|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
Note 6 - Stockholders’ Equity
At the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 9, 2021, its stockholders approved an amendment to its certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock available to issue by 40,000,000 to 135,000,000 with a par value of $0.0001 per share, of which 7,000,000 shares are designated as “Class A common stock.” The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on June 10, 2021.
As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, there were 7,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding to Fortress. Dividends are to be distributed pro-rata to the Class A and common stockholders. The holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share of common stock held. The Class A common stockholders are entitled to a number of votes per share equal to 1.1 times a fraction, the numerator of which is the sum of the shares of outstanding common stock and the denominator of which is the number of shares of Class A common stock. Accordingly, the holder of shares of Class A common stock will be able to control or significantly influence all matters requiring approval by our stockholders, including the election of directors and the approval of mergers or other business combination transactions. Each share of Class A common stock is convertible, at the option of the holder thereof, into one (1) fully paid and non-assessable share of common stock subject to adjustment for stock splits and combinations.
In November 2017, the Company filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the “2017 S-3”), which was declared effective in December 2017. Under the 2017 S-3, the Company may sell up to a total of $100 million of its securities. In connection with the 2017 S-3, the Company entered into an ATM (the “2017 ATM”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (each an “Agent” and collectively, the “Agents”), relating to the sale of shares of common stock. Under the ATM, the Company pays the Agents a commission rate of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds from the sale of any shares of common stock.
In September 2020, the Company completed an underwritten public offering in which it sold 7,321,429 shares of its common stock at a price of $2.80 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $20.5 million. Total net proceeds from the offering were approximately $18.9 million, net of underwriting discounts and offering expenses of approximately $1.6 million.
In November 2020, the Company filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the “2020 S-3”), which was declared effective in December 2020. Under the S-3, the Company may sell up to a total of $100 million of its securities. In connection with the S-3, the Company entered into an ATM (the “2020 ATM”) with the Agents relating to the sale of shares of common stock. Under the 2020 ATM, the Company pays the Agents a commission rate of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds from the sale of any shares of common stock.
During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company sold a total of 5,104,234 shares of common stock under an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement for aggregate total gross proceeds of approximately $12.8 million at an average selling price of $2.50 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $12.4 million after deducting commissions and other transaction costs.
During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company sold a total of 11,899,983 shares of common stock under the ATM for aggregate total gross proceeds of approximately $41.3 million at an average selling price of $3.47 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $40.3 million after deducting commissions and other transaction costs.
Pursuant to the Founders Agreement, the Company issued to Fortress 2.5% of the aggregate number of shares of common stock issued in the offerings noted above. Accordingly, the Company issued 297,490 shares and 310,625 shares to Fortress for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and recorded expenses of approximately $1.0 million and $0.9 million related to these stock grants, which is included in general and administrative expenses in the Company’s Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Pursuant to the Founders Agreement, the Company issued 2,121,422 and 1,742,449 shares of common stock to Fortress for the Annual Equity Fee, representing 2.5% of the fully-diluted outstanding equity of Checkpoint on January 1, 2022 and January 1, 2021, respectively (see Notes 2 and 4).
Subsequent to the offerings noted above, approximately $54.6 million of securities remain available for sale under the 2020 S-3. The Company may offer the securities under the 2020 S-3 from time to time in response to market conditions or other circumstances if it believes such a plan of financing is in the best interests of its stockholders.
Equity Incentive Plan
The Company has in effect the Amended and Restated 2015 Incentive Plan (“2015 Incentive Plan”). The 2015 Incentive Plan was adopted in March 2015 by our stockholders. Under the 2015 Incentive Plan, the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors is authorized to grant stock-based awards to directors, officers, employees and consultants. An amendment to the 2015 Incentive Plan was approved by stockholders in June 2020 to increase the shares available for issuance to 9,000,000 shares. The plan expires 10 years from the effective date of the amendment and limits the term of each option to no more than 10 years from the date of grant.
As of December 31, 2021, 3,025,119 shares are available for issuance under the 2015 Incentive Plan.
Certain employees, directors and consultants have been awarded restricted stock. The restricted stock vesting consists of milestone and time-based vesting. The following table summarizes restricted stock award activity for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:
As of December 31, 2021, there was $3.0 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested restricted stock, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.9 years. This amount does not include, as of December 31, 2021, 433,334 shares of restricted stock outstanding which are performance-based and vest upon achievement of certain corporate milestones. The expense is recognized over the vesting period of the award. Stock-based compensation for milestone awards will be measured and recorded if and when it is probable that the milestone will be achieved.
The following table summarizes stock option award activity for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:
Upon the exercise of stock options, the Company will issue new shares of its common stock.
The Company used the Black-Scholes option pricing model for determining the estimated fair value of stock-based compensation related to stock options. The table below summarizes the assumptions used:
A summary of warrant activities for year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 is presented below:
Upon the exercise of warrants, the Company will issue new shares of its common stock.
The following table summarizes stock-based compensation expense for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands).
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity and share-based payment arrangement. Includes, but is not limited to, disclosure of policy and terms of share-based payment arrangement, deferred compensation arrangement, and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP).
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