our online knowledge base, email, and live chat. OEM customers generally provide their own primary customer support functions and rely on us for support to their technical support personnel.

Product Development

The software industry, particularly the wireless market, is characterized by rapid and frequent changes in technology and user needs. We work closely with industry groups and customers, both current and potential, to help us anticipate changes in technology and determine future customer needs. Software functionality depends upon the capabilities of the related hardware. Accordingly, we maintain engineering relationships with various hardware manufacturers and we develop our software in tandem with their product development. Our engineering relationships with manufacturers, as well as with our major customers, are central to our product development efforts. We remain focused on the development and expansion of our technology, particularly in the wireless space. Research and development expenditures amounted to $11.7 million and $8.6 million for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Competition

The markets in which we operate are highly competitive and subject to rapid changes in technology. These conditions create new opportunities for Smith Micro, as well as for our competitors, and we expect new competitors to continue to enter the market. We not only compete with other software vendors for new customer contracts, we also compete to acquire technology and qualified personnel.

We believe that the principal competitive factors affecting the mobile software market include domain expertise, product features, usability, quality, price, customer service, speed to market and effective sales and marketing efforts. Although we believe that our products currently compete favorably with respect to these factors, there can be no assurance that we can maintain our competitive position against current and potential competitors. We also believe that the market for our software products has been and will continue to be characterized by significant price competition. A material reduction in the price we obtain for our products would negatively affect our profitability.

Many of our existing and potential customers have the resources to develop products that compete directly with our products. As such, these customers may opt to discontinue the purchase of our products in the future. With this as background, our future performance is substantially dependent upon the extent to which existing customers elect to purchase software from us rather than designing and developing their own software.

Proprietary Rights and Licenses

 

We protect our intellectual property through a combination of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, foreign intellectual property laws, confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions. We have United States and foreign patents and pending patent applications that relate to various aspects of our products and technology. We have also registered, and applied for the registration of, U.S. and international trademarks, service marks, domain names, and copyrights. We will continue to apply for such protections in the future as we deem necessary to protect our intellectual property. We seek to avoid unauthorized use and disclosure of our proprietary intellectual property by requiring employees and third parties with access to our proprietary information to execute confidentiality agreements with us and by restricting access to our source code.

 

Our MNO/MSO customers license our products through software license agreements or access our offerings through software as a service (“SaaS”) agreements. Our license agreements contain restrictions on reverse engineering, duplication, disclosure, and transfer, and our SaaS agreements contain restrictions on access and use.

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Despite our efforts to protect our proprietary technology and our intellectual property rights, unauthorized parties may attempt to copy or obtain and use our technology to develop applications with the same functionality as our applications. Policing unauthorized use of our technology and intellectual property rights is difficult, and we may not be able to detect unauthorized use of our intellectual property rights or take effective steps to enforce our intellectual property rights.

Employees

As of December 31, 2019, we had a total of 198 employees within the following departments: 137 in engineering and operations, 39 in sales and marketing, and 22 in management and administration. We are not subject to any collective bargaining agreement and we believe that our relationships with our employees are good.

Item 1A. RISK FACTORS

Our future operating results are highly uncertain. Before deciding to invest in our common stock or to maintain or change your investment, you should carefully consider the risks described below, in addition to the other information contained in this Report and in our other filings with the SEC, including our other Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also affect our business operations. If any of these risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be seriously harmed. In that event, the market price for our common stock could decline and you may lose all or part of your investment.

We derive a significant portion of our revenues from sales to a concentrated number of clients, and a reduction in sales to any of them may adversely impact our revenues and operating results.

In our Wireless business segment, we sell primarily to large wireless carriers, cable operators, and OEMs, so there are a limited number of actual and potential customers for our products, resulting in significant customer concentration. For the year ended December 31, 2019, sales to Sprint and its affiliates comprised 84% of our total revenues.

Because of our relatively high customer concentration, a small number of significant customers possess a relative level of pricing and negotiating power over us, enabling them to achieve advantageous pricing and other contractual terms, including the ability to terminate their agreements with us with a limited amount of notice. Any material decrease in our sales to any of these customers would materially affect our revenue and profitability. 

Sprint Corporation and T-Mobile (US), Inc. (“T-Mobile”) have announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement and have more recently announced that they expect the transaction will be completed as early as April 1, 2020, with the combined company continuing to operate as T-Mobile. In the event that the combined company does not elect to continue using the solutions that we currently deliver to Sprint, or that our sales to the combined company materially decrease as compared with our sales to Sprint, our revenues and profitability would be materially and adversely affected.

If there are delays in the distribution of our products or if customer negotiations for our new products cannot occur on a timely basis, we may not be able to generate revenues sufficient to meet the needs of the business in the foreseeable future or at all.

Our growth depends in part on our customers’ ability and willingness to promote our services and attract and retain new end user customers or achieve other goals outside of our control.

We sell our wireless products for use on handheld devices primarily to our carrier, cable/MSO, and enterprise customers, who deploy our products for use by their end user customers. The success of our carrier, cable/MSO and enterprise customers, and their ability and willingness to market services to their end users that are supported by our products, is critical to our future success.  Our ability to generate revenues from sales of our software is also constrained by our carrier customers’ ability to attract and retain customers. We have no input into or influence upon their marketing efforts and sales and customer retention activities. If our large carrier customers fail to maintain or

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grow demand for their services, revenues or revenue growth from our products designed for use on mobile devices will decline and our results of operations will suffer.

We derive a significant portion of our revenues from only a few core vertical markets, and changes within these vertical markets, or failure to penetrate new markets, could adversely impact our revenues and operating results.  

We derive a significant portion of our revenue from a few vertical markets, such as wireless carriers, cable operators, and handset manufacturers.  In order to sustain and grow our business, we must continue to sell our software products in these vertical markets. Shifts in the dynamics of these vertical markets, such as new product introductions by our competitors, could materially harm our results of operations, financial condition and prospects. Increasing our sales outside our core vertical markets to markets in which we do not have significant experience, for example to large enterprises, would require us to devote time and resources to hire and train sales employees familiar with those industries. Even if we are successful in hiring and training sales teams, customers in other vertical markets may not need or sufficiently value our current products or new product introductions.

Technology and customer needs change rapidly in our market, which could render our products obsolete and negatively affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

Our success depends on our ability to anticipate and adapt to changes in technology and industry standards. We will also need to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced products to meet our target markets’ changing demands and keep up with evolving industry standards, including changes in the Microsoft, Google, and Apple operating systems with which our products are designed to be compatible, and to promote those products successfully. The communications software markets in which we operate are characterized by rapid technological change, changing customer needs, frequent new product introductions, evolving industry standards, and short product life cycles. In addition, some of the technology we market, which has been sold as software in the past, can be integrated at the chipset level by the leading mobile chipset manufacturers.  In addition, new products and product enhancements can require long development and testing periods as a result of the complexities inherent in today’s computing environments and the performance demanded by customers and called for by evolving wireless networking technologies. Any of these factors could render our existing products obsolete and unmarketable. If our target markets do not develop as we anticipate, our products do not gain widespread acceptance in these markets, or we are unable to develop new versions of our software products that can operate on future wireless networks and PC and mobile device operating systems and interoperate with other popular applications, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

If we are unable to retain key personnel, the loss of their services could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Our future performance depends in significant part upon the continued service of our senior management and other key technical personnel. We do not have employment agreements with our key employees. The loss of the services of our key employees would materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. Our future success also depends on our ability to continue to attract, retain, and motivate qualified personnel, particularly highly skilled engineers involved in the ongoing research and development required to develop and enhance our products. Competition for these employees remains high and employee retention is a common problem in our industry. Our inability to attract and retain the highly trained technical personnel that are essential to our product development, marketing, service, and support teams may limit the rate at which we can generate revenue, develop new products or product enhancements and generally would have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Competition within our target markets is intense and includes numerous established competitors and new entrants, which could negatively affect our revenues and results of operations.

