TransBiotec, Inc. just filed a prospectus, suggesting it plans to soon issue some securities

TransBiotec, Inc. just came out with a new prospectus, available here. This is an SEC requirement for firms looking to issue certain types of securities. An excerpt of the prospectus is provided below:

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

This Prospectus relates to shares of our common stock that may be acquired by the Selling Securityholder due to the conversion of a convertible debenture and/or the exercise of a warrant.  We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of common stock in this offering.  However, we did receive approximately $2,500,000 from the sale of the convertible debenture and warrant to the Selling Securityholder.  These proceeds will be us ed for working capital needs.  None of our officers or directors will receive any extraordinary payments from this financing and will only be paid according to the agreements already in place with them or as approved by our the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors.

  

 

SELLING SECURITYHOLDER

 

On September 28, 2021, we closed a financing transaction with the Selling Securityholder (the “Purchaser”). Under the terms of the financing, we received $2,500,000 from the Purchaser and in exchange issued the Purchaser an 18% Original Issue Discount Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $3,048,780.50 (the “Debenture”) and a Common Stock Purchase Warrant to purchase up to 1,219,512 shares of our common stock. 

 

The Debenture is convertible: (a) voluntarily by the Purchaser at any time into shares of our common stock at the lesser of (i) 100% of the closing price our common stock on the trading day immediate prior to the Closing Date under the Debenture, or (ii) 75% of the average VWAP of our common stock (representing a 25% discount) during the 5 trading day period immediately prior to the applicable conversion date (on an as adjusted basis giving effect to any splits, dividend and the like during such 5 Trading Day period) (the “Conversion Price”), or (b) automatically upon the occurrence of a Qualified Offering (as defined in the Debenture) into shares of our common stock at the lesser of: (i) the Conversion Price or (ii) 75% of the offering price of the securities offered in the Qualified Offering. The Debenture matures on March 27, 2022, does not accrue interest unless there is an event of default under the terms of the Debenture, and contains industry standard default and other provisions. The description of the Debenture set forth in this prospectus is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 10.17.

 

The Warrant is exercisable at any time in the next five (5) years into shares of our common at an exercise price of $2.00 per share, unless an event of default occurs, at which time the exercise price will adjust to $1.00 per share. The Warrant contains a cashless exercise provision but only in the event we fail to have an effective registration statement registering the shares underlying the Warrant at any time beginning six (6) months from the date of the Warrant. The description of the Warrant set forth in this prospectus is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.18. 

 

In connection with the financing transaction, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement and Registration Rights Agreement with the Purchaser, both with standard industry terms. The descriptions of the Securities Purchase Agreement and Registration Rights Agreement set forth in this Registration Statement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of those documents, which are incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.19 and Exhibit 10.20, respectively. This Registration Statement is being filed pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement.

  

The Selling Securityholder may offer and sell, from time to time, any or all of the shares of common stock underlying certain convertible debentures and warrants being offered for resale by this prospectus, which consists of:

  

  

The term “Selling Securityholders” includes the securityholders listed in the tables below and their permitted transferees.

 

The following table provides, as of the date of this Prospectus, information regarding the beneficial ownership of our convertible debentures and warrants of the Selling Securityholder, and the number of shares of common stock underlying the Selling Securityholder’s convertible debenture and warrant.  The below shares are not currently owned by the Selling Securityholder but will be if they convert their debenture and exercise their warrant.

    

We may amend or supplement this Prospectus from time to time in the future to update or change this Selling Securityholder list and the securities that may be resold.

  

Please see the section titled “Plan of Distribution” for further information regarding the stockholder’s method of distributing these shares.

 

 

  

   

The Selling Securityholder has, or within the past three years has had, any position, office or material relationship with us or any of our predecessors or affiliates, except as follows:

 

None.

 

MARKET PRICE FOR OUR COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

Market Information

 

Our common stock is not quoted on a national exchange, rather, they are currently quoted on OTC Markets’ OTCQB-tier under the symbol “SOBR.”  We were quoted on OTC Markets on March 18, 2009 and quoted on OTCQB in November 16, 2020.  The following table sets forth the high and low bid information for each quarter within the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, as best we could estimate from publicly-available information.    The information reflects prices between dealers, and does not include retail markup, markdown, or commission, and may not represent actual transactions.  The below information has been adjusted for our 1-for-33.26 reverse split of our common stock that went effective on OTC Markets at the open of market on June 8, 2020.  On September 30, 2021, the closing price for one share of our common stock was $2.50.

   

 

 

The Securities Enforcement and Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990 requires additional disclosure relating to the market for penny stocks in connection with trades in any stock defined as a penny stock.  The Commission has adopted regulations that generally define a penny stock to be any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to a few exceptions which we do not meet.  Unless an exception is available, the regulations require the delivery, prior to any transaction involving a penny stock, of a disclosure schedule explaining the penny stock market and the risks associated therewith. There are no limitations on dividends.

  

Holders

 

As of September 30, 2021, there were 25,981,203 shares of our common stock outstanding held by approximately 175 holders of record and numerous shares held in brokerage accounts.

  

Stock Options, Warrants and Convertible Debentures

 

In connection with hiring Mr. Wenzel we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Mr. Wenzel. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, we issued Mr. Wenzel: (i) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire 200,000 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $2.585, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on January 10, 2022 (the date the options were eligible to be issued under Mr. Wenzel’s Employment Agreement), with the stock options to vest in 8 equal quarterly installments of 25,000 shares during the two-year term of the Employment Agreement, with a ten year term, and (ii) 50,000 Restricted Stock Units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, which will vest upon the end of any relevant lockup period involving Company securities owned by Mr. Wenzel after we uplist to a national exchange (i.e. Nasdaq).

 

On October 18, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Michael Watson (the “Watson Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Revenue Officer.  Under the terms of the Watson Agreement, we issued Mr. Watson incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 250,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period.

 

 On August 17, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Scott Bennett (the “Bennett Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Business Operations beginning on October 18, 2021.  Under the terms of the Bennett Agreement, we issued Mr. Bennett incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 100,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period, and (ii) 50,000 restricted stock units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Stock Plan, which will vest upon the earlier of (a) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (b) January 1, 2023.

  

Prior to hiring Mr. Bennett has an executive officer, Mr. Bennett was granted (i) 10,000 restricted stock units pursuant to a prior consulting arrangement with us, and (ii) a stock option to acquire 100,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.377 under a prior employment agreement with us.  The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.  The stock options were also issued under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and vest in equal installments, monthly over a thirty six (36) month period beginning May 17, 2021.

 

On September 28, 2021, we closed a financing transaction with the Selling Securityholder (the “Purchaser”). Under the terms of the financing, we received $2,500,000 from the Purchaser and in exchange issued the Purchaser an 18% Original Issue Discount Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $3,048,780.50 (the “Debenture”) and a Common Stock Purchase Warrant to purchase up to 1,219,512 shares of our common stock. The Debenture is convertible: (a) voluntarily by the Purchaser at any time into shares of our common stock at the lesser of (i) 100% of the closing price our common stock on the trading day immediate prior to the Closing Date under the Debenture, or (ii) 75% of the average VWAP of our common stock (representing a 25% discount) during the 5 trading day period immediately prior to the applicable conversion date (on an as adjusted basis giving effect to any splits, dividend and the like during such 5 Trading Day period) (the “Conversion Price”), or (b) automatically upon the occurrence of a Qualified Offering (as defined in the Debenture) into shares of our common stock at the lesser of: (i) the Conversion Price or (ii) 75% of the offering price of the securities offered in the Qualified Offering. The Debenture matures on March 27, 2022, does not accrue interest unless there is an event of default under the terms of the Debenture, and contains industry standard default and other provisions. The description of the Debenture set forth in this Registration Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.17. The Warrant is exercisable at any time in the next five (5) years into shares of our common at an exercise price of $2.00 per share, unless an event of default occurs, at which time the exercise price will adjust to $1.00 per share. The Warrant contains a cashless exercise provision but only in the event we fail to have an effective registration statement registering the shares underlying the Warrant at any time beginning six (6) months from the date of the Warrant. The description of the Warrant set forth in this Registration Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.18. In connection with the financing transaction we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement and Registration Rights Agreement with the Purchaser, both with standard industry terms. The descriptions of the Securities Purchase Agreement and Registration Rights Agreement set forth in this Registration Statement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of those documents, which are incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.19 and Exhibit 10.20, respectively.

  

From March 2021 through May 31, 2021, we conducted a “Unit” offering under Rule 506 of Regulation D, with each Unit consisting of a $50,000 principal amount convertible debenture (the “Secured Debentures”) and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 25,000 shares of our common stock.  The Secured Debentures mature two (2) years after issuance. The Secured Debentures will not be redeemable but contain an automatic conversion feature, which will cause all principal and interest due under the Debenture to automatically convert if our common stock closes at or above $6.00 per share on NASDAQ for five (5) consecutive trading days.  Interest on each investor’s Secured Debenture accrues at a rate of 12% per annum, beginning on the date we have access to the investor’s funds. At the date of their investment in the Offering, investors elected to have the interest due under the Secured Debenture paid in cash monthly or have the interest accrue and be payable on the maturity date of the Secured Debenture.  For investors that elect to accrue the interest due under the Secured Debenture, the interest will be paid in cash or may be converted into shares of our common stock under the same terms as the principal amount on the maturity date. The Secured Debentures will be convertible at any time, and from time to time, beginning on the date of issuance, into shares of our common stock. The Secured Debentures will be convertible at Three Dollars ($3.00) per share; provided, however, that the right of conversion will be limited by the terms of the Secured Debentures to the extent necessary to ensure that each Debenture holder will never beneficially own more than 4.9% of our class of common stock at any one time while any portion of the holder’s Debenture remains outstanding.  The repayment of the Secured Debentures is secured by our current patent and patent applications.  The Warrant attached to each Unit gives the investor the right to purchase Twenty-Five (25,000) shares of our common stock.  The Warrants are exercisable at any time, and from time to time, beginning on the date of issuance and expiring two (2) years after issuance, into shares of our common stock at an exercise price of Three Dollars ($3.00) per share.  In the event our common stock closes at or above $6.00 per share on NASDAQ for five (5) consecutive trading days then we have the right to notify the holder of the Warrants that we plan to purchase the Warrants for $0.10 each, which begins a sixty (60) day period for the holder to exercise the Warrants or we may purchase them for $0.10 each. Under this offering, we issued secured convertible promissory notes totaling $2,005,000 to 25 non-affiliated investors, and one then-affiliate investor – Mr. Ford Fay, one of our directors ($50,000) and additional investors that are now affiliates - Mr. James Bardy (through an entity he controls entitled Financial House, LLC) ($100,000) and Mr. Scott Bennett, our Executive Vice-President of Operations ($50,000), and warrants to purchase 1,002,500 shares of our common stock with the notes and warrants having the terms described above.

 

In October 2020, we entered into an Advisory Agreement with Steven Beabout, a member of our Board of Directors, under which he agreed to provide us with strategic legal advice in relation to certain business and legal matters for a period of sixteen (16) months.  In exchange for his services, we agreed to issue him 75,000 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.

  

In November 2020, in consideration of Steven Beabout’s work as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, we agreed to issue Mr. Beabout 90,000 restricted stock units.  The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.

  

In connection with closing the transaction with IDTEC detailed herein, we issued a convertible promissory note totaling approximately $1,500,000 to IDTEC. The promissory note was convertible any time by the holder into shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $0.50 per share, subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share.  On November 17, 2020, IDTEC converted the total of $1,551,514 of principal and interest due under the promissory note into 3,103,028 shares of our common stock.

  

At the closing of the same transaction, we also issued Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to IDTEC, under which IDTEC can purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

  

 

On December 12, 2019, in connection with the closing of the first $1,000,000 investment into our Series A-1 Preferred Stock, we issued First Capital Ventures a three-year stock warrant to purchase 144,318 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.039 per share.

 

On October 25, 2019, we granted Charles Bennington, one of our officers and directors at the time, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.

 

On October 25, 2019, we granted Nick Noceti, our Chief Financial Officer at the time, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of the Company’s common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.

 

On October 25, 2019, we granted Gary Graham, one of our directors at the time, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.

 

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, we granted an option to Kevin Moore under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.2634, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the employment agreement. A total of 411,572 options were vested as of December 31, 2020. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, we granted David Gandini stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Agreement. David Gandini was also granted an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) to vest as follows: (i) 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019 to vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten-year term. A total of 521,146 options were vested as of December 31, 2020. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued during the year ended December 31, 2020. 

 

On October 25, 2019, we granted stock options to four non-affiliated individuals and entities to acquire an aggregate of 192,424 shares of our common stock. The stock options were issued under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $0.2634 vesting quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock options have either a two year or five-year term.

 

On October 27, 2019, we entered into a patent purchase agreement under which the Company granted stock options to a non-affiliated party to acquire 96,212 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.039 and vested upon grant. The stock option has a five-year term. As of December 31, 2020, 45,906 of these stock options have been exercised and 50,305 remain unexercised. 

 

Dividends

 

There have been no cash dividends declared on our common stock and we do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Common stock dividends are not limited and are declared at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors.

 

 

Our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock earns cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum, payable in cash or common stock at the option of the Company on June 30 and December 31 of each year. If paid in common stock, the common stock will be valued at the average of the closing price for the five business days prior to the dividend payment date. The Preferred shareholders will participate in any common stock dividends on an as converted basis. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, $107,880 and $0, respectively, in dividends were declared for holders of our 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock. The $107,880 in dividends were paid through the issuance of 43,169 shares of our common stock.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

On October 24, 2019, our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan went effective. The plan was approved by our Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of our voting stock on September 9, 2019. The plan’s number of authorized shares was originally 3,848,467. On January 7, 2022, the holders of a majority of our voting stock approved an amendment to the Plan that increased the number of shares authorized under the Plan to 5,200,000.  As of December 31, 2021, there were stock options granted to acquire 3,109,763 shares of common stock at a weighted exercise price of $1.13 per share under the plan. As of December 31, 2021, the plan had 1,856,521 vested shares and 1,253,242 non-vested shares underlying the stock options. As of December 31, 2021, options to acquire 73,106 shares of our common stock had been exercised under the Plan the shares of common stock issued to the holder.  As of December 31, 2021, we had granted 450,756 restricted stock units under the Plan, with 400,756 unvested and 50,000 vested.  The stock options and restricted stock units are held by our officers, directors and certain key employees and consultants.

  

Preferred Stock

 

On August 8, 2019, we entered into an 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Investment Agreement with First Capital Ventures, LLC (“FCV”), and its assignee. We desired to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 from the sale of our 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and FCV intended to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 (net after offering expenses) in a special purchase vehicle (“SPV”) created by FCV to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We granted FCV and its assigns, the exclusive right to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We agreed to pay $26,196 in legal and other expenses of the SPV subsequent to the day in which we receive a minimum of $1,000,000 from the sale of 1,000,000 shares of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We also agreed to cancel all shares of our issued and outstanding Series A Preferred Stock, immediately following the closing date. In accordance with the August 8, 2019, Investment Agreement with FCV, on December 9, 2019, our Board of Directors created a class of preferred stock designated as 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock comprising of 2,000,000 shares. The rights and preferences of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock are as follows: (a) dividend rights of 8% per annum based on the original issuance price of $1 per share, (b) liquidation preference over our common stock, (c) conversion rights into shares of our common stock at $1 per share (not to be affected by any reverse stock split in connection with the IDTEC APA), (d) redemption rights such that we have the right, upon thirty (30) days written notice, at any time after one year from the date of issuance, to redeem the all or part of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock for 150% of the original issuance price, (e) no call rights by us, and (f) each share of Series A Convertible Preferred stock will vote on an “as converted” basis. On December 12, 2019, we entered into a Series A-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with SOBR SAFE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an entity controlled by Gary Graham, one of our Directors (“SOBR SAFE”), under which SOBR SAFE agreed to acquire One Million (1,000,000) shares of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”), in exchange for One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) (the “Purchase Price”). We received the Purchase Price on December 12, 2019. In connection with the closing of the SPA, holders of our common stock representing approximately 52% of our then-outstanding common stock and voting rights signed irrevocable proxies to Gary Graham and/or Paul Spieker for the purpose of allowing Mr. Graham and/or Mr. Spieker to vote those shares on any matters necessary to close the transaction that was the subject of the certain Asset Purchase Agreement May 6, 2019, as amended.

 

On May 7, 2020 and November 30, 2020, we entered into Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 2 to the Investment Agreement with FCV, which amended the following terms of the Investment Agreement and the rights and preferences of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock: (a) increase the authorized Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock to 2,700,000 shares, (b) changing the conversion terms of the Series A-1 Stock from automatically convertible immediately upon our common stock having a closing bid price equal or greater than $2.00 per share for three (3) consecutive days of trading to the earliest of either (i) SOBR LLC submitting a written Notice of Conversion to us, or (ii) seven (7) days after we are quoted on the OTCQB-tier of OTC Markets, and (c) permitting all holders of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock on a Dividend Payment Date, regardless of when the Series A-1 Stock was acquired, to participate in full in any dividend payments.

 

 

Our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock earned cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum, payable in cash or common stock at the option of the Company on June 30 and December 31 of each year (each a “Dividend Payment Date”). If paid in common stock, the common stock will be valued at the average of the closing price for the five business days prior to the dividend payment date. The Preferred shareholders will participate in any common stock dividends on an as converted basis. As of November 30, 2020, we had one holder of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, SOBR Safe, LLC, and we owed $107,880 in accrued dividends to the holder of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock. On November 30, 2020, the holder of all our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock converted the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock into 2,700,000 shares of our common stock. Pursuant to the conversion, we issued the holder an additional 43,169 shares of our common stock as payment for all unpaid dividends.

 

As of August 20, 2021, we did not have any shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding.

 

On November 20, 2015, our Board of Directors authorized a class of stock designated as preferred stock with a par value of $0.00001 per share comprising 25,000,000 shares, 3,000,000 shares of which were classified as Series A Convertible Preferred stock. In each calendar year, the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock are entitled to receive, when, as and if, declared by the Board of Directors, out of any of our funds and assets legally available, non-cumulative dividends, in an amount equal to any dividends or other Distribution on the common stock in such calendar year (other than a Common Stock Dividend). No dividends (other than a Common Stock Dividend) shall be paid and no distribution shall be made with respect to the common stock unless dividends shall have been paid or declared and set apart for payment to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock simultaneously. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock shall not be mandatory or cumulative, and no rights or interest shall accrue to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock by reason of the fact that we shall fail to declare or pay dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock, except for such rights or interest that may arise as a result of us paying a dividend or making a distribution on the common stock in violation of the terms. The holders of each share of Series A Convertible Preferred stock then outstanding shall be entitled to be paid, out of the Available Funds and Assets, and prior and in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of common stock, and equal in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of any other series of preferred stock that have liquidation preference, an amount per share equal to the Original Issue Price of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock plus all declared but unpaid dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock. A reorganization, or any other consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any other corporation, or any other sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, shall not be deemed a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the company. Shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock are convertible at a 35% discount rate to the average closing price per share of our common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last fifteen (15) trading days immediately prior to conversion. However, no conversions of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock to shares of common stock can occur unless the average closing price per share of our common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last fifteen (15) trading days immediately prior to conversion is at least five cents ($0.05). The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred stock vote on an “as converted” basis. The right of conversion is limited by the fact the holder of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock may not convert if such conversion would cause the holder to beneficially own more than 4.9% of our common stock after giving effect to such conversion.

 

As of August 20, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had no issued shares of Series A Convertible Preferred stock.

 

As a condition of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock agreement, the outstanding shares of our Series A Convertible Preferred stock were cancelled as of December 31, 2019. During the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, no dividends were declared for holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock.

 

Purchases of Equity Securities

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we did not purchase any of our equity securities.

 

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We are not offering any of the Selling Securityholder’s securities. These shares may be sold by the Selling Securityholder from time to time at prevailing market prices. We will not receive any of the proceeds from any sale by the Selling Securityholder. The Selling Securityholder may sell or distribute their shares in transactions through underwriters, brokers, dealers or agents from time to time or through privately negotiated transactions, including in distributions to shareholders or partners or other persons affiliated with the Selling Securityholder. If the Selling Securityholder enters into an agreement after the date of this prospectus to sell their shares to a broker-dealer as a principal and that broker-dealer is acting as an underwriter, we will file a post-effective amendment to the registration statement containing this prospectus identifying the broker-dealer and disclosing required information on the plan of distribution. Additionally, prior to any involvement of any broker-dealer in the offering, such broker-dealer must seek and obtain clearance of the underwriting compensation and arrangements from the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency.

 

Penny Stock Rules / Section 15(g) of the Exchange Act

 

Our shares may be considered penny stock covered by Section 15(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rules 15g-1 through 15g-6 promulgated thereunder. They impose additional sales practice requirements on broker/dealers who sell our securities to persons other than established customers and accredited investors who are generally institutions with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with net worth in excess of $1,000,000 (including spouse's net worth and may include the fair market value of home furnishings and automobiles, but excluding from the calculation the value any primary residence and the related amount of any indebtedness on primary residence up to the fair market value of the primary residence (any indebtedness that exceeds the fair market value of the primary residence must be deducted from net worth calculation)) or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with their spouses.

 

Rule 15g-1 exempts a number of specific transactions from the scope of the penny stock rules. Rule 15g-2 declares unlawful broker/dealer transactions in penny stocks unless the broker/dealer has first provided to the customer a standardized disclosure document.

 

Rule 15g-3 provides that it is unlawful for a broker/dealer to engage in a penny stock transaction unless the broker/dealer first discloses and subsequently confirms to the customer current quotation prices or similar market information concerning the penny stock in question.

 

 

Rule 15g-4 prohibits broker/dealers from completing penny stock transactions for a customer unless the broker/dealer first discloses to the customer the amount of compensation or other remuneration received as a result of the penny stock transaction.

 

Rule 15g-5 requires that a broker/dealer executing a penny stock transaction, other than one exempt under Rule 15g-1, disclose to its customer, at the time of or prior to the transaction, information about the sales person’s compensation.

 

Rule 15g-6 requires broker/dealers selling penny stocks to provide their customers with monthly account statements.

 

Rule 15g-9 requires broker/dealers to approved the transaction for the customer’s account; obtain a written agreement from the customer setting forth the identity and quantity of the stock being purchased; obtain from the customer information regarding his investment experience; make a determination that the investment is suitable for the investor; deliver to the customer a written statement for the basis for the suitability determination and that it is unlawful to effect the transaction without written authorization for the transaction from the customer.

 

The application of the penny stock rules may affect your ability to resell your shares due to broker-dealer reluctance to undertake the above-described regulatory burdens.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

General.  Our authorized capital stock consists of 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.00001, and 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.00001. As of September 30, 2021, there are 25,981,203 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding, held by approximately 175 shareholders of record. There are no shares of our preferred stock outstanding as of the date of this filing. 

  

Common Stock. Each shareholder of our common stock is entitled to a pro rata share of cash distributions made to shareholders, including dividend payments. The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share of record on all matters to be voted on by shareholders. There is no cumulative voting with respect to the election of our directors or any other matter. Therefore, the holders of more than 50% of the shares voted for the election of those directors can elect all of the directors. The holders of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends when and if declared by our Board of Directors from funds legally available therefore. Cash or stock dividends are at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors. In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of common stock are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining available for distribution to them after payment of our liabilities and after provision has been made for each class of stock, if any, having any preference in relation to our common stock. Holders of shares of our common stock have no conversion, preemptive or other subscription rights, and there are no redemption provisions applicable to our common stock.

 

Dividend Policy. We have never issued any dividends to our common stock holders do not expect to pay any stock dividend or any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. We currently intend to retain our earnings, if any, for use in our business. Any dividends declared on our common stock in the future will be at the discretion of our Board of Directors and subject to any restrictions that may be imposed by our lenders.

 

Liquidation Rights. In the event of a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our company, the holders of our common stock will be entitled to share ratably on the basis of the number of shares held in any of the assets available for distribution after we have paid in full all of our debts and after the holders of all outstanding preferred stock, if any, have received their liquidation preferences in full.

  

Anti-Takeover Provisions

 

Amended Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws

 

Our amended certificate of incorporation provides that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the sole and exclusive forum for: (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of us; (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any of our directors, officers or other employees or agents to us or our stockholders; (iii) any action asserting a claim against us arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law or our amended certificate of incorporation or amended and restated bylaws; or as to which the Delaware General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware confers jurisdiction to the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or (iv) any action asserting a claim against us governed by the internal affairs doctrine; provided that, the exclusive forum provision will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction; and provided further that, if and only if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware dismisses any such action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, such action may be brought in another state or federal court sitting in the State of Delaware. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will also provide that the federal district courts of the United States of America will be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action against us or any of our directors, officers, employees or agents and arising under the Securities Act. Under the Securities Act, federal and state courts have concurrent jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act, and investors cannot waive compliance with the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder. Accordingly, there is uncertainty as to whether a court would enforce such a forum selection provision as written in connection with claims arising under the Securities Act. The enforceability of similar choice of forum provisions in other companies’ certificates of incorporation has been challenged in legal proceedings, and it is possible that, in connection with any action, a future court could find the choice of forum provisions contained in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to be inapplicable or unenforceable in such action. These provisions may also result in increased costs for investors seeking to bring a claim against us or any of our directors, officers or other employees.

