ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM TO
Commission File Number 001-38907
Sonim Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
6836 Bee Cave Road
Building 1, Suite 279
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (650) 863-8610
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The Nasdaq Capital Market
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. YES ☐ NO ☒
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. YES ☐ NO ☒
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. YES ☒ NO ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files). YES ☒ NO ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of 'large accelerated filer,' 'accelerated filer,' 'smaller reporting company,' and 'emerging growth company' in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management's assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). YES ☐ NO ☒
The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the Registrant, based on the closing price of the shares of common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market on June 30, 2020 was approximately $52,801,187.
At June 14, 2021, 66,953,307 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001, of the registrant were outstanding.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
This Amendment No. 2 on Form 10-K/A ('Amendment No. 2') amends our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the 'SEC') on March 18, 2021, as amended by our Amendment No. 1 to Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on April 6, 2021 (as amended, the 'Original Filing'). The sole purpose of this Amendment No. 2 is to amend and restate Part II, Item 9A of the Original Filing in its entirety.
In accordance with Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ('Exchange Act'), the Cover Page and Part II, Item 9A of the Original Filing is hereby amended and restated in its entirety. This Amendment No. 2 does not amend, modify, or otherwise update any other information in the Original Filing. Accordingly, this Amendment No. 2 should be read in conjunction with the Original Filing. In addition, this Amendment No. 2 does not reflect events that may have occurred subsequent to the March 18, 2021.
Pursuant to Rule 12b-15 under the Exchange Act, this Amendment No. 2 also amends Part III, Item 15 of the Original Filing to include new certifications pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which are filed herewith. Because no financial statements have been included in this Amendment No. 2, paragraph 3 of such certifications has been omitted. Similarly, because no financial statements have been included in this Amendment No. 2, certifications pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have been omitted.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures: Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e). Based on this evaluation, and as a result of the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting described below in Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting as well as our failure to include management's report on internal controls in the Original Filing as described below, our principal executive officer and principal accounting officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
In designing and evaluating disclosure controls and procedures, our management recognizes that any system of controls, however well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance, and not absolute assurance, that the desired control objectives of the system are met. In addition, the design of any control system is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events. Because of these and other inherent limitations of control systems, there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals in all future circumstances. Accordingly, our disclosure controls and procedures must be designed to provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met. However, as set forth above, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded, based on their evaluation as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K, that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system were met.
In response to the conclusion set forth above, management intends to implement the remedial measures described below in Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, as well as the following additional remedial measures:
Evaluate and improve our disclosure committee process, procedures and meetings, including specific requirements to consider our internal control over financial reporting and the impact of the remedial measures described below; and
Retain outside counsel to specifically evaluate our disclosure controls and procedures.
Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive officer and principal accounting and 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 U.S. GAAP and includes those policies and procedures that:
Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;
Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and
Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of the inherent limitations in a system of internal control over financial reporting, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake or fraud. Additionally, controls can be circumvented by individuals or
groups of persons or by an unauthorized override of controls. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Because of the inherent limitations in our control system, misstatements in our public reports due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. In addition, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
As disclosed in the Original Filing, with respect to the year ended December 31, 2020, we identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the design and implementation of our IT general controls including elevated (administrator) access to financial reporting systems and subsystems. Although we are making efforts to remediate these issues, these efforts may not be sufficient to avoid similar material weaknesses in the future.
Subsequent to the preparation and filing of the Original Filing, on June 3, 2021, we became aware of an error in our interpretation of the transition period set forth in Instruction 1 to Item 308 of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act, relating to the requirement in Item 308(a) of Regulation S-K to provide a report of management on our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act). The Original Filing contained a statement that the Original Filing did not include a report of management's assessment regarding internal control over financial reporting due to a transition period established by rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission for newly public companies. However, we subsequently determined that the relevant transition period was no longer applicable to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Accordingly, we were subject to the requirements of Item 308(a) of Regulation S-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. As a result of the error, management did not perform the assessment of internal control over financial reporting under a suitable, recognized control framework as required by Item 308 for the year ended December 31, 2020. Promptly upon learning of the error, management, with the assistance of an independent consulting firm specializing in financial accounting advisory, assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020 using the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013 Framework). Based on this assessment, our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, has concluded that, as of December 31, 2020, our internal control over financial reporting was not effective based on those criteria.
In response to the material weakness described above, we retained an independent consulting firm specializing in financial accounting advisory, including internal control over financial reporting, to update our documentation of internal controls and related processes in light of the recent restructuring and outsourcing of many of our key functions.
Management also intends to implement the following remedial measures on a going-forward basis to implement effective internal control over financial reporting:
Continue to work with the independent consulting firm described above to test our existing controls and suggest further enhancements;
Hire additional qualified accounting and information technology personnel;
Regularly review progress on the development, enhancement and testing of internal controls with the audit committee of the board of directors, including specific presentations to the audit committee in such progress.
Attestation Report of Registered Public Accounting Firm. This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm on our internal control over financial reporting due to an exemption established for 'emerging growth companies' under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting: During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, there were no changes to our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.
The following documents are filed as part of this report:
Financial Statements. The following consolidated financial statements and related documents are filed as part of this report:
See Part II, Item 8 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which was originally filed with the SEC on March 18, 2021.
Financial Statement Schedules. Schedules are omitted because they are not required or applicable, or the required information is included in the Financial Statements or related notes.
Exhibits. The Exhibits listed in the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed or incorporated by reference as part of, or furnished with, this report.
Portion of this exhibit (indicated by asterisks) have been omitted as the Registrant has determined that (i) the omitted information is not material and (ii) the omitted information would likely cause competitive harm to the Registrant if publicly disclosed.
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Amendment no. 2 to the Form 10-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
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