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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the results of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ShotSpotter (Pty) Ltd. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated during consolidation.

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2017, included herein, was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date, but does not include all disclosures including certain notes required by U.S. GAAP on an annual reporting basis.

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations, comprehensive loss and cash flows for the interim periods, but are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be anticipated for the full year 2018 or any future period.

 

June 2017 Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

 

Prior to the IPO, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and stockholders approved an amendment (the “Charter Amendment”) to the Pre-IPO Certificate (as defined below) and an amended and restated certificate of incorporation (“Post-IPO Certificate”) that became effective on June 12, 2017. The Charter Amendment increased the number of authorized shares of common stock from 8,600,000 to 500,000,000. Under the Post-IPO Certificate, the Company is authorized to issue two classes of stock to be designated Common Stock and Preferred Stock. See Note 6, Capital Stock, for further details regarding these classes of stock.

 

March 2017 Amendment and Restatement of Certificate of Incorporation

On March 27, 2017, the Company’s Board and stockholders approved an amendment and restatement of the Company’s then-existing certificate of incorporation (as so amended and restated, the “Pre-IPO Certificate”) to provide, among other changes, that each share of Series A-2 convertible preferred stock would automatically convert into 0.715548 shares of common stock upon the consummation of an initial public offering of the Company’s capital stock. All share and per share data related to balance sheet and net loss information in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and their related notes have been retroactively adjusted to give effect to the application of this conversion feature when presenting the Series A-2 convertible preferred stock on an as-converted basis.

The Pre-IPO Certificate also provided for (1) an increase in the total number of authorized shares to 14,550,000 and (2) an increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock to 8,600,000, in each case to accommodate the new conversion feature for the outstanding shares of Series A-2 convertible preferred stock.

 

All share and per share data in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and their related notes for all periods presented have been retroactively adjusted to give effect to the reverse stock split.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates its significant estimates including the valuation of accounts receivable, the lives of tangible and intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, preferred stock warrant liabilities, and accounting for revenue recognition and income taxes. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other market-specific and relevant assumptions it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from those estimates and such differences could be material to the Company’s financial position and results of operations.

Revenue Recognition

The Company generates substantially all of its revenues from the sale of gunshot detection subscription services, in which gunshot data generated by Company-owned sensors and software is sold to customers through a cloud-based hosting application for a specified contract period. Typically, the initial contract period is one to five years in length. The subscription contract is generally noncancelable without cause. Generally, these service arrangements do not provide the customer with the right to take possession of the hardware or software supporting the subscription service at any time. A small portion of the Company’s revenues are generated from the delivery of setup services to install Company-owned sensors in the customer’s coverage area and other services including training and license to integrate with third-party applications.

The Company generally invoices customers for 50% of the total contract value when the contract is fully executed and for the remaining 50% when the subscription service is operational and ready to go live – that is, when the customer has acknowledged the completion of all the deliverables in the signed customer acceptance form. The Company generally invoices subscription service renewals for 100% of the total contract value when the renewal contract is executed. For the public safety solution, the pricing model is based on a per-square-mile basis. For security solutions, the pricing model is on a customized-site basis. As a result of the process for invoicing contracts and renewals upon execution, cash flows from operations and accounts receivable can fluctuate due to timing of contract execution and timing of deployment.

Prior to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), the Company recognized revenue in accordance with Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 605, Revenue Recognition, and, accordingly, when all of the following criteria were met:

 

Persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists;

 

 

Delivery has occurred or services have been rendered;

 

The sales price is fixed or determinable; and

 

 

Collection of the related receivable is reasonably assured.

Under ASC 605, the Company recognized subscription revenues ratably over the subscription period committed by the customer and commencing when the subscription service was fully operational and ready to go live, that is, upon completion of all deliverables stated in the signed customer acceptance form, assuming all other revenue recognition criteria were met. The Company recognized revenues from setup fees ratably based on the expected customer relationship period, typically over five years, which could extend beyond the initial contract period. In determining the expected customer relationship period, the Company considered specific customer details and renewal history with similar customers. If a customer declined to renew its subscription prior to the end of five years, then the remaining setup fees were immediately recognized.

Effective January 1, 2018, after the adoption of Topic 606, the Company recognizes revenue upon the satisfaction of performance obligations. At contract inception, the Company assesses the services promised in its contracts with customers and identifies a performance obligation for each promise to transfer to the customer a good or service (or bundle of services) that is distinct. To identify the performance obligations, the Company considers all of the services promised in the contract regardless of whether they are explicitly stated or are implied by customary business practices. The Company determined that the subscription services, training, and licenses to integrate with third-party applications are each distinct services that represent separate performance obligations. The setup activities are not distinct from the subscription service and are combined into the subscription service performance obligation. However, setup fees may provide a material right to the customer that has influence over the customers' decision to renew. All setup fees are assessed on a quantitative and qualitative basis to determine whether they represent a distinct performance obligation. The total contract value is allocated to each performance obligation identified based on the standalone selling price of the service. Discounts are allocated pro-rata to the identified performance obligations.