 

 

Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law

 

We are subject to Section 203 of the DGCL, which prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any business combination with any interested stockholder for a period of three years after the date that such stockholder became an interested stockholder, with the following exceptions:

 

  

In general, Section 203 defines business combination to include the following:

 

  

In general, Section 203 defines an “interested stockholder” as an entity or person who, together with the person’s affiliates and associates, beneficially owns, or within three years prior to the time of determination of interested stockholder status did own, 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation.

 

Limitations on Liability and Indemnification Matters

 

Section 1 of Article VI of our Articles of Incorporation provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware we will indemnify our officers and directors from and against any and all expenses, liabilities, or other matters.

 

 

Section 2 of Article VI of our Articles of Incorporation provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, no director or officer shall be personally liable to the corporation or its shareholders for damages for breach of any duty owed to the corporation or its shareholders.

 

Article XI of our Amended and Restated Bylaws further addresses indemnification of our directors and officers and allows us to indemnify our directors and officers in the event they meet certain criteria in terms of acting in good faith and in an official capacity within the scope of their duties, when such conduct leads them to be involved in a legal action.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the small business issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the small business issuer has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

Transfer Agent. The transfer agent for our common stock is Equiniti, 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, phone: (651) 450-4120.

 

INTEREST OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL

 

Law Offices of Craig V. Butler serves as our legal counsel in connection with this offering. The principal of the Law Offices of Craig V. Butler, Mr. Craig V. Butler owns 75,166 shares of our common stock and stock options to acquire 79,318 shares of our common stock at an exercise price $0.2634 per share.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Corporate History

 

We were incorporated under the name Imagine Media, Ltd. in August 2007 to publish and distribute Image Magazine, a monthly guide and entertainment source for the Denver, Colorado area. We generated only limited revenue and essentially abandoned the business plan in January 2009. On September 19, 2011, we, Imagine Media, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, acquired approximately 52% of the outstanding shares of TransBiotec, Inc. (the “Company” or “TBT”), a California corporation, from TBT’s directors in exchange for 373,315 shares of our common stock.

 

On January 17, 2012, our Board of Directors amended our Certificate of Incorporation changing our name from Imagine Media, Ltd. to TransBiotec, Inc.

 

On January 31, 2012, we acquired approximately 45% of the remaining outstanding shares of TBT in exchange for 329,936 shares of our common stock.

 

With the acquisitions in September 2011 and January 2012 of TBT common stock, we own approximately 99% of the outstanding shares of TBT.

 

As a result of the acquisitions, TBT’s business is our business, and, unless otherwise indicated, any references to “we” or “us” include the business and operations of TBT.

 

On March 9, 2020, in connection with our transaction with IDTEC, LLC (as detailed herein) our Board of Directors approved the amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 2020 and stockholders holding 52.24% of our then outstanding voting stock approved the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation was for the purpose of, among other things, (i) changing our name from “TransBiotec, Inc.” to “SOBR Safe, Inc.”, (ii) effecting a 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split of our common stock, and (iii) decreasing our authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares, and became effective with the State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.

 

As a result of the reverse stock split effected by our Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, every 33.26 shares of our outstanding common stock prior to the effect of that amendment were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock, and the number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the time was reduced from 266,097,657 (pre-split) to approximately 8,000,000 (post-split). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and any of our stockholders that would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will instead receive one additional share of our common stock in lieu of the fractional share. The reverse stock split did not in itself affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of our common stock, except to the extent that any fractional share were rounded up to the nearest whole share.

 

At the open of trading on June 8, 2020, our new name and reverse stock split went effective with OTC Markets, and we began trading on the “OTC Pink Current Information” tier of OTC Markets on a post reverse stock split basis. Our ticker symbol for the quotation of our common stock is now “SOBR”. On November 16, 2020, we began trading on the “OTCQB” tier of OTC Markets.

 

Our common stock is currently quoted on the “OTCQB” tier of OTC Markets under the ticker symbol “SOBR”. We are currently in discussions with certain investment banking firms regarding conducting a firm underwritten offering of our common stock in connection with an uplist to Nasdaq. We are planning to complete an uplist to Nasdaq within the next six months.

 

Our corporate offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302, telephone number (844) 762-7723.

 

 

Business Overview

 

General

 

We intend to provide companies with non-invasive technology to identify potential alcohol issues quickly and safely with its employees or contractors, that if left undetected could cause injury or death. These technologies will be integrated within our robust and scalable data platform, producing statistical and measurable user and business data. Our mission is to save lives, increase productivity, create significant economic benefit, and positively impact behavior. To that end, we developed the scalable, patent-pending SOBRSafe™ software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification, a solution that has anticipated applications in commercial vehicle fleets, manufacturing and warehousing, construction, school buses, and for youth drivers in a wearable form. We believe that uniform daily use of our device could result in material insurance savings across Workers’ Comp, general liability and fleet policies.

   

We have successfully completed several pilot testing programs involving our SOBRcheck™ device, which is our first device that has our scalable, patent-pending SOBRSafe™ software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification. These pilot programs have provided validation of both our SOBRSafe™ software platform and our SOBRcheck™ device. As a result, we have now progressed to commercial production of our first SOBRcheck™ devices to be used for our initial customers. At the end of 2021, we had several customers in the sales cycle, but our SOBRcheck™ devices were not delivered to them until January 2022. As a result, we will not invoice these customers or receive any revenue from the customers until the first quarter of 2022. The timing of our commercial launch of our SOBRcheck™ device has been delayed several times in 2021 primarily as a result of our pursuit of adequate financing (since obtained), signing up pilot customers to test our device (which was more difficult over the summer due to travel schedules, etc. of some of our target customers), and some supply chain issues largely caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   In addition, during the pilot testing of our SOBRcheck™ device we discovered that alcohol-based hand sanitizer caused false readings by the device.  In response to this discovery, we have made adjustments to the analytics in our SOBRSafe™ technology and added a required protocol of not utilizing alcohol-based sanitizers to our protocols for using the SOBRcheck™ device. 

 

Our second device, a wearable wristband (SOBRsure™), utilizes the same SOBRsafe™ sensor technology, which proved out during the SOBRcheck™ pilot tests. The primary intended application for this band is for young individual drivers and commercial fleet management, with an additional potential application in managed care/alcohol rehabilitation. We plan for the wearable band to be commercially available in June 2022.

  

Manufacturing and assembly of our SOBRcheck™ device will take place in the United States. We currently utilize two companies for manufacturing of the SOBRcheck device. We utilize Alfred Manufacturing for the injection molding of the SOBRcheck device, and Nova Engineering for the assembly, packaging, and shipping of the device. We do not have agreements in place with these companies and we operate with them on a purchase order/payment basis. We supply a purchase order, which they fulfill, and then they send us an invoice.

    

Our SOBRsafe™ technology can also be deployed across numerous additional devices for various uses; among those we are currently exploring include possible integrations with existing telematics systems, and it could be licensed by non-competitive third parties. Currently, our plan is to deploy our SOBRSafe™ technology in two initial devices: the SOBRcheck™ system and the wearable band (SOBRsure™).

  

SOBRcheck™

  

SOBRcheck™ is our stationary identification and alcohol monitoring product. When installed, SOBRcheck™ enables a rapid, hygienic biometric finger scan to authenticate ID and determine the presence or absence of alcohol. The SOBRcheck™ product will provide the employer with real-time results, delivered securely, to more efficiently manage their existing substance abuse policy. Our device is meant to be a specific point in time, quick test for the presence of alcohol, with the results to be used as a complementary data source in support of the employer’s alcohol policies.  If alcohol is detected by the device then our customers follow up in accordance with its own policies, which could include  additional tests via a blood test or breathalyzer (we will not provide these devices).  We will gather generic information regarding pass/Fail tests for use in determining trends in a company and/or industry, etc. but such information does not include any specific data about the individual user, only whether a pass or fail   result occurred.  We initiated a structured approach to gathering market intelligence in the first quarter of 2021, and launched direct sales in October 2021.

 

 

Wearable Band

   

The transdermal, alcohol-detecting wearable band contains our SOBRsafe™ technology for ongoing, real-time alcohol monitoring. We intend to make the band commercially available by June 2022.

 

Once commercialized, our SOBRcheck™ revenue model consists of two components: a one-time installation fee per device and a recurring monthly SaaS fee per user. Upon commercial launch of the wearable band SOBRsure™, we will employ a similar model: a one-time device purchase price and a monthly per user subscription fee.

 

We believe our device portfolio approach could yield a substantial repository of user data – a potentially monetizable asset for statistical analytics. The opportunity to collect millions of data points over time could enable the development of business and insurance liability benchmarking, and through AI, powerful guidance for perpetual safety improvement (and associated cost savings capture). By demonstrating substance-free environments, employers could deliver a data-driven argument for lowering insurance premiums. We could potentially partner with insurance providers to mandate use of the SOBRsafe™ devices and/or technology.

 

In addition to focusing on the development, marketing and commercialization of the SOBRcheck™ and SOBRsure™, we are also constantly reviewing emerging and/or synergistic technologies and businesses for potential acquisitions and/or partnerships, primarily technologies that detect, or may detect, the presence of substances in the human body.

  

The Substance Abuse Problem

 

Our management believes the key to developing a successful product is to find a potential solution to a need not being adequately addressed with current technologies. When that need also involves a potential solution for a societal crisis – like the impact of substance abuse on the workplace and individual lives – then the motivation is even stronger, and the potential results that much more impactful.

 

Through criminal-justice related costs, lost work productivity and healthcare expenses, the annual cost of alcohol abuse in the U.S. is estimated to be $249 billion. Half of all industrial accidents involve alcohol, and commercial fleets suffer from over 11,000 alcohol-related accidents each year. We believe we have a solution that addresses this problem, and our technology is now available for pilot evaluation in commercial fleet management, school bus safety and manufacturing facilities.

 

Competitive Advantages

 

Once commercialized, SOBRsafe™ will be the only preventative transdermal (touch-based) alcohol detection system in the U.S. market – we seek to eliminate the possibility of alcohol-related accidents before they occur, not simply punish the offender post-fact. Companies like SCRAM, BACTRACK, BI TAD, Soberlink, Smart Start, Intoxalock and others are primarily focused on the judicially-mandated market, i.e. breathalyzers for blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement, or court-ordered ankle monitors. Only SOBRsafe™ will provide the data needed to prevent an alcohol related occurrence, not simply react to its consequences.

 

 

Our SOBRcheck™ device is a patent-pending, touch-based identity verification and alcohol detection solution. A user places two fingers on the device’s sensors: one compares biometric data points from the finger to confirm identity, while the other senses alcohol released through the pores of the fingertip.

 

Marketing

 

We have developed a marketing plan that includes 1) outsourced multi-channel appointment setting, 2) direct sales, 3) popular and trade media public relations, 4) advocacy group alignment, 5) dynamic social media brand development and 5) continuous pursuit of cutting-edge detection technologies for future integration.

 

We have recently concluded pilot programs with a global employer, a major commercial insurer and Michigan’s largest food management company. The pilot programs were successful, and we have moved into the revenue generation phase.

 

Research and Development

 

Our SOBRsafe™ system for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification has been completed and tested. Based on the results of testing, including in a live pilot program with Michigan’s largest food management company, we believe the system is ready for broad commercial use and our direct sales efforts are underway.

 

SOBRcheckTM, the patent-pending, multiuser, touch-based alcohol detection platform with identity detection, evidenced outstanding performance in pilot testing and is now available for broad commercial installation.

 

SOBRcheckTM, the patent-pending, multiuser, touch-based alcohol detection platform with identity detection, evidenced outstanding performance in human trials and is currently being tooled for manufacturing.

 

Intellectual Property

 

We currently have the following patent and patent applications related to our SOBRsafe™ system and related devices:

 

 

We are applying for trademarks related to the SOBRsafe™ system and SOBRcheck™ and SOBRsure™. We have also applied for trademark registration for “SOBR” as standard characters with no specific formatting.

  

Government Regulation

 

At the present time, only the judicially mandated market is regulated. Devices sold into this market must be approved by state government agencies. Since we utilize a unique “Pass/Fail” methodology that simply alerts to the presence of alcohol (as opposed to measuring a discrete BAC) – information that may be used at the discretion of the employer (or counselor, parent, etc.) – we do not believe we will be subject to any government regulation.

 

 

Employees

  

As of January 31, 2022, there are a total of 9 full time employees, including Chairman/CEO/Secretary David Gandini, CFO Jerry Wenzel, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer Michael Watson, and EVP of Operations Scott Bennett.

    

Human Capital Resources

 

The remainder of our workforce are consultants due to the nature of our business. As it relates to our employees and the consultants that work with us:

 

Oversight and Management

 

Our executive officers are tasked with leading our organization in managing employment-related matters, including recruiting, and hiring, onboarding and training, compensation planning and talent management and development. We are committed to providing team members with the training and resources necessary to continually strengthen their skills. Our executive team is responsible for periodically reviewing team member programs and initiatives, including healthcare and other benefits, as well as our management development and succession planning practices. Management periodically reports to the Board regarding our human capital measures and results that guide how we attract, retain, and develop a workforce to enable our business strategies.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

We believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success, and we continue to monitor and improve the application of our hiring, retention, compensation and advancement processes for women and underrepresented populations across our workforce, including persons of color, veterans, and LGBTQ+ to enhance our inclusive and diverse culture. We continue to invest in recruiting diverse talent.

 

Workplace Safety

 

A vital part of our business is providing our workforce with a safe working environment. We focus on implementing change through workforce observation and feedback channels to recognize risk and continuously improve our processes.

  

Importantly during 2020, our focus on providing a positive work environment on workplace safety have enabled us to preserve business continuity without sacrificing our commitment to keeping our colleagues and workplace visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We took immediate action at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to enact rigorous safety protocols in our facilities by improving sanitation measures, implementing mandatory social distancing, use of facing coverings, reducing on-site workforce through staggered shifts and schedules, remote working where possible, and restricting visitor access to our locations. We believe these actions helped minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our workforce.

 

Corporate Information

 

Our corporate offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302, telephone number (844) 762-7723.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

 

Our executive offices, consisting of approximately 250-500 square feet, are located at 885 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302. We do not own our own manufacturing facility but plan to outsource with third party manufacturing companies for our manufacturing.

 

Available Information

 

We are a fully reporting issuer, subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports, and other filings can be obtained from the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may also obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330. The Commission maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the Commission at http://www.sec.gov.

 

 

ORGANIZATION WITHIN LAST FIVE YEARS

 

On March 9, 2020, in connection with our transaction with IDTEC, LLC (as detailed herein) our Board of Directors approved the amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 2020, and stockholders holding 52.24% of our then outstanding voting stock approved the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation was for the purpose of, among other things, (i) changing our name from “TransBiotec, Inc.” to “SOBR Safe, Inc.”, (ii) effecting a 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split of our common stock, and (iii) decreasing our authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares and became effective with the State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.

 

As a result of the reverse stock split effected by our Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, every 33.26 shares of our outstanding common stock prior to the effect of that amendment were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock, and the number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the time was reduced from 266,097,657 (pre-split) to approximately 8,000,000 (post-split). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and any of our stockholders that would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will instead receive one additional share of our common stock in lieu of the fractional share. The reverse stock split did not in itself affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of our common stock, except to the extent that any fractional share was rounded up to the nearest whole share.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

 

Our executive offices, consisting of approximately 250-500 square feet, are located at 885 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302. We do not own our own manufacturing facility but plan to outsource with third party manufacturing companies for our manufacturing.

 

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

On December 6, 2006, Orange County Valet and Security Patrol, Inc. filed a lawsuit against us in Orange County California State Superior Court for Breach of Contract in the amount of $11,164. A default judgment was taken against us in this matter. In mid-2013 we learned the Plaintiff’s perfected the judgment against us, but we have not heard from the Plaintiffs as of August 2021. In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC, LLC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.

 

We had one outstanding judgment against us involving a past employee of the Company. The matter was under the purview of the State of California, Franchise Tax Board, Industrial Health and Safety Collections. We owed approximately $28,786 plus accrued interest of approximately $53,000 to our ex-employee for unpaid wages under these Orders. On March 8, 2021, we received an Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgement-Full by the California Court notifying us that the judgement has been settled with a payment of approximately $85,000 including the accrued interest owed through settlement date and legal fees of approximately $3,000. IDTEC, LLC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock acquired through the exercise of a warrant held by IDTEC, LLC.

 

In the ordinary course of business, we are from time to time involved in various pending or threatened legal actions. The litigation process is inherently uncertain, and it is possible that the resolution of such matters might have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition and/or results of operations. However, in the opinion of our management, other than as set forth herein, matters currently pending or threatened against us are not expected to have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.

 

 

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide this information.

 

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

  

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of SOBR Safe, Inc. 

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements 

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of SOBR Safe, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2020, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of SOBR Safe, Inc. as of December 31, 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. 

 

Going Concern 

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the entity will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the entity has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a net capital deficiency that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 

 

Basis for Opinion 

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the entity’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to SOBR Safe, Inc. in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. SOBR Safe, Inc. is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 

 

Critical Audit Matters 

 

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of critical audit matters does not alter in any way our opinion on the financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which it relates. 

 

 

Asset Purchase Transaction of Intellectual Technology, Certain Robotics Assets and Other Business-Related Assets and Impairment Assessments 

 

The Company completed the purchase of certain assets from IDTEC, LLC on June 5, 2020, for a total consideration of $29,222,955. The Company’s assets are assessed for impairment annually, or more often if events or circumstances indicated that impairment may have occurred. If the fair value of the asset is less than it carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the difference. In connection with its impairment assessments during the year-ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded impairment charges of $25,320,555 related to its intellectual technology. Auditing the Company's estimate of fair value of the asset purchase transaction, as well as the fair value estimates used in the impairment assessments, is complex due to the significant management judgments and estimates required. Management valued the intellectual technology using a discounted cash-flow model analysis. Significant estimates and assumptions in estimating the fair value of the intellectual technology include future expected cash flows from product sales, customer contracts, revenue growth rate, customer ramp-up period, technology obsolescence rates, and discount rates, all of which are forward-looking and affected by expectations about economic, industry and company-specific factors.

 

The principal considerations for our determination that performing procedures relating to the valuation of the intellectual technology, robotics assets and office equipment acquired in the IDTEC, LLC asset acquisition is a critical audit matter are (i) a high degree of auditor judgment and subjectivity in performing procedures relating to the fair value measurement of the intellectual technology, robotic assets and office equipment due to the significant judgment by management when developing these estimates, (ii) the significant audit effort in evaluating the significant assumptions relating to the valuation of the intellectual technology related to the revenue growth rate, the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates, and (iii) the audit effort involved the use of professionals with specialized skill and knowledge.

 

Addressing the matter involved performing procedures and evaluating audit evidence in connection with forming our overall opinion on the financial statements. These procedures included, among others, obtaining an understanding of the Company’s acquisition accounting and impairment assessments for the intellectual technology, robotics assets and office equipment; reading the asset purchase agreement; and testing management’s process for determining the fair value of these assets at acquisition and as part of the impairment assessments, including evaluating the appropriateness of the valuation methods (the Company’s use of the discounted cash flows method), testing the completeness and accuracy of underlying data used in the methods to develop the projected financial information, and evaluating the reasonableness of the significant assumptions related to the revenue growth rate, the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates. Evaluating the reasonableness of the revenue growth rate and the customer ramp-up period involved considering current industry data and market and economic trends. Evaluating the reasonableness of the technology obsolescence rates involved considering the benchmarking of peer companies and other market participant considerations. Professionals with specialized skill and knowledge were used to assist in evaluating the appropriateness of valuation methods and the reasonableness of the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates.

 

/s/ Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP

 

We have served as SOBR Safe, Inc. auditor since 2018.

 

Irvine, CA

March 31, 2021, except for Note 17, as to which the date is June 17, 2021

  

  

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of SOBR Safe, Inc.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of SOBR Safe, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the "Company") as of December 31, 2019 and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statements"). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Substantial Doubt About the Company’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a working capital deficit and stockholders’ deficit, and in all likelihood, will be required to make significant future expenditures in connection with continuing marketing efforts along with general and administrative expenses. As of December 31, 2019, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $19,511,168, carrying loans of principal and interest in default totaling $1,440,193. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company also experienced negative cash flows from operating activities of $543,956. It appears these principal conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, indicate it is probable that the entity will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date the financial statements are issued.  Management’s plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no opinion.

 

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

We served as the Company’s auditor from 2018.

 

Irvine, CA

April 16, 2020

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

SOBR SAFE, Inc.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2020

 

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION, OPERATIONS, AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

    

SOBR Safe, Inc. (“SOBR Safe”), formerly TransBiotec, Inc., was incorporated as Imagine Media, Ltd. in August 2007 in the State of Delaware. A corporation also named TransBiotec, Inc. (“TransBiotec – CA”) was formed in the state of California July 4, 2004. Effective September 19, 2011 SOBR Safe was acquired by TransBiotec - CA in a transaction classified as a reverse acquisition as the shareholders of TransBiotec - CA retained the majority of the outstanding common stock of SOBR Safe after the share exchange. The consolidated financial statements represent the activity of TransBiotec - CA from July 4, 2004 forward, and the consolidated activity of SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA from September 19, 2011 forward. SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA are hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Company” or “We”. The Company has developed and plans to market and sell a non-invasive alcohol sensing system which includes an ignition interlock. The Company has not generated any revenues from its operations.

 

On March 23, 2020, the Company filed a Definitive 14-C providing notice that the Board of Directors has recommended, and that holders of a majority of the voting power of the Company’s outstanding stock voted, to approve the following.

 

 

The above actions taken by the Company’s stockholders became effective on or about May 21, 2020. The effective dates of the above actions were June 5, 2020 and April 20, 2020, respectively, and the actual reverse stock split ratio was 1-for-33.26. All share and per share amounts have been adjusted in these consolidated financial statements to reflect the effect of the reverse stock split. 

 

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying audited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as promulgated in the United States of America and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the presentation of annual financial information.

 

In management’s opinion, the audited consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (including reclassifications and normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and results of operations and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying audited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority owned subsidiary, TransBiotec-CA. We have eliminated all intercompany transactions and balances between entities consolidated in these audited financial statements.

  

 

Use of Estimates

The preparation of audited consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect 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.  Specifically, such estimates were made by the Company for the valuation of the derivative liabilities, beneficial conversion feature expenses and intellectual technology. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Financial Instruments 

Pursuant to  Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures and ASC 825, Financial Instruments, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 and 825 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 and 825 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1

Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2

Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets: quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3

Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable,  related party payables, notes payable, convertible debentures, and other liabilities. Pursuant to ASC 820 and 825, the fair value of our derivative liabilities is determined based on “Level 3” inputs. We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.

 

The following table presents assets and liabilities that are measured and recognized at fair value as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

Cash

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. The Company does not have any cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

Prepaid Expenses

Amounts incurred in advance of contractual performance or coverage periods are recorded as prepaid assets and recognized as expense in the period service or coverage is provided.  

 

Beneficial Conversion Features

From time to time, the Company may issue convertible notes that may contain a beneficial conversion feature. A beneficial conversion feature exists on the date a convertible note is issued when the fair value of the underlying common stock to which the note is convertible into is in excess of the remaining unallocated proceeds of the note after first considering the allocation of a portion of the note proceeds to the fair value of the warrants, if related warrants have been granted. The intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a debt discount with a corresponding amount to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the note using the effective interest method.

 

Derivative Instruments

The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instruments are initially recorded at their fair values and are then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the consolidated statements of operations under other income (expense). The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the embedded conversion option at its fair value as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into warrant agreements, for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, the Company has adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. For stock-based derivative financial instruments, the Company uses a Monte Carlo Simulation model to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates.

 

The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date. 

 

Preferred Stock

We apply the guidance enumerated in ASC 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” when determining the classification and measurement of preferred stock. Preferred shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. We classify conditionally redeemable preferred shares (if any), which includes preferred shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control, as temporary equity. At all other times, we classified our preferred shares in stockholders’ equity.

 

Minority Interest (Noncontrolling Interest)

A subsidiary of the Company has minority members representing ownership interests of 1.38% at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The Company accounts for these minority, or noncontrolling interests, pursuant to ASC 810-10-65 whereby gains and losses in a subsidiary with a noncontrolling interest are allocated to the noncontrolling interest based on the ownership percentage of the noncontrolling interest, even if that allocation results in a deficit noncontrolling interest balance.

 

 

Stock-based Compensation

The Company follows the guidance of the accounting provisions of ASC 718 “Share-based Compensation”, which requires the use of the fair-value based method to determine compensation for all arrangements under which employees and others receive shares of stock or equity instruments (warrants and options). The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options pricing model that uses assumptions for expected volatility, expected dividends, expected term, and the risk-free interest rate. The Company has not paid dividends historically and does not expect to pay them in the future. Expected volatilities are based on weighted averages of the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock estimated over the expected term of the options. The expected term of options granted is derived using the “simplified method” which computes expected term as the average of the sum of the vesting term plus the contract term as historically the Company had limited activity surrounding its options. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the period of the expected term.

