Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events



Issuance of Restricted Stock Awards


On April 10, 2020, the board of directors of Verb Technology Company, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), approved management’s COVID-19 Full Employment and Cash Preservation Plan (the “Plan”), pursuant to which all directors and senior level management would reduce their cash compensation by 25%, and all other employees and consultants would reduce their cash compensation by 20% (the “Cash Reduction Amount”) for a period of three months from April 16, 2020 through July 15, 2020 for one category of plan participants, and April 26, 2020 through July 18, 2020 for the other category of participants. The Plan was designed to promote the continued growth of the Company and avoid the lay-offs and staff cut-backs experienced by many companies affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis. The Cash Reduction Amount is to be paid in shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) through an allocation of shares from the Company’s 2019 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Omnibus Incentive Plan”) and granted pursuant to stock award agreements entered into effective as of April 10, 2020 (the “Grant Date”) between the Company and each of the Company’s directors, executive officers, employees, and consultants. The stock award agreements provide that the Shares will vest on July 18, 2020 (the “Vesting Date”) as long as the recipient remains in continuous service to the Company during the time from the Grant Date through the Vesting Date. The Shares were valued at $1.198 per share in accordance with the provisions of the Omnibus Incentive Plan, which provides that the value shall be determined based on the volume weighted average price of the Company’s common stock during a period of up to the 30-trading days prior to the Grant Date. Total Common Stock granted as part of the Cash Preservation Plan on April 10, 2020 was 589,099 with a fair value of $866,000. The shares were valued based on the market value of the Company’s stock price on the grant date and will be amortized over the life of the agreements and recorded as stock compensation expense. As of the date of this report the restricted shares have not been issued to the respective employees.


Issuance of Common Stock


Subsequent to March 31, 2020, the Company issued 87,032 shares of Common Stock to vendors for services rendered with a fair value of $123,000. These shares of Common Stock were valued based on the market value of the Company’s stock price at the issuance date or the date the Company entered into the agreement related to the issuance.


Subsequent to March 31, 2020, as part of the Company’ private placement offering, subscribed shares of 845,000 shares of common stock were issued in April and May 2020 upon receipt of cash proceeds of $1,014,000 (see Note 11).


Grant of Stock Options


Subsequent to March 31, 2020, the Company granted stock options to an employee to purchase a total of 138,000 shares of Common Stock for services rendered. The options have an average exercise price of $1.38 per share, expire in five years, and vest over a period of one to four years from grant date. The total fair value of these options at the grant date was $191,000 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.


Paycheck Protection Program


On April 17, 2020, the Company received loan proceeds in the amount of approximately $1,218,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), provides for loans to qualifying businesses for amounts up to 2.5 times of the average monthly payroll expenses of the qualifying business. The loans and accrued interest are forgivable after eight weeks as long as the borrower uses the loan proceeds for eligible purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent and utilities, and maintains its payroll levels. The amount of loan forgiveness will be reduced if the borrower terminates employees or reduces salaries during the eight-week period.


The unforgiven portion of the PPP loan is payable over two years at an interest rate of 1%, with a deferral of payments for the first six months. The Company intends to use the proceeds for purposes consistent with the PPP. While the Company currently believes that its use of the loan proceeds will meet the conditions for forgiveness of the loan, we cannot assure you that we will not take actions that could cause the Company to be ineligible for forgiveness of the loan, in whole or in part.