ISSUANCE OF EQUITY INTERESTS
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Mar. 31, 2023
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NOTE 4 – ISSUANCE OF EQUITY INTERESTS
On June 23, 2021, Acurx Pharmaceuticals, LLC was converted into a corporation and renamed Acurx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Company’s certificate of incorporation authorizes 200,000,000 shares of common stock of which 11,671,795 were outstanding as of March 31, 2023.
On June 29, 2021, the Company completed an IPO issuing 2,875,000 shares of common stock at a price of $6.00 per share, resulting in net cash proceeds of approximately $14.8 million, with cash issuance costs of approximately $2.4 million. The outstanding Class A and Class B Membership Interests were converted to shares of common stock pursuant to a conversion ratio of one-for-two of the Membership Interests outstanding, resulting in the conversion of 14,082,318 Class A and Class B Membership Interests into 7,041,208 shares of common stock. Warrants to purchase Class A Membership Interests were converted to warrants to purchase common stock at the same one-for two conversion ratio, resulting in 1,437,577 warrants to purchase common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $2.88.
In connection with the IPO, the Company issued 150,000 warrants to the underwriter. Each warrant is exercisable for 4.5 years from December 21, 2021 at an exercise price of $7.50 per share. The Company used the Black-Scholes model to calculate the value of the warrants with an estimated fair value of $618,000. The inputs utilized in the calculation were as follows:and a half-year term, 0.79% risk-free rate, stock price at grant date of $6.26, and a 94% volatility utilizing comparable companies. This amount was recorded as both an increase to additional paid-in capital and as a non-cash issuance cost of the offering.
On July 25, 2022, the Company entered into securities purchase agreements (the “Purchase Agreements”) with two of the Company’s executives and a member of the Company’s board of directors (collectively, the “Affiliate Investors”), and a single U.S. institutional investor (the “Investor”) pursuant to which the Company issued and sold in a registered direct offering an aggregate of 1,159,211 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share and pre-funded warrants to purchase an aggregate of 130,769 shares of common stock. The Affiliate Investors purchased an aggregate of 59,211 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $3.80 per share. The Investor purchased an aggregate of 1,100,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $3.25 per share and an aggregate of 130,769 prefunded warrants at a purchase price of $3.2499 per pre-funded warrant. The pre-funded warrants sold to the Investor have an exercise price of $0.0001 and were immediately exercisable. As of March 31, 2023, all of the pre-funded warrants were exercised. The Company also issued to the Affiliate Investors and the Investor, series A warrants to purchase 1,289,980 shares of common stock and series B warrants to purchase 1,289,980 shares of common stock, all of which are deemed equity classified. These warrants included 59,211 series A warrants and an aggregate of 59,211 series B warrants to the Affiliate Investors with an exercise price per share of $3.55 and an aggregate of 1,230,769 series A warrants and an aggregate of 1,230,769 series B warrants to the Investor with an exercise price per share of $3.25. The series A warrants were exercisable commencing on January 27, 2023 and will expire on January 27, 2028. The series B warrants were exercisable commencing on January 27, 2023 and will expire on January 27, 2024. The registered direct offering closed on July 27, 2022.
The gross proceeds to the Company from the registered direct offering were $4.2 million and net proceeds after deducting the placement agents’ fees and other offering expenses payable by the Company were approximately $3.7 million.
On July 25, 2022, the Company entered into a co-placement agent agreement (the “Placement Agent Agreement”), with two placement agents in connection with the registered direct offering pursuant to which the Company paid the Placement Agents a cash fee of $287,874 and issued to the Placement Agents an aggregate of 63,018 warrants to purchase shares of common stock. The warrants have an exercise price of $3.60 per share (representing 110% of the weighted average public offering price of the aggregate number of shares of common stock sold in the registered direct offering to the Investor and Affiliate Investors) and expire on July 27, 2027. The Company used the Black-Scholes model to calculate the value of the warrants with an estimated fair value of $171,409. The inputs utilized in the calculation were as follows: five year term, 2.82% risk free rate, stock price at grant date of $3.70 and a 95% volatility utilizing comparable companies. This amount was recorded as both an increase to additional paid-in capital and as a non-cash issuance cost of the offering.
The following table summarizes information with respect to outstanding warrants to purchase common stock of the Company at March 31, 2023:
The weighted average contractual life of the outstanding warrants is 3.8 years.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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