 

Research and Development

The Company accounts for its research and development costs pursuant to ASC 730, whereby it requires the Company to disclose the amounts of costs for company and customer-sponsored research and development activities, if material. Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. The Company incurred research and development costs as it acquired new knowledge to bring about significant improvements in the functionality and design of its SOBR product. Research and development costs were $633,050 and $12,787 during the years ended December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

Advertising and Marketing Costs

Advertising and marketing costs are charged to operations as incurred.  Advertising and marketing costs were $96,637 and $3,724 during the years ended December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.     

 

Income Tax

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to ASC 740. Under ASC 740 deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carry forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment. The Company has a deferred tax asset of approximately $2,830,000 and $1,832,000 that is offset by a 100% valuation allowance on December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Therefore, the Company has not recorded any deferred tax assets or liabilities on December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

Net Loss Per Share

Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.  Diluted loss per share gives the effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period,  including stock options, warrants and convertible instruments. Diluted net loss per share excludes all potentially issuable shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. Because the effect of the Company’s dilutive securities is anti-dilutive, diluted net loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the periods presented.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Certain financial instruments potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash deposits. Cash held in operating accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), insurance limits. Accounts at each institution are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000. While the Company monitors cash balances in our operating accounts on a regular basis and adjust the balances as appropriate, these balances could be impacted if the underlying financial institutions fail. To date, the Company has experienced no loss or lack of access to our cash; however, the Company can provide no assurances that access to our cash will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets. At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $0 and $431,759 in excess of the FDIC insured limit, respectively.

 

 

Related Parties

Related parties are any entities or individuals that, through employment, ownership or other means, possess the ability to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the Company.

 

New Pronouncements

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740, Income Taxes, and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Most amendments within the standard are required to be applied on a prospective basis, while certain amendments must be applied on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2019-12 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity, which address issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying generally accepted accounting principles for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity.  This amendment is effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a SEC filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-08, Codification Improvements to Subtopic 310-20, Receivables-Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs, amendments the guidance in ASU No. 2017-08, (Subtopic 310-20): Premium Amortization of Purchased Callable Debt Securities, which addresses multiple call dates of a callable debt security.  This amendment is effective for public business entities, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application is not permitted.  The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-08 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

NOTE 2. GOING CONCERN

 

The Company has incurred recurring losses from operations and has limited cash liquidity and capital resources. Future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including the Company’s ability to develop products, cash flow from operations, and competing market developments. The Company will need additional capital in the near future. Sources of debt financing may result in high interest expense. Any financing, if available, may be on unfavorable terms. If adequate funds are not obtained, we will be required to reduce or curtail operations.

 

As of December 31, 2020, the Company has an accumulated deficit of approximately $50,000,000. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company also experienced negative cash flows from operating activities of approximately $2,200,000. It appears these principal conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, indicate it is probable that the Company will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date the financial statements are issued. As such, there is substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

 

The Company has identified factors that mitigate the probable conditions that have raised substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.  On January 15, 2021, the Company initiated a Private Offering (the “Offering”) of up to 40 Units ($2,000,000) with each Unit consisting of one $50,000 principal amount secured convertible debenture, convertible at $3.00 per share, and a Warrant to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $3.00 per share. The Secured Debentures carry interest at 12% and mature 24 months after issuance. The Warrants are exercisable six months after issuance and expire 24 months after issuance. The Offering will be made on a continuous basis until March 31, 2021, which may be extended one-time by our Board of Directors until April 30, 2021 (the “Termination Date”), unless earlier terminated or canceled. There will be no closing of the Offering until a minimum of $500,000 is raised. After an initial closing is held, offers to purchase Units will be aggregated for subsequent closings to be held on a monthly basis until the maximum of $2,000,000 has been raised or until the Termination Date, whichever is earlier.  The Offering may be canceled by the Company at any time and will in any event be canceled if no closing has occurred before the Termination Date.  As of the date of this report the Company has received $1,100,000 of the Offering amount.

 

We will need additional funds beyond the money raised in this Offering, even if the maximum Offering is met.  As a result, we are planning on additional financings in the future.

 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, the Company is not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on its results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021. However, if the pandemic continues, it may have a adverse effect on the Company’s results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in fiscal year 2021.

 

Management believes actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern; however, these plans are contingent upon actions to be performed by the Company and these conditions have not been met on or before December 31, 2020. Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak could have a continued material adverse impact on economic and market conditions and trigger a period of global economic slowdown, which would impair the Company’s ability to raise needed funds to continue as a going concern. As such, substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern was not alleviated as of December 31, 2020.

 

NOTE 3. ASSET PURCHASE

 

On June 5, 2020, the Company completed a transaction (the “Transaction”) with IDTEC subject to the terms and conditions of the APA and that was accounted for as an asset purchase. Pursuant to the APA, IDTEC provided personnel, experience, and access to funding to assist with the development of the SOBR device, as well as sold to us certain robotics assets, which our management believes are synergistic with our current assets, in exchange for 12,000,000 shares of our common stock after giving effect to the reverse stock split effected in connection with closing the Transaction. The closing of the Transaction was subject to several conditions precedent, primarily: (i) the Company had to be current in reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (ii) had to complete a reverse stock split of common stock such that approximately 8,000,000 shares were outstanding immediately prior to closing the transaction, (iii) could only have outstanding convertible instruments as set forth in the APA, (iv) authorized common stock had to be reduced to 100,000,000 shares, and (v) not have more than approximately $125,000 in current liabilities. Effective with the closing of the Transaction all of the closing conditions had been met, modified or waived by IDTEC, and the Company issued the 12,000,000 shares to IDTEC.

 

 

In advance of closing the Transaction, IDTEC and a few other affiliated parties voluntarily committed personnel and funds to the Company to assist with (i) general costs related to the Transaction, (ii) ongoing operating expenses and pay for further engineering and development work on the Company’s products and prototypes, (iii) protect, maintain and develop the Company’s products and intellectual property, (iv) hire, pay and retain the proposed management team, third party consultants and advisors for the Company following the consummation of the sale contemplated in the APA and, (v) take such further actions as are necessary to more quickly expand the Company’s business subsequent to the sale of the purchased assets. The parties agreed that the funds advanced directly to the Company’s vendors were voluntary and were not the obligation of the Company and the Company had no obligation to repay these funds in the event the transaction contemplated by the APA did not close. In the event the Transaction did close, then on the closing date, the Company would issue promissory notes for the aggregate amounts incurred, paid or advanced. As a result of closing the Transaction, the Company issued a convertible promissory note for all the funds spent or advanced by IDTEC prior to closing. This note totaled $1,485,189 (the “APA Note”), with simple interest at 10% per annum, due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder. The repayment of APA Note is secured by a first priority security lien or security interest in the patents, trademarks, tradenames, and other intellectual property of the Company.

 

Subsequent to the Transaction closing, the Company evaluated the fair value of the assets acquired based on market estimates for property and equipment and discounted net cash flow for the SOBR Safe intellectual technology. The present value of the discounted cash flow utilized a 75% discount, which included a 25% risk return premium, over an estimated five-year net revenue stream expected to be derived from the technology acquired. Based on the assessment of fair value, the Company recognized an asset impairment loss of $25,320,555 resulting from the APA during the year ended December 31, 2020. The impairment was due to the increase of the Company's stock price value. The stock price of the Company at closing of the Transaction was significantly higher than expected from the stock price of the Company when the Company signed the APA. The number of shares to be given to IDTEC as consideration for the Transaction would not get updated for any stock price changes.

 

 

NOTE 4. PREPAID EXPENSES

 

Prepaid expenses consist of the following:

  

 

During 2020, the Company entered into two consulting agreements for marketing services. The Company has to issue a total of 87,500 of its common shares valued at $142,714 under the terms of the agreements.  As of December 31, 2020, the share value is included in common stock subscriptions payable as the shares had not been issued.  Stock- based compensation expense for the year ended December 31, 2020 includes approximately $33,000 for these service agreements. 

 

NOTE 5. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property and equipment, net consists of the following:

 

 

Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis over the assets estimated useful lives of three years. Depreciation for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $7,340 and none, respectively. 

 

NOTE 6. INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Intangible assets consist of the following at December 31, 2020:

 

 

Amortization expense for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $224,854 and none, respectively.

 

Estimated future amortization expense for device technology intangible assets is as follows:

 

 

 

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

On December 3, 2014, Lanphere Law Group, a related party, and shareholder, entered into an agreement with the Company to convert 50% of its outstanding accounts payable of $428,668 to a note payable. This note payable represents one half of the balance in the amount of $214,334 of legal fees and costs owed up until October 31, 2014. This agreement further provided that the remaining 50% of unpaid legal fees in accounts payable were to be paid and retained as a current payable. In addition, 50% of the legal fees and costs incurred beginning with the legal services provided to the Company on November 1, 2014, are to be converted on a monthly basis to common stock at a price of $0.09 per share until the accounts payable balance for legal fees is paid current. The Company has recorded to equity, a total related party gain connected to these conversions during the years ended December 31, 2020, and 2019 of none and $22,585, respectively. The Company converted the remaining payables to common stock through a separate agreement and there are no more payables to convert as of December 31, 2020.

 

On July 1, 2015, the Company amended the December 3, 2014, note payable agreement with Lanphere Law Group, which forgave $108,000 of the note payable’s principal balance. This debt forgiveness decreased the original principal balance on the note of $214,334 to a new principal balance of $106,335, and a related party gain of $108,000 was recorded to additional paid-in capital. This amendment also extended the note payable’s due date to December 2, 2015. The note was converted to common stock during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

On March 8, 2017, Lanphere Law Group irrevocably elected to exercise warrants in order to acquire 969,601 shares of the Company’s common stock in exchange for an aggregate exercise price of $112,871, which was used for the deduction of $74,672 of principal and $38,199 of accrued interest related to the December 3, 2014, note payable agreement with Lanphere Law Group. The forgiveness of the note payable principal of $74,672 was recorded to equity and the $38,199 of related accrued interest was also recorded to equity. The principal balance of the note after the debt deduction was $31,662. On January 3, 2020, the note payable principal balance of $31,662 was converted to 9,520 common shares at a per share price of $3.326. As of December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the principal balance of this note was none and $31,662, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the accrued interest on this note was none and $9,508, respectively.

 

Due to cash flow constraints, the Company experienced difficulty in compensating its directors for their service in their capacity as directors; therefore, such directors may receive stock options to purchase common shares as awarded by its Board of Directors or (as to future stock options) a compensation committee which may be established. Directors are entitled to reimbursement for reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with business related travel and attendance at meetings of its Board of Directors. The Company’s Board of Directors may award special remuneration to any director undertaking any special services on our behalf other than services ordinarily required of a director. On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Bennington SPA”) with Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s then directors, under which the Company agreed to issue 420,926 shares of its common stock in exchange for Mr. Bennington forgiving $595,000 in accrued compensation and services due. The Company also recorded a related party gain on the conversion of executive compensation to common shares of $535,500 that was accounted for as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on or about August 28, 2019, at a per-share purchase price of $1.4135 per share.

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan (the “Lanphere SPA”) with Michael Lanphere, a beneficial owner of the Company, under which the Company agreed to issue 643,438 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere under numerous promissory notes. Mr. Lanphere’s option to acquire the shares was under the terms of certain Loan Agreement with Promissory Note and Stock Fees agreements entered into with the Company and Mr. Lanphere. The amount of the debt reduction and, therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $96,303 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $77,927 and accrued interest of $18,376. The Company recognized a related party gain of $5,350 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on or about August 28, 2019 at an effective conversion price of $0.1497 per share. After this exercise, Lanphere Law Group owned warrants to acquire an additional 454,097 shares of our common stock, which were subsequently exercised during 2020.

 

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan (the “Mishal SPA”) with Devadatt Mishal, one of the Company’s former directors and current shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue394,901 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Mishal under numerous promissory notes. Mr. Mishal’s option to acquire the shares was under the terms of certain Loan Agreement with Promissory Note and Stock Fees agreements entered into with the Company and Mr. Mishal. The amount of the debt reduction and, therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $56,478 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $45,000 and accrued interest of $11,478. The Company recognized a related party gain of $657 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on or about August 28, 2019, at an effective conversion price of $0.1430 per share. After this exercise, Devadatt Mishal owns no warrants to acquire additional shares of our common stock.

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered, into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Lanphere SEA”) with Michael Lanphere, a beneficial owner of the Company under which the Company agreed to issue 156,537 shares of its common stock in exchange for 520,643 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock owned by Mr. Lanphere. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were exchanged for the Company’s common shares at a price of $3.326 per share. The fair value of the common shares was $22,127. Per ASC 470-50-40-2, debt modification and extinguishment transactions between related parties are in essence a capital contribution from a related party. As a result, rather than recording a gain on extinguishment of debt, the Company recorded $498,516 to additional paid-in capital.

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Justus SEA”) with Vernon Justus, a shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 260,954 shares of its common stock in exchange for 867,932 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock owned by Mr. Justus. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were exchanged for the Company’s common shares at a price of $3.326 per share. The fair value of the common shares was $36,887. Per ASC 470-50-40-2, debt modification and extinguishment transactions between related parties are in essence a capital contribution from a related party. As a result, rather than recording a gain on extinguishment of debt, the Company recorded $831,045 to additional paid-in capital.

 

The Company entered into a lease agreement with Lanphere Law Group, a related party and shareholder, whereas the Company was the tenant and paying monthly rent of $4,100. The term of this operating lease ran from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019. From July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, the Company leased the same office space on a month to month basis. Rent expense, including CAM charges, for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 of none and $39,315, respectively, was accounted for as general and administrative expense. 

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company granted Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s directors, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2635, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with option vesting quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term. The issuance of the stock option was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact Mr. Bennington is one of the Company’s directors, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations.  None of Mr. Bennington’s common stock options vested, and therefore none were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, stock option expense for the options vested was $4,592.  No vested options were exercised as of December 31, 2020.

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company granted Nick Noceti, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2635, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with option vesting quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term. The issuance of the stock option was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact Mr. Noceti was at that time the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations. None of Mr. Noceti’s common stock options vested, and therefore none were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2019.  For the year ended December 31, 2020, stock option expense for the options vested was $2,271.  No vested options were exercised as of December 31, 2020.

 

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company granted Gary Graham, one of the Company’s former directors and current beneficial owner of the Company, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2635, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with option vesting quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term. The issuance of the stock option was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact Mr. Graham had been consulting with the Company for more than one year at the time of grant, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations. None of Mr. Graham’s common stock options vested, and therefore none were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2019.  For the year ended December 31, 2020, stock option expense for the options vested was $4,592.  No vested options were exercised as of December 31, 2020.

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Kevin Moore to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (the “Moore Agreement”). Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore will perform services for the Company that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month until the IDTEC Transaction closes, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) incentive stock options under the Company’s 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2635, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten-year term. 58,796 of these common stock option shares, valued at $14,080, were vested and expensed at December 31, 2019. No shares have been issued to Mr. Moore as of December 31, 2019.   For the year ended December 31, 2020, stock option expense for the 352,776 options vested was $79,557.  No vested options were exercised as of December 31, 2020.

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. David Gandini to serve as the Company’s Chief Revenue Officer (the “Gandini Agreement”). Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for the Company that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2635, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,044 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) to vest as follows: (i) 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019 to vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten-year term. The Company will be issuing Mr. Gandini a stock option agreement for the options he was issued under the Gandini Agreement. 240,530 of these common stock option shares, valued at $57,574, were vested and expensed at December 31, 2019. No shares have been issued to Mr. Gandini as of December 31, 2019.  For the year ended December 31, 2020, stock option expense for the 240,530 options vested was $54,720.  No vested options were exercised as of December 31, 2020.

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, a beneficial owner of the Company, under which he agreed to exercise warrants and the Company agreed to issue 454,097 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere under two promissory notes. Mr. Lanphere’s option to acquire the shares was under the terms of certain Loan Agreement with Promissory Note and Stock Fees agreements entered into with the Company and Mr. Lanphere on April 17, 2019 and July 17, 2019. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was approximately $66,000 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of  approximately $66,000. 180,397 common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $0.133 and 273,700 common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $0.153. After this exercise, Lanphere Law Group owns no warrants for shares of our common stock.

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into another Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, under which the Company agreed to issue 63,225 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere under numerous other remaining promissory notes. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $210,285 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $169,606 and accrued interest of $40,679. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $52,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Vernon Justus, a shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 84,963 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Justus under a promissory note. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $282,588 which was used for the deduction of a related party note payable principal of $180,001 and accrued interest of $102,587. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $70,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On January 16, 2020, the Company entered into a Accounts Payable Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, under which the Company agreed to issue 214,883 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere for unpaid legal bills. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $714,700 which was used for the deduction of related party payables of $714,700. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $222,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 16, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On January 30, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Devadatt Mishal, one of the Company’s former directors and current shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 499,965 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Mishal under numerous promissory notes. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $456,641 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $270,300 and accrued interest of $186,341. The Company also recorded a loss on related party debt extinguishment of approximately $144,000. The common shares were issued on January 30, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $0.91465 per share.

 

On March 23, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Prakash Gadgil, one of the Company’s former directors and current shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 586 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Gadgil under a promissory note. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $1,950 which was used for the deduction of a related party note payable principal of $1,950. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $1,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on March 23, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On April 6, 2020, the Company agreed with Nick Noceti, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, to issue 38,437 shares of its common stock in exchange for amounts due for accounting fees. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $127,840 which was used for the deduction of a related party accounts payable of $127,480. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $49,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on April 4, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On April 7, 2020, the Company agreed with Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s  directors, to issue 6,831 shares of its common stock in exchange for amounts due for Board of Director fees. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $9,656 which was used for the deduction of a related party accounts payable of $9,656. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $2,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on April 7, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $1.41 per share.

 

 

NOTE 8. NOTES PAYABLE

 

RELATED PARTIES

 

Related party notes payable consist of the following:

 

 

Total interest expense for related party notes was $98,313 and $91,845 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Related Party Convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has none and seven convertible notes payable to related parties that have a principal balance of none and $161,000 as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. These notes carried interest rates ranging from 7% to 10%. These notes carried fixed and variable conversion prices per share. The Company evaluated these convertible notes payable for embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there were both derivative embedded conversion features and beneficial conversion features to record. The conversion features were either fully amortized upon grant or over the life of the convertible notes payable. The Company evaluated these convertible notes and determined that its embedded conversion feature carried a debt discount that should be fully amortized upon grant. The Company fully amortized this debt discount and recorded it as amortization of debt discount – interest expense in the amount of $64,800 for the year end December 31, 2019.

 

During 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with a related party, under which the Company agreed to issue approximately 157,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of four convertible notes payable to related parties. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $143,119 which was used for the deduction of related party convertible notes payable principal of $91,000 and accrued interest of $52,119.

 

On June 5, 2020 the Company issued the convertible APA Note to a related party with a principal balance of $1,485,189, which included the $70,000 balance of three convertible notes payable to related parties and related accrued interest of $7,689 outstanding at December 31, 2019.  The note includes simple interest at 10% per annum, due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder.  The Company evaluated the convertible note payable for derivative embedded and beneficial  conversion features. The Company determined that there was a  beneficial conversion feature to record. During the year ended December 31, 2020, beneficial conversion feature amortization expense related to this related party convertible note payable of $1,407,675 was accounted for as amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature expense in the consolidated statements of operations.  On November 15, 2020, the related party holder elected to convert the note principal and accrued interest balance of $1,551,514 into 3,103,028 of shares of common stock.

 

 

Related Party Non-convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has one and nine non-convertible notes payable to related parties that have a principal balance of $11,810 and $328,423 as of December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively. These notes carry interest rates ranging from 0% to 10%. The outstanding note payable as of December 31, 2020 had a due date of December 31, 2012 and is currently in default.    

 

During 2020, the Company entered into Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plans with four related parties, under which the Company agreed to issue approximately 343,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of eight non-convertible notes payable to related parties. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $549,311 which was used for the reduction of related party non-convertible notes payable principal of $316,613 and accrued interest of $232,698.

 

Related Party Notes Payable with Warrants

 

The Company has none and twenty-four notes payable with detached free-standing warrants to related parties that have a principal balance of none and $280,119 as of December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively. These notes carried interest rates ranging from 7% to 10%. The exercise price for each note payable with detached free-standing warrant ranged from $0.1330 - $0.1530. As of December 31, 2019, these notes carried outstanding detached free-standing warrants of 454,097. The unamortized discount related to these stock warrants at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is none and $8,656, respectively. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense related to these stock warrants was $8,656 and $37,072, respectively. The relative fair market value of the related stock warrants granted during the years ended December 31, 2020, and 2019 was none and $38,998, respectively.

  

During 2020, the Company entered into Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plans with two related parties, under which the Company agreed to issue approximately 602,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of 24 notes payable with detached free-standing warrants to related parties. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $320,858 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable with detached free-standing warrants principal of $280,119 and accrued interest of $40,739.

 

NON- RELATED PARTIES 

 

Non- related party notes payable consist of the following:

 

 

Total interest expense for non-related party notes was $17,415 and $56,546 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

  

Convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has three and fifteen convertible notes payable to non-related parties that have a principal balance of $56,683 and $143,136 as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. These notes carry interest rates ranging from 5% - 30% and have due dates ranging from 2/08/2012 – 3/06/2022. Two of the three notes  as of December 31, 2020 are in default. These notes carry conversion prices ranging from $0.0565- $10.7619 per share.  The Company evaluated these convertible notes payable for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there were beneficial conversion features to record. The conversion features were either fully amortized upon grant or over the life of the convertible notes payable. The conversion features were fully amortized as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.  During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, beneficial conversion feature amortization expense related to these convertible notes payable of none and $5,920, respectively, was accounted for as amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature expense in the consolidated statements of operations. 

 

During 2020, the Company entered into Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plans with six non-related parties, under which the Company agreed to issue50,135 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of eleven convertible notes payable to non-related parties. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $166,750 which was used for the deduction of non-related party convertible notes payable principal of $83,953 and accrued interest of $82,797. The Company recorded a non-related party gain on loan extinguishment  of approximately $103,000.

 

During 2020, the Company also entered into a non-related party convertible note payable agreement to convert a high interest rate convertible non-related party note payable with a principal balance of $25,000 and accrued interest due of $22,500 to a non-related party convertible note payable of $47,500 that accrues interest at 5%. The note conversion rate is $2 per common share. The Company recorded a loss on non-related party debt extinguishment of $11,697.

 

During 2020, the holder of a $25,000 convertible promissory note with interest at 30% and accrued interest of $61,875 replaced the carrying amount of the note and its conversion features with a new non-convertible note totaling $25,000 that bears interest at 5%. The Company recorded a gain on non-related party debt extinguishment of $61,875.

 

Non-convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has three non-convertible notes payable to non-related parties that have a principal balance of $42,500 and $21,438 as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. These notes carry interest rates ranging from  5% - 18% and have due dates ranging from 1/31/2013 - 6/09/2022. Two of the three notes  as of December 31, 2020 are in default. 

 

During 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with a non-related party, under which the Company agreed to issue 20,313 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of a non-convertible non-related party note payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $67,561 which was used for the deduction of non-related party non-convertible notes payable principal of $3,938 and accrued interest of $63,623. The Company recorded a non-related party gain on loan extinguishment  of approximately $14,000.

 

On May 12, 2020, the Company received proceeds of $41,665 from a commercial bank under the SBA Payroll Protection Loan Program.The loan requires interest at 1% and 18 monthly payments of principal and interest beginning December 5, 2020. Provisions of the SBA Payroll Protection Loan Program allow for portions or all the loan balance to be forgiven should certain criteria be met.  On December 7, 2020 the Company was notified that the principal balance and accrued interest of $242 was forgiven, and thus the Company recorded a gain on loan extinguishment of approximately $42,000.

 

Notes Payable with Warrants

 

The Company has one note payable with detached free-standing warrants to a non-related party that has a principal balance of $5,000 and $5,000 as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. This note carries an interest rate of 10% and had a due date of 9/11/2014. This note is currently in default The detached free-standing warrants for this note payable were not exercised by the note holder and expired on May 16, 2019. There was no unamortized discount related to these stock warrants as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and no stock warrant amortization expense was recorded to interest expense during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

 

NOTE 9.  DERIVATIVE LIABILITY

 

 In 2019, the Company borrowed $ 70,000 under convertible promissory notes agreement from an unrelated party that are due upon demand.  The notes bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum and are convertible into the Company’s common shares at a variable conversion price based on a 50% discount of the market price at an undetermined future date. The Company analyzed the conversion features of the note agreement for derivative accounting consideration under ASU 2017-11 (ASC 815-15, Derivatives and Hedging), and determined the embedded conversion features should be classified as a derivative because the exercise price of the convertible note is subject to a variable conversion rate and should therefore be accounted for at fair value under ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, and ASC 825, Financial Instruments. In accordance with ASC 815-15, the Company has bifurcated the conversion feature of the note and recorded a derivative liability.

