SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
x 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: 001-36532
Sphere 3D Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
895 Don Mills Road, Bldg. 2, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3C 1W3
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
NASDAQ Capital Market
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
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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 x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files). Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
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Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company x
(Do not check if a 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. ¨
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The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 30, 2019 (based on a closing price of $1.57 per share) was approximately $3.6 million. Shares of common stock held by each officer and director and by each person who is known to own 10% or more of the outstanding common stock have been excluded in that such persons may be deemed to be affiliates of the registrant. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.
As of May 6, 2020, there were 4,597,405 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.
Sphere 3D Corp. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment No. 1”) to amend its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 13, 2020 (the “Original Form 10-K”), solely to disclose that the Company had filed the Original Form 10-K after the March 30, 2020 deadline applicable to the Company for the filing of a Form 10-K in reliance on the 45-day extension provided by an order issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), dated March 4, 2020 (Release No. 34-88318), as modified and superseded by a new SEC order issued on March 25, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465) (collectively, the “Order”).
On March 30, 2020, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K to indicate its intention to rely on the Order for such extension. Consistent with the Company’s statements made in the Form 8-K, the Company was unable to file the Original Form 10-K until May 13, 2020, and therefore relied on the Order due to circumstances related to COVID-19. In particular, the remote work environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in disruptions in the Company’s ability to complete its remaining accounting and internal review processes for the year ended December 31, 2019 and provide its auditors with timely access to its original books and records to complete their audit procedures in a timely manner. Substantially all of the Company’s accounting staff working on the Original Form 10-K and all members of the independent auditors were at the time and still are exclusively working remotely, which made it more difficult for the Company to complete the Original Form 10-K in a timely fashion.
In accordance with Rules 12b-15 and 13a-14 under the Exchange Act, the Company has also amended Part IV, Item 15 to include currently dated certifications pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 from the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer. Because no financial statements have been included in this Amendment No. 1 and this Amendment No. 1 does not contain or amend any disclosure with respect to Items 307 and 308 of Regulation S-K, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the certifications have been omitted. Similarly, because no financial statements have been included in this Amendment No. 1, certifications pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have been omitted.
Except as described above, this Amendment No. 1 does not amend, modify or update the information in, or exhibits to, the Original Form 10-K, and we have not updated disclosures included therein to reflect any subsequent events. This Amendment No. 1 should be read in conjunction with the Original Form 10-K and with our other filings made with the SEC subsequent to the filing of the Original Form 10-K.
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 15, 2020
SPHERE 3D CORP.
By: /s/ Kurt L. Kalbfleisch
Kurt L. Kalbfleisch
Chief Financial Officer