We operate in markets that are extremely competitive and subject to rapid changes in technology.  Because there are low barriers to entry into the software markets in which we participate and may participate in the future, we expect significant competition to continue from both established and emerging software companies, domestic and international.  In fact, our growth opportunities in new product markets could be limited to the extent established and emerging software companies enter or have entered those markets.

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Many of our other current and prospective competitors have significantly greater financial, marketing, service, support, technical, and other resources than we do. As a result, they may be able to adapt more quickly than we can to new or emerging technologies and changes in customer requirements or to devote greater resources to the promotion and sale of their products. Announcements of competing products by competitors could result in the cancellation of orders by customers in anticipation of the introduction of such new products.  In addition, some of our competitors are currently making complementary products that are sold separately. Such competitors could decide to enhance their competitive position by bundling their products to attract customers seeking integrated, cost-effective software applications. Some competitors have a retail emphasis and offer OEM products with a reduced set of features. The opportunity for retail upgrade sales may induce these and other competitors to make OEM products available at their own cost or even at a loss.  We also expect competition to increase as a result of software industry consolidations, which may lead to the creation of additional large and well-financed competitors.  Increased competition is likely to result in price reductions, fewer customer orders, reduced margins, and loss of market share.

Our acquisitions of companies or technologies may disrupt our business and divert management attention and cause our other operations to suffer.

We have historically made targeted acquisitions of smaller companies or product lines with technology important to our business strategy and expect to continue to do so in the future. Most recently, we acquired the operator business from Circle Media Labs Inc. and prior to that our smart retail business, known as ViewSpot. As part of any acquisition, we will be required to assimilate the operations, products, and, where applicable, personnel of the acquired businesses and train, retain, and motivate key personnel needed for the successful integration of the acquired business. We may not be able to maintain uniform standards, controls, procedures and policies if we fail in these efforts. Additionally, as we integrate any newly acquired business into our existing operations, process changes may result in unanticipated or unintended delays in sales of acquired products or services, which could adversely affect our relationships with customers of the acquired business and result in lower revenues from the acquired business than anticipated. Acquisitions may cause disruptions in our operations and divert management’s attention from our Company’s day-to-day operations, which could impair our relationships with our existing employees, customers, and strategic partners. Acquisitions may also subject us to liabilities and risks that are not known or identifiable at the time of the acquisition.

We may also have to incur debt or issue equity securities in order to finance future acquisitions. Our financial condition could be harmed to the extent we incur substantial debt or use significant amounts of our cash resources in acquisitions. The issuance of equity securities for any acquisition could be substantially dilutive to our existing stockholders. In addition, we expect our profitability could be adversely affected because of acquisition-related accounting costs, write offs, amortization expenses, and charges related to acquired intangible assets. In consummating acquisitions, we are also subject to risks of entering geographic and business markets in which we have had limited or no prior experience. If we are unable to fully integrate acquired businesses, products, or technologies within existing operations, we may not receive the intended benefits of such acquisitions.

Security and privacy breaches may harm our business.

The uninterrupted operation of our hosted solutions and the confidentiality and security of third-party information and materials is critical to our business. Any failures in our security and privacy measures, such as “hacking” of our systems by outsiders or the inadequate protection of pre-release mobile devices in our custody, could have a material adverse effect on our financial position and results of operations. If we are unable to protect, or our customers and mobile device manufacturer partners perceive that we are unable to protect, the security and privacy of information and materials in our care, our growth could be materially adversely affected and we could be subject to material liability. A security or privacy breach may:

 

cause our customers to lose confidence in our solutions;

 

cause our mobile device manufacturer partners to cease doing business with us;

 

harm our reputation;

 

expose us to material liability; and

 

increase our expense from potential remediation costs.

While we believe we use proven applications and have established adequate safeguards designed for facility security, data security and integrity to process electronic transactions, there can be no assurance that these applications and safeguards will be adequate to prevent a security breach or to address changing market conditions or the security and

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privacy concerns of existing and potential customers and device manufacturer partners. In addition, our customers and end users may use our products and services in a manner which violates security or data privacy laws in one or more jurisdictions. Any significant or high profile security breach, data privacy breach or violation of data privacy laws could result in the loss of business and reputation, litigation against us, liquidated and other damages, and regulatory investigations and penalties that could adversely affect our operating results and financial condition.

Interruptions or delays in service from data center hosting facilities could impair the delivery of our service and harm our business.

We currently serve our customers from data center hosting facilities. Any damage to, or failure of, such facilities generally could result in interruptions in our service. Interruptions in our service may reduce our revenue, cause us to issue credits or pay penalties, cause customers to terminate their on-demand services, and adversely affect our renewal rates and our ability to attract new customers.

We may raise additional capital through the issuance of equity or convertible debt securities or by borrowing money in order to meet our capital needs. Additional funds to allow us to meet our capital needs may not be available on terms acceptable to us or at all.

We believe that our cash and the cash we expect to generate from operations will be sufficient to meet our capital needs for the next twelve months. However, it is possible that we may need or choose to obtain additional financing to fund our future activities. We could raise these funds by selling more stock to the public or to selected investors, or by borrowing money. We may not be able to obtain additional funds on favorable terms, or at all. If adequate funds are not available, we may be required to curtail our operations or other business activities significantly or to obtain funds through arrangements with strategic partners or others that may require us to relinquish rights to certain technologies or potential markets.

It is possible that our future capital requirements may vary materially from those currently anticipated. The amount of capital that we will need in the future will depend on many factors, including but not limited to:

 

the market acceptance of our products;

 

the levels of promotion and advertising that will be required to launch our products and achieve and maintain a competitive position in the marketplace;

 

our business, product, capital expenditure, and research and development plans and product and technology roadmaps;

 

the levels of working capital that we maintain;

 

capital improvements to new and existing facilities;

 

technological advances;

 

our competitors’ response to our products; and

 

our relationships with suppliers and customers.

In addition, we may raise additional capital to accommodate planned growth, hiring, and infrastructure needs or to consummate acquisitions of other businesses, products or technologies.

The Company has a history of net losses, may incur substantial net losses in the future, and may not achieve profitability.

We have undertaken recent restructurings to reduce our expenses to be more in line with our current and projected revenue. However, if our revenues do not continue to increase in the future, we may need to undertake further restructurings, we may incur additional operating losses, and we may not be able to achieve profitability.

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The success of our products depends upon effective operation with operating systems, devices, networks and standards that we do not control and on our continued relationships with mobile operating system providers and device manufacturers.

We are dependent on the interoperability of our products with popular operating systems, networks, and standards that we do not control.  For example, we depend upon the interoperability of our mobile products with the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Any changes, bugs, or technical issues in such systems, or changes in our relationships with mobile operating system partners, handset manufacturers, or mobile carriers, or in their terms of service or policies that degrade our products’ functionality, reduce or eliminate our ability to distribute our products, or give preferential treatment to competitive products could adversely affect the usage of our products.

We maintain relationships with mobile device manufacturers which provide us with insights into product development and emerging technologies. These insights allow us to keep abreast of, or to anticipate, market trends and help us to serve our current and prospective customers. Mobile device manufacturers are under no obligation to continue providing us with these valuable insights. If we are unable to maintain our existing relationships with mobile device manufacturers, if we fail to enter into relationships with additional mobile device manufacturers, or if mobile device manufacturers favor one of our competitors, our ability to provide products that meet our current and prospective customers’ needs could be compromised and our reputation and future revenue prospects could suffer. For example, if our software does not function well with a popular mobile device because we have not maintained a relationship with its manufacturer, carriers seeking to provide that device to their respective customers may choose an alternative solution. Even if we succeed in establishing and maintaining these relationships, they may not result in additional customers or revenues.

Evolving information security and data privacy laws and regulations may result in increased compliance costs, impediments to the development or performance of our offerings, and monetary or other penalties.