 

The embedded derivative for the notes were carried on the Company’s balance sheet at fair value. The derivative liability was marked to market each measurement period and any unrealized change in fair value is recorded as a component of the statement of operations and the associated fair value carrying amount on the balance sheet was adjusted by the change. The Company fair valued the embedded derivatives using a Monte Carlo simulation model based on the following assumptions: (1) expected volatility of 180%, (2) risk-free interest rate of 0.13%, and (3) expected life from 1 month to 1 year. On March 1, 2019, the date of the first note, the fair value of the embedded derivative was $28,000. On May 3, 2019, the date of the second note, the fair value of the embedded derivative was $28,100. On October 26, 2019, the date of the third note, the fair value of the embedded derivative was $8,700. The notes carried an embedded conversion feature of $64,800 that was fully amortized to interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2019. The notes were not converted and deemed paid in full at the closing of the Transaction on June 5, 2020. The principal amounts of these notes were settled and transferred to the APA Note and a loss on debt extinguishment of $273,462was recognized during the year ended December 31, 2020.  The fair value of the embedded derivative recorded on the balance sheet as a liability was none and $60,650 at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Utilizing level 3 inputs, the Company recorded a fair market value gain of $60,650 and $4,150 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

A summary of the activity of the derivative liability is shown below:

 

 

NOTE 10. COMMON STOCK

 

The Company’s common stock transactions for the year ended December 31, 2019 consists of the following:

 

1,065,982 shares were issued to non-related parties for $39,000 in cash.

 

420,926 shares were issued for the conversion of $595,500 of accrued executive compensation owed to a related party at $0.0143 per share.  A related party gain of $535,500 was recorded as additional paid-in capital.

 

1,038,339 shares were issued for the conversion of $152,781 of related party debt from $0.1430 to $0.1497 per share.  1,038,339 stock warrants were settled along with the related party debt.

 

 

417,491 shares were issued to related parties in exchange for 1,388,575 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at $3.326 per share.  A related party gain of $1,329,561 was recorded as additional paid-in capital.

 

The Company’s common stock transactions for the year ended December 31, 2020 consists of the following:

 

1,025 shares were issued at $20.29 per share to a non-related party as compensation for services provided. 

 

72,159 shares were issued for services provided under an Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore dated October 25, 2019.

 

454,097 shares were issued for the conversion of $65,728 of related parties’ debt from $0.1530 to $0.13304 per share pursuant to terms of the convertible promissory notes. 454,097 stock warrants were settled along with the related party debt.

 

12,000,000 shares were issued to complete the Transaction with IDTEC that was accounted for as an asset purchase.   The shares were issued at a value of $27,120,000.

 

159,395 shares were issued to non-related parties for the conversion of approximately $266,000 of accounts payable and accrued expenses from $0.5821 to $3.326 per share.  The Company recorded a net gain of approximately $62,000 resulting from the stock issuance.

 

260,150 shares were issued to related parties for the conversion of $852,196 of related party payables from $1.115 to $3.326 per share.  A related party gain of $272,299 was recorded as additional paid-in capital.

 

648,739 shares were issued to related parties for the conversion of $622,004 of debt from $0.9146 to $3.326 per share.  The Company recorded $143,660 of loss on debt extinguishment  and a related party gain of $124,291 was recorded as additional paid in-capital as a result of the stock issuance.

 

70,448 shares were issued to non-related parties for the conversion of $65,391 of debt  at $3.326 per share.  The Company recorded $41,665 of loss resulting from the stock issuance. 

 

3,103,028 shares were issued to a related party for the conversion of $1,551,514 of debt under the terms of a convertible promissory note. The note converted at $0.50 per share.    

 

2,700,000 shares were issued to a related party under the terms governing the shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock.  In addition, as a result of the conversion of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock we owed  accrued dividends totaling $107,880, which we could pay in cash or in shares of our common stock based on the price of common stock on the applicable dividend dates.  Our management and Board of Directors elected to pay the accrued dividends in shares of common stock.  Based on the price of the common stock on the applicable dividend dates, we owed 43,169 shares of common stock in full satisfaction of the accrued dividends.  As of December 31, 2020, 43,169 shares were recorded in common stock subscriptions payable and were issued on January 6, 2021.  

 

NOTE 11. PREFERRED STOCK

 

On November 20, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a class of stock designated as preferred stock with a par value of $0.00001 per share comprising 25,000,000 shares, 3,000,000 shares of which were classified as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. In each calendar year, the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, when, as and if, declared by the Board of Directors, out of any funds and assets of the Company legally available, non-cumulative dividends, in an amount equal to any dividends or other Distribution on the common stock in such calendar year (other than a Common Stock Dividend). No dividends (other than a Common Stock Dividend) shall be paid and no distribution shall be made with respect to the common stock unless dividends shall have been paid or declared and set apart for payment to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock simultaneously. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock shall not be mandatory or cumulative, and no rights or interest shall accrue to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock by reason of the fact that the Company shall fail to declare or pay dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, except for such rights or interest that may arise as a result of the Company paying a dividend or making a distribution on the common stock in violation of the terms. The holders of each share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock then outstanding shall be entitled to be paid, out of the Available Funds and Assets, and prior and in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of common stock, and equal in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution)  of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of any other series of preferred stock that have liquidation preference, an amount per share equal to the Original Issue Price of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock plus all declared but unpaid dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. A reorganization, or any other consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any other corporation, or any other sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, shall not be deemed a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company. Shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are convertible at a 35% discount rate to the average closing price per share of the Company’s common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last 15 trading days immediately prior to conversion. However, no conversions of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to shares of common stock can occur unless the average closing price per share of the Corporation’s common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last 15 trading days immediately prior to conversion is at least $1.67. The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock vote on a one for one basis. The right of conversion is limited by the fact the holder of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock may not convert if such conversion would cause the holder to beneficially own more than 4.9% of the Company’s common stock after giving effect to such conversion. 

 

 

On August 8, 2019, the Company entered into an 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Investment Agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with First Capital Ventures, LLC (“FCV”), an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company, and its assignee. The Company desired to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 from the sale of its 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and FCV intends to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 (net after offering expenses) in a special purchase vehicle (“SPV”) created by FCV to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. The Company granted FCV and its assigns, the exclusive right to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. The Company also agreed to cancel all shares of its previously issued and outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock immediately following the closing date. The Company further agreed to issue FCV a three-year stock warrant to purchase 144,317 shares of its common stock at an exercise price of $1.039375 per share immediately following the closing date, which was valued at $122,889 and expensed upon grant for services provided. The Company agreed to enter into a “business development” agreement with FCV, or its assignee, on the sale of the first $1,000,000 of 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and also granted FCV and its assigns, the right to use the name “SOBR SAFE” and any related intellectual property in connection with the SPV, and the offering of the Interests in the SPV.

 

In accordance with the August 8, 2019 Investment Agreement with FCV, on December 9, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors created a class of preferred stock designated as 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock comprising of 2,000,000shares. During 2020, the authorized shares were increased to 2,700,000shares.  The rights and preferences of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock are as follows: (a) dividend rights of 8% per annum based on the original issuance price of $1 per share, (b) liquidation preference over the Company’s common stock, (c) conversion rights into shares of the Company’s common stock at $1 per share (not to be affected by any reverse stock split in connection with the Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC), (d) redemption rights such that we have the right, upon 30 days written notice, at any time after one year from the date of issuance, to redeem all or part of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock for 150% of the original issuance price, (e) no call rights by the Company, and (f) each share of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock will vote on an “as converted” basis.

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Lanphere” SEA) with Michael Lanphere, a beneficial owner of the Company, under which the Company agreed to issue 156,537 shares of its common stock in exchange for 520,643 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock owned by Mr. Lanphere. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were exchanged for the Company’s common shares at a price of $3.326 per share and were issued on or about August 28, 2019. The fair value of the common shares was $22,127. Per ASC 470-50-40-2, debt modification and extinguishment transactions between related parties are in essence a capital contribution from a related party. As a result, rather than recording a gain on extinguishment of debt, the Company recorded $498,516 to additional paid-in capital.

 

On August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Justus” SEA) with Vernon Justus, a shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 260,954 shares of its common stock in exchange for 867,932 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock owned by Mr. Justus. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were exchanged for the Company’s common shares at a price of $3.326 per share and were issued on or about August 28, 2019. The fair value of the common shares was $36,887. Per ASC 470-50-40-2, debt modification and extinguishment transactions between related parties are in essence a capital contribution from a related party. As a result, rather than recording a gain on extinguishment of debt, the Company recorded $831,045 to additional paid-in capital.

 

 

On December 12, 2019, the Company entered into a Series A-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with SOBR SAFE, LLC (“SOBR SAFE”), a Delaware limited liability company and an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company, under which SOBR SAFE agreed to acquire 1,000,000 shares of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock  in exchange for $1,000,000 (the “Purchase Price”). The Company received the Purchase Price on December 12, 2019.

 

On May 7, 2020, the Company amended a Convertible Preferred Stock Investment Agreement  granting the exclusive right to SOBR SAFE to purchase up to 2,700,000 shares.   

 

On July 2, 2020, the Company executed Amendment No. 2 to the Stock Investment Agreement which provides that the full amount of each dividend due on a dividend payment date, even if not declared, shall be paid to any holder regardless of the date on which the holder acquired the stock. 

 

On December 7, 2020, we sent a Notice of Automatic Conversion and Calculation of Dividend Shares to SOBR SAFE notifying them that under the terms governing the shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock the 2,700,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock owned by SOBR SAFE automatically converted into 2,700,000 shares of our common stock.  In addition, as a result of the conversion of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock we owed SOBR SAFE accrued dividends totaling $107,880, which we could pay in cash or in shares of our common stock based on the price of common stock on the applicable dividend dates.  Our management and Board of Directors elected to pay SOBR SAFE the accrued dividends in shares of our common stock. 

 

NOTE 12.  STOCK SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE

 

The Company has stock subscriptions payable of $253,688 payable with 147,587 of its common shares of which $111,024 is payable to related parties with 60,087 of its common shares as of December 31, 2020 and $79,624 payable to related parties with 60,087 of its common stock at December 31, 2019.   The Company recorded a related party gain of none and $39,992 related to the outstanding stock subscriptions payable during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

The Company had no preferred stock subscriptions payable as of December 31, 2020.  The Company has preferred stock subscriptions payable due to a related party of $1,000,000 convertible into 1,000,000 of its 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred shares as of December 31, 2019.  

 

NOTE 13.  STOCK WARRANTS AND STOCK OPTIONS

 

Stock Warrants

 

The Company accounts for employee stock options and non-employee stock warrants under ASC 718 and ASC 505, whereby option costs are recorded based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable, utilizing the Black-Scholes pricing model. Unless otherwise provided for, the Company covers option exercises by issuing new shares. 

 

 

Beginning on December 12, 2012, Michael A. Lanphere, a related party and non-employee, loaned the Company money for a variety of purposes, some for working capital and some to allow the Company to pay outstanding obligations. Each of these loans were made pursuant to the terms of a Loan Agreement with Promissory Note and Stock Fee (the “Agreements”). Under the terms of the Agreements, Mr. Lanphere was not only entitled to repayment of the principal amount loaned to us, with interest, but also what was termed in the Agreements as a “Stock Fee” that the parties are interpreting as a stock warrant, which permits Mr. Lanphere to acquire shares of our common stock in exchange for an exercise price that was estimated based on the date of the loan agreement. The number of shares to be issued to Mr. Lanphere as a Stock Fee under each Agreement was an estimate and varied based on the loan amount and the price of our common stock on the day of the loan and was calculated by this formula: 60% or 80% of the loan amount divided by the Company’s stock price on the day of the loan, but at a price per share no higher than ($0.025). Each Stock Fee is fully vested immediately and expires  5 years from the date of the loan. Although the Stock Fee could be taken by Mr. Lanphere as a stock grant or a stock warrant, due to the fully vested nature of the Stock Fee, Mr. Lanphere is deemed to beneficially own those shares on the date of each Agreement. After the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Mr. Lanphere dated January 3, 2020, Mr. Lanphere agreed to exercise his stock warrants and the Company agreed to convert and issue 454,097 shares of its common stock to reduce a notes payable principal balance consisting of two notes in the amount of $65,875. The Company did not record a loss on debt extinguishment for this conversion pursuant to ASC 470-20-40-4 that states that upon conversion in accordance with its original terms, the carrying amount of the convertible debt without a beneficial conversion feature, including any unamortized premium or discount, is credited to the capital accounts and no gain or loss should be recognized. Mr. Lanphere owns no more warrants to shares of our common stock. The number of warrants outstanding to Mr. Lanphere at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were none and 454,097, respectively.

 

On August 8, 2019, the Company entered into an 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Investment agreement with First Capital Ventures, LLC (“FCV”), an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company. FCV set up a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) or SOBR SAFE, LLC, an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company, that purchased 1,000,000 of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Shares at $1.00 per share on December 12, 2019. Upon purchase, the Company issued the SPV through FCV a three-year warrant to purchase 144,317 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $1.039375 per share. The number of warrants outstanding to the SPV through FCV at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are 144,317 and 144,317, respectively. 

 

On May 4,2020, the Company entered into an agreement with a vendor to provide investor relations services.  Under the terms of the agreement, we issued warrants to purchase up to 120,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share.  The warrants expire five years after the date of issuance.  Approximately $220,000 of expense was recognized for the warrants issued for the services provide by the vendor.   

 

On June 5, 2020, upon closing of the Transaction, the Company entered into a Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement under which we issued warrants to IDTEC to purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) at an exercise price of $0.50 per share. The warrants expire five years after the date of issuance, (see Note 3).

 

The total outstanding balance of all non-employee stock warrants in the Company is 584,317 and 598,414 at December 31, 2020 and December 31 2019, respectively. There were 440,000 non-employee detached free-standing stock warrants granted during the year ended December 31, 2020 and 916,579 non-employee detached free-standing stock warrants granted during the year ended December 31, 2019. The fair value of these non-employee stock warrants granted during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 totaled $915,124 and $160,544, respectively, and were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model based on the following assumptions:

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s outstanding warrants during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:

   

  

 

 

Stock Options

 

On October 24, 2019, the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan went effective. The plan was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of the Company’s voting stock on September 9, 2019. The plan’s number of authorized shares is 3,848,467. As of  December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company has granted stock options to acquire 2,521,922 and 2,285,028 shares of common stock under the plan, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, the plan has1,202,168 vested shares and1,319,753 non-vested shares. As of December 31, 2019, the plan had 539,847 vested shares and 1,745,181 non-vested shares. As of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 the plan has options available to be issued of 1,326,545 and 1,563,439, respectively.  The stock options are held by our officers, directors, employees, and certain key consultants. 

 

During 2020, under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan the Company granted stock options and units to acquire approximately 236,000 shares of its common stock at exercise prices ranging from $1.645 to $3.30 to certain employees and key consultants. The fair value of the options granted was approximately $515,000. The stock options vest monthly and quarterly over 1 to 3-year terms.  A total of 15,000 stock options were vested as of  December 31, 2020.  None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as December 31, 2020.  Additionally, the Company granted stock options to acquire 1,894 shares of its common stock, in addition to the 48,106 options granted to key consultants on October 25, 2019 for a total of 50,000 shares of its common stock in accordance with the Company’s agreements with the consultants.  The stock options stock exercise price is $0.2635.  The stock options vest over a one-year period beginning January 1, 2020 and have a five-year term.  A total of 50,000 and 0 stock options were vested at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.  None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as of December 31, 2020.

 

For the years ended  December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded $239,478 and $95,566, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to the stock options. The unrecognized compensation expense as of December 31, 2020 was approximately $650,000 for non-vested share-based awards to be recognized over periods of approximately three to seven years.

 

In applying the Black-Scholes options pricing model, assumptions used to compute the fair value of the stock options granted during the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:

 

 

  

The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s outstanding stock options during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

  

 

Executive Stock Options

 

The Company has 2,521,922 outstanding executive stock options exercisable at $0.26341 to $3.30 per share with a weighted average remaining contractual life of  7.5 years as of December 31, 2020 and 2,285,028 outstanding executive stock options exercisable at $0.26341 per share with a weighted average remaining contractual life of 9 years as of December 31, 2019.

 

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company granted Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s directors, options to acquire 24,053 shares of the Company’s common stock under its 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock options have an exercise price of $0.2635 and vest quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock options have a five-year term. A total of 24,053 and 0 stock options were vested as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as of December 31, 2020.

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company granted Nick Noceti, the  Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, options to acquire 24,053 shares of the Company’s common stock under its 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock options have an exercise price of $0.2635 and vest quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock options have a five-year term. A total of  12,026 and 0 stock options were vested as of  December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as of December 31, 2020. 

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company granted Kevin Moore stock options under its 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,328 shares of its common stock at an exercise price of $0.2635. The stock options vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of his Employment Agreement. A total of411,572 and 58,796 stock options were vested as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as of December 31, 2020 or December 31, 2019.

 

On October 25, 2019, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with David Gandini to serve as the Company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company granted David Gandini stock options under its 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588shares of its common stock at an exercise price of $0.2635. The stock options vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,044 shares during the three-year term of his Employment Agreement. David Gandini was also granted an aggregate of 240,529 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) to vest as follows: (i) 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019 to vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,090 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten-year term.  A total of 521,146 and 240,521 stock options were vested as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued as of December 31, 2020 or December 31, 2019.

 

NOTE 14. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Operating Leases

 

The Company leased office space under a long-term operating lease that expired in June 2019. The Company leased the same office space on a month-to-month basis until December 31, 2019. On October 15, 2019, the Company entered into a short-term lease agreement that is between $2,800 - $2,900 per month and ended on October 31, 2020. The lease has been renewed for another twelve months under the same general terms and conditions.   The Company also leases an office space for $1,300 per month on a short-term (month to month) basis through a related party that terminates at any time.  Rent expense under office leases, including CAM charges, was $63,978 and $64,679 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

 

Legal Proceedings

 

On December 6, 2006, Orange County Valet and Security Patrol, Inc. filed a lawsuit against us in Orange County California State Superior Court for Breach of Contract in the amount of $11,164. A default judgment was taken against us in this matter. In mid-2013 we learned the Plaintiff’s perfected the judgment against us, but we have not heard from the Plaintiffs as of December 2020.  As of December 31, 2020, the Company has accrued $11,164 plus accrued interest of approximately $1,000.  In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.

 

We currently have one outstanding judgment against us involving a past employee of the Company. The matter is under the purview of the State of California, Franchise Tax Board, Industrial Health and Safety Collections. We currently owe approximately $28,786 plus accrued interest of approximately $53,000, which has been accrued as of December 31, 2020 to our ex-employee for unpaid wages under these Orders.  On March 8, 2021 we received an Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgement-Full by the California Court that the judgement has been settled with a payment of approximately $83,000 including accrued interest.  In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.  

 

NOTE 15. INCOME TAXES

 

Deferred income taxes arise from the temporary differences between financial statement and income tax recognition of net operating losses. These loss carryovers are limited under the Internal Revenue Code should a significant change in ownership occur.

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred net losses and therefore has no tax liability. The Company began operations in 2007 and has net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $13,346,000 that will be carried forward and can be used through the year 2040 to offset future taxable income. In the future, the cumulative net operating loss carry forward for income tax purposes may differ from the cumulative financial statement loss due to timing differences between book and tax reporting.

 

At December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company has net operating loss carry forwards of approximately $13,346,000 and $9,634,000, respectively, that may be offset against future taxable income, if any. These carry-forwards are subject to review by the Internal Revenue Service. As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the deferred tax asset of approximately $2,830,000 and $1,832,000, respectively, created by the net operating losses has been offset by a 100% valuation allowance because the likelihood of realization of the tax benefit cannot be determined. The change in the valuation allowance in 2020 and 2019 was approximately $998,000 and $187,000, respectively.

 

There is no current or deferred tax expense for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. The Company has not filed its tax returns for the years ended 2012 through 2020; however, management believes there are no taxes due as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

The Company includes interest and penalties arising from the underpayment of income taxes in general and administrative expense in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

The provision for Federal income tax consists of the following for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

 

The cumulative tax effect at the expected federal tax rate of 21% of significant items comprising our net deferred tax amount is as follows on December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

The cumulative tax effect at the expected state tax rate of 5% of significant items comprising our net deferred tax amount is as follows on December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

Due to the change in ownership provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, net operating loss carry forwards of approximately $13,304,000 for Federal income tax reporting purposes are subject to annual limitations. Should a change in ownership occur, net operating loss carry forwards may be further limited to use in future years.

 

The Company has identified the United States Federal tax returns as its “major” tax jurisdiction. The United States Federal tax return years 2012 – 2020 are still subject to tax examination by the United States Internal Revenue Service; however, we do not currently have any ongoing tax examinations.

 

 

NOTE 16. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

 

NOTE 17.  REVISION TO PREVIOUSLY FILED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

While reviewing the financial statements in connection with a Form 1-A filing, the Company discovered an error in the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020. The error related to the presentation of the loss on disposal of property and equipment and asset impairment adjustment in accordance with ASC 360-10-45.

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment and asset impairment adjustment of $39,434 and $25,320,555, respectively, were presented as other income/expense-net, instead of as operating expenses. As a result, loss from operations for the year ended December 31, 2020, was understated by $25,359,989 and other income/expenses-net was overstated by the same amount. The classification errors had no affect on the net loss or net loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

As a result of this correction, the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 in the accompanying financial statements have been revised.  The results of the revisions increased total operating expenses and loss from operations from $2,909,600 to $28,269,589, and decreased other expense from $27,072,692 to $1,172,703.

      

    

SOBR Safe, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

  

SOBR SAFE, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  

 

 

SOBR SAFE, Inc.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

  

   

SOBR SAFE, Inc.

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2021

 

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION, OPERATIONS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

SOBR Safe, Inc. (“SOBR Safe”), formerly TransBiotec, Inc., was incorporated as Imagine Media LTD. in August 2007 in the State of Delaware. A corporation also named TransBiotec, Inc. (“TransBiotec – CA”) was formed in the state of California July 4, 2004. Effective September 19, 2011, TransBiotec was acquired by TransBiotec - CA in a transaction classified as a reverse acquisition as the shareholders of TransBiotec - CA retained the majority of the outstanding common stock of TransBiotec after the share exchange. The consolidated financial statements represent the activity of TransBiotec - CA from July 4, 2004 forward, and the consolidated activity of SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA from September 19, 2011 forward. SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA are hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Company” or “We”. The Company has developed and plans to market and sell a non-invasive alcohol sensing system which includes an ignition interlock. The Company has not generated any revenues from its operations.

 

On March 23, 2020, the Company filed a Definitive 14C providing notice that the Board of Directors has recommended, and that holders of a majority of the voting power of the Company’s outstanding stock voted, to approve the following.

 

 

The above actions taken by the Company’s stockholders became effective on or about May 21, 2020. The effective dates of the above actions were June 5, 2020 and April 20, 2020, respectively, and the actual reverse stock split ratio was 1-for-33.26. All share and per share amounts have been adjusted in these consolidated financial statements to reflect the effect of the reverse stock split. 

 

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as promulgated in the United States of America and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2020, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021.

 

In management’s opinion, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (including reclassifications and normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and results of operations and cash flows for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020.

 

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority owned subsidiary, TransBiotec-CA. We have eliminated all intercompany transactions and balances between entities consolidated in these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

 

Use of Estimates

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect 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.  Specifically, such estimates were made by the Company for the recoverability and useful lives of long-lived assets, the intellectual technology, the valuation of the derivative liabilities, beneficial conversion feature expenses, stock-based compensation and the valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Financial Instruments

Pursuant to  Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, and ASC 825, Financial Instruments, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 and 825 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 and 825 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1

Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2

Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets: quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3

Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable,  related party payables, notes payable, convertible debentures, and other liabilities. Pursuant to ASC 820 and 825, the fair value of our derivative liabilities is determined based on “Level 3” inputs. We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.

 

The following table presents assets and liabilities that are measured and recognized at fair value as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

September 30, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2020

   

 

 

Cash

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. The Company does not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. 

 

Prepaid Expenses

Amounts incurred in advance of contractual performance or coverage periods are recorded as prepaid assets and recognized as expense in the period service or coverage is provided.  

 

Beneficial Conversion Features

From time to time, the Company may issue convertible notes that may contain a beneficial conversion feature. A beneficial conversion feature exists on the date a convertible note is issued when the fair value of the underlying common stock to which the note is convertible into is in excess of the remaining unallocated proceeds of the note after first considering the allocation of a portion of the note proceeds to the fair value of the warrants, if related warrants have been granted. The intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a debt discount with a corresponding amount to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the note using the effective interest method.

 

 Derivative Instruments

The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instruments are initially recorded at their fair values and are then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations under other income (expense). The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the embedded conversion option at its fair value as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into warrant agreements, for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, the Company has adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. For stock-based derivative financial instruments, the Company uses a Monte Carlo Simulation model to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates.

 

The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date. 

 

 

Debt Issuance Costs

Debt issuance costs incurred in connection with the issuance of debt are capitalized and amortized to interest expense over the term of the debt using the effective interest method. The unamortized amount is presented as a reduction of debt on the balance sheet.

