Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Our Business


References in this document to the “Company,” “Verb,” “we,” “us,” or “our” are intended to mean Verb Technology Company, Inc., individually, or as the context requires, collectively with its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.


The Company is a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) applications platform developer that offers three platforms, each designed for a specific target customer. Its SaaS platform for the direct sales industry is comprised of a suite of interactive video-based sales enablement business software products marketed on a subscription basis. Available in both mobile and desktop versions, its base SaaS product is verbCRM, a Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) application, to which the Company’s clients can add a choice of enhanced, fully integrated application modules that include verbLEARN, our gamified Learning Management System application; verbLIVE, a Live Stream interactive eCommerce application; and verbPULSE, a business/augmented intelligence notification and sales coach application. verbTEAMS is a standalone, self-onboarding, video-based CRM and content management application for life sciences companies, professional sports teams, small businesses, and solopreneurs, with seamless one-button synchronization with Salesforce, that also comes bundled with verbLIVE. MARKET.live is the Company’s multi-vendor, multi-presenter, livestream social shopping platform, that combines ecommerce and entertainment.


The Company also provides certain non-digital services to some of its enterprise clients such as printing and fulfillment services.


On April 12, 2019, the Company acquired Sound Concepts Inc. (“Sound Concepts”). The acquisition was intended to augment and diversify the Company’s internet and Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) business. Sound Concepts is now known as Verb Direct, LLC.


On September 4, 2020, Verb Acquisition Co., LLC (“Verb Acquisition”), a subsidiary of the Company, acquired Ascend Certification, LLC, dba SoloFire (“SoloFire”). The acquisition was intended to augment and diversify the Company’s internet and SaaS business.


On October 18, 2021, the Company established verbMarketplace, LLC (“Market LLC”), a Nevada limited liability company. Market LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company established for the MARKET.live platform.


Going Concern


The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, during the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company incurred a net loss of $5,514 and used cash in operations of $2,918. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date of the financial statements being issued.


As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash of $3,790.


Equity financing:


On January 24, 2023, the Company issued 901,275 shares of the Company’s common stock which resulted in proceeds of $6,578, net of offering costs of $622.


Debt financing:


On January 12, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “January Note Purchase Agreement”) with three institutional investors (collectively, the “January Note Holders”) providing for the sale and issuance of an aggregate original principal amount of $6,300 in convertible notes due January 2023 (each, a “Note,” and, collectively, the “Notes,” and such financing, the “January Note Offering”). The Company and the January Note Holders also entered into a security agreement, dated January 12, 2022, in connection with the January Note Offering, pursuant to which the Company granted a security interest to the January Note Holders in substantially all of its assets. During the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company repaid $4,950 in principal payments and $357 of accrued interest to January Note Holders pursuant to the terms of the Notes. On January 26, 2023, the Company repaid the remaining principal balance of $1,350 and $208 of accrued interest under the January Note Offering dated January 12, 2022.


In September 2022, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved a loan of $350, which, as of May 22, 2023, the Company has not received these funds.


On November 7, 2022, the Company entered into a note purchase agreement (the “November Note Purchase Agreement”) and promissory note with an institutional investor (the “November Note Holder”) providing for the sale and issuance of an unsecured, non-convertible promissory note in the original principal amount of $5,470, which has an original issue discount of $470, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $5,000 (the “November Note,” and such financing, the “November Note Offering”). The November Note matures eighteen months following the date of issuance. Commencing six months from the date of issuance, the Company is required to make monthly cash redemption payments in an amount not to exceed $600. The November Note may be repaid in whole or in part prior to the maturity date for a 10% premium. The November Note requires the Company to use up to 20% of the gross proceeds raised from future equity or debt financings, or the sale of any subsidiary or material asset, to prepay the November Note, subject to a $2,000 cap on the aggregate prepayment amount. Until all obligations under the November Note have been paid in full, the Company is not permitted to grant a security interest in any of its assets, or to issue securities convertible into shares of common stock, subject in each case to certain exceptions. verbMarketplace, LLC entered into a guaranty, dated November 7, 2022, in connection with the November Note Offering, pursuant to which it guaranteed the obligations of the Company under the November Note in exchange for receiving a portion of the loan proceeds. As of March 31, 2023, the outstanding balance of the November Notes amounted to $5,470. On May 16, 2023, the Company received a redemption notice under the terms of the November Note Purchase Agreement for $300. See Note 14 – Subsequent Events.


On February 16, 2023, the Company modified and combined the unpaid balances of the previous two advances on future receipts with a new advance from the same third party totaling $1,550 for the purchase of future receipts/revenues of $2,108, resulting in a debt discount of $558. As of March 31, 2023, the outstanding balance of the note was $1,811 and is being repaid by making daily payments of $10 on each banking day with a scheduled maturity date of December 14, 2023.





The Company, through its Professional Employer Organization, filed for federal government assistance for the second and third quarters of 2021 in the aggregate amount of $1,528 through Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The purpose of the ERC is to encourage employers to keep employees on the payroll, even if they are not working during the covered period due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had a receivable of $1,528 as the amended payroll tax returns have been filed with the IRS related to the quarterly periods ending June 2021 and September 2021. Due to the uncertain timing of the receipt of this receivable, it is being classified as a long-term asset in the consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2023.


In November 2022, a cost savings plan was approved and implemented to improve liquidity and preserve cash for operations (the “Cost Savings Plan”). This plan was expected to further reduce expenses moving forward through such actions as a reduction in force, elimination of certain services provided by various vendors, and a 25% reduction in cash compensation by senior management over a four-month period in exchange for shares of common stock. Subsequently, the Company extended the Cost Savings Plan through April 30, 2023.


If the Company is unable to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to operate its business and pay its debt obligations as they become due, it will need to seek to raise additional capital, borrow additional funds, dispose of subsidiaries or assets, reduce or delay capital expenditures, or change its business strategy. However, in light of the restrictive covenants imposed by certain of the Company’s prior financing arrangements, in combination with the recent decline in the trading price of the common stock, the Company may be unable to raise additional capital in sufficient amounts when needed to operate its business, service its debt or execute on its strategic plans. Further, notwithstanding such restrictions, there can be no assurance that debt or equity financing will be available in the amounts, on terms, or at times deemed acceptable by the Company. The issuance of additional equity securities would result in significant dilution in the equity interests of the Company’s current stockholders and could include rights or preferences senior to those of the current stockholders. Borrowing additional funds would increase the Company’s liabilities and future cash commitments and potentially impose significant operational or financial restrictions and require the Company to further encumber its assets. If the Company is unable to obtain financing in the amounts and on terms deemed acceptable, the Company may be unable to continue to operate its business or pay its obligations as they become due, and as a result may be required to curtail or cease operations, which may result in stockholders or noteholders losing some or all of their investment.


Economic Disruption


Our business is dependent in part on general economic conditions. Many jurisdictions in which our customers are located and our products are sold have experienced and could continue to experience unfavorable general economic conditions, such as inflation, increased interest rates and recessionary concerns, which could negatively affect demand for our products. Under difficult economic conditions, customers may seek to cease spending on our current products or fail to adopt our new products, which could negatively affect our financial performance. We cannot predict the timing or magnitude of an economic slowdown or the timing or strength of any economic recovery. These and other economic factors could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.