Because our solutions process customer data that may contain personally identifying information, we are subject to federal, state and foreign laws and regulations regarding the privacy and protection of such data. These laws and regulations address a range of issues, including data privacy, cybersecurity and restrictions or technological requirements regarding the collection, use, storage, protection, retention or transfer of data. The regulatory framework for data privacy and cybersecurity issues worldwide can vary substantially from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Foreign privacy and data protection laws and regulations can be more restrictive than those in the United States. In the European Union (“EU”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), came into force in May 2018. GDPR replaced the former EU Data Protection Directive and related country-specific legislation. GDPR includes operational and governance requirements for companies that collect or process personal data of residents of the European Union, and provides for significant penalties for non-compliance. The costs of compliance with, and other burdens imposed by, these laws and regulations may become substantial and may limit the use and adoption of our offerings, require us to change our business practices, impede the performance and development of our solutions, or lead to significant fines, penalties or liabilities for noncompliance with such laws or regulations.

Regulations affecting our customers and us and future regulations, to which they or we may become subject to, may harm our business.

Certain of our customers in the communications industry are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which could have an indirect effect on our business. In addition, the U.S. telecommunications industry has been subject to continuing deregulation since 1984. We cannot predict when, or upon what terms and conditions, further regulation or deregulation might occur or the effect regulation or deregulation may have on demand for our products from customers in the communications industry. Demand for our products may be indirectly affected by regulations imposed upon potential users of those products, which may increase our costs and expenses.

We may be unable to adequately protect our intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and we may be subject to claims for intellectual property infringement, which could negatively impact our business and financial results.

Our success is dependent upon our software code base, our programming methodologies and other intellectual properties and proprietary rights. In order to protect our proprietary technology, we rely on a combination of trade secrets, nondisclosure agreements, patents, and copyright and trademark law. We currently own U.S. trademark registrations for certain of our trademarks and U.S. patents for certain of our technologies.  However, these measures

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afford us only limited protection. Furthermore, we rely primarily on “shrink wrap” licenses that are not signed by the end user and, therefore, may be unenforceable under the laws of certain jurisdictions. Accordingly, it is possible that third parties may copy or otherwise obtain our rights without our authorization. It is also possible that third parties may independently develop technologies similar to ours. It may be difficult for us to detect unauthorized use of our intellectual property and proprietary rights.  In addition, we sometimes include open source software in our products. As a result of our use of open source in our products, we may license or be required to license or disclose code and/or innovations that turn out to be material to our business and may also be exposed to increased litigation risk. If the protection of our proprietary rights is inadequate to prevent unauthorized use or appropriation by third parties, the value of our brands and other intangible assets may be diminished and competitors may be able to more effectively mimic our products, services, and methods of operations. Any of these events could have an adverse effect on our business and financial results.

We may be subject to claims of intellectual property infringement as the number of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights asserted by companies in our industry grows and the coverage of these patents and other rights and the functionality of software products increasingly overlap. From time to time, we have received communications from third parties asserting that our trade name or features, content, or trademarks of certain of our products infringe upon intellectual property rights held by such third parties. We have also received correspondence from third parties separately asserting that our products may infringe on certain patents held by each of the parties. Although we are not aware that any of our products infringe on the proprietary rights of others, third parties may claim infringement by us with respect to our current or future products. Additionally, our customer agreements require that we indemnify our customers for infringement claims made by third parties involving our intellectual property embedded in their products. Infringement claims, whether with or without merit, could result in time-consuming and costly litigation, divert the attention of our management, cause product shipment delays, or require us to enter into royalty or licensing agreements with third parties. If we are required to enter into royalty or licensing agreements, they may not be on terms that are acceptable to us. Unfavorable royalty or licensing agreements could seriously impair our ability to market our products and have an adverse effect on our business and financial results.

If we are unable to meet our obligations as they become due over the next twelve months, the Company may not be able to continue as a going concern.

We believe that we will be able to meet our financial obligations as they become due over the next twelve months, primarily based on our current working capital levels, our current financial projections, and our ability to secure short-term loans and raise capital when necessary.  

Our ability to continue as a going concern is substantially dependent upon multiple factors, which primarily include those factors set forth above. If our financial and cash flow position the Company unfavorably compared to our internal plans and projections, we may need to consider additional actions to mitigate conditions or events that would raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern, including the following:

 

Raising additional capital through short-term loans.

 

Implementing additional restructuring and cost reductions.

 

Raising additional capital through a private placement or other transaction.

 

Disposing of or discontinuing one or more product lines.

 

Selling or licensing intellectual property.

Should our going concern assumption not be appropriate or should we become unable to continue in the normal course of operations, adjustments would be required to the amounts and classifications of assets and liabilities within our consolidated financial statements, and these adjustments could be significant. Our consolidated financial statements do

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not reflect the adjustments or reclassifications of assets and liabilities that would be necessary if we were to become unable to continue as a going concern.

Our business, financial condition and operating results could be adversely affected as a result of legal, business, and economic risks specific to international operations.

In recent years, our revenues derived from sales to customers outside the U.S. have not been material. Our revenues derived from such sales can vary from quarter to quarter and from year to year. We also frequently ship products to our domestic customers’ international manufacturing divisions and subcontractors. In the future, we may expand these international business activities. International operations are subject to many inherent risks, including:

 

general political, social and economic instability;

 

trade restrictions;

 

the imposition of governmental controls;

 

exposure to different legal standards, particularly with respect to intellectual property;

 

burdens of complying with a variety of foreign laws, including without limitation data privacy laws, such as the GDPR in Europe;

 

import and export license requirements and restrictions of the United States and any other country in which we operate;

 

unexpected changes in regulatory requirements;

 

foreign technical standards;

 

changes in tariffs;

 

difficulties in staffing and managing international operations;

 

difficulties in securing and servicing international customers;

 

difficulties in collecting receivables from foreign entities;

 

fluctuations in currency exchange rates and any imposition of currency exchange controls; and

 

potentially adverse tax consequences.

These conditions may increase our cost of doing business. Moreover, as our customers are adversely affected by these conditions, our business with them may be disrupted and our results of operations could be adversely affected.

If we fail to meet the requirements for continued listing on the NASDAQ Stock Market, our common stock would likely be delisted from trading on NASDAQ, which would likely reduce the liquidity of our common stock and could cause our trading price to decline.

Our common stock is currently listed for quotation on the NASDAQ Stock Market. We are required to meet specified financial requirements in order to maintain our listing on NASDAQ. If we fail to satisfy NASDAQ’s continued listing requirements, our common stock could be delisted from NASDAQ and our common stock would instead trade on the OTC Market.  Any potential delisting of our common stock from NASDAQ would likely result in decreased liquidity and increased volatility of our common stock, and would likely cause our trading price to decline.

Our products may contain undetected software defects, which could negatively affect our revenues.

Our software products are complex and may contain undetected defects. If we discover software defects in our products we may experience delayed or lost revenues during the period it takes to correct these problems.  Defects, whether actual or perceived, could result in adverse publicity, loss of revenues, product returns, a delay in market acceptance of our products, loss of competitive position, or claims against us by customers. Any such problems could be costly to remedy and could cause interruptions, delays, or cessation of our product sales, which could cause us to lose existing or prospective customers and could negatively affect our results of operations.

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We rely directly and indirectly on third-party intellectual property and licenses, which may not be available on commercially reasonable terms or at all.

Many of the Company’s products and services, including our wireless suite of products, as well as our graphics products, include third-party intellectual property, which require licenses directly to us or to unrelated companies that provide us with sublicenses and/or execution of services for the operation of our business.  The Company has historically been able to obtain such licenses or sublicenses on reasonable terms.  There is, however, no assurance that the necessary licenses could be obtained on acceptable terms, or at all, in the future. If the Company or our third-party service providers are unable to obtain or renew critical licenses on reasonable terms, we may be forced to terminate or curtail our products and services which rely on such intellectual property, and our financial condition and operating results may be materially adversely affected.

Our operating income or loss may continue to change due to shifts in our sales mix and variability in our operating expenses.