Revenues from subscription services are recognized ratably, on a straight-line basis, over the term of the subscription. Revenues from material rights are recognized ratably over the period in which they are determined to provide a material right to the customer, which is generally three years. Revenues from training and licenses to integrate with third-party applications are recognized upon delivery which generally occurs when the subscription service is operational and ready to go live and these amounts are immaterial.  

Subscription renewal fees are recognized ratably over the term of the renewal, which is typically one year. While most customers elect to renew their agreements, in some cases, they may not be able to obtain the proper approvals or funding to complete the renewal prior to expiration. For these customers, the Company stops recognizing subscription revenues at the end of the current contract term, even though services may continue to be provided for a period of time until the renewal process is completed. Once the renewal is complete, the Company recognizes subscription revenues for the period between the expiration of the term of the agreement and the completion of the renewal process in the month in which the renewal is executed. If a customer declines to renew its subscription prior to the end of three years, then the remaining fees from material rights, if any, are immediately recognized.

 

As of January 1, 2018, upon the adoption of Topic 606, the Company had total short-term and long-term deferred revenue of $17.3 million. During the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $5.9 million in revenue from the beginning deferred revenue of $17.4 million and $3.1 million from new billings, and added $12.1 million to total short-term and long-term deferred revenue from new billings. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $13.9 million in revenue from the beginning deferred revenue of $18.5 million and $10.8 million from new billings, and added $27.9 million to total short-term and long-term deferred revenue from new billings.  

As of September 30, 2018, the Company has estimated remaining performance obligations for contractually committed revenues of $9.0 million, $27.0 million, $20.8 million, $14.2 million, and $600,000 that will be recognized during the remainder of the year ended December 31, 2018, and years ended December 31, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 through 2024, respectively. The timing of revenue recognition includes estimates of go live dates for contracts not yet live. Contractually committed revenue includes deferred revenue as of September 30, 2018 and amounts under contract that will be invoiced after September 30, 2018. 

During the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized revenues of $9.0 million from customers in the United States and $0.2 million from a customer in South Africa.  

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized revenues of $24.3 million from customers in the United States and $0.7 million from a customer in South Africa.  

Topic 606 also requires the capitalization of certain incremental costs of obtaining a contract, which impacts the period in which the Company records sales commissions expense. Historically, the Company recognized sales commissions expense upfront. Under Topic 606, the Company is required to capitalize these expenses. As there are not commensurate commissions earned on renewals of the subscription services, the Company concluded that the capitalized commissions are related to subscription services provided under both the initial contract and renewal periods. Therefore, the amortization period for the capitalized commissions is the customer life, which is determined to be five years. As the capitalized commissions are related to subscription services that are transferred over the customer's life, the Company amortizes the capitalized commissions on a straight-line basis of five years. For commissions that are earned on renewal contracts with an original duration of one year or less, the Company uses the practical expedient applicable to such commissions and recognizes the commissions immediately as expense instead of capitalizing.

Accounts Receivable, net

Accounts receivable, net consist of trade accounts receivables from the Company’s customers, net of allowance for doubtful accounts if deemed necessary. Accounts receivable may include unbilled amounts which are under contract but are not yet billable. Accounts receivables are recorded at the invoiced amount. The Company does not require collateral or other security for accounts receivable. The Company periodically evaluates the collectability of its accounts receivable and provides an allowance for potential credit losses based on the historical experience. At September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company did not have an allowance for potential credit losses as there were no estimated credit losses.

Concentrations of Risk

Credit Risk – Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consisted primarily of restricted cash, cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable from trade customers. The Company maintains its cash deposits at two domestic financial institutions. The Company is exposed to credit risk in the event of default by a financial institution to the extent that cash and cash equivalents are in excess of the amount insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Company generally places its cash and cash equivalents with high-credit quality financial institutions. To date, the Company has not experienced any losses on its cash and cash equivalents

Concentration of Accounts Receivable –As of September 30, 2018, one customer accounted for 58% of the Company’s accounts receivable. Fluctuations in accounts receivable result from timing of the Company’s execution of contracts and collection of related payments. As of December 31, 2017, three customers accounted for 18%, 18% and 14% of the Company’s accounts receivable.

Concentration of Revenues –For the three months ended September 30, 2018, two customers accounted for 23% and 15% of the Company’s total revenues. For the three months ended September 30, 2017, two customers accounted for 17% and 14% of the Company’s total revenues.    

