Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)

Registration No. 333-255842

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

(to prospectus dated May 14, 2021)

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

 

28,750,000 SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK
6,100,000 WARRANTS TO PURCHASE SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK

17,600,000 SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK UNDERLYING WARRANTS

 

This prospectus supplement is being filed to update and supplement the information contained in the prospectus dated May 14, 2021 (the “Prospectus”), related to (i) the offer and sale, from time to time, by the selling stockholders identified in the Prospectus, or their permitted transferees, of (a) an aggregate of 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), of AST SpaceMobile, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and (b) 6,100,000 warrants to purchase Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share (the “private placement warrants”) and (ii) the issuance by us of up to 17,600,000 shares of Class A Common Stock upon the exercise of outstanding public warrants (the “public warrants”) and private placement warrants (collectively, the “warrants”), with the information contained in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 18, 2021 (the “Quarterly Report”). Accordingly, we have attached the Quarterly Report to this prospectus supplement.

 

This prospectus supplement updates and supplements the information in the Prospectus and is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except in combination with, the Prospectus, including any amendments or supplements thereto. This prospectus supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus and if there is any inconsistency between the information in the Prospectus and this prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in this prospectus supplement.

 

Our shares of Class A Common Stock are listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC under the symbol “ASTS.” On May 17, 2021, the closing sale price per share of our Class A Common Stock was $7.26. Our public warrants are listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “ASTSW.” On May 17, 2021, the closing sale price per warrant of our public warrants was $2.43.

 

Investing in our securities involves risks that are described in the “Risk Factors” section beginning on page 5 of the Prospectus.

 

Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the securities to be issued under the Prospectus or determined if the Prospectus or this prospectus supplement is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

The date of this prospectus supplement is May 18, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 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 No. 001-39040

 

AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   84-2027232

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Midland Intl. Air & Space Port    

2901 Enterprise Lane

Midland, Texas

  79706
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(432) 276-3966
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

New Providence Acquisition Corp.

10900 Research Blvd

Ste 160C PMB 1081

Austin, TX 78759

 

(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
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ASTS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   ASTSW   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 [X] 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 [X] 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 an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

[  ] Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer
[X] Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company
  [X] 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 [X]

 

As of May 17, 2021, there were 51,729,704 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 per value, 51,636,922 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, and 78,163,078 shares of Class C common stock, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

     
 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

On April 6, 2021, New Providence Acquisition Corp., our predecessor company (“NPA”), completed the previously announced business combination pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2020, by and among NPA, AST & Science LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AST”), the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and Abel Avellan. Immediately, upon the completion of the Business Combination, NPA was renamed AST SpaceMobile, Inc. and AST became a subsidiary of AST SpaceMobile, Inc. As a result of the Business Combination, AST SpaceMobile, Inc. is organized in an “Up-C” structure in which substantially all of the operating assets of AST’s business are held by AST SpaceMobile, Inc., the only assets of which are its equity interests in AST. As of the open of trading on April 7, 2021, the Class A Common Stock and Warrants of AST SpaceMobile, Inc., formerly those of NPA, began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) as “ASTS” and “ASTSW,” respectively.

 

Unless stated otherwise, this report contains information about NPA before the Business Combination.

 

References to the “Company” in this report refer to NPA before the consummation of the Business Combination or AST SpaceMobile, Inc. after the Business Combination, as the context suggests.

 

 

 

 

AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
Part I. Financial Information   1
Item 1. Interim Financial Statements   1
Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (Unaudited)   1
Condensed Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)   2
Condensed Statements Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)   3
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)   4
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements   5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   15
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures Regarding Market Risk   17
Item 4. Controls and Procedures   17
Part II. Other Information   18
Item 1. Legal Proceedings   18
Item 1A. Risk Factors   18
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   18
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities   18
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   18
Item 5. Other Information   18
Item 6. Exhibits   19
Part III. Signatures   20

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Interim Financial Statements.