Our operating income or loss can change quarter to quarter and year to year due to a change in our sales mix and the timing of our continued investments in research and development and infrastructure. We continue to invest in research and development, which is the lifeline of our technology portfolio.  The timing of these additional expenses can vary significantly quarter to quarter and even from year to year.

Our quarterly revenues and operating results are difficult to predict and could fall below analyst or investor expectations, which could cause the price of our common stock to fall.

Our quarterly revenues and operating results have fluctuated significantly in the past and may continue to vary from quarter to quarter due to a number of factors, many of which are not within our control. If our operating results do not meet the expectations of securities analysts or investors, our stock price may decline. Fluctuations in our operating results may be due to a number of factors, including the following:

 

the gain or loss of a key customer;

 

the size and timing of orders from and shipments to our major customers;

 

our ability to maintain or increase gross margins;

 

variations in our sales channels or the mix of our product sales;

 

our ability to anticipate market needs and to identify, develop, complete, introduce, market and produce new products and technologies in a timely manner to address those needs;

 

the availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effect on sales and pricing of our products;

 

acquisitions;

 

the effect of new and emerging technologies;

 

the timing of acceptance of new mobile services by users of our customers’ services;

 

deferrals of orders by our customers in anticipation of new products, applications, product enhancements or operating systems; and

 

general economic and market conditions.

We have difficulty predicting the volume and timing of orders. In any given quarter, our sales may involve large financial commitments from a relatively small number of customers. As a result, the cancellation or deferral of even a small number of orders could materially impact our revenues, which would adversely affect our quarterly financial performance. Also, we have often recorded a large amount of our sales in the last month of the quarter and often in the last week of that month. Accordingly, delays in the closing of sales near the end of a quarter could cause quarterly revenues to fall substantially short of anticipated levels. Significant sales may also occur earlier than expected, which could cause operating results for later quarters to compare unfavorably with operating results from earlier quarters.

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Future orders may come from new customers or from existing customers for new products.  The sales cycles may be greater than what we have experienced in the past, increasing the difficulty to predict quarterly revenues.

Because we sell primarily to large carriers, cable/MSOs and OEM customers, we have no direct relationship with most end users of our products.  This indirect relationship delays feedback and blurs signals of change in the quick-to-evolve wireless ecosystem, and is one of the reasons we have difficulty predicting demand.

A large portion of our operating expenses, including rent, depreciation and amortization, is fixed and difficult to reduce or change. Accordingly, if our total revenue does not meet our expectations, we may not be able to adjust our expenses quickly enough to compensate for the shortfall in revenue. In that event, our business, financial condition, and results of operations would be materially and adversely affected.

Due to all of the foregoing factors, and the other risks discussed in this Report, you should not rely on quarter-to-quarter comparisons of our operating results as an indication of future performance.

We may have exposure to additional tax liabilities.

As a multinational corporation, we are subject to income taxes as well as sales, use, and other non-income based taxes, in both the U.S. and various foreign jurisdictions. Significant judgment is required in determining our worldwide provision for income taxes, sales and use taxes, and other tax liabilities. Changes in tax laws or tax rulings may have a significantly adverse impact on our effective tax rate.

We are also subject to non-income based taxes, such as payroll, sales, use, value-added, net worth, property, and goods and services taxes, in both the United States and various foreign jurisdictions. We are regularly under audit by tax authorities with respect to these non-income based taxes and may have exposure to additional non-income based tax liabilities. An increasing number of states have considered or have adopted laws that attempt to impose obligations on out-of-state retailers to collect sales and use taxes on their behalf.  A successful assertion by one or more states or foreign countries requiring us to collect sales and use taxes where we do not do so could result in substantial tax liabilities, including for past sales, as well as penalties and interest.

Although we believe that our income and non-income based tax estimates are reasonable, there is no assurance that our provisions for taxes are correct, or that the final determination of tax audits or tax disputes will not be different from what is reflected in our historical income tax provisions and accruals.  If we are required to pay substantially more taxes in the future or for prior periods, our operating results and financial condition could be adversely affected.

Item 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

Item 2. PROPERTIES

Our corporate headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we currently lease approximately 55,600 square feet of space under a lease that expires on April 30, 2026. We sublease 19,965 square feet of our leased space in Pittsburgh under an agreement which commenced on February 1, 2015 and continues through December 31, 2021. We lease and occupy approximately 8,513 square feet of space in Aliso Viejo, California under a lease that expires on October 31, 2024. Internationally, we lease approximately 7,900 square feet in Belgrade, Serbia under a lease that expires December 31, 2023, we lease approximately 700 square feet in Stockholm, Sweden under a month-to-month lease arrangement, and we lease approximately 3,200 square feet in Braga, Portugal under a lease that expires July 31, 2021.

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Item 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The Company may become involved in various legal proceedings arising from its business activities. While management does not currently believe that the ultimate disposition of these matters will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations, cash flows, or financial position, litigation is inherently unpredictable, and depending on the nature and timing of these proceedings, an unfavorable resolution could materially affect the Company’s future consolidated results of operations, cash flows or financial position in a particular period.

Item 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not Applicable.

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PART II

Item 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

Market Information

Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “SMSI.” The high and low sale prices for our common stock as reported by NASDAQ are set forth below for the periods indicated.

 

 

 

High

 

 

Low

 

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

2.93

 

 

$

1.69

 

Second Quarter

 

 

3.48

 

 

 

2.75

 

Third Quarter

 

 

6.90

 

 

 

2.95

 

Fourth Quarter

 

 

6.53

 

 

 

3.64

 

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

2.96

 

 

$

1.45

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2.73

 

 

 

1.56

 

Third Quarter

 

 

2.85

 

 

 

2.20

 

Fourth Quarter

 

 

2.85

 

 

 

1.62

 

 

On March 9, 2020, the closing sale price for our common stock as reported by NASDAQ was $5.23.

For information regarding Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans, please refer to Item 12 in Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Holders

As of March 9, 2020, there were approximately 93 holders of record of our common stock based on information provided by our transfer agent.

Dividends

 

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock. We do not expect to pay any cash dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. Any determination to pay dividends on our common stock in the future will be at the discretion of our Board of Directors, subject to applicable laws, and will depend on our financial condition, operating results, capital requirements, general business conditions, and other factors that our Board of Directors considers relevant.

During the third quarter of 2019, the Company forced conversion of all outstanding shares of our Series B 10% Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”). The holders of our Series B Preferred Stock were entitled to receive, out of funds legally available therefor, cumulative cash dividends on such shares at a rate per share of ten percent (10%) per annum, payable (i) when and as declared by our Board of Directors, in quarterly installments on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1, (ii) upon conversion of such shares into common stock, and (iii) upon our optional redemption of such shares in accordance with the terms set forth in the Certificate of Designation for our Series B Preferred Stock. As of March 9, 2020, no shares of Series B Preferred Stock are outstanding.

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Purchases of Equity Securities by the Company

The table set forth below shows all purchases of securities by us during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019:

 

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Period

 

Total Number

of Shares

(or Units)

Purchased

 

 

 

Average

Price Paid

per Share

(or Unit)

 

 

Total Number of

Shares (or Units)

Purchased as

Part of Publicly

Announced Plans

or Programs

 

 

Maximum Number

(or Approximate

Dollar Value) of

Shares (or Units)

that May Yet Be

Purchased Under

the Plans or Programs

 

October 1 - 31, 2019

 

 

12,783

 

 

 

$

5.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1 - 30, 2019

 

 

12,788

 

 

 

$

4.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1 - 31, 2019

 

 

12,784

 

 

 

$

4.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

38,355

 

(a)

 

$

5.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above table includes:

(a)

Acquisition of stock by the Company as payment of withholding taxes in connection with the vesting of restricted stock awards in an aggregate amount of 38,355 shares during the periods set forth in the table. All of the shares were cancelled when they were acquired.

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Item 6. SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

The following selected consolidated financial data should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Report. The following selected consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss data and the consolidated balance sheet data as of and for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 have been derived from audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Report. The consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss data and the consolidated balance sheet data presented below as of and for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are derived from audited consolidated financial statements that are not included in this Report.

