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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021

 

or

 

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: 001-38561

 

HyreCar Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

47-2480487

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1650 Los Angeles, CA

 

90071

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(888) 688-6769

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share

 

HYRE

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

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, a smaller reporting company, or 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

☐ 

 

Accelerated filer

☐ 

Non-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 is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No ☒

 

As of August 10, 2021, the registrant had 21,287,764 shares of common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.

 



 

 

 
 

 

 

Table of Contents

 
     
   

Page No

     

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Industry Data

ii

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

1

Item 1.

Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

1

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

1

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

2

 

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity for the Three and Six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

3

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three and Six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

4

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

5

Item 2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

13

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

21

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

22

     

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

23

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

23

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

23

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

23

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

24

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

24

Item 5.

Other Information

24

Item 6.

Exhibits

24

Signatures

25

 

 

 

NOTE ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as "may," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Our forward-looking statements are based on a series of expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about our company, are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve substantial risks and uncertainty. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in these forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in these forward-looking statements. Our business and our forward-looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties inherent in our statements regarding:

 

 

the impacts of COVID-19, or other future pandemics on our business, results of operations, financial position and cash flows;

 

 

our ability to effectively manage our growth and maintain and improve our corporate culture;

 

 

the potential benefits of and our ability to maintain our relationships with ridesharing companies, establish or maintain future collaborations or strategic relationships, and obtain additional funding;

 

 

our marketing capabilities and strategy;

 

 

our ability to maintain a cost-effective insurance program;

 

 

our industry is in early stages of growth;

 

 

our anticipated investments in new products and offerings, and the effect of these investments on our results of operations;

 

 

our ability to retain the continued service of our key professionals and to identify, hire and retain additional qualified professionals;

 

 

our competitive position, and developments and projections relating to our competitors and our industry;

 

 

our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; and 

 

 

our ability to comply with existing, modified, or new laws and regulations applying to our business.

 

All of our forward-looking statements are as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q only. In each case, actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking information. We can give no assurance that such expectations or forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. An occurrence of, or any material adverse change in, one or more of the risk factors or risks and uncertainties referred to in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or included in our other public disclosures or our other periodic reports or other documents or filings filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") could materially and adversely affect our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. Except as required by law, we do not undertake or plan to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in plans, assumptions, estimates or projections or other circumstances affecting such forward-looking statements occurring after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, even if such results, changes or circumstances make it clear that any forward-looking information will not be realized. Any public statements or disclosures by us following this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that modify or impact any of the forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q will be deemed to modify or supersede such statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may include market data and certain industry data and forecasts, which we may obtain from internal company surveys, market research, consultant surveys, publicly available information, reports of governmental agencies and industry publications, articles and surveys. Industry surveys, publications, consultant surveys and forecasts generally state that the information contained therein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness of such information is not guaranteed. While we believe that such studies and publications are reliable, we have not independently verified market and industry data from third-party sources.

 

References to HyreCar

 

Throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the "Company," "HyreCar," "we," "us," and "our" refers to HyreCar Inc. and "our Board of Directors" refers to the Board of Directors of HyreCar Inc.

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements

 

HYRECAR INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

  

June 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Assets

        

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalent

 $24,021,863  $4,923,515 

Restricted cash

  877,586    

Accounts receivable

  101,615   109,366 

Deferred offering costs

     33,164 

Insurance deposits

  2,211,625   749,454 

Other current assets

  305,255   313,812 

Total current assets

  27,517,944   6,129,311 
         

Property and equipment, net

  6,823   8,425 

Intangible assets, net

  43,094   80,031 

Other assets

     95,000 

Total assets

 $27,567,861  $6,312,767 
         

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $5,197,794  $2,275,559 

Accrued liabilities

  5,627,276   4,359,348 

Insurance reserve

  1,990,482   2,113,039 

Note payable, current portion

  1,999,175   1,554,548 

Deferred revenue

  63,068   76,059 

Total current liabilities

  14,877,795   10,378,553 
         

Note payable, net of current portion

     444,627 

Total liabilities

  14,877,795   10,823,180 
         

Commitments and contingencies (Note 3)

      
         

Stockholders' equity (deficit):

        

Preferred stock, 15,000,000 shares authorized, par value $0.00001, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

      

Common stock, 50,000,000 shares authorized, par value $0.00001, 20,961,319 and 17,741,713 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  209   177 

Additional paid-in capital

  73,467,587   39,725,445 

Accumulated deficit

  (60,777,730)  (44,236,035)

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

  12,690,066   (4,510,413)

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)

 $27,567,861  $6,312,767 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements

 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 
                 

Revenue

 $9,057,866  $5,583,388  $16,506,266  $11,363,801 
                 

Cost of revenue

  8,253,164   3,045,726   12,969,314   6,651,027 
                 

Gross profit

  804,702   2,537,662   3,536,952   4,712,774 
                 

Operating Expenses:

                

General and administrative

  6,090,899   3,911,065   11,795,352   7,139,237 

Sales and marketing

  2,875,084   1,871,099   5,582,275   4,161,271 

Research and development

  1,173,248   615,466   2,699,966   1,359,279 

Total operating expenses

  10,139,231   6,397,630   20,077,593   12,659,787 
                 

Operating loss

  (9,334,529)  (3,859,968)  (16,540,641)  (7,947,013)
                 

Other (income) expense

                

Interest expense

  3,893   11,310   5,799   11,329 

Other income

  (4,062)  (17,803)  (5,545)  (47,451)

Total other income

  (169)  (6,493)  254   (36,122)
                 

Loss before provision for income taxes

  (9,334,360)  (3,853,475)  (16,540,895)  (7,910,891)
                 

Provision for income taxes

  800      800   800 
                 

Net loss

 $(9,335,160) $(3,853,475) $(16,541,695) $(7,911,691)
                 

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted

  20,521,674   17,181,496   19,881,584   16,803,232 

Weighted average net loss per share - basic and diluted

 $(0.45) $(0.22) $(0.83) $(0.47)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements

 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

                      

Subscription

         
                  

Additional

  

Receivable -

      

Total

 
  

Preferred Stock

  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Related

  

Accumulated

  

Stockholders'

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Party

  

Deficit

  

Equity

 

March 31, 2020 (unaudited)

    $   16,473,335  $164  $36,301,582  $(7,447) $(33,073,350) $3,220,949 

Stock option compensation

              26,161         26,161 

Stock option compensation modification

        822,500   8   1,434,124         1,434,132 

Restricted stock unit compensation

              121,797         121,797 

Stock options exercised

        3,000      5,250         5,250 

Shares issued for vested restricted stock units

        400                

Shares issued for legal services and settlement of payables and accrued liabilities

        254,535   2   567,611         567,613 

Shares issued for settlement

        78,431   1   213,332         213,333 

Shares issued for services

        60,000   1   145,199         145,200 

Net loss

                    (3,853,475)  (3,853,475)

June 30, 2020 (unaudited)

    $   17,692,201  $176  $38,815,056  $(7,447) $(36,926,825) $1,880,960 
                                 

March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

    $   20,353,429  $203  $71,158,828  $  $(51,442,570) $19,716,461 

Stock option compensation

              4,123         4,123 

Restricted stock unit compensation

              1,939,766         1,939,766 

Stock options exercised

        120,372   1   114,895         114,896 

Shares issued for vested restricted stock units

        435,845   4   (4)         

Warrants exercised - cashless

        39,395   1   (1)         

Shares issued for services

        12,278      249,980         249,980 

Net loss

                    (9,335,160)  (9,335,160)

June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

    $   20,961,319  $209  $73,467,587  $  $(60,777,730) $12,690,066 

 

                      

Subscription

         
                  

Additional

  

Receivable -

      

Total

 
  

Preferred Stock

  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Related

  

Accumulated

  

Stockholders'

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Party

  

Deficit

  

Equity

 

December 31, 2019

    $   16,393,171  $164  $35,857,835  $(7,447) $(29,015,134) $6,835,418 

Stock option compensation

              278,233         278,233 

Stock option compensation modification

        822,500   8   1,434,124         1,434,132 

Restricted stock unit compensation

              284,897         284,897 

Stock options exercised

        43,869      33,825         33,825 

Stock options exercised – cashless

        2,645                

Shares issued for vested restricted stock units

        37,050                

Shares issued for legal services and settlement of payables and accrued liabilities

        254,535   2   567,611         567,613 

Shares issued for settlement

        78,431   1   213,332         213,333 

Shares issued for services

        60,000   1   145,199         145,200 

Net loss

                    (7,911,691)  (7,911,691)

June 30, 2020 (unaudited)

    $   17,692,201  $176  $38,815,056  $(7,447) $(36,926,825) $1,880,960 
                                 

December 31, 2020

    $   17,741,713  $177  $39,725,445  $  $(44,236,035) $(4,510,413)

Stock option compensation

              10,770         10,770 

Restricted stock unit compensation

              5,700,793         5,700,793 

Stock options exercised

        120,372   1   114,895         114,896 

Shares issued for vested restricted stock units

        435,845   4   (4)         

Warrants exercised for cash

        20,232   1   64,539         64,540 

Warrants exercised - cashless

        100,879   1   (1)         

Common stock issued for cash

        2,530,000   25   29,727,475         29,727,500 

Offering costs

              (2,126,305)        (2,126,305)

Shares issued for services

        12,278      249,980         249,980 

Net loss

                    (16,541,695)  (16,541,695)

June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

    $   20,961,319  $209  $73,467,587  $  $(60,777,730) $12,690,066 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements

 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

  

Six Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

        

Net loss

 $(16,541,695) $(7,911,691)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

        

Depreciation and amortization

  38,539   38,316 

Stock-based compensation

  5,961,543   2,466,312 

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

  50,079    

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

        

Accounts receivable

  (42,328)  25,431 

Insurance deposits

  654,454   (749,454)

Lease deposit and other current assets

  103,557   155,862 

Accounts payable

  838,775   443,372 

Accrued liabilities

  1,267,927   (17,112)

Insurance reserve

  (122,557)  26,426 

Deferred revenues

  (12,991)  (10,564)

Net cash used in operating activities

  (7,804,697)  (5,533,102)
         

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

        

Net cash used in investing activities

      
         

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

        

Proceeds from sale of common stock

  29,727,500    

Offering costs associated with public offering

  (2,126,305)   

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

  114,896   33,825 

Proceeds from note payable

     2,004,175 

Principal repayment on note payable

     (5,000)

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

  64,540    

Net cash provided by financing activities

  27,780,631   2,033,000 
         

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

  19,975,934   (3,500,102)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

        

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash - beginning of period

  4,923,515   10,657,140 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash - end of period

 $24,899,449  $7,157,038 
         

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to the consolidated balance sheets

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 $24,021,863  $7,157,038 

Restricted cash

  877,586    

Total cash, and cash equivalents and restricted cash to the consolidated balance sheets

 $24,899,449  $7,157,038 
         

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

        

Cash paid for:

        

Interest expense

 $  $19 

Income taxes

 $800  $8,500 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements

 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Organization and Description of Business

 

HyreCar Inc. (which may be referred to herein as "HyreCar," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") was incorporated on November 24, 2014 ("Inception") in the State of Delaware. The Company's headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California. The Company operates a web-based marketplace that allows car and fleet owners to rent their cars to Uber, Lyft and other gig economy service drivers safely, securely and reliably. The consolidated financial statements of HyreCar Inc. are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").

 

Strategic Partnership, Recent Public Offering and Insurance Program Renewal

 

On January 28, 2021, the Company announced new and expanded strategic partnerships with AmeriDrive Holdings ("AmeriDrive") intended to create a national network of vehicle supply and fleet maintenance operations. In connection therewith, the Company entered into a Collateral Pledge Agreement with Cogent Bank assigning all right, title and interest in a Company deposit account of $750,000 plus 5% fees to secure that certain revolving line of credit made by the bank to AmeriDrive.

 

On February 4, 2021, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC and Northland Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering (the "2021 offering") of a total of 2,530,000 shares of Company common stock. The initial closing of the offering occurred on February 8, 2021. The net proceeds to the Company from the 2021 offering was approximately $27.6 million, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company.

