|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]|
NOTE 5 – STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
At-the-market Sales Agreement:
In December 2020, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 11, 2020, the Company entered into an Open Market Sales Agreement (“ATM Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC. (“Jefferies”), which provides that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions and limitations in the ATM Agreement, the Company may elect, from time to time, to offer and sell shares of Common Stock with an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000, with Jefferies acting as sales agent. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company sold 27,171 shares of Common Stock under the ATM Agreement, at an average price of $1.36 per share, raising aggregate net proceeds of approximately $37, after deducting an aggregate commission of $1.
In October 2021, the Company entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with a subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd., (“Maruho”), a leading dermatology-focused pharmaceutical company in Japan, pursuant to which the Company issued to Maruho 375,000 shares of Common Stock at a price of $8.00 per share for gross proceeds of $3,000. The company also granted Maruho a right of first offer to license its atopic dermatitis product candidate, BX005, in Japan. The right of first offer will commence following the availability of results from the Phase 1/2 study expected in the fourth quarter of 2022. The Company applied ASC 606 by analogy to the agreements. The agreements were combined into a single unit of account for the purpose of applying ASC 606. Part of the consideration paid under the agreements, equal to the grant date fair value of the shares issued to Maruho of $1,024, was attributed to the issuance of shares and accounted for as an increase in equity. The remainder of $1,976 was attributed to a contract liability, to be recognized as other income, at a point in time, once the clinical trials related to the product candidate are completed.
In December 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (“CF Foundation”), an organization that historically played a role in supporting the development of innovative therapies for patients suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). Under the terms of the agreement, the Company will receive up to $5,000 in two tranches. In the first tranche, which closed and fully received on December 21, 2021, the CF Foundation invested $3,000 as an initial equity investment based on a share price of $2.57. Upon completion of patient dosing in Part 1 of the Company’s Phase 1b/2a study of BX004, the Company would have the right to receive the second tranche of $2,000, also as an equity investment. In the event that the average closing price of the Common Stock for the ten trading days prior to the second tranche completion is less than $2.57, the Company shall have the right in its sole discretion to waive the second tranche payment and in such event the CF Foundation shall not have any right to receive additional shares. The Company concluded that the second tranche is a freestanding financial instrument. The Company also concluded that since the instrument will be predominantly settled in a variable number of shares at a fixed monetary amount, the second tranche is in the scope of ASC 480 and should be accounted for at fair value with subsequent changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations in each period. The Company further determined that due to the settlement mechanism, the fair value of the second tranche is negligible, both at inception and on March 31, 2022.
The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designation, rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had the following outstanding warrants to purchase Common Stock issued to stockholders:
On March 29, 2022, the Board of Directors approved the grant of 1,153,500 options to 89 employees, three senior officers, one consultant, and five directors under the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, without consideration. Options were granted at an exercise price of $1.41 per share with a vesting period of four years. Directors and senior officers are entitled to full acceleration of their unvested options upon the occurrence of both a change in control of the Company and the end of their engagement with the Company.
The fair value of each option was estimated as of the date of grant or reporting period using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, using the following assumptions:
The cost of the benefit embodied in the options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2022, based on their fair value as at the grant date, is estimated to be approximately $1,307. These amounts will be recognized in statements of operations over the vesting period.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had the following outstanding compensation related warrants to purchase Common Stock:
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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