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations Data

(in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

43,346

 

 

$

26,285

 

 

$

22,974

 

 

$

28,235

 

 

$

39,507

 

Cost of revenues

 

 

3,927

 

 

 

4,333

 

 

 

5,082

 

 

 

7,564

 

 

 

8,152

 

Gross profit

 

 

39,419

 

 

 

21,952

 

 

 

17,892

 

 

 

20,671

 

 

 

31,355

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing

 

 

7,517

 

 

 

5,784

 

 

 

6,186

 

 

 

9,615

 

 

 

8,902

 

Research and development

 

 

11,682

 

 

 

8,602

 

 

 

8,952

 

 

 

15,906

 

 

 

13,863

 

General and administrative

 

 

9,921

 

 

 

8,607

 

 

 

8,551

 

 

 

10,341

 

 

 

11,128

 

Restructuring expenses

 

 

194

 

 

 

173

 

 

 

(123

)

 

 

303

 

 

 

 

Long-lived asset impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

411

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

29,314

 

 

 

23,166

 

 

 

23,566

 

 

 

36,576

 

 

 

33,893

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

10,105

 

 

 

(1,214

)

 

 

(5,674

)

 

 

(15,905

)

 

 

(2,538

)

Non-operating income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant

   liability

 

 

 

 

 

(812

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in carrying value of

   contingent liability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

668

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

 

 

 

(203

)

 

 

(405

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of software product

 

 

483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income (expense), net

 

 

228

 

 

 

(472

)

 

 

(1,120

)

 

 

(313

)

 

 

1

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(26

)

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(22

)

 

 

3

 

Income (loss) before provision for

   income taxes

 

 

10,802

 

 

 

(2,727

)

 

 

(7,207

)

 

 

(15,572

)

 

 

(2,534

)

Provision for income tax expense

   (benefit)

 

 

80

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

(546

)

 

 

(229

)

 

 

68

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

10,722

 

 

$

(2,740

)

 

$

(6,661

)

 

$

(15,343

)

 

$

(2,602

)

Earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

(0.14

)

 

$

(0.49

)

 

$

(1.28

)

 

$

(0.23

)

Diluted

 

$

0.29

 

 

$

(0.14

)

 

$

(0.49

)

 

$

(1.28

)

 

$

(0.23

)

Weighted average shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

34,513

 

 

 

22,322

 

 

 

13,489

 

 

 

11,951

 

 

 

11,486

 

Diluted

 

 

36,991

 

 

 

22,322

 

 

 

13,489

 

 

 

11,951

 

 

 

11,486

 

 

 

 

As of December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

(in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

61,197

 

 

$

25,203

 

 

$

13,877

 

 

$

14,308

 

 

$

24,473

 

Total liabilities

 

 

12,513

 

 

 

4,640

 

 

 

9,310

 

 

 

11,249

 

 

 

10,447

 

Accumulated comprehensive deficit

 

 

(225,395

)

 

 

(236,091

)

 

 

(232,933

)

 

 

(226,228

)

 

 

(210,887

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

$

48,684

 

 

$

20,563

 

 

$

4,567

 

 

$

3,059

 

 

$

14,026

 

 

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Item 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes and other financial information appearing elsewhere in this Report. This Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. See “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors.” Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider these and other disclosures made by us which attempt to advise interested parties of the factors which affect our business.

Introduction and Overview

Providing software solutions that simplify and enhance the mobile experience to some of the leading wireless and cable service providers around the globe is a mission that Smith Micro pursues with passion.  From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, we strive to enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones and consumer IoT devices. The Smith Micro portfolio includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual voice messaging, retail content display optimization and performance analytics on any product set.

During 2019, we experienced an increase in our Wireless revenues primarily due to higher customer demand for our CommSuite product and continued SafePath subscriber growth related to a contract signed in 2017. CommSuite has achieved continual subscriber growth since making development updates during the fourth quarter of 2017, which among other enhancements, resulted in a larger addressable market. Our divestiture and exit of non-core product lines that included Graphics, NetWise, and QuickLink resulted in a revenue decline of $2.6 million. The Company received additional cash proceeds of $11.5 million during 2019 from to the exercise of warrants associated with three private placements of common stock the Company completed in 2018.

Results of Operations

Revenues generated from our sales to Sprint and their respective affiliates in the Wireless business segment accounted for 84% and 81% of the Company’s total revenues for fiscal years 2019 and 2018, respectively. This customer accounted for 92% and 82% of accounts receivable as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The following table sets forth certain consolidated statement of comprehensive income (loss) data as a percentage of total revenues for the periods indicated:

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

Revenues

 

 

100.0

 

%

 

100.0

 

%

Cost of revenues

 

 

9.1

 

 

 

16.5

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

90.9

 

 

 

83.5

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing

 

 

17.3

 

 

 

22.0

 

 

Research and development

 

 

27.0

 

 

 

32.7

 

 

General and administrative

 

 

22.9

 

 

 

32.7

 

 

Restructuring expenses

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

67.6

 

 

 

88.1

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

23.3

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

 

 

 

(3.1

)

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

 

 

 

(0.8

)

 

Gain on sale of software product

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income (expense)

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

(1.8

)

 

Other expense

 

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

 

 

24.9

 

 

 

(10.4

)

 

Provision for income tax expense

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.0

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

24.7

 

%

 

(10.4

)

%

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Revenues and Expense Components

The following is a description of the primary components of our revenues and expenses:

Revenues. Revenues are net of sales returns and allowances. Our operations are organized into one business segment: Wireless, which includes all of our existing core products, including SafePath®, CommSuite®, and ViewSpot® family of products. We also generate an immaterial amount of revenue from a few non-core Graphics products.

Cost of revenues. Cost of revenues consists of direct product and assembly, maintenance, data center, royalties, and technical support expenses.

Selling and marketing. Selling and marketing expenses consist primarily of personnel costs, advertising costs, sales commissions, trade show expenses, and the amortization of certain intangible assets. These expenses vary significantly from quarter to quarter based on the timing of trade shows and product introductions.

Research and development. Research and development expenses consist primarily of personnel and equipment costs required to conduct our software development efforts.  It also includes the amortization of certain intangible assets.

General and administrative. General and administrative expenses consist primarily of personnel costs, professional services and fees paid for external service providers, space and occupancy costs, and legal and other public company costs.

Loss on debt extinguishment. Loss resulting from the extinguishment of debt.

Gain on sale of software product. Gain resulting from the sale of the Poser® 3D animation software.

Interest income (expense), net. Interest income is primarily related to interest earned on cash equivalents. Interest expense is primarily related to interest on our debt.

Other income (expense), net. Other income (expense) is primarily related to fixed asset disposals and gains or losses or other non-operating gains or losses.

Provision for income tax expense (benefit). The Company accounts for income taxes as required by Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic No. 740, Income Taxes.  This statement requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the future consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company’s financial statements or tax returns. Measurement of the deferred items is based on enacted tax laws. In the event the future consequences of differences between financial reporting bases and tax bases of the Company’s assets and liabilities result in a deferred tax asset, we are required to evaluate the probability of being able to realize the future benefits indicated by such asset. The deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance if, based upon all available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Establishing, reducing or increasing a valuation allowance in an accounting period generally results in an increase or decrease in tax expense in the statement of operations. We must make significant judgments to determine the provision for income taxes, deferred tax assets and liabilities, unrecognized tax benefits, and any valuation allowance to be recorded against deferred tax assets.

Year Ended December 31, 2019 Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2018

Revenues. Revenues of $43.3 million in 2019 increased $17.1 million, or 65%, from $26.3 million in 2018. Wireless revenues of $42.6 million increased $18.1 million, or 74%, from $24.5 million in 2018. The increase was primarily due to higher demand in both CommSuite and SafePath subscribers, as well as revenue associated with the ViewSpot acquisition. The growth in Wireless revenues from these products was slightly offset by a reduced strategic focus on the NetWise products. Sales from our discontinued or non-core products decreased $1.1 million, or 59%, from $1.8 million in 2018, primarily related to the conclusion during 2018 of the wind-down sales period following termination of our reseller agreement with Japanese software developer Celsys in October 2017, and also lower demand as a result of reduced strategic focus and marketing efforts of these products.