 

On May 20, 2021, the Company renewed its Automobile Liability Insurance Program with Apollo 1969 of Lloyd’s until 2023 at our current rates, providing stable predictable insurance pricing for the next two years. Further, the Company has completed integration with Sedgwick, a leading insurance claim processing partner for many companies in rideshare transportation and food delivery.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with "U.S. GAAP" and include the accounts of the Company. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

 

The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 included herein was derived from the audited financial statements as of that date. The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the annual consolidated financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary to state fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the periods presented, but are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be anticipated for any future annual or interim period. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2020 and notes thereto that are included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

NOTE 2 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Management's Plans

 

We have incurred operating losses since Inception and historically relied on debt and equity financing for working capital. Throughout the next 12 months, the Company intends to fund its operations through revenue from operations, and capital raised through the 2021 offering described in Note 1. The funds received from the 2021 offering and our existing capital causes us to continue to believe the Company has sufficient resources to continue as a going concern.

 

In March 2020, COVID-19 began spreading rapidly throughout the world, prompting governments and businesses to take unprecedented measures in response. Such measures included restrictions on travel and business operations, temporary closures of businesses, quarantines and shelter-in-place orders. The full extent of the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operational and financial performance is currently uncertain and will depend on many factors outside the Company’s control, including, without limitation, the timing, extent, trajectory and duration of the pandemic, the development and availability of effective treatments and vaccines, and the imposition of protective public safety measures.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and the reported amount of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could materially differ from these estimates. It is reasonably possible that changes in estimates will occur in the near term. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated upon consolidation.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

The Company’s most significant estimates and judgments involve recognition of revenue and estimates for future contingent customer incentive obligations, insurance reserves, and the measurement of the Company’s stock-based compensation.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date. Applicable accounting guidance provides an established hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are inputs that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability and are developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the Company. Unobservable inputs are inputs that reflect the Company's assumptions about the factors that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability. There are three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1 - Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

Level 2 - Include other inputs that are directly or indirectly observable in the marketplace.

 

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs which are supported by little or no market activity.

 

The fair value hierarchy also requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.

 

Fair-value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values. These financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities. Fair values for these items were assumed to approximate carrying values because of their short-term nature or they are payable on demand.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purpose of the consolidated statement of cash flows, the Company considers institutional money market funds and all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Restricted Cash

 

Restricted cash consist primarily of amounts held in restricted bank account at Cogent Bank as collateral for the amount pledged by the Company to secure that certain revolving line of credit made by Cogent Bank to AmeriDrive, as well as escrow accounts held for our claims processing partner to pay out claims in a timely fashion.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable are reported net of allowance for expected losses. It represents the amount management expects to collect from outstanding balances. Differences between the amount due and the amount management expects to collect are charged to operations in the year in which those differences are determined, with an offsetting entry to a valuation allowance. As of June 30, 2021 and   December 31, 2020, the Company has a reserve allowance of $50,079 and $0, respectively.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Insurance Reserve and Insurance Deposits

 

The Company records a loss reserve for physical damage and other liability coverage caused to owner vehicles up to the Company's insurance deductibles or relevant limits. This reserve represents an estimate for both reported accidents claims not yet paid, and claims incurred but not yet reported and are recorded on a non-discounted basis. The lag time in reported claims is minimal and as such represents a low risk of unreported claims being excluded from the loss reserve assessment. The adequacy of the reserve is monitored quarterly and is subject to adjustment in the future based upon changes in claims experience, including the number of incidents for which the Company is ultimately responsible and changes in the cost per claim, or changes to the Company’s insurance policy which dictates what amounts of a claim will be paid by the Company. Effective March 1, 2021, the Company entered into a two-year claim adjusting agreement with Sedgwick which included an escrow account requirement of $1,750,000 to be held by Sedgwick for claim payments.  This escrow account is replenished by the Company on a quarterly basis dependent on the actual claims paid during that quarter. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, $1,990,482 and $2,113,039 was included in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, respectively, related to the loss reserve, where the expense is included in costs of revenue.

 

Effective May 15, 2021 the Company entered into a new policy term for its automobile liability insurance program. As part of this program the Company has paid deposit premiums of $1,500,000 and $250,000 for the primary and excess, respectively which will be available to offset premiums due during the final quarter of the policy period, which is the fourth quarter of 2022 or at any time to remediate overdue premiums. In addition, effective June 15, 2021, a separate primary automobile liability was placed for California only, which required a $300,000 deposit premium that will be available to offset premiums due during the first quarter of the policy period.

 

While certain liability claims may take several years to completely settle, the Company's liability exposure limit is generally met in the near term. Due to our limited operational history, the Company makes certain assumptions based on both currently available information to estimate the insurance reserves as well as third party claims adjuster data provided on existing claims. A number of factors can affect the actual cost of a claim, including the length of time the claim remains open, economic and healthcare cost trends and the results of related litigation. Furthermore, claims may emerge in future periods for events that occurred in a prior period that differs from expectations. Accordingly, actual losses may vary significantly from the estimated amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements. Reserves are reviewed quarterly and adjusted as necessary as experience develops or new information becomes known. However, ultimate results may differ from the Company’s estimates, which could result in losses over the Company’s reserved amounts. Such adjustments are recorded in costs of revenue.

 

The Company has been in the process of finalizing the integration and transition to Sedgwick which is expected to provide an improved customer experience but has impacted the claims portfolio in the short term. Specifically, in the quarter ended June 30, 2021 our claims processes were adjusted and resulted in higher than historical loss payouts. The Company intends to monitor closely the claims settlement process/guidelines and make any necessary adjustments to continuously improve overall performance.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company generates the majority of its revenue from its ridesharing marketplace that connects vehicle owners and drivers and the related insurance issued for each rental. Vehicle owners and drivers agree to terms of service with the Company in order to use the HyreCar platform and enter into a rental contract that governs each rental.  In entering into a rental agreement, the driver is charged in a single transaction:  the base rental fee as agreed upon between the driver and vehicle owner, a 10%-20% HyreCar fee on the base rental fee, and a daily insurance charge (“Insurance and administrative fees”), all based on the number of days the vehicle is to be rented within the contract. HyreCar retains 15%-25% of the base rental fee and remits the remaining portion to the vehicle owner. The 10%-20% fee collected from the driver and 15-25% retained from the owner are considered “Transaction Fees” and the recorded on a net basis as described below. The Company recognizes revenue daily during the rental periods as the Company is required to maintain insurance underlying the transaction and as a customary business practice, a driver can return a vehicle early for a refund of the unused rental period. Drivers currently do not have an option to decline insurance at any point during the transaction.

 

The Company also recognizes revenue from other sources such as referrals, motor vehicle record fees (application fees), late rental fees, and other fees charged to drivers in specific situations.  

 

In applying the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 606, the Company (i) identifies the contract with the customer, (ii) identifies the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determines the transaction price, (iv) determines if an allocation of that transaction price is required to the performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognizes revenue when or as the Company satisfies a performance obligation.

 

Refunds may occur when the driver returns the owner vehicle early based on the terms of the original contract or cancels the rental prior to completing the exchange. In limited circumstances, the Company provides contingent consideration in the form of a rebate that is redeemable only if the customer completes a specific level of transaction over a specific time period. In such cases, the rebate or refund obligation is recognized as a reduction of revenue. The Company defers revenue in all instances when the earnings process is not yet complete.

 

The following is a breakout of revenue components by subcategory for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020.

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 

Insurance and administration fees

 $4,659,596  $2,904,507  $8,407,795  $5,923,708 

Transaction fees

  4,148,061   2,376,448   7,564,782   5,058,037 

Other fees

  364,059   387,733   695,386   626,558 

Incentives and rebates

  (113,850)  (85,300)  (161,697)  (244,502)

Net revenue

 $9,057,866  $5,583,388  $16,506,266  $11,363,801 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Principal Agent Considerations

 

The Company evaluates our service offerings to determine if we are acting as the principal or as an agent, which we consider in determining if revenue should be reported gross or net. One of our primary revenue sources is a transaction fee made from a confirmed booking of a vehicle on our platform. Key indicators that we evaluate to reach this determination include:

 

 

● 

the terms and conditions of our contracts;

 

 

● 

whether we are paid a fixed percentage of the arrangement's consideration or a fixed fee for each transaction;

 

 

● 

the party which sets the pricing with the end-user, has the credit risk and provides customer support; and

 

 

● 

the party responsible for delivery/fulfillment of the product or service to the end consumer.

 

We have determined we act as the agent in the transaction for vehicle bookings (Transaction Fees), as we are not the primary obligor of the arrangement and receive a fixed percentage of the transaction. Therefore, revenue is recognized on a net basis.

 

For other fees such as insurance, referrals, and motor vehicle records (application fees) we have determined revenue should be recorded on a gross basis. In such arrangements, the Company sets pricing, has risk of economic loss, has certain credit risk, provides support services related to these transactions, and has decision making ability about service providers used.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue primarily include direct fees paid for insurance to cover the vehicle driver and owner, insurance claim payments and estimated liabilities based on the policy in effect at the time of loss, merchant processing fees, technology and hosting costs, and motor vehicle record fees incurred for paid driver applications. General liability insurance that covers corporate risk from activity on our platform is included in general and administrative costs.

 

Advertising and Marketing

 

The Company expenses the cost of advertising and marketing as incurred. Advertising and marketing expense were $1,735,482 and $1,232,357 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Research and Development

 

We incur research and development costs during the process of researching and developing our technologies and future offerings. Our research and development costs consist primarily of non-capitalized development and maintenance costs. We expense these costs as incurred unless such costs qualify for capitalization under applicable guidance.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock awards issued under ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation. Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the estimated fair value of the award. Stock-based compensation is recognized as expense over the employee's requisite vesting period and over the nonemployee's period of providing goods or services. The fair value of each stock option or warrant award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option valuation model. Restricted shares are measured based on the fair market value of the underlying stock on the grant date.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Stock-based compensation is included in the consolidated statements of operations as follows:

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 

General and administrative

 $1,774,800  $1,790,106  $4,180,236  $2,072,058 

Sales and marketing

  252,318   218,793   916,781   260,075 

Research and development

  166,751   42,242   864,526   134,179 

 

Loss per Common Share

 

The Company presents basic loss per share ("EPS") and diluted EPS on the face of the consolidated statements of operations. Basic loss per share is computed as net loss divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. For periods in which we incur a net loss, the effects of potentially dilutive securities would be antidilutive and would be excluded from diluted EPS calculations. For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, there were 737,326 and 1,188,194 options and warrants excluded, and 763,219 and 302,700 restricted stock units excluded, respectively.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company maintains its cash with a major financial institution located in the United States of America which it believes to be credit worthy.  Balances are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to $250,000.  At times, the Company maintains balances in excess of the federally insured limits.

 

Other Concentrations

 

The Company has historically relied on a single insurance broker and one to two underwriters at any given time to provide all automobile insurance on vehicles rentals on the HyreCar platform. There are multiple brokers and carriers who issue this type of insurance coverage, and the Company is regularly reviewing leading insurers in the transportation and mobility sectors as this is an important part of our operations. The Company does not believe the loss of our current broker or underwriters would have a material effect on our operations.

 

New Accounting Standards

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), specifying the accounting for leases, which supersedes the leases requirements in Topic 840, Leases. The objective of Topic 842 is to establish the principles that lessees and lessors shall apply to report useful information to users of consolidated financial statements about the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from a lease. Lessees are permitted to make an accounting policy election to not recognize the asset and liability for leases with a term of twelve months or less. Lessors' accounting is largely unchanged from the previous accounting standard. In addition, Topic 842 expands the disclosure requirements of lease arrangements. Lessees and lessors will use a modified retrospective transition approach, which includes several practical expedients. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2021 for emerging growth companies, with early adoption permitted. The Company has reviewed the provisions of the new standard, but it is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued guidance that simplifies the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions in existing guidance and improves consistency in application by clarifying and amending existing guidance. This guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods within those annual periods, where the transition method varies depending upon the specific amendment. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in any interim period. An entity that elects to early adopt the amendments in an interim period should reflect any adjustments as of the beginning of the annual period that includes that interim period, and all amendments must be adopted in the same period. The Company has reviewed the provisions of the new standard, but it is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company.

 

The FASB issues ASUs to amend the authoritative literature in ASC. There have been several ASUs to date, including those above, that amend the original text of ASC. Management believes that those issued to date either (i) provide supplemental guidance, (ii) are technical corrections, (iii) are not applicable to us or (iv) are not expected to have a significant impact our consolidated financial statements.