 

AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2021     2020  
ASSETS                
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 50,052,736     $ 131,151  
Prepaid expenses     47,667       23,278  
Prepaid income tax     54,439       54,439  
Total Current Assets     50,154,842       208,868  
Marketable securities held in Trust Account     231,913,996       232,196,027  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 282,068,838     $ 232,404,895  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current Liabilities                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 1,258,263     $ 634,286  
Promissory note - related party     600,000       -  
Total Current Liabilities     1,858,263       634,286  
Deferred tax liability     -       9,680  
Deposit from investors     50,000,000       -  
Deferred underwriting fee payable     8,050,000       8,050,000  
Warrant liabilities     66,086,000       68,114,000  
Total Liabilities     125,994,263       76,807,966  
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 7)                
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, 14,982,488 and 14,922,915 shares at redemption value as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively     151,074,574       150,596,928  
Stockholders’ Equity                
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding     -       -  
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 8,017,512 and 8,077,085 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 14,982,488 and 14,922,915 shares subject to possible redemption) as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively     948       941  
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 5,750,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.     575       575  
Additional paid-in capital     59,243,594       59,840,653  
Accumulated Deficit     (54,245,116 )     (54,842,168 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity     5,000,001       5,000,001  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 282,068,838     $ 232,404,895  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021     For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020  
Operating costs   $ 1,434,836     $ 185,257  
Loss from operations     (1,434,836 )     (185,257 )
Other income:                
Changes in fair value of warrant liabilities     2,028,000       6,925,000  
Interest income on marketable securities held in Trust Account     21,197       886,099  
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account     -       371,628  
Other income     2,049,197       8,182,727  
Profit before income taxes     614,361       7,997,470  
Provision for income taxes     (17,309 )     (225,218 )
Net Income   $ 597,052     $ 7,772,252  
Weighted average common shares subject to possible redemption outstanding, basic and diluted     14,922,915       20,157,878  
Basic and diluted income per common share subject to possible redemption   $ 0.00     $ 0.04  
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     13,827,085       8,592,122  
Basic and diluted net income per non-redeemable common share   $ 0.04     $ 0.80  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

 

    Class A common stock     Class B common stock     Additional Paid     Accumulated     Total Stockholder’s  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     in Capital     Deficit     Equity  
Balance - December 31, 2020     8,077,085     $ 941     5,750,000     $ 575     $ 59,840,653     $ (54,842,168 )   $      5,000,001  
Change in value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption     (59,573 )     7       -       -       (597,059 )     -       (597,052 )
Net income     -       -       -       -       -       597,052       597,052  
Balance – March 31, 2021     8,017,512     $ 948       5,750,000     $ 575     $ 59,243,594     $ (54,245,116 )   $ 5,000,001  

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2020

 

    Class A common stock     Class B common stock     Additional Paid     (Accumulated     Total Stockholder’s  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     in Capital     Deficit) Retained Earnings     Equity  
Balance - December 31, 2019     2,842,122     $ 409     5,750,000     $ 575     $ 7,880,362    

$

(2,881,345 )  

$

      5,000,001  
Change in value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption     (691,202 )     (68 )     -       -       (7,772,184 )     -       (7,772,252 )
Net income     -       -       -       -       -       7,772,252       7,772,252  
Balance – March 31, 2020     2,150,920     $ 341       5,750,000     $ 575     $ 108,178     $ 4,890,907     $ 5,000,001  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021     For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020  
             
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:                
Net income     597,052       7,772,252  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Interest earned on securities held in Trust Account     (21,197 )     (886,099 )
Unrealized loss on securities held in Trust Account     -       (371,628 )
Deferred income provision (benefit)     (9,680 )     74,431  
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities     (2,028,000 )     (6,925,000 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (24,389 )     (9,016 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     623,977       3,626  
Income tax payable     -       150,787  
Net cash used in operating activities     (862,237 )     (190,647 )
                 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:                
Interest withdrawn for tax payments     303,228       217,146  
Net cash used in investing activities     303,228       217,146  
                 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:                
Proceeds from Investors due to PIPE Financing     50,000,000       -  
Proceeds from promissory note - related party     600,000       -  
Redemption of Common Shares     (119,406 )     -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     50,480,594       -  
                 
Net Change in Cash     49,921,585       26,499  
Cash – Beginning     131,151       493,128  
Cash – Ending   $ 50,052,736     $ 519,627  
                 
Supplemental cash flow information:                
Cash paid for income taxes   $ 26,989     $ -  
                 
Non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Change in value of shares subject to redemption   $ 477,646     $ 7,772,252  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Description of Organization and Business Operations

 

As of March 31, 2021, New Providence Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“NPA”, or the “the Company”), our predecessor, was a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on May 28, 2019. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

 

On April 6, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), NPA completed the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2020 (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”), by and among NPA, AST & Science LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AST”), the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”), and Abel Avellan. Immediately, upon the completion of the Business Combination, NPA was renamed AST SpaceMobile, Inc. and AST became a subsidiary of the AST SpaceMobile, Inc. The Business Combination is documented in greater detail at Note 10.