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Cost of revenues. Cost of revenues of $3.9 million in 2019 decreased $0.4 million, or 9%, from $4.3 million in 2018. This decrease was primarily due to lower internal and external variable costs in conjunction with the revenue mix.

Gross profit. Gross profit of $39.4 million or 91% of revenues in 2019 increased $17.5 million, or 80%, from $22.0 million, or 84% of revenues in 2018. The increase was primarily due to the lower internal and external variable costs attributable to the revenue mix.

Selling and marketing. Selling and marketing expenses of $7.5 million in 2019 increased $1.7 million, or 30%, from $5.8 million in 2018. This increase was primarily due to increases in headcount for ViewSpot and commissions due to increased performance levels. The amortization of intangible assets was $0.4 million and $0.2 million in 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Research and development. Research and development expenses of $11.7 million in 2019 increased $3.1 million, or 36%, from $8.6 million in 2018. This increase was primarily due to additional headcount related expenses for ViewSpot and SafePath development.

General and administrative. General and administrative expenses of $9.9 million in 2019 increased $1.3 million, or 15%, from $8.6 million in 2018. This increase was primarily due to an increase in non-cash stock compensation, variable compensation expense, consulting fees, and acquisition fees.

Restructuring expenses. Restructuring expense of $0.2 million in 2019 related to additional restructuring activities initiated during 2019. Expense of $0.2 million in 2018 was a result of restructuring activities initiated during the year.  

Change in fair value of warrant liability. The change in fair value of warrant liability was $0.8 million in 2018. As discussed in Note 6 of the consolidated financial statements, the existing outstanding warrants were reclassified from liabilities to equity in November 2018.

Loss on debt extinguishment. Loss on debt extinguishment of $0.2 million in 2018 related to the write-off of debt issuance costs and discount as a result of the early payoff of the Unterberg note payable.

Gain on sale of software product. The gain on sale of software product of $0.5 million resulted from the sale of the Company’s Poser 3D animation software in June 2019.

Interest expense, net. Interest income was $0.2 million in 2019 resulting from interest earned on cash equivalents during the year. Interest expense was $0.5 million in 2018 related to interest incurred on outstanding debt.

Provision for income tax expense. Because of our cumulative loss position, the current provision for income tax expense consists of state income tax minimums, foreign tax withholdings, and foreign income taxes. After consideration of the Company’s cumulative loss position as of December 31, 2019, the Company retained a valuation allowance related to its U.S.-based deferred tax assets of $50.4 million at December 31, 2019. During fiscal year 2019, the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets decreased by $2.0 million.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Going Concern Evaluation

In connection with preparing consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019, management evaluated whether there were conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, that raised substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the date that the financial statements are issued.

The Company considered the historical operating loss and negative cash flow from operating activities trends, including the positive trends occurring in the recent year.  

The Company evaluated its ability to meet its obligations as they become due within one year from the date that the financial statements are issued and management believes that the Company will generate enough cash from operations to satisfy its obligations for the next twelve months from the issuance date.

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At December 31, 2019, we had $28.3 million in cash and cash equivalents and $34.2 million of working capital.

Operating Activities

In 2019, net cash provided by operating activities was $10.0 million, primarily due to net income of $10.7 million.

In 2018, net cash used in operating activities was $2.9 million, primarily due to an increase in accounts receivable of $1.9 million and a decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $1.1 million.

Investing Activities

In 2019, cash used in investing activities was $5.3 million, due to $4.0 million in payments related to the Smart Retail acquisition in January 2019 and $1.7 million in capital expenditures, offset by proceeds of $0.4 million from the sale of the Poser 3D animation software.

In 2018, cash used in investing activities was $0.2 million, related to capital expenditures.

Financing Activities

In 2019, cash provided by financing activities was $11.4 million, primarily due to $11.5 million in proceeds from the exercise of common stock warrants during the second half of the year. This was offset by $0.1 million in preferred stock dividend payments during the year.

In 2018, cash provided by financing activities was $13.0 million due to net proceeds from common stock offerings of $17.6 million, offset by repayments of notes payable of $4.2 million and preferred stock dividend payments of $0.4 million.

Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

During our normal course of business, we have made certain indemnities, commitments, and guarantees under which we may be required to make payments in relation to certain transactions. These include: intellectual property indemnities to our customers and licensees in connection with the use, sale and/or license of our products; indemnities to various lessors in connection with facility leases for certain claims arising from such facility or lease; indemnities to vendors and service providers pertaining to claims based on the negligence or willful misconduct; indemnities involving the accuracy of representations and warranties in certain contracts; and indemnities to directors and officers of the Company to the maximum extent permitted under the laws of the State of Delaware. We may also issue a guarantee in the form of a standby letter of credit as security for contingent liabilities under certain customer contracts. The duration of these indemnities, commitments and guarantees varies, and in certain cases, may be indefinite. The majority of these indemnities, commitments and guarantees may not provide for any limitation of the maximum potential for future payments we could be obligated to make. We have not recorded any liability for these indemnities, commitments and guarantees in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

Real Property Leases

Our corporate headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we currently lease approximately 55,600 square feet of space under a lease that expires on April 30, 2026. We sublease 19,965 square feet of our leased space in Pittsburgh under an agreement which commenced on February 1, 2015 and continues through December 31, 2021. We lease and occupy approximately 8,513 square feet of space in Aliso Viejo, California under a lease that expires on October 31, 2024. Internationally, we lease approximately 7,900 square feet in Belgrade, Serbia under a lease that expires December 31, 2023, we lease approximately 700 square feet in Stockholm, Sweden under a month-to-month lease arrangement, and we lease approximately 3,200 square feet in Braga, Portugal under a lease that expires July 31, 2021.

We lease an additional 19,100 square feet in Aliso Viejo, California under a lease that expires January 31, 2022. In August 2014, we signed an addendum to sublease all of this space commencing on September 15, 2014 for a three-year period, with two renewal options. In October 2017, the sublease agreement was renewed through January 2022.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of December 31, 2019, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our discussion and analysis of results of operations, financial condition, and liquidity are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may materially differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. On an on-going basis, we review our estimates to ensure that they appropriately reflect changes in our business or new information as it becomes available.

We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant estimates and assumptions used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

Business Combinations

The Company applies the provisions of FASB ASC Topic No. 805, Business Combinations, in the accounting for its acquisitions, which requires recognition of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at their acquisition date fair values, separately from goodwill. Goodwill as of the acquisition date is measured as the excess of consideration transferred over the net of the acquisition date fair values of the tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. While the Company uses its best estimates and assumptions to accurately value assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date as well as contingent consideration, where applicable, its estimates are inherently uncertain and subject to refinement. As a result, during the measurement period that exists up to twelve months from the acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the tangible and specifically identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed with a corresponding adjustment to goodwill in the reporting period in which the adjusted amounts are determined. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, the impact of any subsequent adjustments is included in the consolidated statements of operations. 

Costs to exit or restructure certain activities of an acquired company or the Company’s internal operations are accounted for as a one-time termination and exit cost pursuant to FASB ASC Topic No. 420, Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations, and are accounted for separately from the business combination. A liability for costs associated with an exit or disposal activity is recognized and measured at its fair value in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations in the period in which the liability is incurred.

Uncertain income tax positions and tax-related valuation allowances that are acquired in connection with a business combination are initially estimated as of the acquisition date. The Company reevaluates these items quarterly based upon facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date, with any adjustments to the preliminary estimates being recorded to goodwill if such adjustments occur within the 12-month measurement period. Subsequent to the end of the measurement period or the Company’s final determination of the value of the tax allowance or contingency, whichever comes first, changes to these uncertain tax positions and tax-related valuation allowances will affect the provision for income taxes in the consolidated statement of operations, and could have a material impact on results of operations and financial position.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company measures and discloses fair value measurements as required by FASB ASC Topic No. 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.

Fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received upon the sale of an asset or the amount that would be paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. As such, fair value is a market-based measurement that is determined based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an

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asset or a liability. As a basis for considering such assumptions, the FASB establishes a three-tier value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in the valuation methodologies in measuring fair value:

 

Level 1 - Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

Level 2 - Include other inputs that are directly or indirectly observable in the marketplace.

 

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs which are supported by little or no market activity.

The fair value hierarchy also requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.

As required by FASB ASC Topic No. 820, we measure our cash equivalents and short-term investments at fair value. Our cash equivalents and short-term investments are classified within Level 1 by using quoted market prices utilizing market observable inputs. 

As required by FASB ASC Topic No. 825, Financial Instruments, an entity can choose to measure at fair value many financial instruments and certain other items that are not currently required to be measured at fair value. Subsequent changes in fair value for designated items are required to be reported in earnings in the current period. This Topic also establishes presentation and disclosure requirements for similar types of assets and liabilities measured at fair value.

As required by FASB ASC Topic No. 350, for goodwill and other intangibles impairment analysis, we utilize fair value measurements which are categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.

Impairment or Disposal of Long Lived Assets

Long-lived assets to be held are reviewed for events or changes in circumstances which indicate that their carrying value may not be recoverable. They are tested for recoverability using undiscounted cash flows to determine whether or not impairment to such value has occurred as required by FASB ASC Topic No. 360, Property, Plant, and Equipment.

Goodwill

In accordance with FASB ASC Topic No. 350, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other, we review the recoverability of the carrying value of goodwill at least annually or whenever events or circumstances indicate a potential impairment. The Company’s annual impairment testing date is December 31. Recoverability of goodwill is determined by comparing the fair value of the Company’s reporting units to the carrying value of the underlying net assets in the reporting units. If the fair value of a reporting unit is determined to be less than the carrying value of its net assets, goodwill is deemed impaired and an impairment loss is recognized to the extent that the carrying value of goodwill exceeds the difference between the fair value of the reporting unit and the fair value of its other assets and liabilities.

Intangible Assets and Amortization

Amortization expense related to other intangibles acquired in acquisitions is calculated on a straight line basis over two to ten years. Intangible assets are tested for impairment if events or circumstances occur indicating that the respective asset might be impaired.

Going Concern Evaluation

In connection with preparing its consolidated financial statements, management evaluates whether there are conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the date that the financial statements are issued. See management’s going concern evaluation for the year ended December 31, 2019 in the “Liquidity and Capital Resources” section above.

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Revenue Recognition

The Company adopted FASB ASC Topic No. 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as of January 1, 2018, and recognizes the sale of goods and services based on the five step analysis of transactions as provided in Topic 606 which requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for such goods and services.

In our Wireless segment, we transfer software licenses to our customers on a royalty free, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, limited use basis during the term of the agreement. In some instances, we perform customization services to ensure the software operates within our customer’s operating platforms as well as the operating platforms of the mobile devices used by their end customers before transferring the license. Revenue related to these services is recognized at a point in time upon acceptance of the software license by the customer. We also earn usage based revenue on our platforms. Usage based revenue is generated based on active licenses used by our customer’s end customers, the provision of hosting services, revenue share based on media placements on our platform, and use of our Cloud Based services. We recognize our usage based revenue when we have completed our performance obligation and have the right to invoice the customer. This revenue is generally recognized monthly or quarterly. Finally, in this segment, we ratably recognize revenue over the contract period when customers pay in advance of our service delivery.

We also provide consulting services to develop customer specified functionality that are generally not on our software development roadmap. We recognize revenue from our consulting services upon delivery and acceptance by the customer of our software enhancements and upgrades. For certain Wireless segment customers we provide maintenance and technology support services for which the customer pays upfront or as we provide the services. When the customer pays upfront, we record the payments as contract liabilities and recognize revenue ratably over the contract period as this is our stand ready performance obligation that is satisfied ratably over the maintenance and technology services period.

For our Graphics products where we sell off-the-self software products with no customization or post sale technology support services, we recognize revenue at the time we transfer control of the product to the customer. This occurs upon shipment of the product or when the customer downloads the software from our website or website of our resellers. We offer a 30 day return option to our customers; a return reserve is established at the time revenue is recorded and the reserve is monitored and adjusted based on actual experience. Historically, returns have been insignificant.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for all stock-based payment awards made to employees and directors based on their fair values and recognizes such awards as compensation expense over the vesting period using the straight-line method over the requisite service period for each award as required by FASB ASC Topic No. 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). ASU 2014-09 clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue when an entity either enters into a contract with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into a contract for the transfer of non-financial assets. The Company adopted ASU 2014-09 as of January 1, 2018 utilizing the modified retrospective approach. This adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. See Note 11 for further details.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing all lease transactions (with terms in excess of 12 months) on the balance sheet as a lease liability and a right-of-use asset (as defined). The Company adopted the FASB ASC Topic No. 842, Leases, and related amendments, as of January 1, 2019, utilizing the modified retrospective approach through a cumulative-effect adjustment to equity. Management elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard which allowed for the carry forward of the historical lease classification. Adoption of the new standard resulted in the recording of additional net lease assets and lease liabilities of approximately $3.1 million as of January 1, 2019, and an adjustment to retained earnings of $0.1 million. The standard did not materially

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impact the consolidated net income or earnings per share and had no impact on cash flows. See Note 13 for further details.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), which is designed to improve the effectiveness of disclosures related to fair value measurements. This ASU is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and early adoption is allowed in any interim reporting periods within those annual reporting periods. The Company is currently assessing the impact that this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Item 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

Our consolidated financial statements appear in a separate section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K beginning on page F-1.

Item 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

None.

Item 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We conducted an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”)) as of December 31, 2019. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer determined that as of December 31, 2019, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that the information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, our management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and our management necessarily is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

Management’s Responsibility for Financial Statements

Our management is responsible for the integrity and objectivity of all information presented in this Report. The consolidated financial statements were prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and include amounts based on management’s best estimates and judgments. Management believes the consolidated financial statements fairly reflect the form and substance of transactions and that the consolidated financial statements fairly represent the Company’s financial position and results of operations for the periods and as of the dates stated therein.

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, which is composed solely of independent directors, meets regularly with our independent registered public accounting firm, SingerLewak LLP, and representatives of management to review accounting, financial reporting, internal control, and audit matters, as well as the nature and extent of the audit effort. The Audit Committee is responsible for the engagement of the independent auditors. The independent auditors have free access to the Audit Committee.

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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2019 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

Report of Management on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act).

Our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019. Management based this assessment on criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting described in “Internal Control-Integrated Framework 2013” issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

Based on this assessment, management determined that, as of December 31, 2019, we maintained effective internal control over financial reporting.

The effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019 has been audited by SingerLewak, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report set forth in the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on page F-2 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Item 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

None.

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PART III

Item 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The information required by this Item is set forth under the headings “Proposal 1: Election of Directors,” “Executive Officers,” “Corporate Governance,” and “Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports” in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“2020 Proxy Statement”) and is incorporated herein by reference.  

Item 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The information required by this Item is set forth under the headings “Executive Compensation” and “Director Compensation” in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

A portion of the information required by this Item is set forth under the heading “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.  

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under an Equity Compensation Plan

The following table summarizes information as of December 31, 2019 for the equity compensation plans of the Company pursuant to which grants of options, restricted stock, restricted stock units or other rights to acquire shares may be granted from time to time (in thousands, except option price data):

 

 

 

Number of

shares to be

issued upon

exercise of

outstanding

options

 

 

Weighted

average

exercise

price of

outstanding

options

 

 

Number of

shares

remaining

available for

future

issuance

 

2015 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (1)

 

 

101

 

 

$

2.53

 

 

 

1,274

 

2005 Stock Option / Stock Issuance Plan (2)

 

 

96

 

 

 

5.63

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

197

 

 

$

4.03

 

 

 

1,274

 

 

(1)

The 2015 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “2015 OEIP”) was approved by shareholders effective June 18, 2015.