 

 

NOTE 3 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Settlement and Legal

 

We are not currently a party to any on-going legal proceedings, and we are not aware of any claims or actions pending or the future, we might from time to time become involved in litigation relating to claims arising from our ordinary course of business, the resolution of which we do not anticipate would have a material adverse impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 4 DEBT AND LIABILITIES

 

Accrued Liabilities

 

A summary of accrued liabilities as of  June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 is as follows:

 

  

June 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Accrued payables

 $1,327,389  $747,361 

Insurance premiums

  1,942,506   3,243,509 

Driver deposit

  254,523   168,855 

Deferred rent

     46,261 

Payroll tax liabilities

  2,039,790   77,303 

Other accrued liabilities

  63,068   76,059 

Accrued liabilities

 $5,627,276  $4,359,348 

 

As of June 30, 2021, the payroll tax liabilities amounted to $2,039,790, which consists of the employer and employees share of the payroll tax liabilities related to stock options exercised and vested restricted stock units.

 

Notes Payable

 

On April 13, 2020, the Company entered into a loan with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as the lender (“Lender”) in an aggregate principal amount of $2,004,175 pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the "PPP Loan"). The PPP Loan is evidenced by a promissory note (“Note”). Subject to the terms of the Note, the PPP Loan bears interest at a fixed rate of one percent (1%) per annum, with the first six months of interest deferred, has an initial term of two years, and is unsecured and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. The Company may apply to the Lender for forgiveness of the PPP Loan, with the amount which may be forgiven equal to the sum of payroll costs, covered rent, and covered utility payments incurred by the Company during the 24-week period beginning on April 13, 2020, calculated in accordance with the terms of the CARES Act. The Note provides for customary events of default including, among other things, cross-defaults on any other loan with the Lender. The PPP Loan may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default.

 

As of June 30, 2021, the amount payable under the Note is $1,999,175. The PPP Loan proceeds were used for payroll, covered rent and other covered payments and the loan is expected to be forgiven based on current information available. The Company submitted to the Lender the PPP Loan forgiveness application as of June 30, 2021, and we expect the full PPP Loan amount to be forgiven.

 

 

NOTE 5 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

 

Common Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.00001 par value per share.

 

Stock Options

 

In 2016, the Board of Directors adopted the HyreCar Inc. 2016 Incentive Plan (the "2016 Plan"). The 2016 Plan provides for the grant of equity awards to highly qualified personnel, including stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, and restricted stock units to purchase shares of common stock. The 2016 Plan is administered by the Board of Directors, and expires ten years after adoption, unless terminated earlier by the Board of Directors. The Company does not currently utilize the 2016 Plan for equity award grants.

 

In 2018, the Board of Directors adopted the HyreCar Inc. 2018 Incentive Plan (the "2018 Plan"). The 2018 Plan provides for the grant of equity awards to acquire shares of common stock. Three million shares of common stock were initially reserved for issuance under the 2018 Plan, with the share reserve number subject to increases that occur starting in 2021. The 2018 Plan is administered by the Board of Directors, and expires ten years after adoption, unless terminated earlier by the Board.

 

In the second quarter of 2021, the Board of Directors adopted the HyreCar Inc. 2021 Incentive Plan (the "2021 Plan"). The 2021 Plan provides for the grant of equity awards to acquire shares of common stock.  Three million shares of common stock were initially reserved for issuance under the 2021 Plan, with the share reserve number subject to increases that occur starting in 2024. The 2021 Plan is administered by the Board of Directors, and expires ten years after adoption, unless terminated earlier by the Board. As of June 30, 2021 the Company has not utilized the 2021 Plan for any equity award grants.

 

No stock options were granted during the six months ended June 30, 2021 and  June 30, 2020.

 

Stock-based compensation expense for the vesting of stock options for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 was $4,123 and $26,161, respectively, and $10,770 and $278,233 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of June 30, 2021, the total estimated remaining stock-based compensation expense for unvested stock options is approximately $632 which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.1 years.

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Restricted Stock Units and Shares Issued for Services 

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company granted 390,366 and 265,000 restricted stock units to the employees and executives, respectively, of which a large portion vested upon issuance. Additionally, for the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company granted 206,068 restricted stock units to Board members, of which 50% vested on grant date and the remaining 50% vest over the next four quarters following the date of grant.

 

Stock-based compensation related to restricted stock units for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 was $1,939,766 and $121,797, respectively. Stock-based compensation related to restricted stock units for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 was $5,700,793 and $284,897, respectively. As of June 30, 2021, unrecognized compensation expense related to the unvested restricted stock units is $6,213,390 and is expected to be recognized over approximately 2.6 years.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company granted 12,278 shares of common stock in exchange for legal services. The Company recognized stock-based compensation of $249,980 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant.

 

Warrants

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, several warrant holders exercised an aggregate of 280,681 warrants exercised in cashless exercises resulting in 100,879 shares of common stock being issued.

 

 

NOTE 6 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS 

 

Insurance

 

The president of the Company’s former primary insurance broker through June 2020 is also a minority Company stockholder and holder of warrants. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had no outstanding balances to the insurer included in accounts payable or accrued liabilities, respectively. During the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company paid the insurer approximately $0 and $2,580,000, respectively. On June 15, 2020, the Company completed moving its primary and excess automobile insurance liability programs over to a new insurance broker and is no longer using the related party broker.

 

 

NOTE 7 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On July 5, 2021, the Company granted a total of 100,000 restricted stock units to a newly appointed Company officer. Further, on July 14, 2021, the Company issued the vested equity grants to the officers and the related employee payroll tax liabilities amounted to $1,123,194.

 

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read together with our unaudited financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our audited financial statements and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. In addition to historical information, this discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. We discuss certain factors that we believe could cause or contribute to these differences below and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Our Company

 

We operate in the car sharing marketplace for ride sharing through our proprietary platform. The Company has established a leading presence in Transportation-as-a-Service ("TaaS") through vehicle owners and institutions, such as franchise car dealerships, independent car dealerships and rental car companies, who have been disrupted by automotive asset sharing. We are based in Los Angeles, California and car owners and drivers currently use the platform nationwide. Our unique revenue opportunity for both owners and drivers are providing a safe, secure, and reliable marketplace. We categorize our operations into one reportable business segment: Rental, consisting primarily of our vehicle rental operations in the United States.

 

Business and Trends

 

We generate revenue by taking a fee out of each rental processed on our platform. Each rental transaction represents a ride-sharing service driver (each, a "Driver") renting a car from a participating car owner (each, an "Owner"). Drivers pay a daily rental rate set by the Owner, plus a 10%-20% HyreCar Driver fee and direct daily insurance costs. Owners receive their daily rental rate minus a 15%-25% HyreCar Owner fee. For example, as of June 30, 2021, the average daily rental rate of a HyreCar vehicle nationally is approximately $38 ("Daily Rental Rate"), plus a 10%-25% HyreCar Driver fee ($5) and daily direct insurance fee of $14, totaling $57 in total daily gross billings in paid by the Driver via a payment card transaction. On average approximately 78% of the daily rental is transferred to the Owner via our merchant processing partner. HyreCar earns revenue from the revenue share fees and insurance totaling approximately $27 per day. Accordingly, the GAAP reportable revenue recognized by HyreCar is $27 in this example transaction as detailed in the following table:

 

Daily Gross Revenue Example

 

Daily Net (GAAP) Revenue Example

 
                   

National Average Daily Rental Rate

  $ 38  

HyreCar Owner Fee (22% average)

  $ 8  
                   

Driver Fee

  $ 5  

HyreCar Driver Fee (10%-25% rate)

  $ 5  
                   

Daily Insurance Fee

  $ 14  

Insurance Fee (100% of fee)

  $ 14  
                   

Daily Gross Billing Paid by Driver

  $ 57  

Daily Average Net Revenue

  $ 27  

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2021, the Company monitored the market's competitive prices to maintain good performance levels. The dynamic pricing of the daily gross and net rental rates were adjusted depending on the variations in demand and competition. The daily average gross rental rate for the three months ended June 30, 2021 is $57, an increase of $4 or 8% from $53 daily average gross rental rate recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Gross billings is an important measure by which we evaluate and manage our business. We define gross billings as the amount billed to Drivers, without any adjustments for amounts paid to Owners or refunds. It is important to note that gross billing is a non-GAAP measure and as such, is not recorded in our consolidated financial statements as revenue. However, we use gross billings to assess our business growth, scale of operations and our ability to generate gross billings is strongly correlated to our ability to generate revenue. Gross billings may also be used to calculate net revenue margin, defined as the company's GAAP reportable revenue over gross billings. Using the definition of net revenue margin and the example above, HyreCar's net revenue margin is equal to approximately 47% ($16,506,000 HyreCar's GAAP revenue over $35,062,000 Total Gross Billings) for the six months ended June 30, 2021. A breakout of revenue components is provided in the section of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q titled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and the footnotes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Gross Billings

 

We define gross billings as the amount billed to Drivers, without any adjustments for amounts paid to Owners or refunds. Gross billings include transactions from both our revenues recorded on a net and a gross basis. It is important to note that gross billing is a non-GAAP measure and as such, is not recorded in our consolidated financial statements as revenue. However, we use gross billings to assess our business growth, scale of operations and our ability to generate gross billings is strongly correlated to our ability to generate revenue. Gross billings may also be used to calculate net revenue margin, defined as the Company's GAAP reportable revenue over gross billings.

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of our GAAP reported revenue to gross billings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

June 30,

   

June 30,

   

June 30,

   

June 30,

 
   

2021

   

2020

   

2021

   

2020

 

Revenue (U.S. GAAP reported revenue)

  $ 9,057,866     $ 5,583,388     $ 16,506,266     $ 11,363,801  

Add: Refunds, rebates and deferred revenue

    672,690       305,949       1,202,014       734,478  

Add: Owner payments (not recorded in financial statements)

    9,272,192       6,369,806       17,353,242       13,301,562  

Gross billings (non-U.S. GAAP measure not recorded in financial statements)

  $ 19,002,748     $ 12,259,143     $ 35,061,522     $ 25,399,841  

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA is a key performance measure that our management uses to assess our operating performance and the operating leverage in our business. Because Adjusted EBITDA facilitate internal comparisons of our historical operating performance on a more consistent basis, we use these measures for business planning purposes. We expect Adjusted EBITDA will increase over the long term as we continue to scale our business and achieve greater efficiencies in our operating expenses.

 

We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, adjusted to exclude:

 

 

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other income (expense), net;

 

 

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provision for income taxes;

 

 

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depreciation and amortization;

 

 

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stock-based compensation expense; and

 

 

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prior expenses expected to be settled in stock included in liabilities.

 

For more information regarding the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA, see the section titled "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

We use Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, and to communicate with our Board of Directors concerning our financial performance. Our definitions may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Furthermore, these measures have certain limitations in that they do not include the impact of certain expenses that are reflected in our consolidated statements of operations that are necessary to run our business. Thus, our Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

We compensate for these limitations by providing a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the related GAAP financial measures, revenue and net loss, respectively. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure and to view Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with their respective related GAAP financial measures.

 

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Three Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

   

Six Months Ended

 
   

June 30,

   

June 30,

   

June 30,

   

June 30,

 
   

2021

   

2020

   

2021

   

2020

 

Net loss

  $ (9,335,160 )   $ (3,853,475 )   $ (16,541,695 )   $ (7,911,691 )

Adjusted to exclude the following:

                               

Other expense (income), net

    (169 )     (6,493 )     254       (36,122 )

Provision for income taxes

    800             800       800  

Depreciation and amortization

    19,269       19,159       38,539       38,316  

Stock-based compensation expense

    2,193,869       2,051,141       5,961,543       2,466,312  

Prior expenses expected to be settled in stock included in liabilities

          93,941             192,871  

Adjusted EBITDA

  $ (7,121,391 )   $ (1,695,727 )   $ (10,540,559 )   $ (5,249,514 )

 

Our operating results are subject to variability due to seasonality, macroeconomic conditions such as COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. Car rental volumes tend to be associated with travel and driving holidays, where there is an influx of Uber and Lyft demand. Thus far in 2021, we have continued to operate in an uncertain and uneven economic environment marked by heightened economic and geopolitical risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Our objective is to focus on strategically accelerating our growth, strengthening our position as a leading provider of vehicle rental services to ridesharing (Lyft and Uber) and delivery (Door Dash, Instacart, Postmates) drivers, continuing to enhance our customers' rental experience, and controlling costs and driving efficiency throughout the organization. We operate in a high growth industry and we expect to continue to face challenges and risks. We seek to mitigate our exposure to risks in numerous ways, including delivering upon our core strategic initiatives, continued growth of fleet levels to match changes in demand for vehicle rentals, and appropriate investments in technology.

