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Note 5 - Note Payable

Note 5 - Note Payable
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Notes to Financial Statements  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]




Convertible Notes Payable at Fair Value


On May 16, 2022, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with three institutional investors (collectively, the “Note Holders”) providing for the sale and issuance of a series of senior convertible notes in the aggregate original principal amount of $4,320,000, of which 8% is an original issue discount (“OID”) (each, a “Note,” and, collectively, the “Notes,” and such financing, the “Note Offering”). The Notes accrued interest at a guaranteed annual rate of 9% per annum, were set to mature 12 months from the date of issuance, and were convertible at the option of the Note Holders into that number of shares of the Company’s common stock, equal to the sum of the outstanding principal balance, accrued and unpaid interest, and accrued and unpaid late charges (the “Conversion Amount”), divided by $4.00 (the “Conversion Price”), subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events as more specifically set forth in the Note, as amended. In the event of the occurrence of an event of default, the Note Holders may, at the Note Holder’s option, convert all, or any part of, the Conversion Amount into shares of common stock at 90% of the lowest volume weighted average price of the ten trading days preceding the date for which the price is being calculated.


In addition, the Company was required to redeem all or a portion of the Notes under certain circumstances, and, in the event (A) the Company sold Company common stock pursuant to the March 25, 2022 Purchase Agreement, described below, or (B) consummated a subsequent equity financing, then the Note Holders had the right, but not the obligation, to require the Company to use 50% of the gross proceeds raised from such sale to redeem all or any portion of the Conversion Amount then remaining under the Notes, in cash, at a price equal to the Conversion Amount being redeemed.


During the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company recorded no interest expense related to the Notes, and made cash interest payments totaling $180,000.


The Notes were issued with an original issue discount of $320,000, or 8%, which was recorded as an adjustment to the carrying amount of the Notes. The original issue discount was amortized using the interest method over the contractual term of the Notes and reflected as interest expense in the statement of operations. At December 31, 2022, the balance of the original issue discount was $40,000, which is included in “Convertible note payable and accrued interest” in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. Total amortization of original issue discount for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $40,000.


The Company elected to utilize the FVO to account for the Notes, which are included in current liabilities at December 31, 2022.


At December 31, 2022, the remaining principal balance of the Notes totaled $539,000, and accrued interest totaled $180,000, both of which were paid in full during the three months ended March 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2023, all amounts of principal and interest under the Notes were fully paid, resulting in a Convertible note payable and accrued interest balance of $0.