Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

The Company and its significant accounting policies

The Company and its significant accounting policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
The Company and its significant accounting policies

NOTE 1 —The Company and its significant accounting policies


Description of Business —Sonim Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONM) was incorporated in the state of Delaware on August 5, 1999, and is headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company is a leading U.S. provider of ultra-rugged mobile phones and accessories designed specifically for task workers physically engaged in their work environments, often in mission-critical roles.


On September 15, 2021, the Company effected a 1-for-10 stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock on that date. Additionally, the number of shares of the Company’s common stock subject to outstanding stock options and restricted stock units, the exercise price of all of its outstanding stock options, and the number of shares of common stock reserved for future issuance pursuant to its equity compensation plans were adjusted proportionately in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. The number of authorized shares of common stock under the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and the par value per share of its common stock were unchanged. All historical share and per share amounts presented herein have been adjusted retrospectively to reflect these changes.


Liquidity and Ability to Continue as a Going Concern The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements account for the continuation of our business as a going concern. The Company is subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the development and release of new products. The Company’s principal sources of liquidity as of September 30, 2022, consist of existing cash and cash equivalents totaling $15,474. During the third quarter of 2022, the Company raised $17,500 by selling common stock to an investor (see Note 7), netting approximately $14,370 after costs. The Company had current assets of $39,177 and current liabilities of $23,813. The Company had a net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2022 of $1,608 and the company may need significant cash to expand their product line into the durable consumer market for research and development expenses and marketing. There are significant costs associated with new product development and there is a need for sales volume of the new model of our rugged product for the consumer market to produce cash for further growth. If the sales of the new product fall short of our expectations, then the Company may need additional cash to meet its growth objectives. This raises substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of at least one year from the date of issuance of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


To alleviate a potential lack of liquidity, management is currently evaluating various funding alternatives and may seek to raise additional funds through the issuance of equity, mezzanine or debt securities, through arrangements with strategic or investment partners with greater resources or access to funds or through obtaining credit from government or financial institutions. As we seek additional sources of financing, there can be no assurance that such financing would be available to us on favorable terms or at all. Our ability to obtain additional financing in the debt and equity capital markets is subject to several factors, including market and economic conditions, our performance and investor sentiment with respect to us and our industry.


Basis of presentation and preparation


The Company uses the same accounting policies in preparing quarterly and annual financial statements. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Sonim Technologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Sonim” or the “Company”). Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which are normal and recurring in nature, necessary for fair financial statement presentation. The preparation of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. Certain prior period amounts in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with the Company’s annual audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.


Out of period adjustment


During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recorded an out of period adjustment of approximately $1.05 million related to software costs for the XP10 smartphone that were expensed as part of research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2022 and should have been capitalized. The impact of this adjustment is a $1.05 million decrease to research and development expenses in the third quarter of 2022. After the adjustment, research and development expenses for the nine months ending September 30, 2022 are correct and capitalized non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs that are included in other assets are correct as of September 30, 2022.



New accounting pronouncements:


Pronouncements adopted in 2022:


In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), as amended, which requires lessees to recognize a liability associated with obligations to make payments under the terms of the arrangement in addition to a right-of-use asset representing the lessee’s right to use, or to control the use of the given asset assumed under the lease. The Company adopted ASC 842 on January 1, 2022. The adoption of ASC 842 resulted in the recording of right-of-use assets, lease liability, and the derecognition of deferred lease liabilities, with the offset to equity. Beginning in 2022, the Company records the amortization of the right-of-use assets, with a corresponding reduction in rent expense. These changes were not applied to periods prior to 2022 and make comparison of the Company’s consolidated financial statements between periods difficult or impossible because of the differences in accounting standards used. See Note 5 for further information.