 

Preferred Stock

We apply the guidance enumerated in ASC 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” when determining the classification and measurement of preferred stock. Preferred shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. We classify conditionally redeemable preferred shares (if any), which includes preferred shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control, as temporary equity. At all other times, we classified our preferred shares in stockholders’ equity.

 

Minority Interest (Noncontrolling Interest)

A subsidiary of the Company has minority members representing ownership interests of 1.38% at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company accounts for these minority, or noncontrolling interests, pursuant to ASC 810-10-65 whereby gains and losses in a subsidiary with a noncontrolling interest are allocated to the noncontrolling interest based on the ownership percentage of the noncontrolling interest, even if that allocation results in a deficit noncontrolling interest balance.

 

Stock-based Compensation

The Company follows the guidance of the accounting provisions of ASC 718 “Share-based Compensation”, which requires the use of the fair-value based method to determine compensation for all arrangements under which employees and others receive shares of stock or equity instruments (warrants and options). The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options pricing model that uses assumptions for expected volatility, expected dividends, expected term, and the risk-free interest rate. The Company has not paid common stock dividends historically and does not expect to pay them in the future. Expected volatilities are based on weighted averages of the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock estimated over the expected term of the options. The expected term of options granted is derived using the “simplified method” which computes expected term as the average of the sum of the vesting term plus the contract term as historically the Company had limited activity surrounding its options. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the period of the expected term.

 

Research and Development

The Company accounts for its research and development costs pursuant to ASC 730, whereby it requires the Company to disclose the amounts of costs for company and customer-sponsored research and development activities, if material. Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. The Company incurred research and development costs as it acquired new knowledge to bring about significant improvements in the functionality and design of its SOBR product. Research and development costs were $1,026,679 and $309,403 during the nine month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Advertising and Marketing Costs

Advertising and marketing costs are charged to operations as incurred.  Advertising and marketing costs were $70,692 and $70,198 during the nine month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and are included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.    

 

Depreciation

Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis over the assets estimated useful lives of three years. There was no depreciation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Depreciation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $3,978 and $5,083, respectively .

 

Income Tax

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to ASC 740. Under ASC 740 deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carry forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment. The Company has not recorded any deferred tax assets or liabilities at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 as these have been offset by a 100% valuation allowance.

 

 

Net Loss Per Share

Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.  Diluted  loss per share gives the effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period,  including stock options, warrants and convertible instruments.  Diluted net loss per share excludes all potentially issuable shares if their effect is anti-dilutive.  Because the effect of the Company’s dilutive securities is anti-dilutive, diluted net loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the periods presented.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Certain financial instruments potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash deposits. Cash held in operating accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance limits. Accounts at each institution are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000. While the Company monitors cash balances in our operating accounts on a regular basis and adjust the balances as appropriate, these balances could be impacted if the underlying financial institutions fail. To date, the Company has experienced no loss or lack of access to our cash; however, the Company can provide no assurances that access to our cash will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had $1,934,969 and none, respectively in excess of the FDIC insured limits.

 

Related Parties

Related parties are any entities or individuals that, through employment, ownership, or other means, possess the ability to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the Company.

 

New Pronouncements 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740, Income Taxes, and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Most amendments within the standard are required to be applied on a prospective basis, while certain amendments must be applied on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2019-12 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity, which address issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying generally accepted accounting principles for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity.  This amendment is effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a SEC filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-08, Codification Improvements to Subtopic 310-20, Receivables-Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs, amendments the guidance in ASU No. 2017-08, (Subtopic 310-20): Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities, which addresses multiple call dates of a callable debt security.  This amendment is effective for public business entities, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application is not permitted.  The Company evaluated the adoption of ASU 2020-08 guidance and determined no effects on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

   

  

In May 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-04, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Debt-Modifications and Extinguishments (Subtopic 470-50), Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718), and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtpoic 815-40), which addresses issuer’s accounting for certain modifications or exchanges of freestanding equity-classified written call options.  This amendment is effective for all entities, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.  The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2021-04 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

Correction of Error

While preparing financial statements for periods in 2021, the Company discovered an error in the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020.  The error related to the presentation of the loss on disposal of property and equipment and asset impairment adjustment in accordance with ASC 360-10-45.

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment and asset impairment adjustment of $39,434 and $25,320,555, respectively, were presented as other income/expense-net, instead of as operating expenses.  As a result, loss from operations for the year ended December 31, 2020, was understated by $25,359,989 and other income/expenses-net was overstated by the same amount.  The errors had no effect on the net loss or net loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

As a result of this correction, the statement of operations for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 in the accompanying financial statements has been retroactively restated.

 

NOTE 2. GOING CONCERN

 

The Company has incurred recurring losses from operations and has limited cash liquidity and capital resources. Future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including the Company’s ability to develop products, cash flow from operations, and competing market developments. The Company will need additional capital in the near future. Sources of debt financing may result in high interest expense. Any financing, if available, may be on unfavorable terms. If adequate funds are not obtained, we will be required to reduce or curtail operations.

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company has an accumulated deficit of approximately $54,200,000. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company also experienced negative cash flows from operating activities of approximately $2,300,000. It appears these principal conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, indicate it is probable that the Company will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date the financial statements are issued. As such, there is substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company has identified factors that mitigate the probable conditions that have raised substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.  On January 15, 2021, the Company initiated a Private Offering (the “Offering”) of up to 40 Units ($2,000,000) with each Unit consisting of one $50,000 principal amount secured convertible debenture, convertible at $3 per share, and a Warrant to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $3 per share. The Secured Debentures carry interest at 12% and mature 24 months after issuance. The Warrants are exercisable six months after issuance and expire 24 months after issuance .  The Offering closed on May 31, 2021 and raised $2,005,000, see Note 8. On September 28, 2021 the Company closed the sale of a convertible debenture and issued warrants that raised $2,225,000 of net proceeds after debt issuance costs.  The debenture is for a face amount $3,048,781 with an OID of 18% and due March 27, 2022, if not converted, see Note 7.

 

We will need additional funds beyond the money raised in this Offering.  As a result, we are planning on additional financings in the future.

 

 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, the Company is not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on its results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021. However, if the pandemic continues, it may have an adverse effect on the Company’s results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in fiscal year 2021.

 

Management believes actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern; however, these plans are contingent upon actions to be performed by the Company and these conditions have not been met on or before September 30, 2021. Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak could have a continued material adverse impact on economic and market conditions and trigger a period of global economic slowdown, which would impair the Company’s ability to raise needed funds to continue as a going concern. As such, substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern was not alleviated as of September 30, 2021.

 

NOTE 3. ASSET PURCHASE

 

On June 5, 2020, the Company completed a transaction (the “Transaction”) with IDTEC subject to the terms and conditions of the APA and that was accounted for as an asset purchase. Pursuant to the APA, IDTEC provided personnel, experience, and access to funding to assist with the development of the SOBR device, as well as sold to us certain robotics assets, which our management believes are synergistic with our current assets, in exchange for 12,000,000 shares of our common stock after giving effect to the reverse stock split effected in connection with closing the Transaction.

 

As a result of closing the Transaction, the Company issued a convertible promissory note for all the funds spent or advanced by IDTEC prior to closing. This note totaled $1,485,189(the “APA Note”), with simple interest at 10% per annum, due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder. The repayment of APA Note is secured by a first priority security lien or security interest in the patents, trademarks, tradenames, and other intellectual property of the Company.

 

At closing, some of the closing conditions under the APA were either waived and/or modified by the parties. In order to document those modifications and waivers, we entered into a Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement with IDTEC. One of the closing conditions that was the subject of the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement was the requirement that the Company have under $125,000 in permitted liabilities (not including aged liabilities) after closing of the Transaction. At closing we had approximately $158,000 in non-permitted liabilities under the APA. As a result, the Company issued a Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to IDTEC (the “Warrant”), under which IDTEC will purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) at an exercise price of $0.50 per share, if either (i) we are forced to pay a non-permitted liability, then we may force IDTEC to exercise the Warrant and pay the exercise price to pay the non-permitted liability, but only in an amount sufficient to pay the non-permitted liability, or (ii) if IDTEC otherwise elects to exercise the Warrant and acquire some or all of the shares underlying the Warrant. The Warrant expires five years after the date of issuance.

 

The Transaction recorded as an asset purchase was valued at $29,222,955, which consists of the market price as of June 5, 2020 of the Company’s 12,000,000 shares of common stock issued totaling $27,120,000, the funds spent by IDTEC and affiliates prior to closing of $1,407,051 and the fair value of the Warrant issued of $695,454.  In determining the fair value of the intangible assets, the Company considered, among other factors, the best use of acquired assets such as the analysis of historical financial performance of the products and estimates of future performance of the products and intellectual properties acquired. The  allocation to identifiable intangible assets required extensive use of financial information and management's best estimate of fair value.  

 

 

The following summarizes the transaction closing with IDTEC on June 5, 2020:

  

 

Subsequent to the Transaction closing, the Company evaluated the fair value of theassets acquired based on market estimates for property and equipment and discounted net cash flow for the SOBR Safe intellectual technology. The present value of the discounted cash flow utilized a 75% discount, which included a 25% risk return premium, over an estimated five-year net revenue stream expected to be derived from the technology acquired. Based on the assessment of fair value, the Company recognized an asset impairment loss of $25,320,555 resulting from the APA during the year ended December 31, 2020. The impairment was due to the increase of the Company's stock price value. The stock price of the Company at closing of the Transaction was significantly higher than expected from the stock price of the Company when the Company signed the APA. The number of shares to be given to IDTEC as consideration for the Transaction would not get updated for any stock price changes.

 

NOTE 4. PREPAID EXPENSES

 

Prepaid expenses consist of the following:

 

 

On February 26, 2021, the Company entered into a new lease agreement for its office facility for a 12-month term beginning March 1, 2021.  In addition to monthly base rent of $6,000, the agreement requires the issuance on 16,000 shares of its common stock valued at $49,600, all of which has been issued as of September 30, 2021. 

 

NOTE 5. INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Intangible assets consist of the following at September 30, 2021:

 

                                                                           

Amortization expense for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $298,098 and $128,488, respectively, and is included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

 

Estimated future amortization expense for device technology intangible assets is as follows:

 

 

NOTE 6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

On July 1, 2015, the Company amended a December 3, 2014, note payable agreement with Lanphere Law Group, a related party and  shareholder, which forgave $108,000 of a note payable’s principal balance. This debt forgiveness decreased the original principal balance on the note of $214,334 to a new principal balance of $106,335, and a related party gain of $108,000 was recorded to additional paid-in capital. This amendment also extended the note payable’s due date toDecember 2, 2015. The note was converted to common stock during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

On March 8, 2017, Lanphere Law Group irrevocably elected to exercise warrants in order to acquire 969,601 shares of the Company’s common stock in exchange for an aggregate exercise price of $112,871, which was used for the deduction of $74,672 of principal and $38,199 of accrued interest related to the December 3, 2014, note payable agreement with Lanphere Law Group. The forgiveness of the note payable principal of $74,672 was recorded to equity and the $38,199 of related accrued interest was also recorded to equity. The principal balance of the note after the debt deduction was $31,662. On January 3, 2020, the note payable principal balance of $31,662 was converted to 9,520 common shares at a per share price of $3.326. 

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, a beneficial owner of the Company, under which he agreed to exercise warrants and the Company agreed to issue 454,097 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere under two promissory notes. Mr. Lanphere’s option to acquire the shares was under the terms of certain Loan Agreement with Promissory Note and Stock Fees agreements entered into with the Company and Mr. Lanphere on April 17, 2019 and July 17, 2019. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was approximately $66,000 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of  approximately $66,000. 180,397 common shares were issued on January 3, 2020, at an effective conversion price of $0.133 and 273,700 common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $0.153. After this exercise, Lanphere Law Group owns no warrants for shares of our common stock.

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into another Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, under which the Company agreed to issue 63,225 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere under numerous other remaining promissory notes. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $210,285 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $169,606 and accrued interest of $40,679. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $52,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Vernon Justus, a shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 84,963 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Justus under a promissory note. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $282,588 which was used for the deduction of a related party note payable principal of $180,001 and accrued interest of $102,587. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $70,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 3, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On January 16, 2020, the Company entered into a Accounts Payable Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Michael Lanphere, under which the Company agreed to issue 214,883 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Lanphere for unpaid legal bills. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $714,700 which was used for the deduction of related party payables of $714,700. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $222,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on January 16, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

 

On January 30, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Devadatt Mishal, one of the Company’s former directors and current shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 499,965 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Mishal under numerous promissory notes. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $456,641 which was used for the deduction of related party notes payable principal of $270,300 and accrued interest of $186,341. The Company also recorded a loss on related party debt extinguishment of approximately $144,000. The common shares were issued on January 30, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $0.91465 per share.

 

On March 23, 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with Prakash Gadgil, one of the Company’s former directors and current shareholder, under which the Company agreed to issue 586 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction in the amounts owed to Mr. Gadgil under a promissory note. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $1,950 which was used for the deduction of a related party note payable principal of $1,950. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $1,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on March 23, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On April 6, 2020, the Company agreed with Nick Noceti, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, to issue 38,437 shares of its common stock in exchange for amounts due for accounting fees. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $127,840 which was used for the deduction of a related party accounts payable of $127,480. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $49,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on April 4, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $3.326 per share.

 

On April 7, 2020, the Company agreed with Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s former directors, to issue 6,831 shares of its common stock in exchange for amounts due for Board of Director fees. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $9,656 which was used for the deduction of a related party accounts payable of $9,656. Based on the fair value of the shares issued, the Company recognized a related party gain of approximately $2,000 and accounted for it as additional paid-in capital. The common shares were issued on April 7, 2020 at an effective conversion price of $1.41 per share.

 

On February 12, 2021, the Company entered into a note payable agreement with David Gandini, an officer and shareholder, under which Mr. Gandini advanced the Company $30,000 for working capital purposes.  The  unsecured note carried interest at 0% and was paid in April 2021.

 

On March 30, 2021, the Company received notification from IDTEC that it was exercising a portion of the 320,000 warrants issued resulting from the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement with IDTEC.  The warrant exercise price is $0.50 per share. With the proceeds of the exercise we paid $88,469 during the six-month period ended June 30, 2021 to settle an outstanding judgement (see Note 14) against the Company which was considered as a non-permitted liability under the Post-Closing Covenant Agreement.  We will issue 176,938 shares of our common stock for the $88,469 we received from IDTEC to pay the settlement.  As the shares had not been issued by June 30, 2021, the amount received from IDTEC is included in the common stock subscriptions payable balance at June 30, 2021.

 

On March 3 and 31, 2021, the Company issued convertible notes payable (see Note 8) totaling $450,000 to existing shareholders holding a direct or indirect interest in the Company and $100,000 to a Company’s director and another director’s family member. The principal amount of the secured convertible debentures are convertible at $3 per share, and include warrants to purchase in total 275,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $3 per share.

 

On May 31, 2021, the Company issued convertible notes payable (see Note 8) totaling $400,000 to existing shareholders holding a direct or indirect interest in the Company and $50,000 to a Company’s officer. The principal amount of the secured convertible debentures are convertible at $3 per share, and include warrants to purchase in total 225,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $3 per share.

 

 

NOTE 7. CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE

 

Convertible debenture payable consists of the following:

 

 

On September 28, 2021, (the “Closing Date”) the Company completed a financing transaction under a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) and corresponding 18% Original Issue Discount Convertible Debenture (the “Debenture”), Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Warrant”) and Registration Rights Agreement (“RRA”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company received $2,500,000 from the Purchaser and in exchange issued the Debenture in the principal amount of $3,048,781 and Warrants to purchase up to 1,219,512 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Debenture is convertible voluntarily by the Purchaser at any time into shares of our common stock, at the lesser of $2.50, representing 100% of the closing price of our common stock on the trading day immediately prior to the Closing Date, or 75% of the average VWAP of our common stock during the 5 trading day period immediately prior to the conversion date (the “Conversion Price”), or automatically upon the occurrence of a single public offering of our common stock which results in the listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange as defined in the Exchange Act (the “Qualified Offering”) into shares of our common stock at the lesser of the Conversion Price, or 75% of the offering price of the securities offered in the Qualified Offering. The Debenture matures on March 27, 2022, does not accrue interest unless there is an event of default under the terms of the Debenture. The Warrant is exercisable at any time through September 28, 2026 into shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share, unless an event of default occurs, at which time the exercise price will adjust to $1.00 per share. The Warrant contains a cashless exercise provision but only in the event the Company fails to have an effective registration statement registering the common shares underlying the Warrant at any time beginning six months from the Closing Date.  The RRA requires the Company to register for resale and maintain effectiveness of such Registration Statement for such all of the registrable securities under the terms of the Debenture and Warrant, within defined time frames. Should the Company fail to meet the RRA requirements, until the date causing such event of noncompliance is cured, the Company shall pay to the Purchaser as partial liquidated damages equal to the product of 2% of the principal amount not to exceed 24% of the aggregate principal. If the Company fails to pay of the liquidated damages within seven days after the date payable, the Company will pay interest at 18% until such amounts are paid in full. The Company evaluated the Debenture for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features and determined that its embedded conversion feature carried a debt discount. The total conversion feature debt discount of $980,000 is amortized over the life of the convertible debenture. The debt discount amortization expense recorded as amortization of interest in the consolidated statements of operations was $16,245 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021.  As of September 30, 2021, the debenture carries outstanding warrants of 1,219,512. The relative fair market value of the related stock warrants granted during the nine month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $847,048 and none, respectively.  The unamortized discount at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was $833,008and none, respectively. Stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense was $14,039 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2021. The Company incurred $548,781 of Original Issue Discount and $275,000 of debt issuance costs related to the Debenture which is being amortized to interest expense over the term of the debt using the effective interest method. Interest expense related to the Original Issue Discount and debt issuance costs was $11,645 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2021. The unamortized discount and issuance costs at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was $812,134 and none, respectively. 

 

 

NOTE 8. NOTES PAYABLE

 

RELATED PARTIES

 

Related party notes payable consist of the following:

 

 

Total interest expense for related party notes was $55,151 and $79,596 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Related Party Convertible Notes Payable with Warrants

 

The Company has thirteen convertible notes payable to related parties, each with detached free-standing warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock at $3 per share, that have a total principal balance of $1,000,000 as of September 30, 2021. The notes, secured by the Company’s patents and patents applications, include interest at 12%, are convertible at $3 per share of the Company’s common stock and are due 24 months after issuance. The note holders may elect to have the interest paid in cash monthly or have the interest accrue and be payable on the maturity date. Interest elected to be accrued will be paid in cash or may be converted into shares of our common stock under the same terms as the principal amount on the maturity date. The notes contain both voluntary and automatic conversion features. The notes will be convertible at any time, by the holders, beginning on the date of issuance. However, the holders may not convert any outstanding amounts due under the note if at the time of such conversion the amount of common stock issued for the conversion, when added to other shares of Company common stock owned by the holders or which can be acquired by holders upon exercise or conversion of any other instrument, would cause the holder to own more than 4.9% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.  Beginning on the issuance date, the outstanding principal amount of the note, and any accrued interest, will automatically convert into shares of the Company’s common stock if the Company’s common stock closes at or above $6 per share for five (5) consecutive trading days while listed on NASDAQ. The Company evaluated the convertible notes payable for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there were beneficial conversion features to record. The total beneficial conversion feature debt discount of $448,999 is amortized over the life of the convertible notes payable. The debt discount amortization expense recorded as amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature in the consolidated statements of operations was $101,070 forthe nine-month period ended September 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, these notes carry outstanding warrants of 500,000. The relative fair market value of the related stock warrants granted during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $551,001 and none, respectively.  The unamortized discount at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 is $423,647 and none, respectively. Stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense was $127,354 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021.

 

 

Related Party Convertible Notes Payable

 

On June 5, 2020 the Company issued the convertible APA Note to a related party with a principal balance of  $1,485,189, which included the $70,000 balance of three convertible notes payable to related parties and related accrued interest of $7,689 outstanding at December 31, 2019.  The note includes simple interest at 10% per annum, due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder. The Company evaluated the convertible note payable for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there was a beneficial conversion feature to record. During the year ended December 31, 2020, beneficial conversion feature amortization expense related to this related party convertible note payable of $1,407,675 was accounted for as amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature expense in the consolidated statements of operations. On November 15, 2020, the related party holder elected to convert the note principal and accrued interest balance of $1,551,514 into 3,103,028 of shares of common stock.

 

Related Party Non-convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has one non-convertible note payable to a related party that has a principal balance of  $11,810 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The note carries an interest rate at 0%.  The note payable had a due date of December 31, 2012 and is currently in default.    

 

NON-RELATED PARTIES 

 

Non-related party notes payable consist of the following:

 

 

Total interest expense for non-related party notes was $65,130 and $1,403,611 for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Convertible Notes Payable with Warrants

 

The Company has sixteen convertible notes payable to non-related parties, each with detached free-standing warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock at $3 per share, that have a total principal balance of $1,005,000 as of September 30, 2021. The notes, secured by the Company’s patents and patents applications, include interest at 12%, are convertible at $3 per share of the Company’s common stock and are due 24 months after issuance.  The note holders may elect to have the interest paid in cash monthly or have the interest accrue and be payable on the maturity date.  Interest elected to be accrued will be paid in cash or may be converted into shares of our common stock under the same terms as the principal amount on the maturity date.  The notes contain both voluntary and automatic conversion features. The notes will be convertible at any time, by the holders, beginning on the date of issuance. However, the holders may not convert any outstanding amounts due under the note if at the time of such conversion the amount of common stock issued for the conversion, when added to other shares of Company common stock owned by the holders or which can be acquired by holders upon exercise or conversion of any other instrument, would cause the holder to own more than 4.9% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.  Beginning on the issuance date, the outstanding principal amount of the note, and any accrued interest, will automatically convert into shares of the Company’s common stock if the Company’s common stock closes at or above $6 per share for five (5) consecutive trading days while listed on NASDAQ. The Company evaluated the convertible notes payable for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there were beneficial conversion features to record. The total beneficial conversion feature debt discount of $460,215 is amortized over the life of the convertible notes payable.  The debt discount recorded as amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature in the consolidated statements of operations was $105,060 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021.  As of September 30, 2021, these notes carry outstanding warrants of 502,500. The relative fair market value of the related stock warrants granted during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $541,707 and none, respectively.  The unamortized discount at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was $419,695 and none, respectively. Stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense was $122,012 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021.

 

 

Convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has three convertible notes payable to non-related parties that have a principal balance of $56,683 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. These notes carry interest rates ranging from 5% - 12% and have due dates ranging from February 2013 to March 2022. Two of the three notes are currently in default. These notes carry conversion prices ranging from $1.99- $10.7619 per share. The Company evaluated these convertible notes payable for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features. The Company determined that there were beneficial conversion features to record. The conversion features were either fully amortized upon grant or over the life of the convertible notes payable. The conversion features were fully amortized prior to 2020.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company entered into Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plans with six non-related parties, under which the Company agreed to issue 50,135 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of eleven convertible notes payable to non-related parties. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $166,750 which was used for the deduction of non-related party convertible notes payable principal of $83,953 and accrued interest of $82,797. The Company recorded a non-related party gain on loan extinguishment  of approximately $103,000.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company entered into a non-related party convertible note payable agreement to convert a high interest rate convertible non-related party note payable with a principal balance of $25,000 and accrued interest due of $22,500 to a non-related party convertible note payable of $47,500 that accrues interest at 5%. The note conversion rate is $2 per common share. The Company recorded a loss on non-related party debt extinguishment of $11,697.

 

During 2020, the holder of a $25,000 convertible promissory note with interest at 30% and accrued interest of $61,875 replaced the carrying amount of the note and its conversion features with a new non-convertible note totaling $25,000 that bears interest at 5%. The Company recorded a gain on non-related party debt extinguishment of $61,875.

 

Non-convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company has three non-convertible notes payable to non-related parties that have a principal balance of $42,500 as of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020. These notes carry interest rates ranging from  5% - 10% and have due dates ranging from 12/25/2013 - 6/06/2022. Two of the three notes are currently in default. 

 

During 2020, the Company entered into a Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Plan with a non-related party, under which the Company agreed to issue 20,313 shares of its common stock in exchange for a reduction of a non-convertible non-related party note payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $67,561 which was used for the deduction of non-related party non-convertible notes payable principal of $3,938 and accrued interest of $63,623. The Company recorded a non-related party gain on loan extinguishment  of approximately $14,000.

 

On May 12, 2020, the Company received proceeds of $41,665 from a commercial bank under the SBA Payroll Protection Loan Program. The loan requires interest at 1% and 18 monthly payments of principal and interest beginning December 5, 2020. Provisions of the SBA Payroll Protection Loan Program allow for portions or all the loan balance to be forgiven should certain criteria be met.  On December 7, 2020 the Company was notified that the principal balance and accrued interest of $242 was forgiven, and thus the Company  recorded a gain on loan extinguishment of approximately $42,000.

 

Notes Payable with Warrants

 

The Company has one note payable with detached free-standing warrants to a non-related party that has a principal balance of $5,000 as of  September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. This note carries an interest rate of 10% and had a due date of 9/11/2014. This note is currently in default. The detached free-standing warrants for this note payable were not exercised by the note holder and expired on May 16, 2019.