 

Significant changes in our results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2021 include:

 

 

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Net rental days totaled approximately 333,000 rental days for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of approximately 102,000 rental days or 44.2% over the 231,000 rental days recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020, as the Company continued to expand its presence in key markets including Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.

 

 

● 

Revenue totaled $9.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $3.5 million or 62.2% from $5.6 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020 primarily as a result of the higher net rental rate and days. The daily average net rental rate for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $27, an increase of $3 or 12.5% from $24 daily average net rental rate recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

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Cost of revenue totaled $8.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $5.2 million or 170.6% from $3.1 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. About $2.4 million are due to the attributable increase in insurance premiums and claims from expanded rental day volume, and normalization for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 volatility. The remainder of the cost increase was primarily driven up by additional insurance claims of $2.8 million of which approximately $1.2 million was attributed to one-off new developments on claims and incidental payments incurred prior to March 31, 2021 in excess of the reserves and accruals. Some of those one-offs resulted from settling claims incurred prior to March 1, 2021 under our previous insurance claims processing partner. Another $0.2 million of one-off expenses were related to technical transitional difficulties to the new claims processing partners platform which have been resolved. 

 

 

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Gross profit totaled $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $1.7 million or 68.5% from $2.5 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. As a result, the Gross Profit Margin decreased to 8.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2021 from 45.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Gross Profit Margin would have been 24.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2021 not including these one-off items related to prior period new developments and technical issues related to the transition between claims processing partners noted above.

 

 

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Operating expenses, consisting of general and administrative, sales and marketing, and research and development expenses, totaled $10.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $3.7 million or 58.0% over $6.4 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. These additional operating expenses were incurred to enable and support growth and scale across all functional areas. These expenses included costs incurred for the enhancement of the technology platform, stimulating demand and visibility through marketing, as well as scaling our customer support/sale organization.

 

 

● 

Net loss totaled $(9.3) million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(5.4) million or approximately 142.1% over the $(3.9) million net loss recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase in net loss was driven by the higher cost of revenue and operating expenses as noted above, partially offset by the higher net revenue recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2021.

 

 

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Adjusted EBITDA (which is a non-GAAP financial measure as described above) totaled $(7.1) million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(5.4) million or 320.0% from $(1.7) million recognized for the prior year quarter ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

Management's Plan 

 

We have incurred operating losses since Inception and historically relied on debt and equity financing for working capital. Going forward, the Company intends to fund its operations through increased revenue from operations and the funds raised through recent public securities offerings. We completed an underwritten public equity offering on February 9, 2021, consisting of an aggregate of 2,530,000 million shares of our common stock at a public offering price of $11.75 per share, which included the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option. This provided approximately $29.7 million in gross proceeds to the Company, before underwriting expenses and other costs. As a result, the Company believes it currently is sufficiently capitalized to pursue expanded business opportunities through the 2021 fiscal year.  

 

With over 330,000 quarterly rental days in the second quarter of 2021, our annualized rental day run rate has increased to over 1,300,000 per year. Our business model and platform allow us to potentially leverage new opportunities and create a larger market with ridesharing, food and package delivery services. Two thirds of the Company Drivers are now predominantly delivery oriented and the opportunity is accelerating in the local delivery as a service environment. We expect to realize steady revenue growth through 2021 as we focus on increasing our car supply to meet the driver demand.

 

As part of our focus to increase car supply, the Company's strategic partnership with AmeriDrive Holdings is intended to create a national network of vehicle supply and fleet maintenance operations and is expanding our operations in the Southeast United States. On February 10, 2021, TrueCar announced a partnership with HyreCar to provide its car sharing marketplace with a modern digital car buying and trade-in solution. The TrueCar partnership offers a potential way to address the automobile trade-in market in a relevant and effective manner for dealers and customers. TrueCar helps create awareness that vehicle dealers can benefit from serving the TaaS industry via the Company's platform. We believe both the AmeriDrive and TrueCar relationships enhance HyreCar’s opportunity to increase revenue during the current fiscal year.

 

Based on the capital currently on hand, as well as increasing revenue levels through the normal course of business, we believe the Company has sufficient resources to continue to operate its business for at least the next 12 months. The current top 10 U.S. state markets in our geographic footprint, and our volumes of quarterly rental days and net revenue from the quarters ended June 30, 2019 through June 30, 2021, is detailed below.

 

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Components of Our Results of Operations 

 

The following describes the various components that make up our results of operations, discussed below: 

 

Revenue is earned from fees associated with matching Owners of cars that meet the strict requirements imposed by ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft with Drivers. A Driver will typically rent a car through one transaction via our on-line marketplace. We recognize GAAP reportable revenue primarily from a transaction fee and an insurance fee when a car is rented on our platform when the Company, 1) identifies the contract with the customer, 2) identifies the performance obligations in the contract, 3) determines the transaction price, 4) determines if an allocation of that transaction price is required to the performance obligations in the contract, and 5) recognizes revenue when or as the Company satisfies a performance obligation. 

 

Cost of revenue primarily include direct fees paid for driver insurance, insurance claim payments based on the policy in effect at the time of loss, merchant processing fees, technology and hosting costs, and motor vehicle record fees incurred for paid driver applications. 

 

General and administrative costs include all corporate and administrative functions that support our business. These costs also include payroll for officers and operational staff, stock-based compensation expense, consulting costs, professional fees, and other costs that are not included in cost of revenue. Research and development costs are related to activities such as user experience and user interface development, database development and maintenance, and technology related expenses to research, improve, implement, or maintain technology and systems utilized throughout our enterprise. Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. Sales and marketing expenses primarily consist of personnel-related compensation costs, commissions expenses, advertising expenses, and marketing partnerships with third parties. Sales and marketing costs are expensed as incurred.

 

Other income/expense includes non-operating income and expenses including interest income and expense. 

 

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

 

Revenue and Gross Profit. Revenue totaled $9.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $3.5 million or 62.2% over the $5.6 million of revenue recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. Rental days totaled approximately 333,000 rental days, an increase of 102,000 rental days or 44.2% year-over-year. The daily average net rental rate for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $27, an increase of $3 or 12.5% from $24 daily average net rental rate recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. Gross profit totaled $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $1.7 million or 68.5% over the $2.5 million gross profit recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. As a result, the Gross Profit Margin significantly decreased to 8.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2021 from 45.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Gross Profit Margin would have been 24.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2021 not including approximately $1.4 million in one-off items related to prior periods and technical issues related to the transition between insurance claims processing partners.

 

Operating Expenses. Operating expenses, consisting of general and administrative, sales and marketing, and research and development expenses totaled $10.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $3.7 million or 58.0% over $6.4 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. The additional operating expenses were incurred to enable and support growth and scale across all functional areas. These expenses included costs incurred for the enhancement of the technology platform, stimulating demand through marketing, as well as scaling our customer support/sales organization. General and administrative expenses totaled $6.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $2.2 million or 55.7% over $3.9 million recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. Additional investments were primarily geared towards customer support and centralized operations supporting the platform, third party support to support strategic initiatives and recruitment costs. General and administrative functions to scale and overall business insurance. Sales and marketing expenses totaled $2.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $1 million or 53.7% over $1.9 million of sales and marketing expenses recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase was primarily attributed to an increase in digital advertising and sales personnel. Research and development expenses totaled $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $0.6 million or 90.6% over $0.6 million of research and development expenses recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase was primarily attributed to growth in technology infrastructure support related to the enhancement and maintenance of our digital marketplace technology platform.

 

Loss from Operations. Loss from operations totaled $(9.3) million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(5.4) million or 141.8% over a $(3.9) million loss from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase in loss from operations was driven by higher cost of revenue and operating expenses as detailed above, partially offset by the higher net revenue recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2021.

 

Other (Income) Expense. Other (Income) Expense totaled $169 for the three months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $6,662 in income or 102.6% compared to $6,493 of income for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The decrease in income was primarily due to lower interest income and partially offset by non-operational expenses and loan interest expense.

 

Net Loss. Net loss totaled $(9.3) million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(5.4) million or 142.1% over a $(3.9) million net loss recognized during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

 

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

 

Revenue and Gross Profit. Revenue totaled $16.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $5.1 million or 45.3% over the $11.4 million of revenue recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. Rental days totaled approximately 633,000 rental days, an increase of 173,000 rental days or 37.7% year-over-year. The daily average net rental rate for the six months ended June 30, 2021 is $26., an increase of $2 or 10.0% from $24 daily average net rental rate recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. Gross profit totaled $3.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $1.2 million or 24.9% over the $4.7 million gross profit recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. As a result, the Gross Profit Margin decreased to 21.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2021 from 41.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Gross Profit Margin would have been 28.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2021 not including $1.1 million in one-off items related to prior periods (prior to January 1, 2021) and technical issues related to the transition between insurance claims processing partners.

 

Operating Expenses. Operating expenses, consisting of general and administrative, sales and marketing, and research and development expenses totaled $20.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $7.4 million or 58.5% over $12.7 million recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. The increase in operating expenses was to enable and support growth across all functional areas and non-cash stock-based compensation expense of annual equity grants spread amongst all functions including grants for Directors. These investments were aimed at enhancing the technology platform, stimulating demand through marketing, as well as scaling our customer support/sales organization. General and administrative expenses totaled $11.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $4.7 million or 65.2% over $7.1 million recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. In addition to non-cash stock-based compensation, additional investments were primarily geared towards customer support and centralized operations supporting the platform, third party support to support strategic initiatives, recruitment costs, preparing General and administrative functions to scale and overall business insurance. Sales and marketing expenses totaled $5.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $1.4 million or 34.1% over $4.2 million of sales and marketing expenses recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. The increases was primarily attributed to an increase in digital advertising and sales personnel. Research and development expenses totaled $2.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $1.3 million or 98.6% over $1.4 million of research and development expenses recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. The increase was primarily attributed to growth in technology infrastructure support related to the enhancement and maintenance of our digital marketplace technology platform.

 

Loss from Operations. Loss from operations totaled $(16.5) million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(8.6) million or 108.1% over the $(7.9) million loss from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The increase in loss from operations was driven by the higher cost of revenue, operating expenses and non-cash stock-based compensation expense described above, partially offset by the higher net revenue recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2021.

 

Other (Income) Expense. Other (Income) Expense totaled $254 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $35,868 in income or 99.3% compared to $35,868 of income for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The decrease in income was primarily due to lower interest income and partially offset by non-operational expenses and loan interest expense.

 

Net Loss. Net loss totaled $(16.5) million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $(8.6) million or 109.1% over the $(7.9) million net loss recognized during the six months ended June 30, 2020. 

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2021, our principal sources of liquidity were cash and cash equivalents of $24,021,863 compared to $4,923,515 as of December 31, 2020. Cash and cash equivalents include money market deposit accounts denominated in U.S. dollars.

 

In February 2021, we received net proceeds of $27.6 million upon the completion of an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 2,530,000 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $11.75 per share, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

 

We have primarily financed our operations through proceeds from public offerings, PPP Loan proceeds, and revenue received through our platform. As a result of the February 2021 financing, we believe our existing cash and cash equivalents and proceeds from revenue generating activities will be sufficient to meet our working capital and capital expenditures needs over at least the next 12 months more fully described in Management's Plan above.

 

Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including, but not limited to our growth, our ability to attract and retain drivers and car owners on our platform, the continuing market acceptance of our service offerings, the timing and extent of spending to support our efforts to improve our customer experience, actual insurance payments for which we have made reserves, the timing and extent of investment we are making in policy, government relations, and the expansion of sales and marketing activities. Further, we may in the future enter into arrangements to acquire or invest in businesses, products, services and technologies. We may decide to, or be required to, seek additional equity or debt financing for any of these reasons, or others that may arise. If we are unable to raise capital in the future or generate greater revenues, we may need to curtail expenditures by scaling back certain sales and marketing expenses.