 

The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through March 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and, after the Initial Public Offering, the Business Combination. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 10, 2019. On September 13, 2019, the Company completed the Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company completed the sale of 5,500,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to New Providence Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $5,500,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on September 13, 2019, an amount of $200,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account to the Company’s stockholders, as described below.

 

On September 19, 2019, in connection with the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, the Company completed the sale of an additional 3,000,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit and the sale of an additional 600,000 Private Placement Warrants at $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total gross proceeds of $30,600,000. Following the closing, an additional $30,000,000 of net proceeds was deposited into the Trust Account, resulting in $230,000,000 held in the Trust Account.

 

Transaction costs incurred in connection with the Initial Public Offering amounted to $13,260,927, consisting of $4,600,000 of underwriting fees, $8,050,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $610,927 of other offering costs.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

The Company’s Certificate of Incorporation provides for the Company to have until March 15, 2021 (the “Combination Period”) to complete a Business Combination or obtain a Charter Extension from Shareholders. A Charter Extension was proposed and adopted at the Annual Meeting on March 12, 2021, amending the Existing Certificate of Incorporation to extend the March 15, 2021 deadline for completing a business combination to June 15, 2021. On April 6, 2021, the Company completed the previously announced Business Combination, which is discussed in greater detail at Note 10.

 

The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amounts in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per Public Share due to reductions in the value of trust assets, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is currently evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position and the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed with the SEC on May 6, 2021, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

Cash and Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

 

At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in U.S. Treasury Bills. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company withdrew $303,228 of interest earned on the Trust Account to pay its franchise and income taxes.

 

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in the ASC 480 and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). Management’s assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, whether they meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own common stock and whether the warrant holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period-end date while the warrants are outstanding.

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, they are recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, they are recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance and subject to remeasurement each balance sheet date with changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants to be recognized as a non-cash gain or loss in the statement of operations.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statements recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Net Income Per Common Share

 

Net income per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Shares of common stock subject to possible redemption at March 31, 2021 and 2020, which are not currently redeemable and are not redeemable at fair value, have been excluded from the calculation of basic income per share since such shares, if redeemed, only participate in their pro rata share of the Trust Account earnings. The Company has not considered the effect of warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering and private placement to purchase an aggregate of 17,600,000 shares of common stock. As a result, diluted income per common share is the same as basic income per common share for the periods presented.

 

Reconciliation of Net Income Per Common Share

 

The Company’s net income is adjusted for the portion of income that is attributable to common stock subject to possible redemption, as these shares only participate in the earnings of the Trust Account and not the income or losses of the Company. Accordingly, basic and diluted income per common share is calculated as follows:

 

    For the Three Months Ended  
    March 31 2021     March 31 2020  
Net income     597,052       7,772,252  
Less: Income attributable to common stock subject to possible redemption     27,616       890,626  
Adjusted net income     569,436       6,881,626  
Weighted average common shares subject to possible redemption outstanding, basic and diluted     14,922,915       20,157,878  
Basic and diluted income per common share subject to possible redemption     0.00       0.04  
Weighted average non-redeemable common shares outstanding, basic and diluted     13,827,085       8,592,122  
Basic and diluted net loss per non-redeemable common share     0.04       0.80  

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which, at times may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

U.S. GAAP requires disclosing the fair value of financial instruments to the extent practicable for financial instruments which are recognized or unrecognized in the balance sheet. The fair value of the financial instruments disclosed herein is not necessarily representative of the amount that could be realized or settled, nor does the fair value amount consider the tax consequences of realization or settlement.

 

In assessing the fair value of financial instruments, the Company uses a variety of methods and assumptions, which are based on estimates of market conditions and risks existing at the time. For certain instruments, including cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses, it was estimated that the carrying amount approximated fair value because of the short maturities of these instruments.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s condensed financial statements.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 20,000,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one warrant (“Public Warrant”). On September 19, 2019, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the Company sold an additional 3,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per whole share (see Note 8).

 

Note 4 — Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,500,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $5,500,000. On September 19, 2019, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the Company sold an additional 600,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account.

 

Note 5 — Fair Value Measurement

 

The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
  Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

          March 31,     December 31,  
Description   Level     2021     2020  
Assets:                        
Marketable securities held in Trust Account     1     $ 231,913,996     $ 232,196,027  
Liabilities:                        
Public warrant liability     1     $ 40,710,000     $ 43,470,000  
Private placement warrant liability     2     $ 25,376,000     $ 24,644,000  

 

The Public Warrants as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market under the ticker ASTSW.

 

The Private Warrants are valued using a Black-Scholes-Merton Model. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 the Private Warrants are classified as Level 2 as the transfer of Private Warrants to anyone outside of a small group of individuals who are permitted transferees would result in the Private Placement Warrants having substantially the same terms as the Public Warrants. For this reason, the Company determined that the volatility of each Private Warrant is equivalent to that of each Public Warrant.

 

The Company’s Black-Scholes-Merton model to value Private Warrants required the use of the following subjective assumptions inputs:

 

The risk-free interest rate assumption was based on the five-year U.S. Treasury rate, which was commensurate with the contractual term of the Warrants, which expire on the earlier of (i) five years after the completion of the initial business combination and (ii) upon redemption or liquidation. An increase in the risk-free interest rate, in isolation, would result in an increase in the fair value measurement of the warrant liabilities and vice versa.
     
The expected term was determined to be one year, as the Warrants become exercisable on the later of (i) 30 days after the completion of a business combination and (ii) 12 months from the Initial Public Offering date. An increase in the expected term, in isolation, would result in an increase in the fair value measurement of the warrant liabilities and vice versa.
     
The expected volatility assumption was based on the implied volatility of the Company’s publicly-traded warrants.

 

Note 6 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

In June 2019, the Sponsor purchased 3,593,750 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000. On August 23, 2019, the Company effected a stock split resulting in an increase on the total number of shares of Class B common stock outstanding from 3,593,750 to 5,750,000 shares. Subsequent to such stock split, in August 2019, the Sponsor transferred 10,000 Founder Shares to each of Mr. Bradley, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and, and Messrs. Gannon, Ginsberg and Mazer, the Company’s independent directors.

 

The 5,750,000 Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 750,000 shares subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Sponsor will own, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering). As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, 750,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock upon completion of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments, as described in Note 8.

 

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of its Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

 

Promissory Note – Related Party

 

On June 20, 2019, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2019 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. At September 30, 2019, the outstanding balance under the Promissory Note in the aggregate amount of $155,093 was repaid.

 

Administrative Support Agreement

 

The Company entered into an agreement whereby, commencing on September 13, 2019 through the earlier of the Company’s completion of a Business Combination and its liquidation, the Company will pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support services. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred $30,000 and $30,000, respectively, in fees for these services. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, $10,000 and $30,000 is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed balance sheets, respectively.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes would either be repaid upon completion of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of notes may be converted upon completion of a Business Combination into warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans.

 

On January 28, 2021 and on February 18, 2021, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company $200,000 and $500,000 for an aggregate of $700,000, respectively. The promissory notes (“Notes”) are provided to cover certain expenses related to the business combination. The Notes are non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of June 30, 2021 or the completion of the Business Combination. As of March 31, 2021, the Company borrowed $600,000 under the Notes.

 

Note 7 — Commitments

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is currently evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Registration and Stockholder Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights and stockholder agreement entered into on September 13, 2019, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) will be entitled to registration and stockholder rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to the Company’s Class A common stock). The holders of the majority of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters of the Initial Public Offering are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $8,050,000 in the aggregate. Up to 40% of such amount (or $3,220,000) may be paid at the sole discretion of the Company’s management team to the underwriters in the allocations determined by the management team and/or to third parties not participating in the Initial Public Offering (but who are members of FINRA) that assist the Company in completing a Business Combination. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Equity Purchase Agreement

 

On December 15, 2020, the Company entered into an equity purchase agreement (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”) with AST & Science LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AST”), the existing equityholders of AST (the “Existing Equityholders”), the Sponsor and Abel Avellan (“Existing Equityholder Representative”) in his capacity as Existing Equityholder Representative. The transactions contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement are referred to herein as the “AST Business Combination.”

 

Following the closing of the AST Business Combination (the “Closing”), the Company will be organized as an umbrella partnership-C corporation structure, in which substantially all of the operating assets of AST’s business will be held by AST, and the Company’s only assets will be its equity interests in AST. The Company will be renamed AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (“SpaceMobile”) at Closing.

 

At the Closing, the Company will (i) amend and restate its existing Certificate of Incorporation (the “A&R Certificate of Incorporation”) to, among other things, (a) change the name of the Company to AST SpaceMobile, Inc., (b) convert all then-outstanding Founder Shares, excluding any Forfeited Founder Shares into shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of SpaceMobile (“Class A Common Stock”) and (c) authorize the issuance of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of SpaceMobile (“Class B Common Stock”) and Class C common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of SpaceMobile (“Class C Common Stock”) and (ii) replace the Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company (the “Existing Bylaws”), by adopting the Bylaws of AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (the “SpaceMobile Bylaws”).

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Concurrently with the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into various subscription agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain third-party investors wherein the investors have committed to make private investments in public equity (“PIPE”) in the form of Class A Common Stock in an aggregate amount of $230 million (the “PIPE Investment”). In exchange for the PIPE Investment, these “PIPE Investors” will receive an aggregate of 23 million shares of Class A Common Stock.

 

The Equity Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the parties thereto and the Closing is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Equity Purchase Agreement.

 

Upon closing the business combination, the Company and AST anticipate incurring transaction costs to investment bankers, attorneys and other service providers.

 

In anticipation of a proxy vote to approve the AST Business Combination, certain PIPE Investors deposited $50,000,000 into the Company’s operating account. As such, these funds are presented as a liability (Deposit from investors) within the balance sheet as an offset to the increase in cash.

 

Note 8 — Stockholders’ Equity

 

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 8,017,512 and 8,077,085 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, excluding 14,982,488 and 14,922,915 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, respectively.

 

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 5,750,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

 

Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders except as required by law; provided that only holders of shares of Class B common stock have the right to vote on the election of the Company’s directors prior to the initial Business Combination.

 

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company). Holders of Founder Shares may also elect to convert their shares of Class B common stock into an equal number of shares of Class A common stock, subject to adjustment as provided above, at any time.

 

Note 9 — Warrant Liabilities

 

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless the Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

 

The Company has agreed that, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than fifteen (15) business days, after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, to cause such registration statement to become effective and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

 

In whole and not in part;
At a price of $0.01 per warrant;
Upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; and
If, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

 

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of Class A common stock at a price below its exercise price. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors, and in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceed, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the completion of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company completes a Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described above will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

 

The warrants contain a settlement alternative which is triggered upon the occurrence of a tender, exchange or redemption offer which has been made to and accepted by more than 50% of the outstanding shares of common stock (other than a tender, exchange, or redemption offer made by the Company in connection with the redemption rights previously discussed). Upon the occurrence of such an event (the “Alternative Issuance”), the holders of the warrants shall be entitled to receive the highest amount of cash, securities, or other property to which such holder would have been entitled as a stockholder if the holder of the warrants had exercised the warrants prior to the expiration of such tender, exchange, or redemption offer and accepted such offer. If an Alternative Issuance were to occur in which a cash tender offer is made by a third party and accepted by 50% or more of outstanding shares of common stock, the warrants would be net cash settled, in an event that is outside of the Company’s control, and for which not all holders of the underlying shares also would receive cash (assuming not all shareholders accepted the tender offer). The presence of this potential settlement alternative precludes the Company from classifying the warrants within stockholders’ equity, regardless of the likelihood of such an event occurring.

 

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company recorded warrant liabilities of $66,086,000 and $68,114,000, respectively, in the balance sheets. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized a gain on the change in the fair value of the warrant liabilities of $2,028,000 and $6,925,000, respectively, in the statements of operations.

 

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AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.)

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Note 10 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, other than as described below, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

On April 6, 2021, the Closing Date, NPA completed the previously announced business combination pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, by and among NPA, AST, the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”), and Abel Avellan. As contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement (a) NPA was appointed as the managing member of AST and AST became a subsidiary of NPA; (b) NPA changed its name to “AST SpaceMobile, Inc.”; (c) immediately prior to the closing of the Business Combination, all then-outstanding shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of NPA (“NPA Class B Common Stock”) held by Sponsor (the “Sponsor Stock”) converted into shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of NPA (“NPA Class A Common Stock”) immediately prior to the Business Combination; (d) each share of NPA Class A Common Stock, including those converted as described in (c) above, was converted into one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Common Stock”), and each warrant of NPA (an “NPA Warrant”) was converted into one warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”); (e) AST restructured its capitalization, appointed the Company as its managing member and issued to the Company 51,729,704 units of ownership interest in AST (the “AST Common Units”), which entitle the holder to the distributions, allocations, and other rights under the Fifth Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of AST (the “A&R Operating Agreement”), in exchange for which AST received approximately $227.0 million remaining in NPA’s trust account following (i) the $4.8 million payment of deferred underwriting commissions (ii) $0.2 million of redemptions made in connection with NPA’s special meeting of stockholders relating to the transactions contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Special Meeting”) and NPA’s annual meeting of stockholders to approve, among other things, a charter amendment to extend the date by which it had to complete an initial business combination and (iii) the repayment of a $0.6 million related party loan between the Sponsor and NPA; (f) AST issued to the Company warrants to purchase up to 17,600,000 AST Common Units; (g); certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”) purchased 23,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock; (h) the Company issued 51,636,922 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, which carries one vote per share but no economic rights (“Class B Common Stock”) to the Existing AST Equityholders (other than Avellan); and (i) the Company issued 78,163,078 shares of Class C common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, which carries ten votes per share but no economic rights (“Class C Common Stock”) to Avellan (the transactions referred to in clauses (a) through (i), collectively, the “Business Combination”).

 

As a result of the Business Combination, the Company is organized in an “Up-C” structure in which substantially all of the operating assets of AST’s business are held by AST, and the Company’s only assets are its equity interests in AST.

 

As of the open of trading on April 7, 2021, the Class A Common Stock and Warrants of AST SpaceMobile, Inc., formerly those of NPA, began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) as “ASTS” and “ASTSW,” respectively.

 

In connection with the Business Combination, holders of 8,460 shares of NPA Class A Common Stock exercised their rights to redeem those shares for cash at an approximate price of $10.09 per share, for an aggregate of approximately $85,348, which was paid to such holders on the Closing Date.

 

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

 

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to AST SPACEMOBILE, INC. (formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.). References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to New Providence Management LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” for the purposes of federal securities laws that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware on May 28, 2019 and as of March 31, 2021, we were still operating with for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

 

On April 6, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), we completed the previously announced business combination pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2020 (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”), by and among NPA, AST & Science LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AST”), the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”), and Abel Avellan. Immediately, upon the completion of the Business Combination, NPA was renamed AST SpaceMobile, Inc. and AST became a subsidiary of the AST SpaceMobile, Inc.

 

We are an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

As indicated in the accompanying financial statements, at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had $50,052,736 and $131,151 in cash, respectively, and working capital of $48,292,140 and a working capital deficit of $337,484, respectively, which excludes prepaid income taxes and franchise taxes payable as the net amounts can be paid from the interest earned in the trust account, respectively.

 

Recent Developments

 

On April 6, 2021 the Closing Date, NPA, completed the previously announced business combination pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, by and among NPA, AST, the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”), and Abel Avellan. As contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement (a) NPA was appointed as the managing member of AST and AST became a subsidiary of NPA; (b) NPA changed its name to “AST SpaceMobile, Inc.”; (c) immediately prior to the closing of the Business Combination, all then-outstanding shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of NPA (“NPA Class B Common Stock”) held by Sponsor (the “Sponsor Stock”) converted into shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of NPA (“NPA Class A Common Stock”) immediately prior to the Business Combination; (d) each share of NPA Class A Common Stock, including those converted as described in (c) above, was converted into one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Common Stock”), and each warrant of NPA (an “NPA Warrant”) was converted into one warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”); (e) AST restructured its capitalization, appointed the Company as its managing member and issued to the Company 51,729,704 units of ownership interest in AST (the “AST Common Units”), which entitle the holder to the distributions, allocations, and other rights under the Fifth Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of AST (the “A&R Operating Agreement”), in exchange for which AST received approximately $227.0 million remaining in NPA’s trust account following (i) the $4.8 million payment of deferred underwriting commissions (ii) $0.2 million of redemptions made in connection with NPA’s special meeting of stockholders relating to the transactions contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Special Meeting”) and NPA’s annual meeting of stockholders to approve, among other things, a charter amendment to extend the date by which it had to complete an initial business combination and (iii) the repayment of a $0.6 million related party loan between the Sponsor and NPA; (f) AST issued to the Company warrants to purchase up to 17,600,000 AST Common Units; (g); certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”) purchased 23,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock; (h) the Company issued 51,636,922 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, which carries one vote per share but no economic rights (“Class B Common Stock”) to the Existing AST Equityholders (other than Avellan); and (i) the Company issued 78,163,078 shares of Class C common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, which carries ten votes per share but no economic rights (“Class C Common Stock”) to Avellan (the transactions referred to in clauses (a) through (i), collectively, the “Business Combination”).

 

As a result of the Business Combination, the Company is organized in an “Up-C” structure in which substantially all of the operating assets of AST’s business are held by AST, and the Company’s only assets are its equity interests in AST.

 

As of the open of trading on April 7, 2021, the Class A Common Stock and Warrants of AST SpaceMobile, Inc., formerly those of NPA, began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) as “ASTS” and “ASTSW,” respectively.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities March 31, 2021 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and, after our Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had net income of $597,052, which consisted of interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account of $21,197, changes in fair value of warrant liabilities of $2,028,000, offset by operating costs of $1,434,836 and a provision for income taxes of $17,309.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we had net income of $7,772,252, which consisted of interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account of $886,099, changes in fair value of warrant liabilities of $6,925,000, and an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in our trust account of $371,628, offset by operating costs of $185,257 and a provision for income taxes of $225,218.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On September 13, 2019, we completed the Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we completed the sale of 5,500,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating gross proceeds of $5,500,000.

 

On September 19, 2019, in connection with the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, we completed the sale of an additional 3,000,000 Units and the sale of an additional 600,000 Private Placement Warrants, generating total gross proceeds of $30,600,000.

 

Following the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $230,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $13,260,927 in transaction costs, including $4,600,000 of underwriting fees, $8,050,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $610,927 of other costs.

 

As of March 31, 2021, we had marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $231,913,996 (including $21,197 of interest income) consisting of U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 180 days or less. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we withdrew $303,228 of interest earned on the Trust Account to pay our franchise and income taxes.

 

Cash was $50,052,736 as of March 31, 2021 as a result of an early deposit of $50,000,000 into our operating account by certain private investment of public entity investors (“PIPE Investors”). In anticipation of a proxy vote to approve the AST Business Combination, certain PIPE Investors made the deposit in advance of the merger being approved. Although cash in our operating account increased by the early deposit, we also recorded a corresponding offset to Deposit from investors within liabilities recorded on our balance sheet.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $862,237. Net income of $597,052 was affected by interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $21,197, a $2,028,000 gain on the change in fair value of the warrant liability, a deferred tax benefit of $9,680 and changes in operating assets and liabilities, which provided $599,588 of cash.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2021.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, administrative and support services to the Company. We began incurring these fees on September 11, 2019 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation.

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per unit, or $8,050,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

 

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

 

Net Income Per Share of Common Stock

 

We apply the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Common stock subject to possible redemption which is not currently redeemable and is not redeemable at fair value, has been excluded from the calculation of basic net income per common share since such shares, if redeemed, only participate in their pro rata share of the Trust Account earnings. Our net income is adjusted for the portion of income that is attributable to common stock subject to possible redemption, as these shares only participate in the earnings of the Trust Account and not our income or losses.

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in the ASC 480 and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). Management’s assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, whether they meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own common stock and whether the warrant holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period-end date while the warrants are outstanding.

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, they are recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, they are recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance and subject to remeasurement each balance sheet date with changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants to be recognized as a non-cash gain or loss in the statement of operations.

 

The Public Warrants as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market under the ticker ASTSW.

 

The Private Warrants are valued using a Black-Scholes-Merton Model. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 the Private Warrants are classified as Level 2 as the transfer of Private Warrants to anyone outside of a small group of individuals who are permitted transferees would result in the Private Placement Warrants having substantially the same terms as the Public Warrants. For this reason, the Company determined that the volatility of each Private Warrant is equivalent to that of each Public Warrant.

 

The Company’s Black-Scholes-Merton model to value Private Warrants required the use of the following subjective assumptions inputs:

 

The risk-free interest rate assumption was based on the five-year U.S. Treasury rate, which was commensurate with the contractual term of the Warrants, which expire on the earlier of (i) five years after the completion of the initial business combination and (ii) upon redemption or liquidation. An increase in the risk-free interest rate, in isolation, would result in an increase in the fair value measurement of the warrant liabilities and vice versa.
The expected term was determined to be one year, as the Warrants become exercisable on the later of (i) 30 days after the completion of a business combination and (ii) 12 months from the Initial Public Offering date. An increase in the expected term, in isolation, would result in an increase in the fair value measurement of the warrant liabilities and vice versa.
The expected volatility assumption was based on the implied volatility of the Company’s publicly-traded warrants.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed financial statements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our co-principal executive officers and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Management conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020 based upon the framework in “Internal Control – Integrated Framework” (2013 Framework) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. On March 1, 2021, we filed our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. At that time, our then principal executive and financial officers had performed an evaluation and concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2020. Subsequent to performing that evaluation, our management, including our current principal executive and financial officers, concluded that we did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020, due to a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting, described below, related to mistakes in our accounting for warrants issued in connection with the September 2019 initial public offering.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected and corrected on a timely basis.

 

The aforementioned material weakness resulted in a material misstatement of our warrant liabilities, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit for the periods under audit within our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. The mistake in classification was brought to our attention on the date that the SEC issued a Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) dated April 12, 2021 (the “SEC Staff Statement”). The SEC Staff Statement addresses certain accounting and reporting considerations related to warrants of a kind similar to those we issued at the time of our initial public offering in September 2019.

 

In response to this material weakness, we have filed an amended 10-K/A and we have committed significant effort and resources to the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to properly identify and evaluate the appropriate accounting technical pronouncements and other literature for all significant or unusual transactions, we are improving these processes to ensure that the nuances of such transactions are effectively evaluated in the context of the increasingly complex accounting standards. Specifically, we plan to provide enhanced access to accounting literature and research materials and consult with third party professionals regarding complex accounting matters. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we cannot guarantee that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter of 2021 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Due solely to the events that led to our restatement of our financial statements, as described above, management identified a material weakness in internal controls related to the accounting of our warrants. As disclosed above, the Company has committed significant effort and resources to the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

From time to time, we may become involved in legal proceedings or be subject to claims arising in the ordinary course of our business. We are not currently party to any material legal proceedings. Regardless of outcome, such proceedings or claims can have an adverse impact on us because of defense and settlement costs, diversion of resources and other factors and there can be no assurances that favorable outcomes will be obtained.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this report include the risk factors described in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 and supporting financial statements therein filed with the SEC on May 6, 2021. As of the date of this Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed within the Risk Factors section of our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC.

 

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

 

In June 2019, the Sponsor purchased 3,593,750 Founder Shares of the Company for an aggregate price of $25,000. On August 23, 2019, we effected a stock split resulting in an increase on the total number of shares of Class B common stock outstanding from 3,593,750 to 5,750,000 shares. The foregoing issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

On September 13, 2019, we completed the Initial Public Offering of 23,000,000 Units, inclusive of 3,000,000 Units sold on September 19, 2019 pursuant to the underwriters exercising their over-allotment option. The Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, including pursuant to the over-allotment option, were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $230,000,000. BTIG, LLC acted as sole book-running manager of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-233449). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statement effective on September 10, 2019.

 

Simultaneous with the completion of the Initial Public Offering, we completed the private placement of an aggregate of 5,500,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $5,500,000. Thereafter, the Company completed the sale of an additional 600,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating total proceeds of $600,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.

 

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, and the Private Placement Warrants, $230,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account.

 

We paid a total of $4,600,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $610,927 for other costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters agreed to defer up to $8,050,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

No.   Description of Exhibit
3.1   Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 12, 2021).
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws of AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 12, 2021).
31.1*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1*   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
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

AST SPACEMOBILE, INC.

(formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.)

     
Date: May 18, 2021 By: /s/ Abel Avellan
  Name: Abel Avellan
  Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Principal Executive Officer
     
Date: May 18, 2021 By: /s/ Tom Severson
  Name: Tom Severson
  Title: Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
    Principal Financial Officer

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-14(A) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Abel Avellan, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of AST SPACEMOBILE, INC. (formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.);

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under my supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared; and

 

  b) Design such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report my conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 18, 2021

 

  /s/ Abel Avellan
  Abel Avellan
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  Principal Executive Officer

 

     

 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-14(A) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Tom Severson, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of AST SPACEMOBILE, INC. (formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.);

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under my supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared; and

 

  b) Design such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report my conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 18, 2021

 

  /s/ Tom Severson
  Tom Severson
  Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
  Principal Financial Officer

 

     

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of AST SPACEMOBILE, INC. (formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.) (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Abel Avellan, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

  2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Dated: May 18, 2021

 

  /s/ Abel Avellan
  Abel Avellan
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  Principal Executive Officer

 

     

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of AST SPACEMOBILE, INC. (formerly known as New Providence Acquisition Corp.) (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Tom Severson, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

  2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Dated: May 18, 2021

 

  /s/ Tom Severson
  Tom Severson
  Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
  Principal Financial Officer

 

     

 

 

 

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