For the nine months September 30, 2018, two customers accounted for 22% and 15% of the Company’s total revenues. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, two customers accounted for 18% and 10% of the Company’s total revenues.

Accounting Pronouncements Recently Adopted

Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Topic 606. This standard outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenues arising from contracts with customers that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods and services. Topic 606 was adopted on a modified retrospective basis and the new standard was applied only to new contracts entered into after January 1, 2018, and contracts that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. The cumulative effect of this adoption of Topic 606 as of January 1, 2018 resulted in a reduction to accumulated deficit of $3.0 million, a reduction of short-term and long-term deferred revenue of $1.2 million and the capitalization of commissions in assets of $1.8 million.

The impact from the adoption of Topic 606 was as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

 

 

 

As Reported

 

 

Effect of Change Increase/ (Decrease)

 

 

Amounts Without Adoption of Topic 606

 

 

As Reported

 

 

Effect of Change Increase/ (Decrease)

 

 

Amounts Without Adoption of Topic 606

 

Revenues

 

$

9,211

 

 

$

174

 

 

$

9,037

 

 

$

25,045

 

 

$

296

 

 

$

24,749

 

Costs

 

 

4,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,169

 

 

 

11,427

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,427

 

Gross profit

 

 

5,042

 

 

 

174

 

 

 

4,868

 

 

 

13,618

 

 

 

296

 

 

 

13,322

 

Sales and marketing expense

 

 

2,453

 

 

 

(200

)

 

 

2,653

 

 

 

6,202

 

 

 

(457

)

 

 

6,659

 

Operating loss

 

 

(1,519

)

 

 

(374

)

 

 

(1,893

)

 

 

(3,035

)

 

 

(753

)

 

 

(3,788

)

Net loss

 

 

(1,441

)

 

 

(374

)

 

 

(1,815

)

 

 

(3,027

)

 

 

(753

)

 

 

(3,780

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Reported

 

 

Effect of Change Increase/ (Decrease)

 

 

Amounts Without Adoption of Topic 606

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,598

 

 

$

614

 

 

$

984

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,079

 

 

 

1,599

 

 

 

480

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43,244

 

 

 

2,213

 

 

 

41,031

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue, short term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,170

 

 

 

(558

)

 

 

19,728

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26,203

 

 

 

(558

)

 

 

26,761

 

Deferred revenue, long term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,177

 

 

 

(900

)

 

 

2,077

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,465

 

 

 

(1,458

)

 

 

28,923

 

 

In January 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-01, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which provides targeted improvements to the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of financial assets and financial liabilities. Specific accounting areas addressed include equity investments and financial liabilities reported under the fair value option and valuation allowance assessment resulting from unrealized losses on available-for-sale securities. This ASU also changes certain presentation and disclosure requirements for financial instruments. This ASU is to be applied by means of a cumulative effect adjustment to the balance sheet as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have any impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, addressing eight specific cash flow issues in an effort to reduce diversity in practice. This ASU is effective for the Company as of January 1, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU did not have any material impact on its condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory. The guidance requires entities to recognize the income tax impact of an inter-entity sale or transfer of an asset other than inventory when the sale or transfer occurs, rather than when the asset has been sold to an outside party. The guidance will require a modified retrospective application with a cumulative catch-up adjustment to opening retained earnings. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have any impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-18, Restricted Cash, which requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. Therefore, amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents should be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have any material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, Scope of Modification Accounting, which amends the scope of modification accounting for share-based payment arrangements, provides guidance on the types of changes to the terms or conditions of share-based payment awards to which an entity would be required to apply modification accounting under ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have any impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Effective

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires lessees to recognize right-of-use assets and corresponding liabilities for all leases with an initial term in excess of 12 months. This ASU is to be adopted using a modified retrospective approach, including a number of practical expedients, that requires leases to be measured and recognized under the new guidance at the beginning of the earliest period presented. This ASU is effective for the Company as of January 1, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the effect this ASU will have on its condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company expects the asset leased under its headquarters office operating lease will be capitalized on the balance sheet upon adoption of this ASU.

In July 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815). The amendments in Part I of this ASU change the classification analysis of certain equity-linked financial instruments (or embedded features) with down round features. When determining whether certain financial instruments should be classified as liabilities or equity instruments should be classified as liabilities or equity instruments, a down round feature no longer precludes equity classification when assessing whether the instrument is indexed to an entity’s own stock. The amendments also clarify existing disclosure requirements for equity-classified instruments. The amendments in Part I of this ASU are effective for the Company as of January 1, 2019. The amendments in Part II of this ASU replace the indefinite deferral of certain guidance in Topic 480 with a scope exception. The amendments in Part II of this ASU do not require any transition guidance. The Company is currently evaluating the effect this ASU will have on its condensed consolidated financial statements.