 

 

Cash Flows

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $7,804,697 for the six months ended June 30, 2021. This consisted primarily of a net loss of $(16,541,695) offset by non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $5,961,543 largely driven by the recognition of costs related to annual restricted stock unit grants. Additionally, there were increases in insurance deposits of $654,454 and accounts payable of $838,775 through insurance premium deposits and claims paid as well as accrued liabilities of $1,267,927 primarily driven by the insurance premiums accrual for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to the year ended December 31, 2020 wherein the revised contract allowed deferral of payment for approximately six months. These cash flow increases were partially offset by decreases in security and lease deposits of $103,557, and insurance reserves of $122,557.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $5,533,102 for the six months ended June 30, 2020. This consisted primarily of a net loss of $(7,911,691) offset by non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $2,466,312 largely driven by the recognition of costs related to stock options and restricted stock unit grants. Additionally, there were increases in other current asset of $155,862 and accounts payable of $443,372 and decrease in insurance deposit of $749,454.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $27,780,631 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, which primarily consists of gross proceeds from the sale of common stock in our February 2021 public offering of $29,727,500, proceeds from the exercise of warrants of $64,540 and stock options of $114,896, partially offset by offering costs of $2,126,305.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $2,033,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, which primarily consists of net proceeds received from the PPP Loan and proceeds from the exercise of options.

 

Capital Management

 

We aim to manage capital so that we will maintain optimal returns to shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders. We also aim to maintain a capital structure that ensures the lowest cost of capital available to the Company. We regularly review the Company’s capital structure and seek to take advantage of available opportunities including financial debt leverage to accelerate growth opportunities.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, there were no dividends paid and we have no plans to commence the payment of dividends. We have no current plans to raise capital through the sale of shares of our common stock, but we continue to assess market conditions and the Company’s cash flow requirements to ensure the Company is appropriately funded.

 

Except for the PPP Loan, there is no significant external borrowing as of June 30, 2021. Neither the Company nor any of the subsidiaries are subject to externally imposed capital requirement.

 

Critical Accounting Policies, Judgments, and Estimates

 

Our consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto are prepared in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements also requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, costs and expenses and related disclosures. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ significantly from our estimates. To the extent that there are differences between our estimates and actual results, our future financial statement presentation, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows will be affected. There have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates as of June 30, 2021.

 

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements (as defined in the rules and regulations of the SEC) that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material investors.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

A description of recently issued accounting pronouncements that may potentially impact our financial position and results of operations is disclosed in Note 2 to our financial statements appearing in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Emerging Growth Company Status

 

Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an emerging growth company can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period. Our financial statements may, therefore, not be comparable to those of companies that comply with such new or revised accounting standards.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

The Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item as it is a "smaller reporting company," as defined in Rule 229.10(f)(1).

 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls and Procedures

 

The term "disclosure controls and procedures," as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, refers to controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company's management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact there are resource constraints and management are required to apply judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, evaluated, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act of 1934). Based on that evaluation, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of June 30, 2021.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in management's evaluation pursuant to Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) has occurred during the three months ended June 30, 2021 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

We are not currently a party to any on-going legal proceedings, and we are not aware of any claims or actions pending or threatened against us. In the future, we might from time to time become involved in litigation relating to claims arising from our ordinary course of business, the resolution of which we do not anticipate would have a material adverse impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows may be impacted by a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, including those set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, the occurrence of any one of which could have a material adverse effect on our actual results.

 

There have been no material changes to the Risk Factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit

     

Incorporated by Reference

 

Filed

Number

 

Exhibit Description

 

Form

 

File No.

 

Exhibit

 

Filing Date

 

Herewith

                         

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant.

 

S-1

 

333-225157

 

3.5

 

May 23, 2018

   
                         

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant

 

S-1

 

333-225157

 

3.7

 

May 23, 2018

   
                         
10.1   HyreCar Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan                   X
                         

31.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

                 

X

                         

31.2*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

                 

X

                         

32.1

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

                 

X

                         

32.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

                 

X

                         

101.INS

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document

                 

X

                         

101.SCH

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

                 

X

                         

101.CAL

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

                 

X

                         

101.DEF

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

                 

X

                         

101.LAB

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

                 

X

                         
101.PRE   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document                   X
                         

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

                 

X

 

 

*

This certification is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

HyreCar Inc.

     

Date: August 10, 2021

By:

/s/ Joseph Furnari

   

Joseph Furnari

   

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

     
 

HyreCar Inc.

     

Date: August 10, 2021

By:

/s/ Serge De Bock

   

Serge De Bock

   

Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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ex_273844.htm

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

HYRECAR INC.

 

2021 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN 

 

Adopted by Board: April 26, 2021

 

Approved by Stockholders: June 23, 2021

 

Termination Date: June 23, 2031

 

I.

INTRODUCTION

 

1.1     Purposes.  The purposes of the HyreCar Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan, effective April 26, 2021, as set forth herein (this “Plan”) are (i) to align the interests of the Company’s stockholders and the recipients of awards under this Plan by increasing the proprietary interest of such recipients in the Company’s growth and success, (ii) to advance the interests of the Company by attracting and retaining directors, officers, employees and other service providers and (iii) to motivate such persons to act in the long-term best interests of the Company and its stockholders.

 

1.2     Certain Definitions. 

 

Agreement” shall mean an electronic or written agreement evidencing an award hereunder between the Company and the recipient of such award.

 

Assumed” means that pursuant to a Change in Control, either (i) the award is expressly assumed by the Company or (ii) the contractual obligations represented by the award are expressly assumed (and not simply by operation of law) by the successor entity or its parent in connection with the Change in Control with appropriate adjustments to the number and type of securities of the successor entity or its parent subject to the award and the exercise or purchase price thereof which at least preserves the compensation element of the award existing at the time of the Change in Control as determined in accordance with the instruments evidencing the agreement to assume the award.

 

Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

Bonus Shares” shall mean Shares which are not subject to a Restriction Period or Performance Measures.

 

Bonus Share Award” shall mean an award of Bonus Shares under this Plan.

 

Cash-Based Award” shall mean an award denominated in cash that may be settled in cash and/or Shares, which may be subject to restrictions, as established by the Committee.

 

Change in Control” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.8(b).

 

Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

 

 

Committee” shall mean the Committee designated by the Board, or a subcommittee thereof, consisting of two or more members of the Board, each of whom is intended to be (i) a “Non-Employee Director” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act and (ii) “independent” within the meaning of the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market or any other stock exchange on which Shares are then traded.

 

Common Stock” shall mean the common stock of the Company.

 

Company” shall mean HyreCar Inc., a Delaware corporation, or any successor thereto.

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Fair Market Value” shall mean the closing transaction price of a Share as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on the date as of which such value is being determined or, if Shares are not listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the closing transaction price of a Share on the principal national stock exchange on which Shares are traded on the date as of which such value is being determined or, if there shall be no reported transactions for such date, on the next preceding date for which transactions were reported; providedhowever, that if Shares are not listed on a national stock exchange or if Fair Market Value for any date cannot be so determined, Fair Market Value shall be determined by the Committee by whatever means or method as the Committee, in the good faith exercise of its discretion, shall at such time deem appropriate and in compliance with Section 409A of the Code.

 

Free-Standing SAR” shall mean a SAR which is not granted in tandem with, or by reference to, an option, which entitles the holder thereof to receive, upon exercise, Shares (which may be Restricted Shares) or, to the extent provided in the applicable Agreement, cash or a combination thereof, with an aggregate value equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of exercise over the base price of such SAR, multiplied by the number of such SARs which are exercised.

 

Incentive Stock Option” shall mean an option to purchase Shares that meets the requirements of Section 422 of the Code, or any successor provision, which is intended by the Committee to constitute an Incentive Stock Option.

 

Incumbent Director” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.8(b)(iii).

 

Initial Public Offering” shall mean the initial public offering of the Company registered on Form S-1 (or any successor form under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended).

 

Non-Employee Director” shall mean any director of the Company who is not an officer or employee of the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

Nonqualified Option” shall mean an option to purchase Shares which is not an Incentive Stock Option.

 

 

 

Performance Measures” shall mean the criteria and objectives, established by the Committee in its sole discretion, which shall be satisfied or met (i) as a condition to the grant or exercisability of all or a portion of an option or SAR or (ii) during the applicable Restriction Period or Performance Period as a condition to the vesting of the holder’s interest, in the case of a Restricted Share Award, of the Shares subject to such award, or, in the case of a Restricted Share Unit Award, Performance Unit Award or Cash-Based Award, to the holder’s receipt of the Shares subject to such award or of payment with respect to such award. The performance goals may consist of any objective or subjective corporate- wide or subsidiary, division, operating unit or individual measures, whether or not listed herein. The applicable performance measures may be applied on a pre- or post-tax basis and may be adjusted as determined by the Committee to include or exclude objectively determinable components of any performance measure, including, without limitation, special charges such as restructuring or impairment charges, debt refinancing costs, extraordinary or noncash items, unusual, nonrecurring or one-time events affecting the Company or its financial statements or changes in law or accounting principles (“Adjustment Events”). In the sole discretion of the Committee, the Committee may amend or adjust the Performance Measures or other terms and conditions of an outstanding award in recognition of any Adjustment Events. Performance goals shall be subject to such other special rules and conditions as the Committee may establish at any time.

 

 

Performance Period” shall mean any period designated by the Committee during which (i) the Performance Measures applicable to an award shall be measured and (ii) the conditions to vesting applicable to an award shall remain in effect.

 

Performance Unit” shall mean a right to receive, contingent upon the attainment of specified Performance Measures within a specified Performance Period, a specified cash amount or, in lieu thereof and to the extent set forth in the applicable award Agreement, Shares having a Fair Market Value equal to such cash amount.

 

Performance Unit Award” shall mean an award of Performance Units under this Plan.

 

“Prior Plan” shall mean the Hydrecar Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, effective June 21, 2018.

 

Replaced” means that pursuant to a Change in Control the award is replaced with a comparable stock award or a cash incentive award or program of the Company, the successor entity (if applicable) or parent of either of them which preserves the compensation element of such award existing at the time of the Change in Control and provides for subsequent payout in accordance with the same (or, for the participant, a more favorable) vesting schedule applicable to such award. The determination of award comparability shall be made by the Committee and its determination shall be final, binding and conclusive.

 

Restricted Shares” shall mean Shares which are subject to a Restriction Period and which may, in addition thereto, be subject to the attainment of specified Performance Measures within a specified Performance Period.

 

Restricted Share Award” shall mean an award of Restricted Shares under this Plan.

 

Restricted Share Unit” shall mean a right to receive one Share or, in lieu thereof and to the extent set forth in the applicable award Agreement, the Fair Market Value of such Share in cash, which shall be contingent upon the expiration of a specified Restriction Period and which may, in addition thereto, be contingent upon the attainment of specified Performance Measures within a specified Performance Period.

 

 

 

Restricted Share Unit Award” shall mean an award of Restricted Share Units under this Plan.

 

Restriction Period” shall mean any period designated by the Committee during which (i) the Shares subject to a Restricted Share Award may not be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise encumbered or disposed of, except as provided in this Plan or the Agreement relating to such award, or (ii) the conditions to vesting applicable to a Restricted Share Unit Award shall remain in effect.

 

SAR” shall mean a share appreciation right which may be a Free-Standing SAR or a Tandem SAR.

 

Share” shall mean a share of the Common Stock, $0.00001 par value per share, of the Company, and all rights appurtenant thereto.

 

Share Award” shall mean a Bonus Share Award, Restricted Share Award or Restricted Share Unit Award.

 

Subsidiary” shall mean any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or similar entity in which the Company owns, directly or indirectly, an equity interest possessing more than 50% of the combined voting power of the total outstanding equity interests of such entity.

 

Substitute Award” shall mean an award granted under this Plan upon the assumption of, or in substitution for, outstanding equity awards previously granted by a company or other entity in connection with a corporate transaction, including a merger, combination, consolidation or acquisition of property or stock; providedhowever, that in no event shall the term “Substitute Award” be construed to refer to an award made in connection with the cancellation and repricing of an option or SAR.

 

Tandem SAR” shall mean an SAR which is granted in tandem with, or by reference to, an option (including a Nonqualified Option granted prior to the date of grant of the SAR), which entitles the holder thereof to receive, upon exercise of such SAR and surrender for cancellation of all or a portion of such option, Shares (which may be Restricted Shares) or, to the extent provided in the applicable Agreement, cash or a combination thereof, with an aggregate value equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of exercise over the base price of such SAR, multiplied by the number of Shares subject to such option, or portion thereof, which is surrendered.

 

Tax Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.5.