(2)

Upon shareholder approval of the 2015 OEIP, any unissued shares under the 2005 Plan were canceled and no longer available for future issuance.

Item 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

The information required by this Item is set forth under the heading “Proposal 1: Election of Directors” and under the subheadings “Board Member Independence,” “Audit Committee,” “Compensation Committee,” “Governance and Nominating Committee,” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions” under the heading “Corporate Governance” in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

The information required by this Item is set forth under the heading “Proposal 3: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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PART IV

Item 15. EXHIBITS

(a) (1) Financial Statements

Smith Micro’s financial statements appear in a separate section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K beginning on the pages referenced below:

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

REPORTS OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

F-1

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

F-3

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

F-4

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

F-5

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

F-6

 

 

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

F-7

 

 

(3) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

Method of Filing

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

 

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 17, 2018, between the Company and ISM Connect, LLC

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 18, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

 

Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 12, 2020, between the Company and Circle Media Labs Inc.

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant's Registration Statement No. 33-95096 (P)

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.1

 

Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated July 11, 2000

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1.1 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2000, filed on August 14, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.2

 

Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated August 17, 2005

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1.2 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005, filed on March 31, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.3

 

Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated June 21, 2012

 

Incorporated by reference to Appendix B to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 27, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.4

 

Certificate of Elimination of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock dated October 16, 2015

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 16, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.5

 

Certificate of Designation of Series A Participating Preferred Stock dated October 16, 2015

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 16, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

Method of Filing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.6

 

Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated August 15, 2016

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 17, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.7

 

Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B 10% Convertible Preferred Stock, dated September 29, 2017

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant's Registration Statement No. 33-95096 (P)

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.1

 

Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Bylaws

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 31, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

Description of the Company’s Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

 

Specimen certificate representing shares of Common Stock

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant's Registration Statement No. 33-95096 (P)

 

 

 

 

 

4.3

 

Preferred Shares Rights Agreement, dated as of October 16, 2015, between the Registrant and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 16, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated May 17, 2017, issued by the Registrant to each of Sutter Securities Incorporated and Chardan Capital Markets, LLC

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

 

Form of Registration Rights Agreement dated August 15, 2014

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2  to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated September 6, 2016, issued by the Registrant to each of the Investors party to the Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated September 2, 2016

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

4.7

 

Form of Registration Rights Agreement, dated September 6, 2016 entered into between the Registrant and each of the Investors party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

4.8

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2017, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

4.9

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of March 5, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

4.10

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, issued by the Registrant to each of the Purchasers party to the March SPA (defined below)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

Method of Filing

 

 

 

 

 

4.11

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of May 3, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

4.12

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, issued by the Registrant to each of the Purchasers party to the May SPA (defined below)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

4.13

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of November 7, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

4.14

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, issued by the Registrant to each of the Purchasers party to the November SPA (defined below)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.1

 

Form of Indemnification Agreement

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant's Registration Statement No. 33-95096 (P)

 

 

 

 

 

10.2*

 

Amended and Restated 2005 Stock Option / Stock Issuance Plan

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 (Reg. No. 333-149222) filed on February 13, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

10.3

 

Summary of oral agreement dated June 2005 by and between William W. Smith, Jr. and the Registrant

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

10.4*

 

Amended & Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 333-169671) filed on September 30, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

10.5

 

Form of Common Stock Purchase Agreement dated August 15, 2014

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

10.6*

 

2015 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan

 

Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 30, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

10.6.1*

 

Form of Restricted Stock Agreement under the 2015 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6.1 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.6.2*

 

Amendment to Smith Micro Software, Inc. 2015 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan, adopted June 14, 2018

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.71

 

Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement, dated September 2, 2016, by and among the Company and each of the Investors party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

10.8

 

Form of Senior Subordinated Promissory Note, dated September 6, 2016, issued by the Registrant to each of the Investors party to the Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated September 2, 2016

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 

Exhibits may be removed if there are no longer any obligations or performances required after this filing is made.

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Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

Method of Filing

 

 

 

 

 

10.9

 

Amendment to Senior Subordinated Promissory Note, dated December 27, 2016, between the Registrant and Unterberg Koller Capital Fund L.P.

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

10.10

 

Form of Subscription Agreement, dated May 16, 2017, between the Registrant and each of the investors party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.11*

 

Offer Letter by and between the Registrant and Timothy C. Huffmyer, dated June 19, 2017

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.12

 

Secured Promissory Note dated June 26, 2017, issued by the Registrant to William W. Smith, Jr. and Dieva L. Smith

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.12.1

 

Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated January 30, 2018, between the Registrant and William W. Smith, Jr. and Dieva L. Smith

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.12.2

 

Second Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated March 5, 2018, between the Registrant and William W. Smith, Jr. and Dieva L. Smith

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.20.2 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.13

 

Secured Promissory Note dated June 23, 2017, issued by the Registrant to Steven L. and Monique P. Elfman

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.13.1

 

Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated August 18, 2017, between the Registrant and Steven L. and Monique P. Elfman

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.13.2

 

Second Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated January 30, 2018, between the Registrant and Steven L. and Monique P. Elfman

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.14*

 

Resignation Severance and Release Agreement, dated as of July 10, 2017, between the Registrant and Steven Yasbek

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on July 11, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.15

 

Secured Promissory Note, dated August 24, 2017, issued by the Registrant to Next Generation TC FBO Andrew Arno IRA 1663

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.15.1

 

Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated January 30, 2018, between the Registrant and Next Generation TC FBO Andrew Arno IRA 1663

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.15.2

 

Second Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated March 5, 2018, between the Registrant and Next Generation TC FBO Andrew Arno IRA 1663

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.24.2 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.16

 

Secured Promissory Note, dated August 24, 2017, issued by the Registrant to Andrew Arno

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit No.

 

Title

 

Method of Filing

 

 

 

 

 

10.16.1

 

Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated January 30, 2018, between the Registrant and Andrew Arno

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.16.2

 

Second Amendment to Secured Promissory Note, dated March 5, 2018, between the Registrant and Andrew Arno

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.25.2 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.17

 

Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2017, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

10.18

 

Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 5, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto (the “March SPA”)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.19

 

Letter Agreement, dated March 5, 2018, between the Company and William W. Smith, Jr. and Dieva L. Smith

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.20

 

Letter Agreement, dated March 5, 2018, between the Company and Andrew Arno

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.21

 

Form of Lock-Up Agreement entered into between the Company and each of its directors and certain executive officers in connection with the March SPA

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.22

 

Form of Voting Agreement entered into between the Company and each of its directors and certain executive officers in connection with the March SPA

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.23

 

Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 3, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto (the “May SPA”)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

10.24

 

Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of November 7, 2018, between the Registrant and each of the Purchasers party thereto (the “November SPA”)

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

21.1

 

Subsidiaries

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certifications of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

Furnished herewith

 

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101.INS

 

XBRL Instance Document

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

Filed herewith

 

(P) Paper Filing Exhibit

 

*denotes the management contracts and compensatory arrangements in which any director or named executive officer participates

(b)

Exhibits

The exhibits filed as part of this report are listed above in Item 15(a)(3) of this Form 10-K.

Item 16. FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

None.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE, INC.

 

 

 

Date: March 13, 2020

 

By: /s/ William W. Smith, Jr.

 

 

William W. Smith, Jr.

 

 

Chairman of the Board,

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Date: March 13, 2020

 

By: /s/ Timothy C. Huffmyer

 

 

Timothy C. Huffmyer

 

 

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ William W. Smith, Jr.

 

Chairman of the Board,

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

March 13, 2020

William W. Smith, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Timothy C. Huffmyer

 

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)