 

 

NOTE 9. DERIVATIVE LIABILITY

 

In September 2021, the Company completed a financing transition and received $2,500,000 from the Purchaser and in exchange issued an 18% Original Issue Discount Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $3,048,781. The debenture includes voluntary and automatic conversion features at a variable conversion prices convertible into the Company’s common shares at an undetermined future date. The Company analyzed the conversion features of the debenture agreement for derivative accounting consideration under ASU 2017-11 (ASC 815-15, Derivatives and Hedging), and determined the embedded conversion features should be classified as a derivative because the exercise price of the convertible note is subject to a variable conversion rate and should therefore be accounted for at fair value under ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, and ASC 825, Financial Instruments. In accordance with ASC 815-15, the Company bifurcated the conversion feature of the debenture and recorded a derivative liability.

 

The embedded derivative for the debenture is carried on the Company’s balance sheet at fair value. The derivative liability is marked to market each measurement period and any unrealized change in fair value is recorded as a component of the consolidated statement of operations and the associated fair value carrying amount on the balance sheet was adjusted by the change. The Company fair valued the embedded derivative using a Monte Carlo simulation model based on the following assumptions: (1) expected volatility of 120%, (2) risk-free interest rate of 0.05%, and (3) expected life from 4 to 6 months. On September 28, 2021, the Closing Date of the transaction, the fair value of the embedded derivative was $980,000 and is amortized to interest expense over the term of the Debenture. Utilizing level 3 inputs, the Company did not record a fair market value gain or loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The fair value of the embedded derivative recorded on the balance sheet as a liability was $980,000 at September 30, 2021.

 

NOTE 10. STOCK SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE

 

The Company has common stock subscriptions payable due to related parties of $91,613 payable with 193,856 of its common shares at September 30, 2021.  The Company has common stock subscriptions payable due to related parties of $111,024 payable with 60,087 of its common shares at December 31, 2020.

 

The Company has common stock subscriptions payable due to non-related parties of $136,433 payable with 87,500 of its common shares at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

NOTE 11. COMMON STOCK

 

The Company’s common stock transactions for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, consist of the following:

 

The Company issued 601 shares of its common stock for compensation for services rendered.

 

The Company issued 454,097 shares of its common stock for the conversion of $65,728 of related parties’ debt from $0.1530 to $0.13304 per share pursuant to terms of the convertible promissory notes. 454,097 stock warrants were settled along with the related party debt.

 

The Company issued 214,883 shares of its common stock for the settlement of related party payables of $714,700.  A related party gain of approximately $222,000 was recorded as additional paid-in capital from the stock issuance.

 

The Company issued 38,323 shares of its common stock for the settlement of  accounts payables and accrued expenses of approximately $127,000.  The Company recorded a net gain of approximately $27,000 from the stock issuance.

 

The Company issued 648,739 shares of its common stock to related parties for the conversion of $622,004 of debt from $0.9146 to $3.326 per share.  The Company recorded $143,660 of loss on debt extinguishment  and a related party gain of $124,291 as additional paid in-capital as a result of the stock issuance.

 

  

The Company issued 70,448 shares of its common stock to non-related parties for the conversion of $65,391 of debt  at $3.326 per share.  The Company recorded $41,665 of loss resulting from the stock issuance. 

 

The Company agreed to convert 121,072 shares of its common stock at values between $0.5821 to $1.039 per share to non-related parties in exchange for their agreement to settle payable balances of $91,464 owed to them. The conversion was in full satisfaction of all outstanding amounts owed. The Company recorded a non-related party loss of $81,867 as other expense in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

The Company issued 45,268 shares of its common stock to related parties in exchange for their agreement to settle  related party accounts payable of $137,496 owed to them. The shares were issued at a value of $86,739 and recorded a related party gain of $50,741 to additional paid-in-capital.

 

The Company issued 12,000,000 shares of its common stock valued at $2.26 as result of the Transaction with IDTEC (see Note 3).

 

The Company’s common stock transactions for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, consist of the following:

 

The Company issued 43,169 shares of its common stock to SOBR Safe, LLC, an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company, in full satisfaction of $107,880 of accrued dividends resulting from the December 2020 conversion of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock into common shares, see Note 11.

 

The Company issued 16,000 shares of its common stock valued at $49,600to its landlord under the terms of a lease agreement expiring in February 2022.  The amount has been recorded as prepaid expense and amortized monthly over the lease term as general and administrative expense in the consolidated statement of operations.  

 

NOTE 12. PREFERRED STOCK

 

On November 20, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a class of stock designated as preferred stock with a par value of $0.00001 per share comprising 25,000,000 shares, 3,000,000 shares of which were classified as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. In each calendar year, the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, when, as and if, declared by the Board of Directors, out of any funds and assets of the Company legally available, non-cumulative dividends, in an amount equal to any dividends or other Distribution on the common stock in such calendar year (other than a Common Stock Dividend). No dividends (other than a Common Stock Dividend) shall be paid and no distribution shall be made with respect to the common stock unless dividends shall have been paid or declared and set apart for payment to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock simultaneously. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock shall not be mandatory or cumulative, and no rights or interest shall accrue to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock by reason of the fact that the Company shall fail to declare or pay dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, except for such rights or interest that may arise as a result of the Company paying a dividend or making a distribution on the common stock in violation of the terms. The holders of each share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock then outstanding shall be entitled to be paid, out of the Available Funds and Assets, and prior and in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of common stock, and equal in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution)  of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of any other series of preferred stock that have liquidation preference, an amount per share equal to the Original Issue Price of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock plus all declared but unpaid dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. A reorganization, or any other consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any other corporation, or any other sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, shall not be deemed a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company. Shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are convertible at a 35% discount rate to the average closing price per share of the Company’s common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last 15 trading days immediately prior to conversion. However, no conversions of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to shares of common stock can occur unless the average closing price per share of the Company’s common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last 15 trading days immediately prior to conversion is at least $1.67. The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock vote on a one for one basis. The right of conversion is limited by the fact the holder of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock may not convert if such conversion would cause the holder to beneficially own more than 4.9% of the Company’s common stock after giving effect to such conversion.

 

 

On December 9, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors created a class of preferred stock designated as 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock comprising of 2,000,000 shares. During 2020, the authorized shares were increased to 2,700,000 shares.  The rights and preferences of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock are as follows: (a) dividend rights of 8% per annum based on the original issuance price of $1 per share, (b) liquidation preference over the Company’s common stock, (c) conversion rights into shares of the Company’s common stock at $1 per share (not to be affected by any reverse stock split in connection with the Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC), (d) redemption rights such that we have the right, upon 30 days written notice, at any time after one year from the date of issuance, to redeem all or part of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock for 150% of the original issuance price, (e) no call rights by the Company, and (f) each share of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock will vote on an “as converted” basis.

 

On December 12, 2019, the Company entered into a Series A-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with SOBR SAFE, LLC (“SOBR SAFE”), a Delaware limited liability company and an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company, under which SOBR SAFE agreed to acquire 1,000,000 shares of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock  in exchange for $1,000,000 (the “Purchase Price”). The Company received the Purchase Price on December 12, 2019.

 

On May 7, 2020, the Company amended a Convertible Preferred Stock Investment Agreement  granting the exclusive right to SOBR SAFE to purchase up to 2,700,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock.   

 

On July 2, 2020, the Company executed Amendment No. 2 to the Stock Investment Agreement which provides that the full amount of each dividend due on a dividend payment date, even if not declared, shall be paid to any holder regardless of the date on which the holder acquired the stock. 

 

The Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock earns cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum, payable in cash or common stock at the option of the Company on June 30 and December 31 of each year. If paid in common stock, the common stock will be valued at the average of the closing price for the five business days prior to the dividend payment date. The preferred shareholders will participate in any common stock dividends on an as converted basis. Although no dividends were declared as of September 30, 2020, the Company has accrued dividends payable of $161,880 related to the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock as of September 30, 2020.  On December 7, 2020, we sent a Notice of Automatic Conversion and Calculation of Dividend Shares to SOBR SAFE notifying them that under the terms governing the shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock the 2,700,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock owned by SOBR SAFE automatically converted into 2,700,000 shares of our common stock.  In addition, as a result of the conversion of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock we owed SOBR SAFE accrued dividends totaling $107,880, which we could pay in cash or in shares of our common stock based on the price of common stock on the applicable dividend dates.  Our management and Board of Directors elected to pay SOBR SAFE the accrued dividends in shares of our common stock.

 

 

NOTE 13 STOCK WARRANTS AND STOCK OPTIONS

 

Stock Warrants

 

The Company accounts for employee stock options and stock warrants under ASC 718 and ASC 505, whereby option costs are recorded based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable, utilizing the Black-Scholes pricing model. Unless otherwise provided for, the Company covers option exercises by issuing new shares. 

 

On August 8, 2019, the Company entered into an 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Investment agreement with First Capital Ventures, LLC (“FCV”), an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company. FCV set up a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) or SOBR SAFE, LLC, an entity controlled by a beneficial owner of the Company,  that purchased 1,000,000 of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Shares at $1 per share on December 12, 2019. Upon purchase, the Company issued the SPV through FCV a three-year warrant to purchase 144,317 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $1.039375 per share. The number of warrants outstanding to the SPV through FCV at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are 144,317. 

 

On May 4, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement with a vendor to provide investor relations services.  Under the terms of the agreement, we issued warrants to purchase up to 120,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share. The warrants expire five years after the date of issuance. Approximately $220,000 of expense was recognized for the warrants issued for the services provide by the vendor.

 

On June 5, 2020, at closing of the Transaction, the Company entered into a Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement under which we issued warrants to IDTEC to purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) at an exercise price of $0.50 per share. The warrants expire five years after the date of issuance.

 

During March, April and May 2021, the Company issued through the Offering convertible notes payable with warrants, see Note 8, to purchase up to 1,002,500 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share. The warrants expire two years after the date of issuance.

 

On September 28, 2021, the Closing Date,  the Company issued through the sale of the Debenture warrants, see Note 7, to purchase up to 1,219,512 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share. The warrants expire five years after the date of issuance.

 

The total outstanding balance of all stock warrants in the Company is 2,629,391 and 584,317 at September 30, 2021 and December 31 2020, respectively. There were 2,222,012 detached free-standing stock warrants granted during the nine month period ended September 30, 2021, and 320,000  detached free-standing stock warrants granted during the nine month period ended September 30, 2020. The fair value of these non-employee stock warrants granted during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 totaled $1,939,756 and $695,454, respectively, and were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model based on the following assumptions:

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s outstanding warrants during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and as of September 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

 

 

Stock Options

 

On October 24, 2019, the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan went effective. The plan was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of the Company’s voting stock on September 9, 2019. The plan’s number of authorized shares is 3,848,467. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company has granted stock options to acquire 2,921,861 and 2,521,921 shares of common stock under the plan, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, the plan has 1,893,347 vested shares and 1,028,514 non-vested shares. As of December 31, 2020, the plan had 1,202,724 vested shares and 1,319,197 non-vested shares. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 the plan has options available to be issued of 926,606and 1,326,546, respectively.  The stock options are held by our officers, directors, employees, and certain key consultants. 

 

In total for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recorded $630,027 and $343,549, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to stock options and restricted stock units. The unrecognized compensation expense as of September 30, 2021, was approximately $813,000 for non-vested share-based awards to be recognized over periods of approximately one to three years.

 

 

In applying the Black-Scholes options pricing model, assumptions used to compute the fair value of the stock options granted during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:

 

  

The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s outstanding stock options during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and as of September 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

 

 

 

Executive Stock Options

 

The Company has 1,553,152 and 981,771 outstanding executive stock options exercisable at $0.2634 to $3.38 per share as of  September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

 

NOTE 14. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Operating Leases

On October 15, 2019, the Company entered into a short-term lease agreement that is between $2,800 - $2,900per month and ended on October 31, 2020. The lease has been renewed for another twelve months under the same general terms and conditions.  The lease was subsequently canceled to accommodate additional space, and a new lease was executed February 26, 2021, effective for a 12-month term beginning March 1, 2021.  The lease requires monthly base rent payments of $6,000 and the issuance of 16,000shares of the Company’s common stock.  The value of the common stock of $49,600 is amortized to rent expense on a monthly basis over the lease term.  The Company also leases an office space for approximately $3,500 per month on a short-term (month to month) basis through a related party that terminates at any time.  Rent expense under office leases, including CAM charges, was $106,997 and $47,711 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Legal Proceedings

On December 6, 2006, Orange County Valet and Security Patrol, Inc. filed a lawsuit against us in Orange County California State Superior Court for Breach of Contract in the amount of $11,164. A default judgment was taken against us in this matter. In mid-2013 we learned the Plaintiff’s perfected the judgment against us, but we have not heard from the Plaintiffs as of the date of this report.  As of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company has accrued $11,164 plus accrued interest of approximately $18,000.  In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.

 

We had one outstanding judgment against us involving a past employee of the Company. The matter was under the purview of the State of California, Franchise Tax Board, Industrial Health and Safety Collections. We owed  $28,786 plus accrued interest of approximately $53,000, which had been accrued as of December 31, 2020, to our ex-employee for unpaid wages under these Orders.  On March 8, 2021 we received an Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgement-Full by the California Court that the judgement has been settled with a payment of approximately $85,000 including accrued interest through settlement date and legal fees of approximately $3,000.  IDTEC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amounts for us in exchange for shares of our common stock. 

 

NOTE 15. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events for recognition and disclosure through November 15, 2021, which is the date the condensed consolidated financial statements were available to be issued, and has determined that there are no other material subsequent events that require recognition or disclosure in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

  

 

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OR PLAN OF OPERATION

 

Disclaimer Regarding Forward Looking Statements

 

Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis or Plan of Operations contains not only statements that are historical facts, but also statements that are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are, by their very nature, uncertain and risky. These risks and uncertainties include international, national and local general economic and market conditions; demographic changes; our ability to sustain, manage, or forecast growth; our ability to successfully make and integrate acquisitions; raw material costs and availability; new product development and introduction; existing government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; adverse publicity; competition; the loss of significant customers or suppliers; fluctuations and difficulty in forecasting operating results; changes in business strategy or development plans; business disruptions; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability to protect technology; and other risks that might be detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Although the forward-looking statements in this Annual Report reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by them. Consequently, and because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in the forward-looking statements. You are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this Registration Statement and in our other reports as we attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations and prospects.

 

Overview

 

We intend to create substance-free environments by integrating and commercializing critical substance detection technologies. These technologies will be integrated within our robust and scalable data platform producing statistical analytics. Our mission is to save lives, accelerate intervention, increase productivity, create significant economic benefit and positively impact behavior. To that end, we developed the scalable, patented SOBRSafe™ software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification, a solution that has anticipated applications in school buses, commercial vehicle fleets and facility access control, as well as addiction treatment and managed care.

  

Currently, our plan is to deploy our SOBRSafe™ technology in two initial devices: the SOBRsure™ wearable band and the SOBRCheck™ system. SOBRsure™ is a transdermal, alcohol-detecting wearable band containing our SOBRSafe™ technology for ongoing, real-time alcohol monitoring. SOBRCheck™ is our centralized access control product. When installed in manufacturing facilities, warehouses and more, SOBRCheck™ enables a rapid, hygienic finger scan, with real-time results delivered securely to the employer for any necessary corrective action. The SOBRSafe™ technology can also be deployed across numerous additional devices for various uses. Currently, additional devices for our SOBRSafe™ alcohol detection technology we are exploring include possible integrations with existing law enforcement technologies to enhance public safety. In addition, we are proactively evaluating other emerging technologies for detecting substances in the human body.

   

Statistical analytics user data is another potential valuable asset. We believe our device portfolio approach could yield this highly valuable information asset. The opportunity to collect millions of data points over time could enable the development for perpetual safety improvement (and associated cost savings capture). And by demonstrating substance-free environments, employers could deliver a data-driven argument for lowering insurance premiums and we could potentially partner with insurance providers to mandate use of the SOBRSafe™ devices and/or technology.

  

In addition to focusing on the development, marketing and commercialization of the SOBRCheck™ and SOBRsure™ devices, we are also constantly reviewing synergistic technologies and businesses for potential partnerships, including licensing of the SOBRSafe™ technology.

 

 

On June 5, 2020, we closed the transaction (the “Transaction”) that was the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement dated May 6, 2019 (and Amendment No. 1 dated March 9, 2020, together the “APA”) with IDTEC, LLC (“IDTEC”), under which IDTEC agreed to provide personnel, experience, and access to funding to assist with the development of our SOBR device, as well as to sell to us certain robotics assets, which our management believes are synergistic with our current assets, in exchange for 12,000,000 shares of our common stock after giving effect to the reverse stock split effected in connection with closing the transaction. The closing of the Transaction was subject to several conditions precedent, primarily: (i) we had to be current in our reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (ii) we had to complete a reverse stock split of our common stock such that approximately 8,000,000 shares were outstanding immediately prior to closing the transaction, (iii) we could only have outstanding convertible instruments as set forth in the APA, (iv) our authorized common stock had to be reduced to 100,000,000 shares, and (v) we could not have more than approximately $125,000 in current liabilities. Effective with the closing of the transaction all of the closing conditions had been met, modified or waived by IDTEC, and we issued the 12,000,000 shares to IDTEC in exchange for IDTEC providing access to personnel, experience, funding to assist with the development of our SOBR device, as well as the robotics assets. The description of the APA set forth in this Registration Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document and the amendment, which are incorporated herein as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.12, respectively.

  

In advance of closing the Transaction, IDTEC and a few other affiliated parties (i) loaned funds directly to us, (ii) spent funds for the general costs related to the transaction, and/or (iii) spent funds to further develop and enhance the current SOBR product. As a result of closing the transaction, all the funds spent by IDTEC for any reason related to the transaction were turned into a convertible promissory note. These note totaled approximately $1,500,000 at closing, carry a simple interest rate of 10% per annum, are due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of our common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder. The promissory note is due on demand of the holder. The repayment of this promissory note is secured by a first priority security lien or security interest in our patents, trademarks, tradenames and other intellectual property described in Exhibit A of the promissory note. The convertible promissory notes we issued are in the form incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.13.

  

As noted above, in connection with the closing of the Transaction, both companies had certain closing conditions under the APA that had to be met. At closing, some of the closing conditions under the APA were either waived and/or modified by the parties. In order to document those modifications and waivers, we entered into a Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement with IDTEC. The description of the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement set forth in this Registration Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.14.

  

One of the closing conditions that was the subject of the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement was the requirement that we have under $125,000 in permitted liabilities (not including aged liabilities) after closing of the Transaction. At closing we had approximately $158,000 in non-permitted liabilities under the APA. As a result, we issued a Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to IDTEC (the “Warrant”), under which IDTEC will purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) at an exercise price of $0.50 per share, if either (i) we are forced to pay a non-permitted liability, then we may force IDTEC to exercise the Warrant and pay the exercise price to pay the non-permitted liability, but only in an amount sufficient to pay the non-permitted liability (which are listed on Exhibit A of the Warrant), or (ii) if IDTEC otherwise elects to exercise the Warrant and acquire some or all of the shares underlying the Warrant. The Warrant expires five years after the date of issuance. The description of the Warrant set forth in this Registration Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.15.  

  

We expect to deploy the funding we received in the interim financing ($2.5M) to develop the business for a national rollout of our devices. We expect the funds to be deployed to bolster and expedite product development (SOBRcheck, SOBRsure and a licensable technology extension), deploy sales and marketing initiatives to develop the SOBR brand and grow the business and expand the employee base in correlation with customer and technology acquisition.  We believe the $2.5M we received in the interim financing will be sufficient to fund our operations for approximately six (6) months.  We will need additional financing to fund our operations after approximately six (6) months.

  

 

Additional capital may be required under the following circumstances, 1) accelerated customer acquisition increasing capital outlay, 2) advanced purchasing of materials due to COVID backlog, 3) acquisition of new technology 4) potential acquisition of a key asset and 5) global expansion.

 

Corporate Overview

 

We were incorporated under the name Imagine Media, Ltd. in August 2007 to publish and distribute Image Magazine, a monthly guide and entertainment source for the Denver, Colorado area. We generated only limited revenue and essentially abandoned the business plan in January 2009. On September 19, 2011, we, Imagine Media, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, acquired approximately 52% of the outstanding shares of TransBiotec, Inc. (the “Company” or “TBT”), a California corporation, from TBT’s directors in exchange for 373,315 shares of our common stock.

 

On January 17, 2012, our Board of Directors amended our Certificate of Incorporation changing our name from Imagine Media, Ltd. to TransBiotec, Inc.

 

On January 31, 2012, we acquired approximately 45% of the remaining outstanding shares of TBT in exchange for 329,936 shares of our common stock.

 

With the acquisitions in September 2011 and January 2012 of TBT common stock, we own approximately 99% of the outstanding shares of TBT.

 

As a result of the acquisitions, TBT’s business is our business, and, unless otherwise indicated, any references to “we” or “us” include the business and operations of TBT.

 

On March 9, 2020, in connection with our transaction with IDTEC, LLC (as detailed herein) our Board of Directors approved the amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 2020 and stockholders holding 52.24% of our then outstanding voting stock approved the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation was for the purpose of, among other things, (i) changing our name from “TransBiotec, Inc.” to “SOBR Safe, Inc.”, (ii) effecting a 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split of our common stock, and (iii) decreasing our authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares, and became effective with the State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.

 

As a result of the reverse stock split effected by our Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, every 33.26 shares of our outstanding common stock prior to the effect of that amendment were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock, and the number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the time was reduced from 266,097,657 (pre-split) to approximately 8,000,000 (post-split). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and any of our stockholders that would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will instead receive one additional share of our common stock in lieu of the fractional share. The reverse stock split will not in itself affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of our common stock, except to the extent that any fractional share is rounded up to the nearest whole share.

 

At the open of trading on June 8, 2020, our new name and reverse stock split went effective with OTC Markets, and we began trading on the “OTC Pink Current Information” tier of OTC Markets on a post reverse stock split basis. Our ticker symbol for the quotation of our common stock is now “SOBR”. On November 16, 2020, we began trading on the “OTCQB” tier of OTC Markets.

 

Our corporate offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80302, telephone number (844) 762-7723.

 

The following discussion:

 

 

 

Results of Operations for Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

Summary of Results of Operations

 

 

Operating Loss; Net Loss

 

Our net loss increased by $1,283,816 from $737,600 to $2,021,416, from the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2021. Our operating loss increased by $967,133, from $695,978 to $1,663,111 for the same periods. The change in our net loss and operating loss for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to the prior year period, is primarily a result of increases in our general and administrative expense, stock-based compensation expense, and research and development expense. The changes are detailed below.

 

Revenue

 

We have not had any revenues since our inception. Since September 2011, we have been involved in the development of our patented SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing, testing and marketing of SOBR®Check™, our unique alcohol sensor technology. Although we have not had any sales to date, we are planning to be ready to commercialize the SOBR®Check™ device in the fourth quarter of 2021 or first quarter of 2022.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses increased by $124,740, from $191,589 for the three month period ended September 30, 2020 to $316,329 for the three month period ended September 30, 2021, primarily due to increases in facilities rents, marketing and promotion, accounting and other professional fees.

 

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

We had stock-based compensation expense of $147,163 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $0 for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The stock-based compensation expense in 2021 was related to the issuance of our common stock as compensation to certain consultants and employees.

 

Management Salaries and Consulting Fees

 

Management salaries and consulting fees increased by $280,698, to $632,964 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $352,266 for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The management salaries and consulting fees in both years were related to salaries, fees and incentive based stock options to our management and consultants.

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development increased by $403,532, to $555,655 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $152,123 for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase in research and development was due to the ramp up of expenses to develop our SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing and testing of SOBRCheck, our unique alcohol sensor technology, as we prepare to commercialize the device in the near future.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense increased by $185,853, from $41,622 for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 to $227,475 for the three-month period ended September 30, 2021. For both periods these amounts are largely due to the interest on outstanding debt. The increase between the two periods is largely related to the fact that we had significantly more outstanding debt during the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

 

Amortization of Interest – Conversion Features

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had amortization of interest – conversion features expense of $130,830 compared to $0 during the three months ended September 30, 2020. The expenses for the period in 2021 was related to the amortized discount on convertible notes payable.

 

 

Results of Operations for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

Summary of Results of Operations

 

 

The asset impairment adjustment classified as an operating expense herein was previously reported as other expense, net. As a result, the operating loss previously reported for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 was understated by $25,320,555 and total other expenses, net was overstated by the same amount. The error had no effect on the net loss for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020.

 

Operating Loss; Net Loss

 

Our net loss decreased by $24,332,070 from $28,898,637 to $4,566,567, from the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021. Our operating loss decreased by $23,230,402, from $27,175,215 to $3,944,813 for the same periods. The change in our net loss and operating loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to the prior year period, is primarily a result of an asset impairment expense related to the assets we acquired from IDTEC during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, partially offset by increases in general and administrative expenses, stock-based compensation expense, management salaries and consulting fees, and research in development, all of which are primarily related to our increased operations during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to September 30, 2020. The changes are detailed below.