 

Ten Percent Holder” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

 

 

 

1.3     Administration.  This Plan shall be administered by the Committee. Any one or a combination of the following awards may be made under this Plan to eligible persons: (i) options to purchase Shares in the form of Incentive Stock Options or Nonqualified Options, (ii) SARs in the form of Tandem SARs or Free-Standing SARs, (iii) Share Awards in the form of Bonus Shares, Restricted Shares or Restricted Share Units, (iv) Performance Units and (v) Cash-Based Awards. The Committee shall, subject to the terms of this Plan, select eligible persons for participation in this Plan and determine the form, amount and timing of each award to such persons and, if applicable, the number of Shares, the number of SARs, the number of Restricted Share Units, the value of Cash-Based Awards and the number of Performance Units subject to such an award, the exercise price or base price associated with the award, the time and conditions of exercise or settlement of the award and all other terms and conditions of the award, including, without limitation, the form of the Agreement evidencing the award. The Committee may, in its sole discretion and for any reason at any time, take action such that (i) any or all outstanding options and SARs shall become exercisable in part or in full, (ii) all or a portion of the Restriction Period applicable to any outstanding Restricted Shares or Restricted Share Units shall lapse, (iii) all or a portion of the Performance Period applicable to any outstanding award shall lapse and (iv) the Performance Measures (if any) applicable to any outstanding award shall be deemed to be satisfied at the target or any other level. The Committee shall, subject to the terms of this Plan, interpret this Plan and the application thereof, establish rules and regulations it deems necessary or desirable for the administration of this Plan and may impose, incidental to the grant of an award, conditions with respect to the award. All such interpretations, rules, regulations and conditions shall be conclusive and binding on all parties.

 

The Committee may delegate some or all of its power and authority hereunder to the Board or, subject to applicable law, to the Chief Executive Officer and President or such other executive officer as the Committee deems appropriate; providedhowever, that (i) the Committee may not delegate its power and authority to the Board or the President and Chief Executive Officer or other executive officer of the Company with regard to the grant of an award to any person who is a Covered Employee or who, in the Committee’s judgment, is likely to be a Covered Employee at any time during the period an award hereunder to such employee would be outstanding and (ii) the Committee may not delegate its power and authority to the President and Chief Executive Officer or other executive officer of the Company with regard to the selection for participation in this Plan of an officer, director or other person subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act or decisions concerning the timing, pricing or amount of an award to such an officer, director or other person.

 

No member of the Board or Committee, and neither the Chief Executive Officer and President or any other executive officer to whom the Committee delegates any of its power and authority hereunder, shall be liable for any act, omission, interpretation, construction or determination made in connection with this Plan in good faith, and the members of the Board and the Committee and the Chief Executive Officer and President and any other executive officer shall be entitled to indemnification and reimbursement by the Company in respect of any claim, loss, damage or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising therefrom to the full extent permitted by law (except as otherwise may be provided in the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or By-Laws, each as may be amended from time to time) and under any directors’ and officers’ liability insurance that may be in effect from time to time.

 

A majority of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. The acts of the Committee shall be either (i) acts of a majority of the members of the Committee present at any meeting at which a quorum is present or (ii) acts approved in writing by all of the members of the Committee without a meeting.

 

 

 

1.4     Eligibility. Participants in this Plan shall consist of such officers, Non-Employee Directors, employees, consultants, agents and independent contractors, and persons expected to become officers, Non-Employee Directors, employees, consultants, agents, and independent contractors of the Company and its Subsidiaries as the Committee in its sole discretion may select from time to time. The Committee’s selection of a person to participate in this Plan at any time shall not require the Committee to select such person to participate in this Plan at any other time. For purposes of this Plan and except as otherwise provided for in an Agreement, references to employment by the Company shall also mean employment by a Subsidiary, and references to employment shall include service as a Non-Employee Director or independent contractor. The Committee shall determine, in its sole discretion, the extent to which a participant shall be considered employed during any periods during which such participant is on an approved leave of absence.

 

1.5     Shares and Cash Available.  Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 6.7 and to all other limits set forth in this Section 1.5, 3,665,000 Shares shall be available for awards under this Plan which consist of the sum of (A) 3,000,000 Shares and (B) 665,000 Shares which are available for grant under the Prior Plan as of the Effective Date of this Plan. The number of Shares that remain available for future grants under the Plan shall be reduced by the sum of the aggregate number of Shares which become subject to outstanding options, outstanding Free-Standing SARs and outstanding Share Awards and delivered upon the settlement of Performance Units. As of the first day of each calendar year beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the number of Shares available for all awards under the Plan, other than Incentive Stock Options, shall automatically increase by a number equal to the least of (x) 300,000 Shares, (y) 5% of the number of Shares that are issued and outstanding as of such date, or (z) a lesser number of Shares determined by the Committee. To the extent that Shares subject to an outstanding option, SAR, Share Award or other award granted under the Plan are not issued or delivered by reason of (i) the expiration, termination, cancellation or forfeiture of such award (excluding Shares subject to an option cancelled upon settlement in Shares of a related tandem SAR or Shares subject to a tandem SAR cancelled upon exercise of a related option) or (ii) the settlement of such award in cash, then such Shares shall again be available under this Plan, other than for grants of Incentive Stock Options. Notwithstanding the foregoing and, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 6.7, the maximum number of Shares that may be issued upon the exercise of Incentive Stock Options will equal the aggregate Share number stated in this Section 1.5, plus, to the extent allowable under Section 422 of the Code and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, any Shares that become available for issuance under the Plan pursuant this Section 1.5.

 

To the extent not prohibited by the listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market or any other stock exchange on which Shares are then traded or applicable laws, any Shares covered by an award which are surrendered (i) in payment of the award exercise or purchase price (including pursuant to the “net exercise” of an option pursuant to Section 2.1(c), or the “net settlement” or “net exercise” of a Share-settled SAR pursuant to Section 2.2(c)) or (ii) in satisfaction of tax withholding obligations incident to the grant, exercise, vesting or settlement of an award shall be deemed not to have been issued for purposes of determining the maximum number of Shares which may be issued pursuant to all awards under the Plan, unless otherwise determined by the Committee. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 1.5 to the contrary, Shares subject to an award under this Plan may not be made available for issuance under this Plan if such shares are shares repurchased on the open market with the proceeds of an option exercise.

 

 

 

The number of Shares for awards under this Plan shall not be reduced by (i) the number of Shares subject to Substitute Awards or (ii) available shares under a stockholder approved plan of a company or other entity which was a party to a corporate transaction with the Company (as appropriately adjusted to reflect such corporate transaction) which become subject to awards granted under this Plan (subject to applicable stock exchange requirements).

 

Shares to be delivered under this Plan shall be made available from authorized and unissued Shares, or authorized and issued Shares reacquired and held as treasury shares or otherwise or a combination thereof.

 

1.6     Per Person Limits.  The aggregate grant date fair value of Shares subject to awards granted under this Plan or under any other equity plan maintained by the Company that may be granted during any fiscal year of the Company to any Non-Employee Director that, exclusive of any cash compensation received for service as a Non-Employee Director, shall not exceed $3000,000 in total value; provided, however, that (i) the limit set forth in this sentence shall be $350,000 in the year in which a Non-Employee Director commences service on the Board and (ii) the limits set forth in this sentence shall not apply to awards made pursuant to an election to receive the award in lieu of all or a portion of cash fees that may have been received for service on the Board or any committee thereunder. The value of calculating the value of any such awards shall be based on the grant date fair value of such awards for financial reporting purposes.

 

II.

OPTIONS AND SHARE APPRECIATION RIGHTS

 

2.1     Options. The Committee may, in its discretion, grant options to purchase Shares to such eligible persons as may be selected by the Committee; however Incentive Stock Options may only be granted to employees of the Company or its Subsidiary. Each option, or portion thereof, that is not an Incentive Stock Option, shall be a Nonqualified Option. To the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the date of grant) of Shares with respect to which options designated as Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by a participant during any calendar year (under this Plan or any other plan of the Company, or any parent or Subsidiary) exceeds the amount (currently $100,000) established by the Code, such options shall constitute Nonqualified Options.

 

Options shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable:

 

(a)     Number of Shares and Purchase Price. The number of Shares subject to an option and the purchase price per Share purchasable upon exercise of the option shall be determined by the Committee; providedhowever, that the purchase price per Share purchasable upon exercise of an option shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of such option; provided further, that if an Incentive Stock Option shall be granted to any person who, at the time such option is granted, owns capital stock possessing more than 10 percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of capital stock of the Company (or of any parent or Subsidiary) (a “Ten Percent Holder”), the purchase price per Share shall not be less than the price (currently 110% of Fair Market Value) required by the Code in order to constitute an Incentive Stock Option.

 

 

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an option that is a Substitute Award, the purchase price per Share of the Shares subject to such option may be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant, provided, that the excess of: (a) the aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date such Substitute Award is granted) of the shares subject to the Substitute Award, over (b) the aggregate purchase price thereof does not exceed the excess of: (x) the aggregate fair market value (as of the time immediately preceding the transaction giving rise to the Substitute Award, such fair market value to be determined by the Committee) of the shares of the predecessor company or other entity that were subject to the grant assumed or substituted for by the Company, over (y) the aggregate purchase price of such shares. In no event will any substitution be made in the event such substitution would not comply with Section 409A of the Code.

 

(b)     Option Period and Exercisability. The period during which an option may be exercised shall be determined by the Committee; providedhowever, that no option shall be exercised later than ten years after its date of grant; provided further, that if an Incentive Stock Option shall be granted to a Ten Percent Holder, such option shall not be exercised later than five years after its date of grant. The Committee may, in its discretion, establish Performance Measures which shall be satisfied or met as a condition to the grant of an option or to the exercisability of all or a portion of an option. The Committee shall determine whether an option shall become exercisable in cumulative or non-cumulative installments and in part or in full at any time. An exercisable option, or portion thereof, may be exercised only with respect to whole Shares. Prior to the exercise of an option, the holder of such option shall have no rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Shares subject to such option.

 

(c)     Method of Exercise. An option may be exercised (i) by giving written notice to the Company specifying the number of whole Shares to be purchased and accompanying such notice with payment therefor in full (or arrangement made for such payment to the Company’s satisfaction) either (A) in cash, (B) by delivery (either actual delivery or by attestation procedures established by the Company) of Shares having a Fair Market Value, determined as of the date of exercise, equal to the aggregate purchase price payable by reason of such exercise, (C) authorizing the Company to withhold whole Shares which would otherwise be delivered having an aggregate Fair Market Value, determined as of the date of exercise, equal to the amount necessary to satisfy such obligation, (D) in cash by a broker-dealer acceptable to the Company to whom the optionee has submitted an irrevocable notice of exercise or (E) a combination of (A), (B) and (C), in each case to the extent set forth in the Agreement relating to the option, (ii) if applicable, by surrendering to the Company any Tandem SARs which are cancelled by reason of the exercise of the option and (iii) by executing such documents as the Company may reasonably request. Any fraction of a Share which would be required to pay such purchase price shall be disregarded and the remaining amount due shall be paid in cash by the optionee. No Shares shall be issued and no certificate representing Shares shall be delivered until the full purchase price therefor and any withholding taxes thereon, as described in Section 6.5, have been paid (or arrangement made for such payment to the Company’s satisfaction).

 

 

 

2.2     Share Appreciation Rights.  The Committee may, in its discretion, grant SARs to such eligible persons as may be selected by the Committee. The Agreement relating to an SAR shall specify whether the SAR is a Tandem SAR or a Free-Standing SAR.

 

SARs shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable:

 

(a)     Number of SARs and Base Price. The number of SARs subject to an award shall be determined by the Committee. Any Tandem SAR related to an Incentive Stock Option shall be granted at the same time that such Incentive Stock Option is granted. The base price of a Tandem SAR shall be the purchase price per Share of the related option. The base price of a Free-Standing SAR shall be determined by the Committee; providedhowever, that such base price shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of such SAR.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an SAR that is a Substitute Award, the base price per Share of the Shares subject to such SAR may be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant, provided, that the excess of: (a) the aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date such Substitute Award is granted) of the Shares subject to the Substitute Award, over (b) the aggregate base price thereof does not exceed the excess of: (x) the aggregate fair market value (as of the time immediately preceding the transaction giving rise to the Substitute Award, such fair market value to be determined by the Committee) of the shares of the predecessor company or other entity that were subject to the grant assumed or substituted for by the Company, over (y) the aggregate base price of such shares. In no event will any substitution be made in the event such substitution would not comply with Section 409A of the Code.

