Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 24, 2020

Sphere 3D Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ontario, Canada 001-36532 98-1220792
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

895 Don Mills Road,
Bldg. 2, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario 
M3C 1W3
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (858) 571-5555

Not Applicable

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Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 On June 24, 2020, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for our first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020.  The information contained in the press release is incorporated herein by reference and furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

 The information in this Item 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (d)  Exhibits

99.1 Press release dated June 24, 2020


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: June 30, 2020


By: /s/ Kurt L. Kalbfleisch                                      

          Kurt L. Kalbfleisch

          Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit Number



Press Release Issued June 24, 2020


Sphere 3D Corporation: Exhibit 99.1 - Filed by newsfilecorp.com

Exhibit 99.1


Sphere 3D Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

Toronto, Ontario - June 24, 2020 - Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) (the "Company" or "Sphere 3D"), a company delivering containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results:

Our results for first quarter 2020 were as follows:

 Net revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.0 million, compared to $2.1 million for the first quarter of 2019.

 Gross margin for first quarter of 2020 was 45.8%, compared to 32.6% for the first quarter of 2019.

 Operating expenses for first quarter of 2020 were $1.6 million, compared to $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2019.

 Share-based compensation expense for first quarter of 2020 was $5,000, compared to $124,000 for the first quarter of 2019. Depreciation and amortization was $247,000 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $267,000 for the first quarter of 2019.

 Net loss from operations for first quarter of 2020 was $1.1 million, or a net loss of $0.28 per share, compared to a net loss from operations of $1.8 million, or a net loss of $0.82 per share, for the first quarter of 2019.

Select Events Subsequent to First Quarter End:

 Between April 7, 2020 and April 24, 2020, $377,000 of convertible debentures were converted into 580,580 common shares of the Company.

 On April 30, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement to issue 1,694,000 shares of the Company's Series D Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase up to 1,694,000 common shares of the Company in a private placement transaction valued $1.1 million.

 On May 15, 2020, the Company entered into an equity line agreement for the purchase of up to $11.0 million of common shares of the Company, as long as certain conditions are satisfied, including the effectiveness of a resale registration statement being filed on Form S-1. The Company will control the timing and amount of any sales. The agreement contains a floor price of $1.58 per common share. This allows the Company to fund its needs in a more expedient and cost-effective manner, on the pricing terms set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The equity line is designed to provide capital to the Company as it is required.

 The completion of certain transactions subsequent to the end of the quarter have increased the Company's equity balance by adding approximately $2.6 million to the equity balance that was reported as of March 31, 2020.

Investor Conference Call:

Sphere 3D will not be hosting a first quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings conference call.

About Sphere 3D:

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) delivers containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions via hybrid cloud, cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network and professional services organization. Sphere 3D has a portfolio of brands, including HVE ConneXions, UCX ConneXions, and SnapServer® dedicated to helping customers achieve their IT goals. For more information, visit www.sphere3d.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D and @HVEconneXions

Safe Harbor Statement:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, our inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing; any increase in our cash needs; the Company's ability to maintain listing with the NASDAQ Capital Market; market adoption and performance of our products; the level of success of our collaborations and business partnerships; possible actions by customers, partners, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in our periodic reports contained in our Annual Information Form and other filings with Canadian securities regulators (www.sedar.com) and in prior periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor Contact:

Kurt Kalbfleisch





(In thousands, except share and per share data)

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2020     2019  
Revenue $ 1,010   $ 2,130  
Cost of revenue   547     1,435  
Gross profit   463     695  
Operating expenses:            
     Sales and marketing   304     453  
     Research and development   339     697  
     General and administrative   984     1,252  
    1,627     2,402  
Loss from operations   (1,164 )   (1,707 )
     Interest expense - related party   -     (142 )
     Interest expense   (9 )   (3 )
     Other income, net   70     8  
Net loss $ (1,103 ) $ (1,844 )
Net loss per share:            
     Basic and diluted $ (0.28 ) $ (0.82 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share:            
     Basic and diluted   3,947,657     2,236,590  



(In thousands)

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 285   $ 149  
Accounts receivable, net   335     369  
Inventories   694     753  
Other current assets   666     670  
Total current assets   1,980     1,941  
Investment in affiliate   2,100     2,100  
Intangible assets, net   1,976     2,301  
Goodwill   1,385     1,385  
Other assets   616     679  
Total assets $ 8,057   $ 8,406  
Current liabilities $ 6,750   $ 6,646  
Convertible debt   725     -  
Other long-term liabilities   381     520  
Total shareholders' equity   201     1,240  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 8,057   $ 8,406