 

 

Revenue

 

We have not had any revenues since our inception. Since September 2011, we have been involved in the development of our patented SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing, testing and marketing of SOBR®Check™, our unique alcohol sensor technology. Although we have not had any sales to date, we are planning to be ready to commercialize the SOBR®Check™ device in the fourth quarter of 2021 or first quarter of 2022.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses increased by $475,251, from $400,127 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 to $875,378 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, primarily due to increases in facilities rents, marketing and promotion, accounting and other professional fees.

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

We had stock-based compensation expense of $334,228 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $41,302 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The stock-based compensation expense for both periods was related to the issuance of our common stock as compensation to certain consultants and employees.

 

Management Salaries and Consulting Fees

 

Management salaries and consulting fees increased by $578,729, to $1,682,557 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $1,103,828 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The management salaries and consulting fees in both years were related to salaries, fees, and incentive based stock options to our management and consultants.

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development increased by $743,247, to $1,052,650 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $309,403 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The increase in research and development was due to the ramp up of expenses to develop our SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing and testing of SOBRCheck, our unique alcohol sensor technology, as we prepare to commercialize the device in the near future.

 

Asset Impairment Adjustment

 

We had an asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555 in the nine months ended September 30, 2020. We did not have an asset impairment adjustment in the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The asset impairment adjustment in 2020 was related to the value of the stock we issued to IDTEC that was attributed to the robotic assets we acquired from IDTEC versus the value of the assets. When we negotiated the transaction with IDTEC in early-to-mid-2019, the agreed to issue IDTEC 12,000,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) in exchange for the consideration they were transferring to us at the close of the transaction. At the time we negotiated the transaction and signed the Asset Purchase Agreement, our common stock was trading at a lower price than what it was trading at when we closed the transaction and issued the shares. As a result, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we impaired the value of the robotic assets we received in the transaction.

 

 

Loss on Extinguishment of Debt, Net

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net was $0 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $269,144 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. This decrease was due to us converting several notes payable into shares of our common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, but none during the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

 

Gain on Fair Value Adjustment – Derivatives

 

Gain on fair value adjustment – derivatives was $0 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $60,650 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. For the period in 2020 the amount is related to us having an outstanding financial instrument that contained an embedded derivative liability. The gain related to the instrument is tied to the price of our common stock.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense increased by $292,128, from $107,253 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 to $399,381 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021. For both periods these amounts are largely due to the interest on outstanding debt. The increase between the two periods is largely related to the fact that we had significantly more outstanding debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

 

Amortization of Interest – Conversion Features

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had amortization of interest – conversion features expense of $222,373 compared to $1,407,675 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The expenses for both periods were related to the amortized discount on convertible notes payable.

 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

Introduction

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, because of our operating losses, we did not generate positive operating cash flows. Our cash on hand as of September 30, 2021 is $2,185,233 and our monthly operating cash flow burn rate is approximately $200,000. As a result, we do not have short term cash needs, but need to raise additional funds to finance our long term business plans. Our cash needs are being satisfied through proceeds from the sales of our securities and loans from both related parties and third parties. We currently do not believe we will be able to satisfy our cash needs from our revenues for some time, and there is no guarantee we will be successful in the future satisfying these needs through the proceeds generated from the sales of our securities.

 

Our cash, current assets, total assets, current liabilities, and total liabilities as of September 30, 2021 and as of December 31, 2020, respectively, are as follows:

 

 

Our current assets and total assets increased as of September 30, 2021, as compared to December 31, 2020, primarily due to us having more cash on hand at September 30, 2021, as a result of debt issued during the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

 

Our current liabilities increased as of September 30, 2021, as compared to December 31, 2020. This increase was primarily due to increases in accounts payable, accrued interest payable, derivative liability and convertible debenture payable, partially offset by decreases in accrued expenses, and common stock subscriptions payable.

 

In order to repay our obligations in full or in part when due, we will be required to raise significant capital from other sources. There is no assurance, however, that we will be successful in these efforts.

 

Sources and Uses of Cash

 

Operations

 

We had net cash used in operating activities of $2,277,609 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, as compared to net cash used for operating activities of $1,443,783 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020. For the period in 2021, the net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $4,566,567, offset by depreciation and amortization of $289,098, amortization of interest – conversion features of $222,373, amortization of interest of $275,052, stock options expense of $399,259, and stock-based compensation expense of $334,228, and changes in our assets and liabilities of prepaid expenses of $(19,361), other assets of ($7,146), accounts payable of $604,834, accrued expenses of ($6,961), accrued interest payable of $58,733, related party payables of $780, and common stock subscriptions payable of $138,069. For the period in 2020, the net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $28,898,637 and change in fair value of derivative liability of $60,650, offset by a loss on debt extinguishment, net of $269,144, depreciation and amortization of $133,571, amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature of $1,407,675, stock warrants expense of $8,856, stock options expense of $343,549, stock-based compensation expense of $41,302, and asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555, and changes in our assets and liabilities of prepaid expenses of $994, other assets of ($8,680), accounts payable of $140,906, accrued expenses of ($83,495), accrued interest payable of ($6,697), and related party payables of ($51,976).

 

 

Investments

 

We had no cash provided by or used for investing activities during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 or September 30, 2020.

 

Financing

 

Our net cash provided by financing activities for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 was $4,230,000, compared to $1,741,665 for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, our net cash from financing activities consisted of proceeds from notes payable – non-related parties of $1,005,000, proceeds from notes payable – related parties of $1,030,000, repayments of notes payable-related parties of ($30,000), proceeds from convertible debenture payable of $2,500,000 and debt issuance costs of ($275,000). For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020, our net cash from financing activities consisted of proceeds from offering of preferred stock – related parties of $1,700,000, and proceeds from notes payable – non-related parties of $41,665.

 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this filing. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on our financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, we are not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021. However, if the pandemic continues, it could have an adverse effect on our results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in year 2021.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

  

 

Results of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

 

Summary of Results of Operations

 

 

The asset impairment adjustment classified as an operating expense herein was previously reported as other expense, net. As a result, the operating loss previously reported for the year ended December 31, 2020 was understated by $25,320,555 and total other expenses, net was overstated by the same amount. The error had no effect on the net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Operating Loss; Net Loss

 

Our net loss increased by $28,730,135 from $1,252,157 to $29,982,292, from year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. Our operating loss increased by $27,482,296, from $787,293 to $28,269,589 for the same periods. The change in our net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to the prior year period, is primarily a result of an asset impairment expense related to the assets we acquired from IDTEC during the year ended December 31, 2020, as well as us having increases in stock-based compensation expense, management salaries and consulting fees, research in development, loss on extinguishment of debt, loss on disposal of equipment, interest expense, and amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature, all of which are primarily related to our increased operations and management team in connection with the closing of the transaction with IDTEC; offset by gains on fair value adjustment – derivatives, share issuances, and extinguishment/forgiveness of debt. The changes are detailed below.

 

 

Revenue

 

We have not had any revenues since our inception. Since September 2011, we have been involved in the development of our patented SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing, testing and marketing of SOBR®Check™, our unique alcohol sensor technology. Although we have not had any sales to date, we are planning to be ready to commercialize the SOBR®Check™ device in the third quarter of 2021.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses increased by $400,248, from $232,178 for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $632,426 for the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily due to increases in legal, accounting and other professional fees.

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

We had stock-based compensation expense increased by $229,361, to $273,443 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $44,082 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The stock-based compensation expense for both years was related to the issuance of our common stock as compensation to certain consultants and employees.

 

Management Salaries and Consulting Fees

 

Management salaries and consulting fees increased by $872,435, to $1,370,681 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $498,246. The management salaries and consulting fees in both years were related to salaries and fees paid to our management and consultants, which includes our new management team we hired in connection with the transaction with IDTEC.

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development was $633,050 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $12,787 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The research and development in both years was related to expenses to developing our SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing and testing of SOBRCheck, our unique alcohol sensor technology.

 

Loss on Debt Extinguishment

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net was $224,166 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019. This increase was due to us converting several notes payable with conversion prices less than the fair market price on the conversion date during the year ended December 31, 2020, but none during the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment was $39,434 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019. This loss on disposal of property and equipment during the year ended December 31, 2020 was related to equipment acquired in the IDTEC transaction.

 

Gain on Fair Value Adjustment – Derivatives

 

Gain on fair value adjustment – derivatives was $60,650 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $4,150 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For both periods the amounts are related to us having an outstanding financial instrument that contained an embedded derivative liability. The gain related to the instrument being tied to the price of our common stock.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense decreased by $315,993, from $457,505 for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $141,512 for the year ended December 31, 2020. For both periods these amounts are largely due to the interest on outstanding debt. The decrease between the two periods is largely related to the fact that during 2020 we converted many of the instruments that we were paying interest on in 2019.

 

 

Amortization of Interest – Beneficial Conversion Feature

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we had amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature expense of $1,407,675 compared to $11,509 during the year ended December 31, 2019. The expense in 2020 was related to a convertible note payable of $1,485,189 and was accounted for as amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature. The expense in 2019 was related to the amortized discount on convertible non-related party notes payable.

 

Asset Impairment Adjustment

 

We had an asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555 in the year ended December 31, 2020. We did not have an asset impairment adjustment in the year ended December 31, 2019. The asset impairment adjustment in 2020 was related to the value of the stock we issued to IDTEC that was attributed to the robotic assets we acquired from IDTEC versus the value of the assets. When we negotiated the transaction with IDTEC in early-to-mid-2019, we agreed to issue IDTEC 12,000,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) in exchange for the consideration they were transferring to us at the close of the transaction. At the time we negotiated the transaction and signed the Asset Purchase Agreement, our common stock was trading at a lower price than what it was trading at when we closed the transaction and issued the shares. As a result, during the year ended December 31, 2020, we impaired the value of the robotic assets we received in the transaction.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Introduction

 

During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, because of our operating losses, we did not generate positive operating cash flows. Our cash on hand as of December 31, 2020 was $232,842 and our monthly cash flow burn rate is approximately $100,000. We are currently satisfying our cash needs from proceeds from the sales of our securities. We currently do not believe we will be able to satisfy our cash needs from our revenues for some time and there is no guarantee we will be successful in the future satisfying these needs through the proceeds from the sales of our securities.

 

Our cash, current assets, total assets, current liabilities, and total liabilities as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, are as follows:

 

 

Our current assets decreased by $342,741 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019, due to us having less cash on hand, partially offset by an increase in prepaid expenses. Our total assets increased by $3,295,760 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019, due to value of our SOBRSafe Technology and associated intellectual property as of December 31, 2020.

 

 

Our current liabilities decreased by $3,361,845 and our total liabilities decreased by $3,336,845 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019. This decrease was primarily due to a significant decreases in our accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable, derivative liabilities, notes payable – current – related party, related party payables, and our preferred stock subscription payable. The significant decreases in our related party payables and accrued interest payable in 2020 was largely due to the conversion of a portion of those payables into shares of our common stock. The decrease in our preferred stock subscriptions payable is due to the Company issuing the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock in 2020 for the $1,000,000 of cash from the offering that was received in 2019 and recorded as a subscription payable at December 31, 2019.

 

Cash Requirements

 

We had cash available as of December 31, 2020 of $232,842 and $681,759 on December 31, 2019. Based on our operating cash flow estimates, cash on hand and current monthly burn rate of approximately $100,000, we believe we have sufficient cash on hand for three months of operations, and we will need to continue borrowing from our shareholders and other related parties, and/or raise money from the sales of our securities, to fund future operations.

 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this Annual Report. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, we are not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021. However, if the pandemic continues, it will have an adverse effect on our results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in year 2021.

 

Sources and Uses of Cash

 

Operations

 

We had net cash used for operating activities of $2,191,533 for the year ended December 31, 2020, as compared to net cash used for operating activities of $543,956 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For the period in 2020, the net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $29,982,292 and change in fair value of derivative liability of $60,650, offset by a loss on debt extinguishment, net of $224,166, loss on disposal of property and equipment of $39,434, depreciation and amortization of $232,194, amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature of $1,407,675, stock warrants expense of $219,670, stock options expense of $239,478, stock-based compensation expense of $54,283, and asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555, and changes in our assets and liabilities of prepaid expenses of $3,515, other assets of ($8,680), accounts payable of $113,158, accrued expenses of ($4,666), accrued interest payable of $26,677, and related party payables of ($24,706). In 2019, the net cash used for operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $1,252,157, and change in fair value of derivative liability of ($4,150), interest expense – debt discount of $64,800, stock warrants expense of $159,961, stocks options expense of $95,567, amortization – debt discount of $5,920, amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature of $5,589, stock based-compensation expense of $44,082 in addition to changes in assets and liabilities of accounts payable of $22,166, accrued expenses of ($1,165), stock subscriptions payable of $78,353, accrued interest payable of $160,772, related party payables of $72,369, and prepaid expenses of $3,937.

 

Investments

 

We had proceeds from disposal of property and equipment of $951 during the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Financing

 

Our net cash provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $1,741,665, compared to $1,225,626 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For 2020, our financing activities related to proceeds from offering of preferred stock – related parties of $1,700,000, and proceeds from notes payable – non-related parties of $41,665. For 2019, our financing activities related to proceeds from offering of preferred stock – related parties of $1,000,000, proceeds from issuances of common stock – non-related parties of $39,000, and proceeds from notes payable – related parties of $186,626.

 

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of our audited consolidated financial statements and related disclosures require our management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the audited consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. We base such estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis. Our actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

 

While our significant accounting policies are described in more detail in the notes to our audited consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K, we believe that the following accounting policies are those most critical to the judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

 

Use of Estimates

The preparation of audited consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect 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. Specifically, such estimates were made by the Company for the valuation of derivative liability, stock compensation and beneficial conversion feature expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Certain financial instruments potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash deposits. Cash held in operating accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, insurance limits. Accounts at each institution are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000. While the Company monitors cash balances in our operating accounts on a regular basis and adjust the balances as appropriate, these balances could be impacted if the underlying financial institutions fail. To date, the Company has experienced no loss or lack of access to our cash; however, the Company can provide no assurances that access to our cash will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets. At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $0 and $431,759 in excess of the FDIC insured limit, respectively.

 

Financial Instruments

Pursuant to ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures and ASC 825, Financial Instruments, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 and 825 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 and 825 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1

Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2

Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets: quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

 

Level 3

Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable, notes payable, related party payables, convertible debentures, and other payables. Pursuant to ASC 820 and 825, the fair value of our derivative liabilities is determined based on “Level 3” inputs. We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.

 

Beneficial Conversion Features

From time to time, the Company may issue convertible notes that may contain an embedded beneficial conversion feature. A beneficial conversion feature exists on the date a convertible note is issued when the fair value of the underlying common stock to which the note is convertible into is in excess of the remaining unallocated proceeds of the note after first considering the allocation of a portion of the note proceeds to the fair value of the warrants, if related warrants have been granted. The intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a debt discount with a corresponding amount to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the note using the effective interest method.

 

Derivative Instruments

The fair value of derivative instruments is recorded and shown separately under current liabilities. Changes in fair value are recorded in the consolidated statement of operations under other income (expense).

 

The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the embedded conversion option at its fair value as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into warrant agreements, for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, the Company has adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. For stock-based derivative financial instruments, the Company uses a Monte Carlo Simulation model to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date.

 

The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instruments are initially recorded at their fair values and are then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

Stock-based Compensation

The Company follows the guidance of the accounting provisions of ASC 718 Share-based Compensation (“ASC 718”), which requires the use of the fair-value based method to determine compensation for all arrangements under which employees and others receive shares of stock or equity instruments (warrants and options). The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options-pricing model that uses assumptions for expected volatility, expected dividends, expected term, and the risk-free interest rate. The Company has not paid dividends historically and does not expect to pay them in the future. Expected volatilities are based on weighted averages of the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock estimated over the expected term of the options. The expected term of options granted is derived using the “simplified method” which computes expected term as the average of the sum of the vesting term plus the contract term as historically the Company had limited activity surrounding its options. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the period of the expected term.

 

 

New Pronouncements

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740, Income Taxes, and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Most amendments within the standard are required to be applied on a prospective basis, while certain amendments must be applied on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2019-12 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity, which address issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying generally accepted accounting principles for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. This amendment is effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a SEC filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-08, Codification Improvements to Subtopic 310-20, Receivables-Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs, amendments the guidance in ASU No. 2017-08, (Subtopic 310-20): Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities, which addresses multiple call dates of a callable debt security. This amendment is effective for public business entities, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application is not permitted. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-08 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Penny Stock Rules / Section 15(g) of the Exchange Act

 

Our shares may be considered penny stock covered by Section 15(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rules 15g-1 through 15g-6 promulgated thereunder. They impose additional sales practice requirements on broker/dealers who sell our securities to persons other than established customers and accredited investors who are generally institutions with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with net worth in excess of $1,000,000 (including spouse's net worth and may include the fair market value of home furnishings and automobiles, but excluding from the calculation the value any primary residence and the related amount of any indebtedness on primary residence up to the fair market value of the primary residence (any indebtedness that exceeds the fair market value of the primary residence must be deducted from net worth calculation)) or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with their spouses.

 

Rule 15g-1 exempts a number of specific transactions from the scope of the penny stock rules. Rule 15g-2 declares unlawful broker/dealer transactions in penny stocks unless the broker/dealer has first provided to the customer a standardized disclosure document.

 

 

Rule 15g-3 provides that it is unlawful for a broker/dealer to engage in a penny stock transaction unless the broker/dealer first discloses and subsequently confirms to the customer current quotation prices or similar market information concerning the penny stock in question.

 

Rule 15g-4 prohibits broker/dealers from completing penny stock transactions for a customer unless the broker/dealer first discloses to the customer the amount of compensation or other remuneration received as a result of the penny stock transaction.

 

Rule 15g-5 requires that a broker/dealer executing a penny stock transaction, other than one exempt under Rule 15g-1, disclose to its customer, at the time of or prior to the transaction, information about the sales person’s compensation.

 

Rule 15g-6 requires broker/dealers selling penny stocks to provide their customers with monthly account statements.

 

Rule 15g-9 requires broker/dealers to approved the transaction for the customer’s account; obtain a written agreement from the customer setting forth the identity and quantity of the stock being purchased; obtain from the customer information regarding his investment experience; make a determination that the investment is suitable for the investor; deliver to the customer a written statement for the basis for the suitability determination and that it is unlawful to effect the transaction without written authorization for the transaction from the customer.

 

The application of the penny stock rules may affect your ability to resell your shares due to broker-dealer reluctance to undertake the above-described regulatory burdens.

 

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act, as amended, as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (our Principal Financial Officer), and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

 

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Our management assesses the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting on a quarterly basis, with the most recent assessment being conducted as of December 31, 2021. In making these assessments, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework. Based on this assessment, Management has identified the following three material weaknesses that have caused management to conclude that, as of December 31, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures, and our internal control over financial reporting, were not effective at the reasonable assurance level:

 

 

1. We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. While we have a dedicated Chief Financial Officer and separate Chief Executive Officer, and have recently appointed a member to our Board of Directors with significant accounting experience, we realize there is an inherent weakness with only 1-2 individuals being responsible for our accounting and the preparation of our financial statements. To the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by several individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

2. We have not documented our internal controls. We have limited policies and procedures that cover the recording and reporting of financial transactions and accounting provisions. As a result, we may be delayed in our ability to calculate certain accounting provisions. While we believe these provisions are accounted for correctly in the attached audited financial statements, our lack of internal controls could lead to a delay in our reporting obligations. We are required to provide written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

3. Effective controls over the control environment were not maintained. Specifically, a formally adopted written code of business conduct and ethics that governs our employees, officers, and directors was not in place. Additionally, management has not developed and effectively communicated to our employees its accounting policies and procedures. This has resulted in inconsistent practices. Further, our Board of Directors only recently appointed a director that qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K. Until these issues are rectified our management believes these deficiencies have a pervasive effect across the organization, management has determined that these circumstances constitute a material weakness.

  

To address these material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Accordingly, we believe that the consolidated financial statements included in this Registration Statement fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

(c) Remediation of Material Weaknesses

 

In order to remediate the material weakness in our documentation, evaluation and testing of internal controls, we hired a new Chief Financial Officer in January 2022 and appointed a member to our Board of Directors with significant accounting experience in December 2021, however we need to hire additional qualified and experienced personnel to assist us in remedying these material weaknesses, especially with our accounting and the preparation of our financial statements. To that end, if we are successful in raising additional financing, we plan to hire at least 1-2 additional individuals whose primary job responsibilities will be performing our accounting functions and preparing our financial statements, as well as performing other accounting-related functions, such as oversight.

 

 

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

On January 1, 2021, the audit practice of Hall & Company Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Inc. (“Hall”), an independent registered public accounting firm, was combined with Macias Gini & O’Connell (“MGO”) in a transaction pursuant to which Hall combined its operations with MGO, and certain members of Hall joined MGO either as employees or partners of MGO. On February 19, 2021, Hall informed us that as a result of the merger with MGO, Hall was resigning as our independent auditors. On February 23, 2021, our Board of Directors approved the engagement of MGO as our independent registered public accounting firm.

 

Prior to engaging MGO, we did not consult with MGO regarding the application of accounting principles to a specific completed or proposed transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by MGO on our financial statements, and MGO did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.

 

The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm of Hall regarding our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that such audit report did include an explanatory paragraph regarding substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and during the interim period from the end of the most recently completed year through (date of resignation), the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with Hall on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Hall, would have caused Hall to make reference to such disagreement in its report.

 

On February 25, 2021, Hall provided us with a letter stating that it agreed with the above disclosure at it related to Hall.

 

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We are exposed to market risks, which include interest rate changes in United States of America and commodity prices. We do not engage in financial transactions for trading or speculative purposes.

 

 

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, PROMOTERS, AND CONTROL PERSONS

    

The following table sets forth the names and ages of our directors, director nominees, and executive officers as of January 31, 2022, the principal offices and positions with the Company held by each person and the date such person became a director or executive officer of the Company. The executive officers of the Company are elected annually by the Board of Directors. The directors serve one-year terms until their successors are elected. The executive officers serve terms of one year or until their death, resignation, or removal by the Board of Directors. Unless described below, there are no family relationships among any of the directors and officers.

   

          

Kevin Moore has served on our Board of Directors since November 2019 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from October 2019 to October 2021. Prior to his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Moore has been a private investor. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Moore was the President of Moore Holdings, Inc. and Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks, LLC. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Moore was the Managing Member of Vans Equipment Denver LLC, Managing Member of Vans Equipment South LLC, Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks LLC, and President of Moore Holdings, Inc. The Vans equipment companies are heavy equipment sale and rental companies, which initially started as a "greenfield" project during the Great Recession and grew to a very successful multi-location business serving the Colorado region. Prior to 2014, Mr. Moore was the President of Moore Holdings, Inc. and Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks, LLC. Prior to joining Van’s Equipment Company, Mr. Moore was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Summit Quality, an international quality management and sales organization that secured over $50 million per year in revenue for its clients. Prior to that endeavor, Mr. Moore was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Automotive Testing Technologies. While in this position, he led a team that quadrupled testing revenue in four years, and then successfully sold the business to a competitor. Mr. Moore is currently an active business and real estate investor through Moore Holdings Incorporated.

  

Mr. Moore serves on the Board of Directors for SOBRSafe, Four Seasons Golf, RDM Holdings and the Shining Stars Foundation. He also participates in the University of Colorado MBA mentorship program and established the Shining Stars Young Adult mentorship program that supports young adults’ social and professional aspirations in a positive manner.

 

We had an Employment Agreement with Mr. Moore. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Moore served as our Chief Executive Officer until October 18, 2021. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Moore performed services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company for October 2019, November 2019 and December 2019, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term.

  

   

David Gandini has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 18, 2021 and on our Board of Directors since November 2019. Mr. Gandini has been consulting regarding our business development since December 2018. Since September 2018, Mr. Gandini has also been a managing partner with First Capital Advisory Services, where he is responsible for capital creation, new business acquisition, business strategy and development, and partnership revenue generation. From 2014 to August 2017, Mr. Gandini was President of Alchemy Plastics, Inc., Englewood Colorado where he was responsible for US manufacturing, sales, and strategic partnerships. From 2001 until 2014, when the company was acquired, Mr. Gandini served as the President of IPS Denver, a bank card personalization and packaging entity where he managed the company and market transformations to become a leader in the U.S. secured gift market space with revenues of $46M. Prior to his engagement at IPS, Mr. Gandini was the Chief Operations Officer at First World Communications, a major U.S. Internet and Data Center provider, and participated in its successful IPO in 2000 raising over $200M. Previously, Mr. Gandini founded Pace Network Services providing carrier SS7 signaling to U.S. long distance providers and facilitated a successful exit to ICG Communications on the heels of co-founding Detroit based Digital Signal in the fiber optic long haul market sector where me managed a successful exit to SP Telecom.

     

Mr. Gandini graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications. He was a scholarship NCAA Division Hockey athlete, a member of the US Junior National Team, and a US Junior All American.