 

(b)     Exercise Period and Exercisability. The period for the exercise of an SAR shall be determined by the Committee; providedhowever, that no Tandem SAR shall be exercised later than the expiration, cancellation, forfeiture or other termination of the related option and no Free- Standing SAR shall be exercised later than ten years after its date of grant. The Committee may, in its discretion, establish Performance Measures which shall be satisfied or met as a condition to the grant of an SAR or to the exercisability of all or a portion of an SAR. The Committee shall determine whether an SAR may be exercised in cumulative or non-cumulative installments and in part or in full at any time. An exercisable SAR, or portion thereof, may be exercised, in the case of a Tandem SAR, only with respect to whole Shares and, in the case of a Free-Standing SAR, only with respect to a whole number of SARs. If an SAR is exercised for shares of Restricted Shares, a certificate or certificates representing such Restricted Shares shall be issued in accordance with Section 3.3(c), or such shares shall be transferred to the holder in book entry form with restrictions on the Shares duly noted, and the holder of such Restricted Shares shall have such rights of a stockholder of the Company as determined pursuant to Section 3.3(d). Prior to the exercise of an SAR, the holder of such SAR shall have no rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Shares subject to such SAR.

 

(c)     Method of Exercise. A Tandem SAR may be exercised (i) by giving written notice to the Company specifying the number of whole SARs which are being exercised, (ii) by surrendering to the Company any options which are cancelled by reason of the exercise of the Tandem SAR and (iii) by executing such documents as the Company may reasonably request. A Free-Standing SAR may be exercised (A) by giving written notice to the Company specifying the whole number of SARs which are being exercised and (B) by executing such documents as the Company may reasonably request. No Shares shall be issued and no certificate representing Shares shall be delivered until any withholding taxes thereon, as described in Section 6.5, have been paid (or arrangement made for such payment to the Company’s satisfaction).

 

 

 

2.3     Termination of Employment or Service.  All of the terms relating to the exercise, cancellation or other disposition of an option or SAR (i) upon a termination of employment with or service to the Company of the holder of such option or SAR, as the case may be, whether by reason of disability, retirement, death or any other reason, or (ii) during a paid or unpaid leave of absence, shall be determined by the Committee and set forth in the applicable award Agreement.

 

2.4     Repricing of Options and SARs.  The Committee may reduce, in each case, in its sole discretion and without the approval of the stockholders of the Company, the exercise price of any option awarded under the Plan and the base appreciation amount of any SAR awarded under the Plan and to cancel, in each case, without stockholder approval, an option or SAR at a time when its exercise price or base appreciation amount (as applicable) exceeds the Fair Market Value of the underlying Shares, in exchange for another option, SAR, Restricted Shares, or other award or for cash.

 

III.

SHARE AWARDS

 

3.1     Share Awards.  The Committee may, in its discretion, grant Share Awards to such eligible persons as may be selected by the Committee. The Agreement relating to a Share Award shall specify whether the Share Award is a Bonus Share Award, Restricted Share Award or Restricted Share Unit Award.

 

3.2     Terms of Bonus Share Awards.  The number of Shares subject to a Bonus Share Award shall be determined by the Committee. Bonus Share Awards shall not be subject to any Restriction Periods or Performance Measures. Upon the grant of a Bonus Share Award, subject to the Company’s right to require payment of any taxes in accordance with Section 6.5, a certificate or certificates evidencing ownership of the requisite number of Shares shall be delivered to the holder of such award.

 

3.3     Terms of Restricted Share Awards.  Restricted Share Awards shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable.

 

(a)     Number of Shares and Other Terms. The number of Shares subject to a Restricted Share Award and the Restriction Period, Performance Period (if any) and Performance Measures (if any) applicable to a Restricted Share Award shall be determined by the Committee.

 

(b)     Vesting and Forfeiture. The Agreement relating to a Restricted Share Award shall provide, in the manner determined by the Committee, in its discretion, and subject to the provisions of this Plan, for the vesting of the Shares subject to such award (i) if the holder of such award remains continuously in the employment or service of the Company during the specified Restriction Period and (ii) if specified Performance Measures (if any) are satisfied or met during a specified Performance Period, and for the forfeiture of the Shares subject to such award (x) if the holder of such award does not remain continuously in the employment or service of the Company during the specified Restriction Period or (y) if specified Performance Measures (if any) are not satisfied or met during a specified Performance Period.

 

 

 

(c)     Share Issuance. During the Restriction Period, the Restricted Shares shall be held by a custodian in book entry form with restrictions on such Shares duly noted or, alternatively, a certificate or certificates representing a Restricted Share Award shall be registered in the holder’s name and may bear a legend, in addition to any legend which may be required pursuant to Section 6.6, indicating that the ownership of the Shares represented by such certificate is subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions of this Plan and the Agreement relating to the Restricted Share Award. All such certificates shall be deposited with the Company, together with stock powers or other instruments of assignment (including a power of attorney), each endorsed in blank with a guarantee of signature if deemed necessary or appropriate, which would permit transfer to the Company of all or a portion of the Shares subject to the Restricted Share Award in the event such award is forfeited in whole or in part. Upon termination of any applicable Restriction Period (and the satisfaction or attainment of applicable Performance Measures), subject to the Company’s right to require payment of any taxes in accordance with Section 6.5, the restrictions shall be removed from the requisite number of any Shares that are held in book entry form, and all certificates evidencing ownership of the requisite number of Shares shall be delivered to the holder of such award.

 

(d)     Rights with Respect to Restricted Share Awards. Unless otherwise set forth in the Agreement relating to a Restricted Share Award, and subject to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Share Award, the holder of such award shall have all rights as a stockholder of the Company, including, but not limited to, voting rights, the right to receive dividends and the right to participate in any capital adjustment applicable to all holders of Shares; providedhowever, that (i) a distribution with respect to Shares, other than a regular cash dividend, and (ii) a regular cash dividend with respect to Shares that are subject to performance-based vesting conditions, in each case, shall be deposited with the Company and shall be subject to the same restrictions as the Shares with respect to which such distribution was made.

 

3.4     Terms of Restricted Share Unit Awards.  Restricted Share Unit Awards shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable.

 

(a)     Number of Shares and Other Terms. The number of Shares subject to a Restricted Share Unit Award and the Restriction Period, Performance Period (if any) and Performance Measures (if any) applicable to a Restricted Share Unit Award shall be determined by the Committee.

 

(b)     Vesting and Forfeiture. The Agreement relating to a Restricted Share Unit Award shall provide, in the manner determined by the Committee, in its discretion, and subject to the provisions of this Plan, for the vesting of such Restricted Share Unit Award (i) if the holder of such award remains continuously in the employment or service of the Company during the specified Restriction Period and (ii) if specified Performance Measures (if any) are satisfied or met during a specified Performance Period, and for the forfeiture of the Shares subject to such award (x) if the holder of such award does not remain continuously in the employment or service of the Company during the specified Restriction Period or (y) if specified Performance Measures (if any) are not satisfied or met during a specified Performance Period.

 

 

 

(c)     Settlement of Vested Restricted Share Unit Awards. The Agreement relating to a Restricted Share Unit Award shall specify (i) whether such award may be settled in Shares or cash or a combination thereof and (ii) whether the holder thereof shall be entitled to receive, on a current or deferred basis, dividend equivalents, and, if determined by the Committee, interest on, or the deemed reinvestment of, any deferred dividend equivalents, with respect to the number of Shares subject to such award. Any dividend equivalents with respect to Restricted Share Units that are subject to performance-based vesting conditions shall be subject to the same restrictions as such Restricted Share Units. Prior to the settlement of a Restricted Share Unit Award, the holder of such award shall have no rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Shares subject to such award.

 

3.5     Termination of Employment or Service.  All of the terms relating to the satisfaction of Performance Measures and the termination of the Restriction Period or Performance Period relating to a Share Award, or any forfeiture and cancellation of such award (i) upon a termination of employment or service with the Company of the holder of such award, whether by reason of disability, retirement, death or any other reason, or (ii) during a paid or unpaid leave of absence, shall be determined by the Committee and set forth in the applicable award Agreement.

 

IV.

PERFORMANCE UNIT AWARDS

 

4.1     Performance Unit Awards.  The Committee may, in its discretion, grant Performance Unit Awards to such eligible persons as may be selected by the Committee.

 

4.2     Terms of Performance Unit Awards.  Performance Unit Awards shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable.

 

(a)     Number of Performance Units and Performance Measures. The number of Performance Units subject to a Performance Unit Award and the Performance Measures and Performance Period applicable to a Performance Unit Award shall be determined by the Committee.

 

(b)     Vesting and Forfeiture. The Agreement relating to a Performance Unit Award shall provide, in the manner determined by the Committee, in its discretion, and subject to the provisions of this Plan, for the vesting of such Performance Unit Award if the specified Performance Measures are satisfied or met during the specified Performance Period and for the forfeiture of such award if the specified Performance Measures are not satisfied or met during the specified Performance Period.

 

(c)     Settlement of Vested Performance Unit Awards. The Agreement relating to a Performance Unit Award shall specify whether such award may be settled in Shares (including shares of Restricted Shares) or cash or a combination thereof. If a Performance Unit Award is settled in Restricted Shares, such Restricted Shares shall be issued to the holder in book entry form or a certificate or certificates representing such Restricted Shares shall be issued in accordance with Section 3.3(c) and the holder of such Restricted Shares shall have such rights as a stockholder of the Company as determined pursuant to Section 3.3(d). Any dividends or dividend equivalents with respect to a Performance Unit Award shall be subject to the same restrictions as such Performance Unit Award. Prior to the settlement of a Performance Unit Award in Shares, including Restricted Shares, the holder of such award shall have no rights as a stockholder of the Company.

 

 

 

4.3     Termination of Employment or Service.  All of the terms relating to the satisfaction of Performance Measures and the termination of the Performance Period relating to a Performance Unit Award, or any forfeiture and cancellation of such award (i) upon a termination of employment or service with the Company of the holder of such award, whether by reason of disability, retirement, death or any other reason, or (ii) during a paid or unpaid leave of absence, shall be determined by the Committee and set forth in the applicable award Agreement.

 

V.

CASH-BASED AWARDS

 

5.1     Cash-Based Awards.  The Committee may, in its discretion, grant Cash-Based Awards to such eligible persons as may be selected by the Committee.

 

5.2     Terms of Cash-Based Awards.  Cash-Based Awards shall be subject to the terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, determined by the Committee and set forth in the applicable award Agreement.

 

VI.

GENERAL

 

6.1     Effective Date and Term of Plan.  This Plan will become effective upon its adoption by the Board, provided that it must be approved by a majority of the outstanding security holders entitled to vote within twelve (12) months before or after the date of such adoption. Unless terminated earlier by the Board, this Plan shall terminate on the tenth anniversary of the date it is adopted by the Board or approved by the Company’s stockholders, whichever is earlier. Termination of this Plan shall not affect the terms or conditions of any award granted prior to termination. Awards hereunder may be made at any time prior to the termination of this Plan, provided that no award may be made later than ten (10) years after the effective date of this Plan.

 

6.2     Amendments.  The Board may amend this Plan as it shall deem advisable, subject to any requirement of stockholder approval required by applicable law, rule or regulation, including any rule of the Nasdaq Capital Market or any other stock exchange on which Shares are then traded; providedhowever, that no amendment may materially impair the rights of a holder of an outstanding award without the consent of such holder, unless such termination or amendment is necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation or rule.

 

6.3     Agreement.  Each award under this Plan shall be evidenced by an Agreement setting forth the terms and conditions applicable to such award. No award shall be valid until an Agreement is executed by the Company and, to the extent required by the Company, either executed by the recipient or accepted by the recipient by electronic means approved by the Company within the time period specified by the Company. Upon such execution or execution and electronic acceptance, and delivery of the Agreement to the Company, such award shall be effective as of the effective date set forth in the Agreement. In the event that the corporate records (e.g., Board consents, resolutions or minutes) documenting the corporate action constituting the grant of an award contain terms (e.g., exercise price, vesting schedule or number of shares) that are inconsistent with those in the Agreement as a result of a clerical error in the papering of the Agreement, the corporate records will control and the Participant will have no legally binding right to the incorrect term in the award Agreement.

 

 

 

6.4     Non-Transferability.  No award shall be transferable other than by will, the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to beneficiary designation procedures approved by the Company or, to the extent expressly permitted in the Agreement relating to such award, to the holder’s family members, a trust or entity established by the holder for estate planning purposes or a charitable organization designated by the holder, in each case, without consideration. Except to the extent permitted by the foregoing sentence or the Agreement relating to an award, each award may be exercised or settled during the holder’s lifetime only by the holder or the holder’s legal representative or similar person. Except as permitted by the second preceding sentence, no award may be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged, hypothecated, encumbered or otherwise disposed of (whether by operation of law or otherwise) or be subject to execution, attachment or similar process. Upon any attempt to so sell, transfer, assign, pledge, hypothecate, encumber or otherwise dispose of any award, such award and all rights thereunder shall immediately become null and void.

