UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
 
For the Quarterly Period Ended 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. 000-30901
 
SUPPORT.COM, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
94-3282005
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
1521 Concord Pike (US 202), Suite 301, Wilmington, DE 19803
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(650) 556-9440
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Common Stock, par value $0.0001
 
SPRT
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Title of each class
 
Trading symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer
 
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
 
On April 26, 2021, 24,105,111 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.0001 par value, were outstanding.
 

 

 
 
SUPPORT.COM, INC.
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
 
SUPPORT.COM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amount)
 
 
 
 
March 31,
2021
 
 
December 31,
2020
 
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 $29,005 
 $13,526 
Short-term investments
  10,016 
  16,441 
Accounts receivable, net
  6,312 
  6,975 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
  702 
  670 
Total current assets
  46,035 
  37,612 
Property and equipment, net
  1,105 
  1,115 
Right-of-use assets, net
  17 
  61 
Other assets
  494 
  478 
Total assets
 $47,651 
 $39,266 
 
    
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    
    
Current liabilities:
    
    
Accounts payable
 $1,043 
 $366 
Accrued compensation
  2,106 
  1,735 
Other accrued liabilities
  1,546 
  879 
Short-term lease liability
  15 
  58 
Short-term deferred revenue
  1,146 
  881 
Total current liabilities
  5,856 
  3,919 
Other long-term liabilities
  910 
  911 
Total liabilities
  6,766 
  4,830 
Stockholders' equity:
    
    
Common stock; par value $0.0001, 50,000 shares authorized; 24,572 issued and 24,089 outstanding at March 31, 2021 and 19,973 issued and 19,490 outstanding at December 31, 2020
  3 
  2 
Additional paid-in capital
  259,401 
  250,954 
Treasury stock, at cost (483 shares at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020)
  (5,297)
  (5,297)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
  (2,424)
  (2,419)
Accumulated deficit
  (210,798)
  (208,804)
Total stockholders' equity
  40,885 
  34,436 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 $47,651 
 $39,266 
  
See accompanying notes.
 
 
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SUPPORT.COM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Services
 $9,138 
 $11,511 
Software and other
  493 
  438 
Total revenue
  9,631 
  11,949 
Cost of revenues:
    
    
Cost of services
  6,005 
  7,685 
Cost of software and other
  90 
  29 
Total cost of revenue
  6,095 
  7,714 
Gross profit
  3,536 
  4,235 
 
    
    
Operating expenses:
    
    
Engineering and IT
  924 
  1,040 
Sales and marketing
  425 
  813 
General and administrative
  4,206 
  2,053 
Total operating expenses
  5,555 
  3,906 
Income (loss) from operations
  (2,019)
  329 
Interest income and other, net
  42 
  84 
Income (loss) before income taxes
  (1,977)
  413 
Income tax provision
  17 
  49 
Net income (loss)
 $(1,994)
 $364 
 
    
    
Net income (loss) per share - basic and diluted
 $(0.10)
 $0.02 
 
    
    
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic
  20,205 
  19,054 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted
  20,205 
  19,233 
 
See accompanying notes.
 
 
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SUPPORT.COM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 $(1,994)
 $364 
 
    
    
Other comprehensive income (loss):
    
    
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment
  (1)
  (211)
Change in net unrealized gain (loss) on investments
  (4)
  (1)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
  (5)
  (212)
 
    
    
Comprehensive income (loss)
 $(1,999)
 $152 
 
See accompanying notes.
 
 
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SUPPORT.COM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
 
Amount
 
 
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
 
Treasury Stock
 
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
 
Total Stockholders' Shares
 
Balances at December 31, 2019
  19,053,854 
 $2 
 $250,092 
 $(5,297)
 $(2,380)
 $(209,250)
 $33,167 
Net income
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  364 
  364 
Other comprehensive income
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  (212)
  - 
  (212)
Stock-based compensation expense
  - 
  - 
  114 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  114 
Balances at March 31, 2020
  19,053,854 
 $2 
 $250,206 
 $(5,297)
 $(2,592)
 $(208,886)
 $33,433 
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
Balances at December 31, 2020
  19,490 
 $2 
 $250,954 
 $(5,297)
 $(2,419)
 $(208,804)
 $34,436 
Net income
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  (1,994)
  (1,994)
Other comprehensive loss
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  (5)
  - 
  (5)
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options & RSU releases
  689 
  - 
  997 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  997 
Issuance of common stock per Greenidge Merger Agreement
  3,910 
  1 
  7,233 
  - 
  - 
  - 
  7,234 
Stock-based compensation expense
    
    
  217 
    
    
    
  217 
Balances at March 31, 2021
  24,089 
 $3 
 $259,401 
 $(5,297)
 $(2,424)
 $(210,798)
 $40,885 
 
See accompanying notes
 
 
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SUPPORT.COM, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 $(1,994)
 $364 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
    
    
Depreciation
  106 
  72 
Amortization of premiums and discounts on investments
  27 
  23 
Stock-based compensation
  217 
  114 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
    
    
Accounts receivable, net
  663 
  1,327 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
  (32)
  (143)
Other long-term assets
  27 
  (183)
Accounts payable
  674 
  432 
Accrued compensation
  366 
  392 
Other accrued liabilities
  621 
  (215)
Other long-term liabilities
  (3)
  (60)
Deferred revenue
  266 
  (56)
Net cash provided by operating activities
  938 
  2,067 
 
    
    
Investing Activities:
    
    
Purchases of property and equipment
  (97)
  (1)
Purchases of investments
  (400)
  - 
Maturities of investments
  6,802 
  3,029 
Net cash provided by investing activiteis
  6,305 
  3,028 
 
    
    
Financing Activities:
    
    
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
  997 
  - 
Proceeds from Greenidge transaction stock issuance
  7,234 
  - 
Net cash provided by financing activities
  8,231 
  - 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
  5 
  (41)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
  15,479 
  5,054 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
  13,526 
  10,087 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 $29,005 
 $15,141 
 
    
    
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
    
    
Income taxes paid
 $41 
 $- 
 
See accompanying notes.
 
 
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SUPPORT.COM, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
Note 1. Significant Accounting Policies
 
Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Support.com, Inc. (the “Company,” “Support.com,” “We” or “Our”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2021 and the condensed consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 are unaudited. In the opinion of management, these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) that are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for, and as of, the periods shown. The results of operations for such periods are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year or for any future period. The condensed consolidated balance sheet information as of December 31, 2020 is derived from audited financial statements as of that date. These financial statements have been prepared based upon Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules that permit reduced disclosure for interim periods. For a more complete discussion of significant accounting policies and certain other information, these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2020.
 
Merger Agreement
 
As previously disclosed, on March 19, 2021, the Company, Greenidge Generation Holdings, Inc. (“Greenidge”) and GGH Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenidge (“Merger Sub”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenidge (such transaction, the “Merger”). The Merger is subject to certain closing conditions, including the adoption of the Merger Agreement by a majority of the holders of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company entitled to vote at a special meeting (the “Stockholder Approval”).
 
Under the Merger Agreement, the aggregate consideration payable to holders of shares of common stock of the Company, restricted stock units (“Support Awards”) and options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (“Support Options”) consists of 2,998,261 shares of class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Greenidge (“Greenidge Class A Common Stock”) (the “Merger Consideration”). If the Merger is completed, at the effective time of the Merger and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, except for shares held in treasury by the Company, each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock and each outstanding Support Award and Support Option will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of Greenidge Class A Common Stock equal to an exchange ratio as calculated in accordance with the Merger Agreement (the “Exchange Ratio”). Assuming the Merger were to be completed as of May 3, 2021, the Merger Consideration would represent approximately 7.7% of the outstanding capital stock of Greenidge, after giving effect to the shares to be issued in or underlying the Greenidge Issuances (as defined below), and the current stockholders of Greenidge would own approximately 90.0% of the outstanding capital stock of Greenidge, after giving effect to the shares to be issued in or underlying the Greenidge Issuances. “Greenidge Issuances” means the issuance of (i) from and after consummation of the Merger, 562,174 shares of Greenidge Class A Common Stock to 210 Capital as a consulting fee in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (ii) from and after consummation of the Merger, options or warrants to purchase 344,800 shares of Greenidge Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $6.25 per share of Greenidge Class A Common Stock to B. Riley Securities, Inc., (iii) 160,000 shares of class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Greenidge (“Greenidge Class B Common Stock”, and together with Greenidge Class A Common Stock, “Greenidge Common Stock”) issued as consideration for bitcoin mining equipment, and (iv) all of the shares of Greenidge Common Stock underlying outstanding vested options reserved under Greenidge’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan.
 
If the Merger Agreement is terminated under certain circumstances, the Company would be required to pay a termination fee.
 
In connection with and as a condition to Greenidge’s willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement, on March 19, 2021, the Company entered into a subscription agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with 210 Capital, pursuant to which 210 Capital subscribed for and purchased, and the Company issued and sold, an aggregate of 3,909,871 shares of the Company’s Common Stock for a purchase price of $1.85 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $7,233,261.35. Pursuant to and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Subscription Agreement, among other things, and only upon any termination of the Merger Agreement, the Company has agreed that, not later than the earlier of (i) thirty (30) days following the date of such termination and (ii) December 31, 2021 (such earlier date, the “Post-Termination Date”), it will increase the size of the Board in order to appoint two individuals designated by 210 Capital (each, a “Designee”) to the Board for a term expiring at the next succeeding annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders. At such year’s annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders, the Company has agreed to nominate each Designee for election as a director with a term expiring at the subsequent annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders, subject to certain terms and conditions provided in the Subscription Agreement. On and after the Post-Termination Date, so long as 210 Capital beneficially owns at least 10% of the Company’s common stock on an as-converted basis, 210 Capital will have the right to designate two Designees as nominees for election to the Board. So long as 210 Capital beneficially owns between 5% and 10% of the Company’s common stock on an as-converted basis, 210 Capital will have the right to designate one Designee as a nominee for election to the Board.
 
 
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Greenidge filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) on May 4, 2021 to register the Merger Consideration, which also constitutes a proxy statement of Support under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Upon the effectiveness of the Form S-4, the Company intends to solicit the Stockholder Approval. The Merger is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.
 
Four lawsuits relating to the Merger have been filed, each by an individual stockholder of the Company. Two lawsuits have been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware: Stein v. Support.com, Inc. et al, Case No. 1:21-cv-00650-UNA, filed on May 5, 2021, and Bell v. Support.com, Inc. et al, Case No. 1:21-cv-00672-UNA, filed on May 7, 2021. The other lawsuits have been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, respectively:  Steinmetz v. Support.com, Inc. et al, Case No. 1:21-cv-02647-UNA, filed on May 11, 2021, and Broder v. Support.com, Inc. et al, Case No. 1:21-cv-04262-UNA, filed on May 12, 2021.  The Company and individual members of the Board are named as defendants in the Stein  and Steinmetz complaints, and the Company, individual members of the Board, Greenidge and Merger Sub are named as defendants in the Bell complaint. The Stein, Bell, Steinmetz and Broder complaints generally allege that the defendants violated the Exchange Act by failing to disclose material information in the Form S-4, and generally seek, among other things, injunctive relief prohibiting consummation of the Merger and unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees. The Company believes that the allegations made in the complaints are without merit.
  
Impact of Disease Outbreak
 
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus as a “pandemic.” First identified in late 2019 and known now as COVID-19, the outbreak has impacted millions of individuals worldwide. In response, many countries have implemented measures to combat the outbreak which have impacted global business operations. As of the date of issuance of the financial statements, our operations have not been significantly impacted; however, we continue to monitor the situation. No impairments were recorded as of the balance sheet date as no triggering events or changes in circumstances had occurred as of March 31, 2021; however, due to significant uncertainty surrounding the situation, management's judgment regarding this could change in the future. In addition, while our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition could be negatively impacted, the extent of the impact cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. The accounting estimates that require management’s most significant, difficult and subjective judgments include accounting for revenue recognition, assumptions used to estimate self-insurance accruals, the valuation and recognition of investments, the assessment of recoverability of intangible assets and their estimated useful lives, the valuation and recognition of stock-based compensation and the recognition and measurement of current and deferred income tax assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
Disaggregation of Revenue
 
We generate revenue from the sale of services and sale of software fees for end-user software products provided through direct customer downloads and through the sale of these end-user software products via partners. Revenue is disaggregated by type as presented in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and is consistent with how we evaluate our financial performance.
 
Services Revenue
 
Services revenue is primarily comprised of fees for customer support and technology support services. Our service programs are designed for enterprise clients, as well as the consumer and small and medium business (“SMB”) markets, and include customer service, sales support, and technical support, including computer and mobile device set-up, security and support, virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and automation system onboarding and support.
 
 
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We offer customer support, technical support, and technology services to large corporations, consumers and SMBs, directly and through our partners (which include communications providers, retailers, technology companies and others) and, to a lesser degree, directly through our website at www.support.com. We transact with customers via reseller programs, referral programs and direct transactions. In reseller programs, the partner generally executes the financial transactions with the customer and pays a fee to us which we recognize as revenue when the service is delivered. In referral programs, we transact with the customer directly and pay a referral fee to the referring party. In direct transactions, we sell directly to the customer at the retail price.
 
The services described above include four types of offerings:
 
Time-Based Services - In connection with the provisions of certain services programs, fees are calculated based on contracted time-based rates with partners. For these programs, we recognize revenue as services are performed, based on billable time of work delivered by our technology specialists. These services programs also include performance standards, which may result in incentives or penalties, which are recognized as earned or incurred.
 
Tier-Based Services – In connection with the provisions of certain services programs, fees are calculated on partner subscription tiers based on number of subscribers. For these programs, we recognize revenue as services are performed, and are billed based on the tier level of number of subscribers supported by our experts.
 
Subscriptions Customers purchase subscriptions or “service plans” under which certain services are provided over a fixed subscription period. Revenues for subscriptions are recognized ratably over the respective subscription periods.
 
Incident-Based Services Customers purchase a discrete, one-time service. Revenue recognition occurs at the time of service delivery. Fees paid for services sold but not yet delivered are recorded as deferred revenue and recognized at the time of service delivery.
  
The following represents deferred revenue activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):
 
Balance at December 31, 2020
 $881 
Deferred revenue
  1,257 
Recognition of unearned revenue
  (992)
Balance at March 31, 2021
 $1,146 
 
    
 
    
Balance at December 31, 2019
 $1,193 
Deferred revenue
  403 
Recognition of unearned revenue
  (459)
Balance at March 31, 2020
 $1,137 
 
Partners are generally invoiced monthly. Fees from customers via referral programs and direct transactions are generally paid with a credit card at the time of sale. Revenue is recognized net of any applicable sales tax.
 
Services revenue also includes fees from licensing of Support.com cloud-based software. In such arrangements, customers receive a right to use our Support.com Cloud applications in their own support organizations. We license our cloud-based software using a software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) model under which customers cannot take possession of the technology and pay us on a per-user or usage basis during the term of the arrangement. In addition, services revenue includes fees from implementation services of our cloud-based software. Currently, revenues from implementation services are recognized ratably over the customer life, which is estimated as the term of the arrangement once the Support.com Cloud services are made available to customers. We generally charge for these services on a time and material basis. As of March 31, 2021, revenues from implementation services are not material.
 
 
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Software and Other Revenue
 
Software and other revenue is comprised primarily of fees for end-user software products provided through direct customer downloads and through the sale of these end-user software products via partners. Our software is sold to customers primarily on an annual subscription with automatic renewal. We provide regular, significant upgrades over the subscription period and therefore recognize revenue for these products ratably over the subscription period. Management has determined that these upgrades are not distinct, as the upgrades are an input into a combined output. In addition, management has determined that the frequency and timing of the software upgrades are unpredictable and therefore we recognize revenue consistent with the sale of the subscription. We generally control fulfillment, pricing, product requirements, and collection risk and therefore we record the gross amount of revenue. We provide a 30-day money back guarantee for the majority of our end-user software products.
 
We provide a limited amount of free technical support to customers. Since the cost of providing this free technical support is insignificant and free product enhancements are minimal and infrequent, we do not defer the recognition of revenue associated with sales of these products.
 
Other revenue consists primarily of revenue generated through partners advertising to our customer base in various forms, including toolbar advertising, email marketing, and free trial offers. We recognize other revenue in the period in which control transfers to our partners.
 
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Investments
 
All liquid instruments with an original maturity, at the date of purchase, of 90 days or less are classified as cash equivalents. Cash equivalents and short-term investments consist primarily of money market funds, certificates of deposit, commercial paper, corporate notes and bonds, and U.S. government agency securities. Our interest income on cash, cash equivalents and investments is included in interest income and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
 
Cash equivalents and short-term investments are reported at fair value with unrealized gains/losses included in accumulated other comprehensive loss within stockholders’ equity on the condensed consolidated balance sheets and in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss). We view this investment portfolio as available for use in our current operations, and therefore, we present marketable securities as short-term assets.
 
We monitor our investments for impairment on a quarterly basis to determine whether a decline in fair value is other-than-temporary by considering factors such as current economic and market conditions, the credit rating of the security’s issuer, the length of time an investment’s fair value has been below our carrying value, our intent to sell the security and our belief that it will not be required to sell the security before the recovery of its amortized cost. If an investment’s decline in fair value is deemed to be other-than-temporary, we reduce its carrying value to the estimated fair value, as determined based on quoted market prices or liquidation values. Declines in value judged to be other-than-temporary, if any, are recorded in operations as incurred. At March 31, 2021, we evaluated unrealized losses on marketable securities and determined them to be temporary. We currently do not intend to sell securities with unrealized losses and concluded that we will not be required to sell these securities before the recovery of their amortized cost basis. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the fair value of cash, cash equivalents and investments was $29.7 million and $30 million, respectively.
 
 
 
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The following is a summary of cash, cash equivalents and investments at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (in thousands):
 
As of March 31, 2021
 
Amortized Cost
 
 
Gross Unrealized Gains
 
 
Gross Unrealized Losses
 
 
Fair Value
 
Cash
 $9,016 
 $- 
 $- 
 $9,016 
Money market funds
  19,989 
  - 
  - 
  19989 
Certificates of deposit
  499 
  - 
  - 
  499 
Commercial paper
  1,524 
  - 
  - 
  1524 
Corporate notes and bonds
  6,994 
  - 
  (1)
  6993 
U.S. government treasury
  1,000 
  - 
  - 
  1000 
Total
 $39,022 
 $- 
 $(1)
 $39,021 
 
    
    
    
    
Classsified as:
    
    
    
    
Cash and cash equivalents
 $29,005 
 $- 
 $- 
 $29,005 
Short-term investments
  10,017 
  - 
  (1)
  10,016 
Total
 $39,022 
 $- 
 $(1)
 $39,021 
 
As of December 31, 2020
 
Amortized Cost
 
 
Gross Unrealized Gains
 
 
Gross Unrealized Losses
 
 
Fair Value
 
Cash
 $10,918 
 $- 
 $- 
 $10,918 
Money market funds
  1,258 
  - 
  - 
  1,258 
Certificates of deposit
  492 
  - 
  - 
  492 
Commercial paper
  3,274 
  - 
  (1)
  3,273 
Corporate notes and bonds
  9,423 
  4 
  - 
  9,427 
U.S. government treasury
  4,599 
  - 
  - 
  4,599 
Total
 $29,964 
 $4 
 $(1)
 $29,967 
 
    
    
    
    
Classsified as:
    
    
    
    
Cash and cash equivalents
  13,526 
  - 
  - 
  13,526 
Short-term investments
  16,438 
  4 
  (1)
  16,441 
Total
 $29,964 
 $4 
 $(1)
 $29,967 

The following table summarizes the estimated fair value of our marketable securities classified by the stated maturity date of the security (in thousands):
 
 
 
March 31,
2021
 
 
December 31,
2020
 
Due within one year
 $8,591 
 $13,248 
Due within two years
  1,425 
  3,193 
 
 $10,016 
 $16,441 
 
 
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Fair Value Measurements
 
Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under generally accepted accounting principles and enhances disclosures about fair value measurements. Fair value is defined under ASC 820 as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value according to ASC 820 must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The standard describes a fair value hierarchy based on three levels of inputs, of which the first two are considered observable and the last unobservable, that may be used to measure fair value, which are the following:
 
Level 1 – Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.
 
Level 2 Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model derived valuations in which all significant inputs and significant value drivers are observable in active markets.
 
Level 3 Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
 
In accordance with ASC 820, financial assets (cash equivalents and investments) are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. Money market funds, which are cash equivalents, are measured at fair value using level 1 inputs. Certificates of deposit, commercial paper, corporate notes and bonds, and U.S. government agency securities, which are short-term investments, are measured at fair value using level 2 inputs.
 
For short-term investments, we review trading activity and pricing as of the measurement date. When sufficient quoted pricing for identical securities is not available, we use market pricing and other observable market inputs for similar securities obtained from various third-party data providers. These inputs either represent quoted prices for similar assets in active markets or have been derived from observable market data. Our policy is to recognize the transfer of financial instruments between levels at the end of our quarterly reporting period.
 
Concentrations of Credit Risk
 
Financial instruments that potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash equivalents, investments and trade accounts receivable. Our investment portfolio consists of investment grade securities. Except for obligations of the United States government and securities issued by agencies of the United States government, we diversify our investments by limiting holdings with any individual issuer. We are exposed to credit risks in the event of default by the issuers to the extent of the amount recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, our two largest customers accounted for 83% and 84% of total revenue, respectively. There were no other customers that accounted for 10% or more of total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.
 
The credit risk in trade accounts receivable is substantially mitigated by reasonably short payment terms and an evaluation of the customers’ financial conditions when we enter into business with them. As of March 31, 2021, our two largest customers accounted for 92% of total accounts receivable. As of December 31, 2020, our two largest customers accounted for 90% of total accounts receivable. There were no other customers that accounted for 10% or more of our total accounts receivable as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
 
Trade Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
 
Trade accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount. We perform evaluations of our customers’ financial condition and generally do not require collateral. We make judgments as to our ability to collect outstanding receivables and provide allowances for a portion of receivables when collection becomes doubtful. Reserves are made based on a specific review of all significant outstanding invoices. For those invoices not specifically provided for, reserves are recorded at differing rates, based on the age of the receivable. In determining these rates, we analyze our historical collection experience and current payment trends. The determination of past-due accounts is based on contractual terms. As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, allowance for doubtful accounts was $4,000 and $4,000, respectively.
 
 
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Self-Funded Health Insurance
 
Prior to the current period, we maintained a self-funded health insurance program with a stop-loss umbrella policy with a third-party insurer to limit the maximum potential liability for medical claims. The program was terminated at December 31, 2020. However, previously incurred-but-not-reported claims and related expenses were incurred during the current quarter. With respect to this program, we considered historical and projected medical utilization data when estimating the health insurance program liability and related expense. As of March 31, 2021, $0.1 million was in reserve for the self-funded health insurance program. As of December 31, 2020, $0.2 million was in reserve for the self-funded health insurance program. The reserve is included in other accrued liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
 
We regularly analyze our reserves for incurred-but-not-reported claims and for reported-but-not-paid claims related to the self-funded insurance program. We believe our reserves are adequate. However, significant judgment is involved in assessing these reserves such as assessing historical paid claims, average lags between the claims’ incurred date, reported dates and paid dates, and the frequency and severity of claims. There may be differences between actual settlement amounts and recorded reserves and any resulting adjustments are included in expense once a probable amount is known.
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss relate entirely to accumulated foreign currency translation losses associated with our foreign subsidiaries and unrealized losses on investments.
 
Realized gains/losses on investments reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss are reported as interest income and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
 
The amounts noted in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) are shown before taking into account the related income tax impact. The income tax effect allocated to each component of other comprehensive loss for each of the periods presented is not significant.
 
Stock-Based Compensation
 
We apply the provisions of ASC 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation, which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all stock-based payment awards, including grants of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and options to purchase stock, made to employees and directors based on estimated fair values.
 
In accordance with ASC 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation, we recognize stock-based compensation by measuring the cost of services to be rendered based on the grant date fair value of the equity award. We recognize stock-based compensation over the period an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award, generally referred to as the requisite service period. For awards with market-based performance conditions, the cost of the awards is recognized as the requisite service is rendered by employees, regardless of when, if ever, the market-based performance conditions are satisfied.
 
The Black-Scholes option pricing model is used to estimate the fair value of service-based stock options and shares purchased under our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”). The determination of the fair value of options is affected by our stock price and a number of assumptions, including expected volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and expected dividends. We use historical data for estimating the expected volatility and expected life of stock options required in the Black-Scholes model. The risk-free interest rate assumption is based on observed interest rates appropriate for the expected terms of the stock options.
 
The Monte-Carlo simulation model is used to estimate fair value of market-based performance stock options. The Monte-Carlo simulation model calculates multiple potential outcomes for an award and establishes a fair value based on the most likely outcome. Key assumptions for the Monte-Carlo simulation model include the risk-free rate, expected volatility, expected dividends and the correlation coefficient.
 
The fair value of restricted stock grants is based on the closing market price of our stock on the date of grant less the expected dividend yield.
 
 
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Earnings Per Share
 
Basic earnings per share is computed using net income and the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share is computed using net income and the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding, including the effect of the potential issuance of common stock such as stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of stock options and warrants and vesting of RSUs using the treasury stock method when dilutive.
 
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 $(1,995)
 $364 
 
    
    
Earnings per share - basic and diluted
 $(0.10)
 $0.02 
 
    
    
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding - basic
  20,205 
  19,054 
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted
  20,205 
  19,233 
 
Warranties and Indemnifications
 
We generally provide a refund period on direct-to-consumer sales, during which refunds may be granted to consumers under certain circumstances, including the inability to resolve certain support issues. For channel sales of our direct-to-consumer offering, the refund period varies by partner, but is generally between 5-14 days. For referral programs and direct transactions, the refund period is generally 5 days. For the majority of end-user software products, we provide a 30-day money back guarantee. For all channels, we recognize revenue net of refunds and cancellations during the period. Refunds and cancellations have not been material to date.
 
We generally agree to indemnify customers against legal claims that end-user software products infringe certain third-party intellectual property rights. As of March 31, 2021, we have not been required to make any payment resulting from infringement claims asserted against customers and have not recorded any related accruals.
 
Leases
 
We account for leases in accordance with ASC 842. We recognize operating and finance lease liabilities and corresponding right-of-use (“ROU”) assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets and provide enhanced disclosures surrounding the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leasing arrangements. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating leases are included in operating lease ROU assets and short- and long-term lease liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. Finance leases are included in property and equipment, other current liabilities, and other long-term liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
 
ROU assets represent the right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we use our incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The implicit rate is used when readily determinable. The operating lease ROU asset also includes any lease payments made and excludes lease incentives. The lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that we will exercise that option. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. We account for the lease and non-lease components as a single lease component.
 
 
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We have entered into various non-cancelable operating lease agreements for certain offices and certain equipment. No leases have been entered in to and no leases have been renewed in the current quarter. The Sunnyvale, California office lease expired on March 31, 2021 and the Louisville, Colorado office lease will expire on April 30, 2021.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
 
In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) No. 2018-13, Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurements (Topic 820) (ASU 2018-13), which improved the effectiveness of disclosure requirements for recurring and nonrecurring fair value measurements. The standard removes, modifies, and adds certain disclosure requirements. We adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2020 and the standard did not have an impact on the consolidated financial statements.
 
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (ASU 2019-12), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes. We adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2021. The adoption had an immaterial impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
New Accounting Standards to be adopted in Future Periods
 
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The standard's main goal is to improve financial reporting by requiring earlier recognition of credit losses on financing receivables and other financial assets in scope. The effective date for all public companies, except smaller reporting companies, is fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The effective date for all other entities is fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. We do not expect the new standard to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.
 
The Company reviewed all other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements and does not expect the future adoption of any such pronouncements will have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.
 
Note 2. Income Taxes
 
We recorded an income tax provision of $17,000 and $49,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The income tax provision for interim periods is determined using an estimate of the annual effective tax rate, adjusted for discrete items, if any, that are taken into account in the relevant period. Each quarter, the estimate of the annual effective tax rate is updated, and if the estimated effective tax rate changes, a cumulative adjustment is made. There is a potential for volatility of the effective tax rate due to several factors, including changes in the mix of the pre-tax income and the jurisdictions to which it relates, changes in tax laws and settlements with taxing authorities and foreign currency fluctuations.
 
As of March 31, 2021, deferred tax assets are fully offset by a valuation allowance, except in those jurisdictions where it is determined that a valuation allowance is not required.
 
ASC 740, Income Taxes, provides for the recognition of deferred tax assets if realization of such assets is more likely than not. Based upon the weight of available evidence, which includes historical operating performance, reported cumulative net losses since inception and difficulty in accurately forecasting our future results, we provided a full valuation allowance against net U.S. deferred tax assets and a partial valuation allowance against foreign deferred tax assets. We reassess the need for a valuation allowance on a quarterly basis. If it is later determined that a portion or all of the valuation allowance is not required, it generally will be a benefit to the income tax provision in the period such determination is made.
 
We do not anticipate a material change in the total amount or composition of our unrecognized tax benefits as of March 31, 2021.
 
 
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Note 3. Commitments and Contingencies
 
Contingencies
 
We account for contingent liabilities in accordance with ASC 450, Contingencies. This guidance requires management to assess potential contingent liabilities that may exist as of the date of the financial statements to determine the probability and amount of loss that may have occurred, which inherently involves an exercise of judgment. If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed. For loss contingencies considered remote, no accrual or disclosures are generally made.
 
Legal matters
 
Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. As previously disclosed, on December 20, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a confidential Civil Investigative Demand, or CID, requiring us to produce certain documents and materials and to answer certain interrogatories relating to PC Healthcheck, an obsolete software program that we developed on behalf of a third party for their use with their customers. The investigation relates to us providing software like PC Healthcheck to third parties for their use prior to December 31, 2016, when we were under management of the previous Board and executive team. Since issuing the CID, the FTC has sought additional written and testimonial evidence. We have cooperated fully with the FTC’s investigation and provided all requested information. In addition, we have not used PC Healthcheck nor provided it to any customers since December 2016.
 
On March 9, 2018, the FTC notified us that it was willing to engage in settlement discussions. On November 6, 2018, Support.com and the FTC entered into a proposed Stipulation to Entry of Order for Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgment (the “Consent Order”). The Consent Order was approved by the Commission on March 26, 2019 and entered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on March 29, 2019. Entry of the Consent Order by the Court resolved the FTC’s multi-year investigation of Support.com.
 
Pursuant to the Consent Order, under which we neither admitted nor denied the FTC’s allegations (except as to the Court having jurisdiction over the matter), the FTC agreed to accept a payment of $10 million in settlement of the matter, subject to the factual accuracy of the information we provided as part of our financial representations. The $10 million payment was made on April 1, 2019 and was recognized in operating expenses within our consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018.
 
Additionally, pursuant to the Consent Order, we agreed to implement certain new procedures and enhance certain existing procedures. For example, the Consent Order necessitates that we cooperate with representatives of the Commission on associated investigations if needed; imposes requirements on Support.com regarding obtaining acknowledgements of the Consent Order and compliance certification, including record creation and maintenance; and prohibits us from making misrepresentations and misleading claims or providing the means for others to make such claims regarding, among other things, detection of security or performance issues on consumer’s Electronic Devices. Electronic Devices include, but are not limited to, cell phones, tablets and computers. We continue to monitor the impact of the Consent Order regularly. If we are unable to comply with the Consent Order, then this could result in a material and adverse impact to the results of operations and financial condition.
 
Verizon Media. As previously disclosed, On March 22, 2010, the Company and AOL Fulfillment Services, who now does business as Verizon Media (“Verizon Media”), entered into a Fulfillment Services Promotion and Marketing Agreement (“Agreement”). The Agreement related to the development and sale of certain products and services. The Company sold software products to Verizon Media pursuant to the terms of the Agreement under two programs – SUPERAntiSpyware and Computer Check-Up. Verizon Media offered these software products to its end-customers. On May 24, 2019, the Company received a letter from Verizon Media providing notice that it wished to terminate the Agreement and work with the Company to wind-down all remaining subscriptions for both programs. The Company has wound-down all services under the Computer Check-Up program and the SUPERAntiSpyware program. In connection with the termination of the Computer Check-Up program, Verizon Media requested that the Company fund rebates to its end-customers who elect to accept a refund offer from Verizon Media. Although the Company, to date, has not agreed with this request, Verizon Media commenced its rebate program.
 
 
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On November 15, 2019, the Company received a letter from Verizon Media informing the Company that, to date, Verizon Media has issued rebates totaling $2.6 million and requesting reimbursement of this amount from the Company (the “Dispute”). Subsequently, the parties entered into negotiations toward a settlement of any potential claims, which culminated in the execution of a Confidential Settlement and Release Agreement dated September 29, 2020, pursuant to which the Company issued a one-time payment to Verizon Media in exchange for a full and complete release from any claims related to or arising out of the Dispute. The Company admitted no liability and incurred no financial impact from the settlement, as the payment was funded by the Company’s insurance carrier.
 
Other Matters
 
We have received and may in the future receive additional requests for information, including subpoenas, from other governmental agencies relating to the subject matter of the Consent Order and the Civil Investigative Demands described above. We intend to cooperate with these information requests and is not aware of any other legal proceedings against us by governmental authorities at this time.
 
We are also subject to other routine legal proceedings, as well as demands, claims and threatened litigation, that arise in the normal course of business, potentially including assertions that we may be infringing patents or other intellectual property rights of others. We currently do not believe that the ultimate amount of liability, if any, for any pending claims of any type (alone or combined) will materially affect our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. The ultimate outcome of any litigation is uncertain; however, any unfavorable outcomes could have a material negative impact on our financial condition and operating results. Regardless of outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on us because of defense costs, negative publicity, diversion of management resources and other factors.
 
Guarantees
 
We have identified guarantees in accordance with ASC 450, Contingencies. This guidance stipulates that an entity must recognize an initial liability for the fair value, or market value, of the obligation it assumes under the guarantee at the time it issues such a guarantee and must disclose that information in our interim and annual financial statements. We have entered into various service level agreements with our partners, in which we may guarantee the maintenance of certain service level thresholds. Under some circumstances, if these thresholds are not met, we may be liable for certain financial costs. We evaluate costs for such guarantees under the provisions of ASC 450. We consider such factors as the degree of probability that we would be required to satisfy the liability associated with the guarantee and the ability to make a reasonable estimate of the resulting cost. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we did not incur any costs as a result of such obligations. We have not accrued any liabilities related to such obligations in the condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
 
Note 4. Stockholder’s Equity
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, 0.59 million shares of common stock were issued as a result of the exercise of stock options. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, no shares of common stock were issued as a result of the exercise of stock options.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, 0.1 million shares of common stock were issued as a result of RSU releases. During the three months ended December 31, 2020, no shares of common stock were issued as a result of RSU releases.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020 no shares of common stock were issued under the ESPP.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, in connection with the Merger Agreement (as defined above), the Company issued and sold approximately 3.9 million shares of the Company’s common stock to 210 Capital, LLC (“210 Capital”), pursuant to a stock subscription agreement with 210 Capital. Refer to Note 1 and Item 2 for additional transaction details regarding the Merger with Greenidge.
 
Stock Repurchase Program
 
On April 27, 2005, our Board of Directors (“Board”) authorized the repurchase of up to 666,666 outstanding shares of our common stock. As of March 31, 2021, the maximum number of shares remaining that can be repurchased under this program was 602,467. No shares were repurchased during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021. We do not intend to repurchase shares without further approval from the Board.
 
 
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Note 5. Stock-Based Compensation
 
Equity Compensation Plans
 
We adopted the amended and restated 2010 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan (the “2010 Plan”), effective as of May 19, 2010. Under the 2010 Plan, the number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued will not exceed in the aggregate 1,666,666 shares of Common Stock plus the number of shares of common stock relating to prior awards under the 2000 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan that expire, are forfeited or are cancelled after the adoption of the 2010 Plan, subject to adjustment as provided in the 2010 Plan. Pursuant to approval from our shareholders, the number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the 2010 Plan was increased by 750,000 shares of common stock in May 2013 and 333,333 shares in June 2016. No grants will be made under the 2010 Plan after the tenth anniversary of its effective date. At the 2020 Annual Meeting, our stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the Second Amended and Restated 2010 Stock Plan (such plan, after the amendment and restatement is now be the Third Amended and Restated 2010 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan, referred to herein as the “Restated Plan”). The purpose of amending the 2010 Stock Plan was (i) to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the Restated Plan by 2,000,000 shares, (ii) to extend the term of the 2010 Stock Plan, which otherwise expires on May 19, 2020, so that the Restated Plan will continue until terminated by the Board in its discretion, and (iii) to eliminate obsolete provisions while adding other provisions consistent with certain compensation and governance best practices. As of March 31, 2021, approximately 4.0 million shares remain available for grant under the Restated Plan.
 
We adopted the 2014 Inducement Award Plan (the “Inducement Plan”), effective as of May 13, 2014. Under the Inducement Plan, the number of shares of common stock that may be issued will not exceed in the aggregate 666,666 shares of common stock. As of March 31, 2021, approximately 0.2 million shares remain available for grant under the Inducement Plan.
 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
 
Effective May 15, 2011, our Board and stockholders approved an ESPP and reserved 333,333 shares of our common stock for issuance. The ESPP was established to advance our interests and our stockholders' interests by providing an incentive to attract, retain and reward eligible employees and by motivating such persons to contribute to our growth and profitability. At the 2020 Annual Meeting of stockholders, our stockholders approved a proposal amending and restating the 2011 ESPP to (i) increase the maximum number of shares of common stock available for future issuance under the ESPP by 1,000,000 shares, (ii) extend the term, which otherwise would have expired on May 15, 2021, so that the ESPP will continue until terminated by the Board in its discretion, and (iii) make certain other administrative changes.
 
The ESPP consists of six-month offering periods during which employees may enroll in the plan. Shares of common stock may be purchased under the ESPP at a price established by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, provided that the price may not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the lesser of (a) the fair market value of a share of stock on the offering date of the offering period or (b) the fair market value of a share of stock on the purchase date. As of March 31, 2021, approximately 1.1 million shares remain available for issuance under the ESPP.
 
Stock-Based Compensation
 
In accordance with accounting guidance for stock-based compensation, payments in equity instruments for goods or services are accounted for by the fair value method. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, stock-based compensation expense was $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
 
As of March 31, 2021, $0.9 million of unrecognized compensation cost related to existing options was outstanding, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.75 years. As of March 31, 2021, $0.1 million of unrecognized compensation cost related to RSUs was outstanding, which is expected to be recognized within one year.
 
 
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Stock Options
 
The following table represents the stock option activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021:
 
 
 
Number of Shares (in thousands)
 
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price per Share
 
 
Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (in years)
 
 
Aggregate Intrinsic Value (in thousands)
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2020
  2,629 
 $1.64 
  8.79 
 $1,605 
Granted
  10 
  2.13 
  9.81 
    
Exercised
  (589)
  1.69 
  - 
    
Forfeited
  (132)
  1.88 
  - 
    
Outstanding at March 31, 2021
  1,918 
 $1.61 
  8.87 
 $5,771 
 
    
    
    
    
Exercisable at March 31, 2021
  302,955 
 $1.63 
  6.50 
  951 
 
Restricted Stock Units
 
The following table represents RSU activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021:
 
 
 
Number of Shares (in thousands)
 
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price per Share
 
 
Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (in years)
 
 
Aggregate Intrinsic Value (in thousands)
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2020
  131 
 $2.05 
  0.7 
 $287 
Granted
  100 
  2.15 
    
    
Released
  (100)
 $2.15 
    
    
Forfeited
  - 
  - 
    
    
Outstanding at March 31, 2021
  131 
  1.97 
  0.45 
 $599 
 
    
    
    
    
Exercisable at March 31, 2021
  - 
  - 
    
  - 
    
 
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
This section and other parts of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions regarding our business and future performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on information that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “may result in,” “focused on,” “continue to,” “on-going” and similar expressions often identify forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. We caution and advise readers that these statements are based on assumptions that may not be realized and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations and beliefs contained herein. For a summary of these risks, see the risk factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
 
The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q and the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
 
OVERVIEW
 
Support.com, Inc. is a leading provider of customer and technical support solutions delivered through its home-based employee model. For more than twenty years, the Company’s homesourcing model has produced outstanding results for enterprise clients and consumers. Support.com’s proven and secure, cloud-based technology platform is designed and optimized to deliver scalable and flexible solutions from a global, home-based workforce. With this ExpertAnywhere delivery capability, Support.com is positioned to meet client needs through a global network of on-demand, custom-profiled experts. Support.com is at the forefront of a dynamic shift in the modern workplace by providing meaningful, home-based career paths to employees. The Company’s transformative homesourcing model is the future of technology-enabled, expert-driven customer support that is better for clients, employees, and the planet.
 
We intend the following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations to provide information that will assist in understanding our consolidated financial statements, the changes in certain key items in those consolidated financial statements from quarter to quarter, and the primary factors that accounted for those changes, as well as how certain accounting principles, policies and estimates affect our consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
 
REVENUE
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
$ Change
 
 
% Change
 
In thousands, except percentages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Services
 $9,138 
 $11,511 
 $(2,373)
  -21%
Software and other
  493 
  438 
  55 
  13%
Total revenue
 $9,631 
 $11,949 
 $(2,318)
    
 
Services. Service revenue consists primarily of fees for customer support services generated from our partners. We provide these services remotely, generally using service delivery personnel who utilize our proprietary technology to deliver the services. Service revenue also includes licensing of our Support.com Cloud applications. Service revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased by $2.4 million, or 21% from the same period in 2020. This decrease was, as previously disclosed, primarily due to a decline in two lines of business from one of our major customers due to a realignment of the customer’s needs, one of which concluded in the second quarter of 2020 and the other scheduled to conclude in the second quarter of 2021. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, services revenue generated from our partnerships and direct services was $9.1 million compared to $11.0 million for the same period in 2020. We have shifted our focus from the direct-to-consumer market to the enterprise business market, and from primarily U.S. based delivery capabilities to global delivery capabilities. As with any market that is undergoing shifts, growth opportunities in our services programs are difficult to predict, but we are focused on delivering growth through these new strategic initiatives.
 
Software and other. Software and other revenue is comprised primarily of fees for end-user software products provided through direct customer downloads, and, to a lesser extent, through the sale of these software products via partners. Software and other revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 increased by $0.1 million, or 13% from the same period in 2020.
 
COST OF REVENUE
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
$ Change
 
 
% Change
 
In thousands, except percentages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
 $6,005 
 $7,685 
 $(1,680)
  -22%
Cost of software and other
  90 
  29 
  61 
  211%
Total cost of revenue
 $6,095 
 $7,714 
 $(1,619)
    
 
Cost of services. Cost of services consists primarily of compensation costs and contractor expenses for people providing services, technology and telecommunication expenses related to the delivery of services and other personnel-related expenses in service delivery. The decrease of $1.7 million, or 22% in cost of services for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 was primarily due to lower personnel expenses due to a decrease in headcount as a result of the decreased business from one of our major customers.
 
Cost of software and other. Cost of software and other consists primarily of third-party royalty fees for our end-user software products. Certain of these products were developed using third-party research and development resources, and the third party receives royalty payments on sales of products it developed.
 
 
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OPERATING EXPENSES
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
$ Change
 
 
% Change
 
In thousands, except percentages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Engineering and IT
 $924 
 $1,040 
 $(116)
  -11%
Sales and marketing
  425 
  813 
  (388)
  -48%
General and administrative
  4,206 
  2,053 
  2,153 
  105%
Total operating expenses
 $5,555 
 $3,906 
 $1,649 
    
 
Engineering and IT. Engineering and IT expense consists primarily of compensation costs, third-party consulting expenses and related overhead costs for engineering and IT personnel and are expensed as they are incurred. Engineering and IT costs for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased $0.1 million, or 1%, as compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to reduced costs related to contractors providing services for direct-to-consumer related projects.
 
Sales and marketing. Sales and marketing expense consists primarily of compensation costs of business development, program management and marketing personnel, as well as expenses for lead generation and promotional activities, including public relations, website design, advertising and marketing. Sales and marketing costs for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased $0.4 million, or 48% compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to reductions in costs related to marketing campaigns targeted to generate direct-to-consumer growth opportunities.
 
General and administrative. General and administrative expense consists primarily of compensation costs and related overhead costs for administrative personnel and professional fees for legal, accounting and other professional services. General and administrative costs for the three months ended March 31, 2021 increased $2.1 million, or 105%, compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to one-time costs associated with the Greenidge merger.
 
INTEREST INCOME AND OTHER, NET
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
$ Change
 
 
% Change
 
In thousands, except percentages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income and other, net
 $42 
 $84 
 $(42)
  -50%
 
Interest income and other, net. Interest income and other, net consists primarily of interest income on our cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Interest income and other, net for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased $0.04 million, or 50% compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to lower yields on investments.
 
INCOME TAX PROVISION
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2021
 
 
2020
 
 
$ Change
 
 
% Change
 
In thousands, except percentages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax provision
 $17 
 $49 
 $(32)
  -65%
 
Income tax provision. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the income tax provision consisted of both foreign and domestic taxes.
 
 
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
Total cash, cash equivalents and investments at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were $39 million and $30 million, respectively. The increase in cash, cash equivalents and investments was primarily driven by proceeds from the sale of common stock of the Company to 210 Capital, pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, as well as stock option exercises.
 
Operating Activities
 
Net cash provided by operating activities was $0.9 million and $2.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Net cash provided by operating activities primarily consists of the net income (loss) for the period, adjusted for non-cash items and changes in operating assets and liabilities. Non-cash items include depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense. The sum of these non-cash items totaled $0.4 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
 
Net cash provided by operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021 was the result of a net loss of $2 million, which was lower primarily due to one-time costs associated the aforementioned merger activities during the first quarter of 2021, adjustments for non-cash items of $0.3 million, decreases in accounts receivable of $0.7 million and increases in accounts payable, accrued liabilities, accrued compensation and deferred revenue of $1.9 million.
 
Investing Activities
 
Net cash provided by investing activities was $6.3 million and $3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by investing activities was primarily due to investment maturities of $6.8 million, partially offset by the purchase of marketable securities of $0.4 million and purchases of fixed assets of $0.1 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by investing activities was primarily due to investment maturities of $3 million.
 
Financing Activities
 
Net cash provided by financing activities was $8.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 due to proceeds from the sale of common stock of the Company to 210 Capital pursuant to the Subscription Agreement and from the exercise of certain stock options.
 
Working Capital and Capital Expenditure Requirements
 
At March 31, 2021, we had stockholders’ equity of $41.0 million and working capital of $40.2 million. We believe that our existing cash balances will be sufficient to meet our working capital requirements, as well as our planned capital expenditures, for at least the next 12 months.
 
If we require additional capital resources to grow our business internally or to acquire complementary technologies and businesses at any time in the future, we may seek to sell additional equity or debt securities. The current economic environment, however, could limit our ability to raise capital by issuing new equity or debt securities on acceptable terms, and lenders may be unwilling to lend funds on acceptable terms that would be required to support operations. The sale of additional equity or convertible debt securities could result in dilution to our existing stockholders. The issuance of debt securities would result in increased interest expenses and could impose new restrictive covenants that would limit our operating flexibility.
 
We plan to continue to make investments in our business during 2021. We believe these investments are essential to creating sustainable growth in our business in the future. Additionally, we may choose to acquire other businesses or complimentary technologies to enhance our product capabilities and such acquisitions would likely require the use of cash.
 
 
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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
 
In preparing the interim condensed consolidated financial statements, we make estimates, assumptions and judgments that can have a significant impact on net revenue, operating income or loss and net income or loss, as well as on the value of certain assets and liabilities on our condensed consolidated balance sheet. We base our estimates, assumptions and judgments on historical experience and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. On a regular basis, we evaluate our estimates, assumptions and judgments, and make changes accordingly. We believe that the estimates, assumptions and judgments involved in the accounting for revenue recognition, fair value measurements, purchase accounting in business combinations, self-insurance accruals, accounting for intangible assets, stock-based compensation and accounting for income taxes have the greatest potential impact on our consolidated financial statements, so we consider these to be our critical accounting policies. For further information on our critical accounting policies and estimates, see Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no significant changes in these critical accounting policies and estimates during the three months ended March 31, 2021.
 
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
As a smaller reporting company, as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, we are not required to provide the information called for by this Item.
 
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
We maintain “disclosure controls and procedures,” as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act, that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Our disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to meet, and management believes they meet, reasonable assurance standards. Additionally, in designing disclosure controls and procedures, our management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible disclosure controls and procedures. The design of any disclosure controls and procedures also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.
  
Our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, after evaluating the effectiveness of our “disclosure controls and procedures” as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report, have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective based on their evaluation of these controls and procedures required by paragraph (b) of Exchange Act Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
There were no changes that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
 
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
 
The risk factors disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 are incorporated by reference herein. In addition:
 
Termination of the Merger could trigger payment of fees or expenses to Greenidge, as well as negatively impact the business, financial condition, results of operations or stock price of Support.
 
If the Merger is not consummated, Support may be subject to a number of adverse effects, including:
 
 
 
Support may be required to pay Greenidge a $3.5 million termination fee under certain circumstances;
 
 
 
Support may be required to reimburse Greenidge’s fees and expenses in connection with the Merger, up to $2.0 million under certain circumstances;
 
 
 
the price of Support common stock may decline;
 
 
 
Support may experience negative reactions from the financial markets or from its employees, suppliers or customers; and
 
 
 
costs related to the Merger, such as legal, accounting, financial advisory and proxy solicitation fees, must be paid even if the Merger is not completed.
 
While Greenidge may become obligated under the Merger Agreement to reimburse Support for certain of Support’s fees and expenses up to $2.0 million plus any fees and expenses incurred by Support in connection with any cooperation by Support with certain acts of Greenidge, such Greenidge obligation arises only under limited circumstances and, even if such obligation does arise, such reimbursement may not be sufficient to reimburse Support for all of its fees and expenses.
 
In addition, if the Merger is not consummated, Support could be subject to litigation related to any failure to consummate the Merger or related to any enforcement proceedings commenced against Support to perform its obligations under the Merger Agreement.
 
Greenidge is not a publicly traded company and does not have a long operating history, making it difficult to determine the fair market value of Greenidge or the Greenidge Common Stock.
 
Greenidge capital stock is and has been privately held and is not currently traded on any public market, which makes it difficult to determine the fair market value of Greenidge, the Merger Consideration or any other Greenidge capital stock. In addition, Greenidge began its bitcoin mining operations in May 2019. While Support has engaged BTIG, LLC for its analysis and opinion as to the fairness, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Support common stock (other than 210 Capital) of the consideration to be received by such holders in the Merger pursuant to the Merger Agreement, which analysis requires an estimate of the value of Greenidge and the pro forma combined business, such analysis and such unaudited pro forma financial information are estimates made on the basis of the historical financial statements and presently available information of Greenidge and Support, and are subject to numerous assumptions and factors, including about Greenidge and Support individually, and their current and future financial condition and results of operations. Any change in Greenidge’s financial condition or results of operations may cause significant variations in the price of Greenidge Common Stock.
 
 
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Any estimate of the fair market value of Greenidge or any Greenidge capital stock is only an estimate and depends on multiple variables, including energy pricing trends, bitcoin pricing trends, market activity, the impact of the Merger, and other factors, that could positively or negatively affect such values.
 
Support and Greenidge operate in different industries. As a result, if the Merger is completed, former Support stockholders who receive the Merger Consideration will be subject to new risks as stockholders of Greenidge.
 
Greenidge operates in the cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining and power generation industries. As a result, if the Merger is completed, former Support stockholders who receive the Merger Consideration will be subject to the various risks related to, and inherent in, such industries, as stockholders of Greenidge.
 
The Merger Consideration consists of a fixed aggregate amount of Greenidge Class A Common Stock and is not adjusted before or at the Closing to account for the performance of Support or Greenidge.
 
The aggregate number of Greenidge Class A Common Stock to be issued as merger consideration is a fixed amount that will not be adjusted before or at the closing of the Merger (the “Closing”) (other than to reflect the economic effect of stock splits, reverse stock splits, stock dividends, subdivisions, etc.), including if the performance of Support’s business improves or Greenidge’s business deteriorates in the period after the execution of the Merger Agreement and before Closing. In addition, the Exchange Ratio will be determined shortly before Closing and will be impacted by the fully diluted amount of Support common stock as calculated under the Merger Agreement. Accordingly, as the fully diluted amount of Support common stock increases, the Exchange Ratio, and the number of Greenidge Class A Common Stock per share of Support common stock issued to former Support stockholders, decreases.
 
Each party is subject to business uncertainties and contractual restrictions while the Merger is pending, which could adversely affect each party’s business and operations.
 
In connection with the pendency of the Merger, it is possible that some customers, suppliers and other business partners with whom Support and/or Greenidge has a business relationship may delay or defer certain business decisions or might decide to seek to terminate, change or renegotiate their relationships with Support or Greenidge, as the case may be, as a result of the Merger or otherwise, which could negatively affect Support’s or Greenidge’s business, regardless of whether the Merger is completed. The pending transaction could also divert management time and resources that could otherwise have been devoted to other opportunities that may have been beneficial to Greenidge or Support.
 
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, each of Support and Greenidge are subject to certain restrictions on the conduct of their respective businesses prior to the Closing of the Merger which may adversely affect its ability to execute certain of its business strategies. Such limitations could adversely affect Support’s or Greenidge’s business and operations.
 
There can be no assurances that the IRS will treat the Merger in accordance with the Intended Tax Treatment.
 
Support and Greenidge have structured the Merger with the intent that it will qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Intended Tax Treatment”). However, Support and Greenidge have not sought, and will not seek, any ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) regarding any matter affecting the Merger and have not sought, and will not seek, any tax opinion from their respective legal counsel regarding the qualification of the Merger for the Intended Tax Treatment. Thus, there can be no assurance that the IRS will ultimately conclude that the Merger meets all of the requirements for the Intended Tax Treatment. A successful challenge by the IRS to the Intended Tax Treatment of the Merger could result in taxable gain to Support’s stockholders as a result of the Merger.
 
Because the Merger will result in an ownership change under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code for Support, Support’s pre-merger net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes will be subject to limitations.
 
As of December 31, 2020, Support had approximately $145.6 million in U.S. federal tax net operating loss carryforwards, the usage of which is subject to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (“Section 382”). If a corporation undergoes an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382, the corporation’s net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes arising from before the ownership change are subject to limitations on use after the ownership change. In general, an ownership change occurs if there is a cumulative change in the corporation’s equity ownership by certain stockholders that exceeds fifty percentage points over a rolling three-year period. Similar rules may apply under state tax laws. The Merger will result in an ownership change for Support and, accordingly, Support’s net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes will be subject to limitations on their use after the Merger. Consequently, even if the combined organization achieves profitability, it may not be able to utilize a material portion of Support’s or the combined organization’s net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes, which could have a material adverse effect on its cash flow and results of operations.
 
 
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The dual class structure of Greenidge Common Stock will have the effect of concentrating voting power with the Controlling Stockholder, which may depress the market value of Greenidge Class A Common Stock and will limit a Support stockholder’s or a new investor’s ability to influence the outcome of important transactions, including a change in control.
 
While the economic rights of Greenidge Class A Common Stock and Greenidge Class B Common Stock are the same, Greenidge Class A Common Stock shares have one (1) vote per share, while Greenidge Class B Common Stock shares have ten (10) votes per share. Holders of Greenidge Class B Common Stock represent 100% of Greenidge’s voting power as of April 26, 2021 and Greenidge expects such holders to represent approximately 99% of Greenidge’s voting power immediately following Closing, assuming the conversion of all shares of series A preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Greenidge, into Greenidge Class B Common Stock, the exercise of all outstanding options to purchase Greenidge Class B Common Stock and assuming no new issuances of Greenidge Class A Common Stock. Given the 10:1 voting ratio, even a significant issuance of Greenidge Class A Common Stock, and/or a transaction involving Greenidge Class A Common Stock as consideration, may not impact Atlas Capital Resources (A9) LP’s (the “Controlling Stockholder’s”) significant majority voting position in Greenidge.
 
In addition, regardless of the votes per share of Greenidge Common Stock, assuming the Merger were to be completed as of May 3, 2021, the Merger Consideration would represent approximately 7.7% of the outstanding capital stock of Greenidge, after giving effect to the shares to be issued in or underlying the Greenidge Issuances. Accordingly, former Support stockholders will have limited ability, if any, to influence the outcome on any matters that are or may be subject to Greenidge stockholder approval.
 
Greenidge has enacted a dual class voting structure to ensure the continuity of voting control of Greenidge for the foreseeable future. As a result, for the foreseeable future, the Controlling Stockholder will be able to control matters submitted to Greenidge’s stockholders for approval, including the election of directors, amendments of its organizational documents and any merger, consolidation, sale of all or substantially all of its assets or other major corporate transactions.
 
The Controlling Stockholder may have interests that differ from other Greenidge stockholders – including the Support stockholders receiving Greenidge Class A Common Stock in the Merger – and may vote its Greenidge Class B Common Stock in a way with which other stockholders may disagree or which may be adverse to such other stockholders’ interests. In addition, this concentrated control will have the effect of delaying, preventing or deterring a change in control of Greenidge, could deprive its stockholders of an opportunity to receive a premium for their capital stock as part of a sale of Greenidge, and might have a negative effect on the market price of shares of Greenidge Class A Common Stock.
 
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
 
Previously reported on the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 22, 2021.
 
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
 
None.
 
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
 
None.
 
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION
 
None.
 
 
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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
 
 
Chief Executive Officer Section 302 Certification.
 
Chief Financial Officer Section 302 Certification.
 
Statement of the Chief Executive Officer under 18 U.S.C. § 1350(1)
 
Statement of the Chief Financial Officer under 18 U.S.C. § 1350(1)
 
(1) The certifications filed as Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2 are not deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof irrespective of any general incorporation by reference language contained in any such filing, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.
 
 
 
 
 
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SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
May 13, 2021
 
SUPPORT.COM, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Lance Rosenzweig
 
 
 
Lance Rosenzweig
 
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Caroline Rook
 
 
 
Caroline Rook
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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