 

We have an Employment Agreement with Mr. Gandini. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Gandini served as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2021, at which time he transitioned and started working as our Chief Executive Officer under the terms of the same Employment Agreement. The Employment Agreement continues through October 24, 2022, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term.

  

This Employment Agreement still governs our relationship with Mr. Gandini even though he has been appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, effective October 18, 2021.  The Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors is working with Mr. Gandini on a new agreement but it has not been completed.

 

Jerry Wenzel has served has our Chief Financial Officer since January 2022.  With more than 40 years of leadership experience in financial management and reporting, public accounting and auditing, Mr. Wenzel brings to SOBRsafe the ideal skillset for a growing public company. Prior to SOBRsafe, Mr. Wenzel was a partner in the firm B2BCFO® from 2018 through 2021, providing strategic financial leadership to business owners regarding growth and transaction opportunities. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Chief Financial Officer for PRIDE Centric Resources, Inc., a national commercial food service equipment buying group. In this position Jerry was responsible for all financial reporting responsibilities, including vendor rebate programs, cash management, internal controls and reporting to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors. 

 

From 1998 to 2016, Mr. Wenzel served as Chief Financial Officer for several manufacturing businesses and a residential real estate franchisee servicing Colorado’s Front Range. Prior to his Chief Financial Officer positions, Mr. Wenzel was an audit and consulting partner in two Denver-based practices and a national CPA firm. 

  

Mr. Wenzel has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  Mr. Wenzel is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Colorado Society of CPAs (CSCPA) and past member of the AICPA SEC Division for Firms Peer Review Committee and CSCPA Quality Review Board.

 

In connection with hiring Mr. Wenzel we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Mr. Wenzel. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will serve as our Chief Financial Officer until January 1, 2024, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief financial officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $175,000, (ii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire 200,000 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $2.585, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on January 10, 2022 (the date the options were eligible to be issued under Mr. Wenzel’s Employment Agreement), with the stock options to vest in 8 equal quarterly installments of 25,000 shares during the two-year term of the Employment Agreement, with a ten year term, and (iii) 50,000 Restricted Stock Units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, which will vest upon the end of any relevant lockup period involving Company securities owned by Mr. Wenzel after we uplist to a national exchange (i.e. Nasdaq).

  

Ford B. Fay has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2020. Mr. Fay is currently the Director at Crown Castle International Corp., a large fiber-based telecommunications company. In this position Mr. Fay manages all aspects of Network Access Life Cycle for the company. He has held this position since 2020. From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Fay was a principal with Eagle Bay Advisors, LLC, a telecommunications consulting firm. In this position, Mr. Fay assisted clients with cost and efficiency improvements in Access Management across the life cycle spectrum of Access. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Fay was the Vice President, Access Management for Zayo Communications. In this position Mr. Fay created and managed most aspects of offnet costs, such as, vendor selection, contracting, procurement, quoting, operationalization, vendor management, offnet ordering, offnet grooming and optimization. In this position, Mr. Fay also planned and executed the network integrations of the $1.4B acquisition of Electric Lightwave and the $350M acquisition of Canadian-based Allstream. Mr. Fay received his Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and his Master of Business Administration from University of Rochester, Simon School of Business.

      

J. Steven Beabout has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2020 and serves as the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. Since 2018, Mr. Beabout has been consulting with various startup companies and involved in real estate investing. From 2016-2018, Mr. Beabout was General Counsel of Tectonic, LLC, a SaaS company specializing in big data analytics and customer relationship management (CRM). In this position, Mr. Beabout was in charge of Tectonic’s legal department and negotiated deals with large companies like Coca-Cola, Anhueser-Busch and Wyndham Hotels. From 1996 to 2015, Mr. Beabout was General Counsel and a member of the strategic management team (executive vice-president) of Starz, a company listed on NASDAQ that competes with HBO and Netflix. During his time there, Mr. Beabout assisted with other key management personnel to grow the business from a start-up with $100M in losses to a multi-billion dollar public company. As part of strategic management team, Mr. Beabout was involved in the company’s strategic business decisions and as General Counsel he was responsible for all legal aspects of business, including, but not limited to, negotiation of billion dollar plus contacts with major studios (Universal, Disney and Sony), and distributors (Comcast, Time- Warner, DIRECTV, DISH Networks, Netflix, etc.), human resources and related matters, general corporate matters, post-IPO public board matters, and reviewing filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

James Bardy has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2021. In 1989, Mr. Bardy formed Continental Services, where he currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board. Continental Services is currently Michigan’s largest food management company, employing over 1,000 people and providing a wide range of custom dining, refreshment services and catering solutions through an impressive lineup of brands. Over the company’s 32-year history, Mr. Bardy has identified, negotiated, structured, financed, closed and successfully integrated 23 acquisitions. Mr. Bardy also applies his minor in Agribusiness to his North Florida cattle ranch, Great Mark Western, where 1,800 head of cattle are bred, raised managed and marketed specifically to high-end restaurant and food service clients. Mr. Bardy received his Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Transportation Major, Agribusiness Minor from Michigan State University.

 

Sandy Shoemaker has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2021 and serves as Chairperson of the audit committee of our Board of Directors. Ms. Shoemaker retired from public accounting in June 2021 to focus on consulting with small-medium sized companies. She was a partner in the audit service area of EKS&H/Plante Moran and was involved in public accounting since 1990, serving publicly traded and privately held companies. She led the EKS&H SEC practice for several years. Ms. Shoemaker’s experience includes initial and secondary public offerings, reverse mergers, annual and quarterly audits of public companies, responses to SEC comment letters, assisting with implementation of new accounting pronouncements, business acquisitions, stock-based compensation, and internal controls. Ms. Shoemaker has provided services to companies in the various industries such as bio-tech, franchising, distribution, manufacturing, medical-device, restaurants and real estate industries. She also has extensive experience in working with employee-owned companies.  Ms. Shoemaker has numerous professional affiliations including, but limited to, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Ms. Shoemaker received her B.S. in Accounting, graduating cum laude, from Southwest Missouri State University.

 

Scott Bennett has served as our Executive Vice President, Business Operations since October 2021. Prior to joining SOBRsafe, Mr. Bennett co-founded cybersecurity firm GBprotect in 2001, and served as its COO from 2017 to 2019 until its successful sale to Nuspire in 2019. After the sale to Nuspire, Mr. Bennett stayed on with Nuspire as its Vice President, Service Operations from 2019 to 2020.  In this position he was responsible for maintaining the legacy client base and was a key contributor to the integration strategy of all personnel and the migration of the legacy client base.  In addition to his technical contributions to GBprotect, Mr. Bennett was also responsible for key business functions such as quality assurance, inventory management and customer service. Mr. Bennett previously served as CTO/CISO of fintech businesses Catalyst Card Company from 2013 to 2017 and Integrated Printing Solutions from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Bennett has also been the principal owner of The Bennett Group from 2001 to 2021.  The Bennett Group provides consulting services to developing business organizations at both start-up and established corporate environments in the areas of compliance, data architecture, quality management, integration, and general business operations.  Mr. Bennett earned his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Management from Michigan State University.

 

Michael Watson has served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Revenue Officer since October 2021. From 2013 to October 2021, Mr. Watson was the Executive Vice President Business Development and Chief Innovative Officer at Phoenix Innovate, a marketing company specializing in end-to-end marketing services from research to tactical execution, where he worked as a member of the senior leadership team to identify and execute operational improvements and culture development.  In his positions, he also identified and pursued acquisition targets and monitored and analyzed sales and marketing activity against goals including impact on overall corporate profitability.  From 1992 to 2011, Mr. Watson was the Senior Vice President of BUDCO, a marketing consulting company specializing in strategic execution.  His primary job responsibilities at BUDCO involved providing leadership and direction, including budgeting and profitability, to three sales directors focusing on automotive, healthcare, food and beverage and consumer markets. While at BUDCO he grew the company’s national account team by 490% over 5 years by implementing a healthcare diversification strategy which resulted in the company’s revenue moving from 80% automotive to 40% automotive.  Mr. Watson was also responsible for inventing, developing, and marketing a health insurance dependent audit product which was responsible for over $18 million in revenue during the first 24 months of implementation and quadrupled the size of the company’s call center division.  Mr. Watson is also a professor/instructor at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he teaches MGT 3000 to upper classmen in the School of Business.

 

Term of Office

 

Our directors hold office until the next annual meeting or until their successors have been elected and qualified, or until they resign or are removed. Our Board of Directors appoints our officers, and our officers hold office until their successors are chosen and qualify, or until their resignation or their removal.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships among our directors or officers.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

Our directors and executive officers have not been involved in any of the following events during the past ten years:

 

 

 

 

Committees

 

Our Board of Directors held two meeting during the year ended December 31, 2020, which occurred on August 24, 2020 and November 18, 2020. All other proceedings of the Board of Directors for the year ended December 31, 2020 were conducted by resolutions consented to in writing by the Board of Directors and filed with the minutes of the proceedings of our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors has a separately designated compensation committee, consisting of Steven Beabout and Ford Fay. Our Board of Directors has a separately designated audit committee, consisting of Sandy Shoemaker and Ford Fay.  Our Board of Directors does not have nominating committee performing similar functions. We also do not have a written nominating, compensation or audit committee charter. Our Board of Directors does not believe that it is necessary to have nominating because it believes that the functions of such a committee can be adequately performed by the Board of Directors.

  

We do not have any defined policy or procedural requirements for shareholders to submit recommendations or nominations for directors. The Board of Directors believes that, given the stage of our development, a specific nominating policy would be premature and of little assistance until our business operations develop to a more advanced level. Our company does not currently have any specific or minimum criteria for the election of nominees to the Board of Directors and we do not have any specific process or procedure for evaluating such nominees. The Board of Directors will assess all candidates, whether submitted by management or shareholders, and make recommendations for election or appointment.

 

A shareholder who wishes to communicate with our Board of Directors may do so by directing a written request addressed to our president at the address appearing on the first page of this Offering Memorandum.

 

Audit Committee Financial Expert

 

Our Board of Directors has determined that it has an audit committee member that qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K, namely Sandy Shoemaker who serves as the Chairperson of the audit committee of our Board of Directors.

  

Nomination Procedures For Appointment of Directors

 

As of December 31, 2021, we did not affect any material changes to the procedures by which our stockholders may recommend nominees to our Board of Directors.

  

Code of Ethics

 

We do not have a code of ethics.

 

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The particulars of compensation paid to the following persons:

 

 

who we will collectively refer to as the named executive officers, for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019, are set out in the following summary compensation table:

 

Executive Officers and Directors

 

The following tables set forth certain information about compensation paid, earned or accrued for services by (i) the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and (ii) all other executive officers who earned in excess of $100,000 in the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019 (“Named Executive Officers”):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Contracts

   

In connection with hiring Mr. Wenzel we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Mr. Wenzel. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will serve as our Chief Financial Officer until January 1, 2024, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief financial officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $175,000, (ii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire 200,000 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $2.585, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on January 10, 2022 (the date the options were eligible to be issued under Mr. Wenzel’s Employment Agreement), with the stock options to vest in 8 equal quarterly installments of 25,000 shares during the two-year term of the Employment Agreement, with a ten year term, and (iii) 50,000 Restricted Stock Units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, which will vest upon the end of any relevant lockup period involving Company securities owned by Mr. Wenzel after we uplist to a national exchange (i.e. Nasdaq).

 

On October 18, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Michael Watson (the “Watson Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Revenue Officer.  Under the terms of the Watson Agreement, Mr. Watson performs services for us that are customary and usual for a EVP of sales and marketing of a company, in exchange for: (i) a base salary of $175,000 and his eligible to participate in any executive bonus plans, with a target bonus of $75,000, and (ii)incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 250,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period. The Watson Agreement is for a two year term.

 

On August 17, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Scott Bennett (the “Bennett Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Business Operations beginning on October 18, 2021.  Under the terms of the Bennett Agreement, Mr. Bennett performs services for us that are customary and usual for a EVP of business operations of a company, in exchange for: (i) a base salary of $175,000, (ii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 100,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period, and (iii) 50,000 restricted stock units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Stock Plan, which will vest upon the earlier of (a) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (b) January 1, 2023. The Bennett Agreement is for a two year term. 

 

Prior to hiring Mr. Bennett has an executive officer, Mr. Bennett was granted (i) 10,000 restricted stock units pursuant to a prior consulting arrangement with us, and (ii) a stock option to acquire 100,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.377 under a prior employment agreement with us.  The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.  The stock options were also issued under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and vest in equal installments, monthly over a thirty six (36) month period beginning May 17, 2021.

 

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer (the “Moore Agreement”). Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore served as our Chief Executive Officer until October 18, 2021. Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore performed services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month until the IDTEC Transaction closes, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term. 

 

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer (the “Gandini Agreement”). Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will serve as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Gandini’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Gandini Agreement. Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term.

   

 

The foregoing description of the key terms of the above-agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the related documents, which incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.8 – 10.10 to this Prospectus.

 

Director Compensation

 

The following table sets forth director compensation for 2021:

 

 

 

 

  

We have no formal plan for compensating our directors for their service in their capacity as directors, although such directors may receive restricted stock units or stock options to purchase common shares as awarded by our Board of Directors or (as to future stock options) or the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. Directors are entitled to reimbursement for reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attendance at meetings of our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors may award special remuneration to any director undertaking any special services on our behalf other than services ordinarily required of a director.

 

 

Outstanding Equity Awards

 

The following table sets forth certain information concerning outstanding stock awards held by the Named Executive Officers on December 31, 2021:

 

 

   

 

Aggregated Option Exercises

 

No option exercises during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Long-Term Incentive Plan

 

Currently, our company does not have a long-term incentive plan in favor of any director, officer, consultant or employee of our company.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

We have not entered into or been a participant in any transaction in which a related person had or will have a direct or indirect material interest in an amount that exceeds the lesser of $120,000 or 1% of the average of the Company’s total assets for the last three completed fiscal years.

 

We do not have a written policy concerning the review, approval, or ratification of transactions with related persons.

 

Our Board of Directors has a separately designated compensation committee, consisting of Steven Beabout and Ford Fay. Our Board of Directors has a separately designated audit committee, consisting of Sandy Shoemaker and Ford Fay.  Our Board of Directors does not have nominating committee performing similar functions. We also do not have a written nominating, compensation or audit committee charter. Our Board of Directors does not believe that it is necessary to have nominating because it believes that the functions of such a committee can be adequately performed by the Board of Directors.

  

Currently, four of our directors are considered independent, namely Steven Beabout, Ford Fay, James Bardy, and Sandy Shoemaker. Because our common stock is not currently listed on a national securities exchange, we have used the definition of “independence” of The NASDAQ Stock Market to make this determination. NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(a)(2) provides that an “independent director” is a person other than an officer or employee of the company or any other individual having a relationship that, in the opinion of the company’s Board of Directors, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. The NASDAQ listing rules provide that a director cannot be considered independent if:

  

  

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

  

The following table sets forth, as of January 31, 2022, certain information with respect to our equity securities owned of record or beneficially by (i) each Officer and Director of the Company; (ii) each person who owns beneficially more than 5% of each class of the Company’s outstanding equity securities; and (iii) all Directors and Executive Officers as a group.

 

        

 

  

We are not aware of any person who owns of record, or is known to own beneficially, five percent or more of the outstanding securities of any class of the issuer, other than as set forth above. We are not aware of any person who controls the issuer as specified in Section 2(a)(1) of the 1940 Act. There are no classes of stock other than common stock issued or outstanding. We do not have an investment advisor.

 

There are no current arrangements which will result in a change in control.

 

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS

 

Employment Contracts

 

In connection with hiring Mr. Wenzel we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Mr. Wenzel. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will serve as our Chief Financial Officer until January 1, 2024, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Wenzel will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief financial officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $175,000, (ii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire 200,000 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $2.585, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on January 10, 2022 (the date the options were eligible to be issued under Mr. Wenzel’s Employment Agreement), with the stock options to vest in 8 equal quarterly installments of 25,000 shares during the two-year term of the Employment Agreement, with a ten year term, and (iii) 50,000 Restricted Stock Units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, which will vest upon the end of any relevant lockup period involving Company securities owned by Mr. Wenzel after we uplist to a national exchange (i.e. Nasdaq).

 

On October 18, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Michael Watson (the “Watson Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Revenue Officer.  Under the terms of the Watson Agreement, Mr. Watson performs services for us that are customary and usual for a EVP of sales and marketing of a company, in exchange for: (i) a base salary of $175,000 and his eligible to participate in any executive bonus plans, with a target bonus of $75,000, and (ii)incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 250,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period. The Watson Agreement is for a two year term.

 

On August 17, 2021, we entered into an Executive Employment Agreement with Scott Bennett (the “Bennett Agreement”) to serve as our Executive Vice President of Business Operations beginning on October 18, 2021.  Under the terms of the Bennett Agreement, Mr. Bennett performs services for us that are customary and usual for a EVP of business operations of a company, in exchange for: (i) a base salary of $175,000, (ii) incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire up to 100,000 shares of our common stock at $3.07 per share (110% of fair market value on the date of grant), which options vest in equal quarterly installments overs a two year period, and (iii) 50,000 restricted stock units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Stock Plan, which will vest upon the earlier of (a) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (b) January 1, 2023. The Bennett Agreement is for a two year term. 

 

Prior to hiring Mr. Bennett has an executive officer, Mr. Bennett was granted (i) 10,000 restricted stock units pursuant to a prior consulting arrangement with us, and (ii) a stock option to acquire 100,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.377 under a prior employment agreement with us.  The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.  The stock options were also issued under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and vest in equal installments, monthly over a thirty six (36) month period beginning May 17, 2021.

 

 

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer (the “Moore Agreement”). Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore served as our Chief Executive Officer until October 18, 2021. Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore performs services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month until the IDTEC Transaction closes, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term.

 

On October 30, 2021, we entered into a Transition Agreement with Kevin Moore which replaced the Moore Agreement. Under the Transition Agreement, Mr. Moore resigned as our Chief Executive Officer, was appointed as a Special Advisor, agreed to a reduced salary of $4,000 per month, and is allowed to continue vesting in his stock options and restricted stock units until such time he is no longer employed by us as a Special Advisor. We also are continuing to pay Mr. Moore’s health benefits and agreed that he could participate in any bonus plan payments for 2021, on a pro rata basis based on the time he spent in 2021 as our Chief Executive Officer.

  

On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer (the “Gandini Agreement”). Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will serve as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Gandini’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Gandini Agreement. Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term.

    

Other Agreements

 

On December 7, 2021, in exchange for Sandy Shoemaker agreeing to serve on our Board of Directors we issued Sandy Shoemaker options to acquire 25,000 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, at an exercise price of $3.355 per shares and vest equally over one year. 

 

On December 7, 2021, in exchange for Sandy Shoemaker agreeing to chair the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors we issued Sandy Shoemaker options to acquire 50,000 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, at an exercise price of $3.355 per shares and vest equally over two years. 

 

From March 2021 through May 31, 2021, we conducted a “Unit” offering under Rule 506 of Regulation D, with each Unit consisting of a $50,000 principal amount convertible debenture (the “Secured Debentures”) and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 25,000 shares of our common stock.  The Secured Debentures mature two (2) years after issuance. The Secured Debentures will not be redeemable but contain an automatic conversion feature, which will cause all principal and interest due under the Debenture to automatically convert if our common stock closes at or above $6.00 per share on NASDAQ for five (5) consecutive trading days.  Interest on each investor’s Secured Debenture accrues at a rate of 12% per annum, beginning on the date we have access to the investor’s funds. At the date of their investment in the Offering, investors elected to have the interest due under the Secured Debenture paid in cash monthly or have the interest accrue and be payable on the maturity date of the Secured Debenture.  For investors that elect to accrue the interest due under the Secured Debenture, the interest will be paid in cash or may be converted into shares of our common stock under the same terms as the principal amount on the maturity date. The Secured Debentures will be convertible at any time, and from time to time, beginning on the date of issuance, into shares of our common stock. The Secured Debentures will be convertible at Three Dollars ($3.00) per share; provided, however, that the right of conversion will be limited by the terms of the Secured Debentures to the extent necessary to ensure that each Debenture holder will never beneficially own more than 4.9% of our class of common stock at any one time while any portion of the holder’s Debenture remains outstanding.  The repayment of the Secured Debentures is secured by our current patent and patent applications.  The Warrant attached to each Unit gives the investor the right to purchase Twenty Five (25,000) shares of our common stock.  The Warrants are exercisable at any time, and from time to time, beginning on the date of issuance and expiring two (2) years after issuance, into shares of our common stock at an exercise price of Three Dollars ($3.00) per share.  In the event our common stock closes at or above $6.00 per share on NASDAQ for five (5) consecutive trading days then we have the right to notify the holder of the Warrants that we plan to purchase the Warrants for $0.10 each, which begins a sixty (60) day period for the holder to exercise the Warrants or we may purchase them for $0.10 each.  Under this offering, we issued secured convertible promissory notes totaling $2,005,000 to 25 non-affiliated investors, and one then-affiliate investor – Mr. Ford Fay, one of our directors ($50,000) and additional investors that are now affiliates - Mr. James Bardy (through an entity he controls entitled Financial House, LLC) ($100,000) and Mr. Scott Bennett, our Executive Vice-President of Operations ($50,000), and warrants to purchase 1,002,500 shares of our common stock with the notes and warrants having the terms described above.

 

In October 2020, we entered into an Advisory Agreement with Steven Beabout, a member of our Board of Directors, under which he agreed to provide us with strategic legal advice in relation to certain business and legal matters for a period of sixteen (16) months. In exchange for his services, we agreed to issue him 75,000 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.

 

On April 6, 2020, we issued 38,437 shares of our common stock to Nick Noceti, our former Chief Financial Officer, in exchange for amounts due to him for accounting fees included in accounts payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $127,840. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact the investor was known to our management team, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations.

 

On April 7, 2020, we issued 6,831 shares of our common stock to Charles Bennington, one of our then directors and a former executive officer, in exchange for amounts due for Board of Director fees included in accounts payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $9,656. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact the investor is on our Board of Directors, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations.

 

On or about August 28, 2019, we issued 420,927 shares of our common stock to Charles Bennington, one of our then current directors, pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement under which Bennington agreed to forgive $595,000 in accrued salary we owed to him in exchange for the shares. The shares were issued with a standard restrictive legend.

 

 

Corporate Governance

 

As of December 31, 2021, our Board of Directors consisted of David Gandini, Kevin Moore, Ford Fay, Steven Beabout, James Bardy, and Sandy Shoemaker. As of December 31, 2021, four of our directors qualified as an “independent director” as the term is used in NASDAQ rule 5605(a)(2), namely Ford Fay, Steven Beabout, James Bardy, and Sandy Shoemaker.

   

DISCLOSURE OF COMMISSION POSITION ON INDEMNIFICATION FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES

 

Section 1 of Article VI of our Articles of Incorporation provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware we will indemnify our officers and directors from and against any and all expenses, liabilities, or other matters.

 

Section 2 of Article VI of our Articles of Incorporation provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, no director or officer shall be personally liable to the corporation or its shareholders for damages for breach of any duty owed to the corporation or its shareholders.

 

Article XI of our Amended and Restated Bylaws further addresses indemnification of our directors and officers and allows us to indemnify our directors and officers in the event they meet certain criteria in terms of acting in good faith and in an official capacity within the scope of their duties, when such conduct leads them to be involved in a legal action.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the small business issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the small business issuer has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

 

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to register the shares underlying the convertible debentures and warrants held by the Selling Securityholder. This Prospectus, which constitutes a part of the Registration Statement on Form S-1, does not contain all of the information set forth in the Form S-1 or the exhibits filed therewith. For further information about us and our common stock, reference is made to our filings with the SEC since we are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements contained in this Offering Statement regarding the contents of any contract or any other document that is filed as an exhibit to this Offering Statements are not necessarily complete, and in each instance we refer you to the copy of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to our filings. A copy of the our filings with the SEC may be inspected without charge at the public reference room maintained by the SEC, located at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, and copies of all or any part of the registration statement may be obtained from that office upon the payment of the fees prescribed by the SEC. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room. The SEC also maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding registrants that file electronically with the SEC. The address of the website is www.sec.gov.

  

EXPERTS

 

The financial statements of SOBR SAFE, Inc. as of December 31, 2020 and for the year then ended, and the balance sheet of SOBR SAFE, Inc. as of December 31, 2020 have been included herein in reliance upon the reports of Macias, Gini, & O’Connell, LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, appearing elsewhere herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

The financial statements of SOBR SAFE, Inc. as of December 31, 2019 and for the year then ended, and the balance sheet of SOBR SAFE, Inc. as of December 31, 2019 have been included herein in reliance upon the reports of Hall & Company, independent registered public accounting firm, appearing elsewhere herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The validity of our common stock offered hereby will be passed upon for us by The Law Offices of Craig V. Butler, Irvine, California. The principal of the Law Offices of Craig V. Butler, Mr. Craig V. Butler owns 75,166 shares of our common stock, stock options under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan to acquire 79,318 shares of our common stock at an exercise price $0.2634 per share, and 50,000 restricted stock units under our 2019 Equity Incentive Stock Plan, which will vest upon the earlier of (a) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (b) January 1, 2023.

 

 

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