 

6.5     Tax Withholding.  The Company shall have the right to require, prior to the issuance or delivery of any Shares or the payment of any cash pursuant to an award made hereunder, payment by the holder of such award of any federal, state, local or other taxes which may be required to be withheld or paid in connection with such award. An Agreement may provide that (i) the Company shall withhold whole Shares which would otherwise be delivered to a holder, having an aggregate Fair Market Value determined as of the date the obligation to withhold or pay taxes arises in connection with an award (the “Tax Date”), or withhold an amount of cash which would otherwise be payable to a holder, in the amount necessary to satisfy any such obligation or (ii) the holder may satisfy any such obligation by any of the following means: (A) a cash payment to the Company, (B) delivery (either actual delivery or by attestation procedures established by the Company) to the Company of previously owned whole Shares having an aggregate Fair Market Value, determined as of the Tax Date, equal to the amount necessary to satisfy any such obligation, (C) authorizing the Company to withhold whole Shares which would otherwise be delivered having an aggregate Fair Market Value, determined as of the Tax Date, or withhold an amount of cash which would otherwise be payable to a holder, equal to the amount necessary to satisfy any such obligation, (D) in the case of the exercise of an option and except as may be prohibited by applicable law, a cash payment by a broker-dealer acceptable to the Company to whom the optionee has submitted an irrevocable notice of exercise or (E) any combination of (A), (B) and (C), in each case to the extent set forth in the Agreement relating to the award. Shares to be delivered or withheld may not have an aggregate Fair Market Value in excess of the amount determined by the Committee not to have an adverse accounting impact on the Company. Any fraction of a Share which would be required to satisfy such an obligation shall be disregarded and the remaining amount due shall be paid in cash by the holder.

 

 

 

6.6     Restrictions on Shares.  Each award made hereunder shall be subject to the requirement that if at any time the Company determines that the listing, registration or qualification of the Shares subject to such award upon any securities exchange or under any law, or the consent or approval of any governmental body, or the taking of any other action is necessary or desirable as a condition of, or in connection with, the delivery of shares thereunder, such shares shall not be delivered unless such listing, registration, qualification, consent, approval or other action shall have been effected or obtained, free of any conditions not acceptable to the Company. The Company may require that certificates evidencing Shares delivered pursuant to any award made hereunder bear a legend indicating that the sale, transfer or other disposition thereof by the holder is prohibited except in compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

6.7     Adjustment.  In the event of any equity restructuring (within the meaning of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation) that causes the per Share value of Shares to change, such as a stock dividend, stock split, spinoff, rights offering or recapitalization through an extraordinary dividend, the number and class of securities available under this Plan, the terms of each outstanding option and SAR (including the number and class of securities subject to each outstanding option or SAR and the purchase price or base price per share), the terms of each outstanding Restricted Stock Award and Restricted Stock Unit Award (including the number and class of securities subject thereto), and the terms of each outstanding Performance Unit Award shall be appropriately adjusted by the Committee, such adjustments to be made in the case of outstanding options and SARs without an increase in the aggregate purchase price or base price and in accordance with Section 409A of the Code. In the event of any other change in corporate capitalization, including a merger, consolidation, reorganization, or partial or complete liquidation of the Company, such equitable adjustments described in the foregoing sentence may be made as determined to be appropriate and equitable by the Committee to prevent dilution or enlargement of rights of participants. In either case, the decision of the Committee regarding any such adjustment shall be final, binding and conclusive. No adjustment under this Section shall be made (a) to an outstanding Incentive Stock Option if such adjustment would constitute a modification under Section 424(h) of the Code, unless the Participant consents to such adjustment, and (b) to an outstanding Nonqualified Option or SAR if such adjustment would constitute a modification or extension under Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(b)(5)(v) or any amendment thereof or successor thereto, unless the Participant consents to such adjustment.

 

6.8     Change in Control. 

 

(a)     Subject to the terms of the applicable award Agreement, in the event of a Change in Control, the Board (as constituted prior to such Change in Control) may, in its discretion:

 

(i)     provide that (A) some or all outstanding options and SARs shall become exercisable in full or in part, either immediately or upon a subsequent termination of employment or service, (B) the Restriction Period applicable to some or all outstanding Restricted Share Awards and Restricted Share Unit Awards shall lapse in full or in part, either immediately or upon a subsequent termination of employment or service, (C) the Performance Period applicable to some or all outstanding awards shall lapse in full or in part, and (D) the Performance Measures applicable to some or all outstanding awards shall be deemed to be satisfied at the target or any other level;

 

(ii)     provide that some or all outstanding awards shall terminate without consideration as of the date of such Change in Control;

 

 

 

(iii)     require that shares of the corporation or other entity resulting from such Change in Control, or a parent thereof, be substituted for some or all of the Shares subject to an outstanding award, with an appropriate and equitable adjustment to such award as shall be determined by the Board in accordance with Section 6.7; and/or

 

(iv)     require outstanding awards, in whole or in part, to be surrendered to the Company by the holder, and to be immediately cancelled by the Company, and to provide for the holder to receive (A) a cash payment in an amount equal to (i) in the case of an option or an SAR, the number of Shares then subject to the portion of such option or SAR surrendered multiplied by the excess, if any, of the Fair Market Value of a Share as of the date of the Change in Control, over the purchase price or base price per Share subject to such option or SAR, (ii) in the case of a Share Award, the number of Shares then subject to the portion of such award surrendered multiplied by the Fair Market Value of a Share as of the date of the Change in Control, and (iii) in the case of a Performance Unit Award, the value of the Performance Units then subject to the portion of such award surrendered; (B) shares of the corporation or other entity resulting from such Change in Control, or a parent thereof, having a fair market value not less than the amount determined under clause (A) above; or (C) a combination of the payment of cash pursuant to clause (A) above and the issuance of shares pursuant to clause (B) above.

 

(b)     A “Change in Control” of the Company shall be deemed to have occurred upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

(i)     The acquisition, other than from the Company, by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 50% or more of either the then outstanding Shares of the Company or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, but excluding, for this purpose, any such acquisition by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or any employee benefit plan (or related trust) of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or any corporation with respect to which, following such acquisition, more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding Shares of such corporation and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of all or substantially all directors is then beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of Shares and voting securities of the Company immediately prior to such acquisition in substantially the same proportion as their ownership, immediately prior to such acquisition, of the then outstanding Shares of the Company or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the case may be;

 

(ii)     The consummation of a reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company, in each case, with respect to which all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the respective beneficial owners of Shares and voting securities of the Company immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation do not, following such reorganization, merger or consolidation, beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding Shares and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such reorganization, merger or consolidation;

 

 

 

(iii)     During any twenty-four (24) month period, individuals who, as of the beginning of such period, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Directors”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board, provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to the beginning of such period whose election or nomination for election was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Incumbent Directors then on the Board (either by a specific vote or by approval of the proxy statement of the Company in which such person is named as a nominee for director, without written objection to such nomination) shall be an Incumbent Director; provided, however, that no individual initially elected or nominated as a director of the Company as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to directors or as a result of any other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies by or on behalf of any person other than the Board shall be deemed to be an Incumbent Director; or

 

(iv)     a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company or of the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company.

 

In no event shall a Change in Control include the Initial Public Offering or any bona fide primary or secondary public offering following the occurrence of the Initial Public Offering. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any award subject to Section 409A of the Code, a transaction will not be deemed a Change in Control unless the transaction qualifies as a change in control event within the meaning of Code Section 409A, as it has been and may be amended from time to time, and any proposed or final Treasury Regulations and Internal Revenue Service guidance that has been promulgated or may be promulgated thereunder from time to time.

 

6.9     Deferrals.  The Committee may determine that the delivery of Shares or the payment of cash, or a combination thereof, upon the exercise or settlement of all or a portion of any award (other than awards of Incentive Stock Options, Nonqualified Options and SARs) made hereunder shall be deferred, or the Committee may, in its sole discretion, approve deferral elections made by holders of awards. Deferrals shall be for such periods and upon such terms as the Committee may determine in its sole discretion, subject to the requirements of Section 409A of the Code.

 

6.10     No Right of Participation, Employment or Service.  Unless otherwise set forth in an employment agreement, no person shall have any right to participate in this Plan. Neither this Plan nor any award made hereunder shall confer upon any person any right to continued employment by or service with the Company, any Subsidiary or any affiliate of the Company or affect in any manner the right of the Company, any Subsidiary or any affiliate of the Company to terminate the employment or service of any person at any time without liability hereunder.

 

6.11     Rights as Stockholder.  No person shall have any right as a stockholder of the Company with respect to any Shares or other equity security of the Company which is subject to an award hereunder unless and until such person becomes a stockholder of record with respect to such Shares or equity security.

 

6.12     Designation of Beneficiary.  A holder of an award may file with the Committee a written designation of one or more persons as such holder’s beneficiary or beneficiaries (both primary and contingent) in the event of the holder’s death or incapacity. To the extent an outstanding option or SAR granted hereunder is exercisable, such beneficiary or beneficiaries shall be entitled to exercise such option or SAR pursuant to procedures prescribed by the Committee.

 

 

 

Each beneficiary designation shall become effective only when filed in writing with the Committee during the holder’s lifetime on a form prescribed by the Committee. The spouse of a married holder domiciled in a community property jurisdiction shall join in any designation of a beneficiary other than such spouse. The filing with the Committee of a new beneficiary designation shall cancel all previously filed beneficiary designations.

 

If a holder fails to designate a beneficiary, or if all designated beneficiaries of a holder predecease the holder, then each outstanding option and SAR hereunder held by such holder, to the extent exercisable, may be exercised by such holder’s executor, administrator, legal representative or similar person.

 

6.13     Compliance With Section 409A of the Code.  To the extent applicable, awards will be designed and operated in such a manner that they are either exempt from the application of, or comply with, the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. The Plan and each award Agreement are intended to meet the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and will be construed and interpreted in accordance with such intent, except as otherwise determined in the Committee’s sole discretion. If any provision of this Plan or any award Agreement does not comply with the requirements of Section 409A, the Company, in exercise of its sole discretion and without consent of any Participant, may amend or modify this Plan or such Award Agreement in any manner to the extent necessary to meet the requirements of Section 409A. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company makes no representation with respect to the tax compliance of the Plan or any Award Agreement, including compliance with Section 409A of the Code, and the obligation to pay taxes associated with any award awarded pursuant to this Plan, including any liability imposed under Section 409A, will be the sole responsibility of the Participant. No provision of this Plan or any award Agreement will be interpreted or construed to transfer any liability for failure to comply with the requirements of Section 409A from the Participant or any other individual to the Company.

 

6.14     Governing Law.  This Plan, each award hereunder and the related Agreement, and all determinations made and actions taken pursuant thereto, to the extent not otherwise governed by the Code or the laws of the United States, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and construed in accordance therewith without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws.

 

6.15     Non-U.S. Service Providers.  Without amending this Plan, the Committee may grant awards to eligible persons who are foreign nationals on such terms and conditions different from those specified in this Plan as may in the judgment of the Committee be necessary or desirable to foster and promote achievement of the purposes of this Plan and, in furtherance of such purposes the Committee may make such modifications, amendments, procedures, subplans and the like as may be necessary or advisable to comply with provisions of laws in other countries or jurisdictions in which the Company or its Subsidiaries operates or has employees or service providers.

 

6.16     Awards Subject to Clawback.  The awards granted under this Plan and any cash payment or Shares delivered pursuant to an award are subject to forfeiture, recovery by the Company or other action pursuant to the applicable Agreement or any clawback or recoupment policy which the Company may adopt from time to time, including without limitation any such policy which the Company may be required to adopt under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and implementing rules and regulations thereunder, or as otherwise required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

HYRECAR INC.

 

2021 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

 

STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT

 

This Stock Option Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the date set forth on the signature page hereto by and between HyreCar Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the undersigned participant (“Participant”). Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used herein shall have the same defined meanings as set forth in the HyreCar Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Plan”).

 

I.

NOTICE OF STOCK OPTION GRANT

 

Participant has been granted an option to purchase Common Stock, subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, as follows:

 

Participant:

Address:

 

Grant Number: