Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Weave Communications, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Weave Communications Canada, Inc. and Weave Communications India Private Limited (collectively “Weave” or the “Company”). Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and applicable rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. The year-end condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Accordingly, these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in the Prospectus.
The accompanying interim condensed consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations, comprehensive loss, statements of redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' deficit, statements of cash flows and accompanying notes are unaudited. These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a basis consistent with the annual consolidated financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair statement of the Company’s financial condition, its operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The historical results are not necessarily indicative of future results, and the results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or any other period.
The Company operates as one operating and reportable segment. The Company’s chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) evaluates reporting operations and financial information on a consolidated basis for the purposes of making operating decisions, assessing financial performance and allocating resources.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amount of sales and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates included in the Company’s financial statements include the valuation allowance against deferred tax assets, recoverability of long-lived assets, fair value of issued warrants, fair value of equity-based compensation, amortization period of deferred contract acquisition costs, and useful lives for depreciable assets.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash consists of deposits in financial institutions. Cash equivalents consist of highly liquid investments in money market securities with an original maturity of 90 days or less. The fair value of cash equivalents approximated their carrying value as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 the Company did not have any restricted cash.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
The Company has incurred losses and generated negative cash flows from operations since inception. As of September 30, 2021 the Company had an accumulated deficit of $167.8 million. The Company has partially funded its operations through cash flows generated by sales of its product offerings, and as of September 31, 2021 the Company has completed several rounds of equity financing with total net proceeds approximating $159.0 million. As of September 30, 2021 the Company had outstanding borrowings under its revolving line of credit of $10.0 million.
The Company believes its existing cash and cash equivalents and cash flows provided by sales of product offerings and proceeds from the initial public offering (Note 14) will be sufficient to meet operating cash flow requirements for at least twelve months from the date of issuance of the September 30, 2021 condensed consolidated financial statements. As a result of the Company’s growth plans, the Company expects that losses and negative cash flows from operations may continue in the foreseeable future.
Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. For the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recorded advertising expense of $1.9 million and $0.6 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 the Company recorded advertising expense of $5.1 million and $1.5 million, respectively. Advertising costs are included in sales and marketing expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
The Company records a provision for income taxes for the anticipated tax of its reported results of operations using the asset and liability method. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recognized by applying the enacted tax rates expected to be in effect in future years to the differences between financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases as well as net operating losses and tax credit carryforwards. The measurement of deferred tax assets is reduced by a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.
The Company does not recognize certain tax benefits from uncertain tax positions within the provision for income taxes. A tax benefit is recognized only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by taxing authorities based on the technical merits of the position. For such positions, the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon settlement is recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements. Where applicable, interest and penalties are recognized in income tax expense.
Net loss per share
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders is calculated using the two-class method required for companies with participating securities. All series of the Company's redeemable convertible preferred stock are considered participating securities as they participate on a pari passu basis in any dividends declared to holders of the Company's common stock. Net loss is adjusted for the effect of any cumulative dividends on the Company's redeemable convertible preferred stock prior to allocating undistributed earnings to common stockholders and holders of participating securities. Undistributed earnings are allocated to participating securities to the extent that each participating security may share in the earnings as if all of the earnings for the period had been distributed. In periods in which the Company reports a net loss, no amounts are allocated to participating securities as holders of the Company's redeemable convertible preferred stock do not have a contractual obligation to share in losses.
Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.
Diluted net loss per share is computed using the weighted-average number of shares of common stock plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method unless their effect is anti-dilutive.
Revenue Recognition - ASC 606
The Company derives substantially all revenue from subscription services by providing customers access to its platform.
The Company adopted the provisions of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, (referred to collectively as "ASC 606") effective January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective method. Following the adoption of ASC 606, the Company recognizes revenue when control of these services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those services, net of tax. Revenue recognition is determined from the following steps:
•Identification of a contract with a customer;
•Identification of the performance obligations in the contract;
•Determination of the transaction price;
•Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations within the contract;
•Recognition of revenue when, or as, performance obligations are satisfied.
The Company recognizes revenue as follows:
Subscriptions revenue (software and phone service) is generated from fees that provide customers access to one or more of the Company’s software applications and related services. These arrangements have contractual terms of month to month. Arrangements with customers do not provide the customer with the right to take possession of the Company’s software at any time. Instead, customers are granted continuous access to the services over the contractual period. The Company transfers control of services evenly over the contractual period. Accordingly, the fixed consideration related to subscriptions is recognized over time on a straight-line basis over the contract term beginning on the date the Company’s service is made available to the customer.
The Company also provides payment processing/collection services and receives a revenue share from a third-party payment facilitator on transactions between Weave customers that utilize the Weave payments platform, and their end consumers. These payment transactions are generally for services rendered at customers’ business location via credit card terminals or through “text-to-pay” functionality. As the Company acts as an agent in these arrangements, revenue from payments services is recorded net of transaction processing fees and revenue is recognized as the performance obligation is performed each time transactions are processed.
As part of the onboarding process, the customer may request that the Company install pre-configured applications on hardware which allow remote access to Weave's cloud solution. In addition, the customer may request that the Company install phone hardware at the customer’s location. The Company considers installation a separate performance obligation, and revenue is recognized at the time the installation services are complete.
With the exception of payments services and installation revenue, customers are billed in advance and they may elect to be billed on a monthly or annual basis. The Company records contract liabilities to deferred revenue when cash payments are received, or billings are due in advance of revenue recognition from services. Deferred revenue is recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligations are satisfied. Software and phone service revenue is recognized net of discounts in the statements of operations. The Company does not consider discounts variable consideration as they are stated on each agreement and each agreement is month to month. The Company collects sales and communications taxes from its customers. In the statement of operations, amounts collected from taxes are excluded from the reported revenue amounts.
In addition to providing VoIP phone and software services, the Company provides phone hardware to its customers as part of the subscription. Title of the phones does not transfer to the customer until 36 months of subscription have occurred. If a customer were to cancel at any time prior to completion of the 36-month period, the phones are returned to the Company. The Company allows customers to include up to 10 phones without adjustment to the subscription base price. Effective for new sales beginning August 2021, the Company modified sales terms so that title to the phones is no longer given to the customer free of charge at the end of the 36-month period; instead, the phones remain an asset of the Company, as the phones are leased to the customer. The Company allows customers to include up to 5 phones without adjustment to the subscription base price. Such arrangements are deemed to be an embedded lease per guidance provided in ASC 840-10, Accounting for Leases, as the arrangement entails conveying the right to use Company equipment. The Company becomes the lessor in these agreements and has assessed the fair value of all elements provided to customers in order to allocate a portion of the subscription price to the lease element of the sales arrangement. For the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recorded $0.9 million and $0.7 million, respectively, in lease revenues associated with the phone hardware. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recorded $2.4 million and $1.9 million, respectively, in lease revenues associated with the phone hardware.
As a lessor, future minimum lease payments to be received are variable due to customer agreements being month to month and the fact that they are allocated based on the fair value of all services provided to the customer. Maturities of each agreement are also variable as customer agreements are month to month. With phones being deployed to customers for their useful life, residual value does not accrue to the benefit of the Company. Phones that are returned are refurbished and placed into service.
Deferred Offering Costs
Deferred offering costs of $1.8 million have been recorded as other non-current assets on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 and consist of costs incurred in connection with the sale of our common stock in our initial public offering, or IPO, including certain legal, accounting, printing, and other IPO related costs. Upon the completion of our IPO in November 2021 (see Note 14), deferred offering costs are recorded in stockholders’ deficit as a reduction from the proceeds of the offering. There were no deferred offering costs as of December 31, 2020.
Accounting Pronouncements Adopted
In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Non-Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which expands the scope of Topic 718, to include share-based payments issued to non-employees for goods or services. The new standard supersedes Subtopic 505-50. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2020 with no material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract. This standard requires the Company to capitalize implementation costs and amortize the expense over the remaining contract life. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2021 with no material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740 and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. Most amendments within the standard are required to be applied on a prospective basis, while certain amendments must be applied on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods with fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company early adopted the standard for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. The standard removes the exception to the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocation when there is a loss from continuing operations and other comprehensive income, as a result the Company was not required to apply the incremental approach for
intraperiod tax allocation during the year ended December 31, 2020. The adoption of ASU 2019-12 was not material to the consolidated financial statements.
Accounting Pronouncements Pending Adoption
As an “emerging growth company,” the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or the JOBS Act, allows the Company to delay adoption of new or revised accounting pronouncements applicable to public companies until such pronouncements are made applicable to private companies. The Company has elected to use the adoption dates applicable to private companies. As a result, the Company’s financial statements may not be comparable to the financial statements of issuers who are required to comply with the effective date for new or revised accounting standards that are applicable to public companies.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which updates the requirements related to financial reporting for leasing arrangements, including requiring lessees to recognize an operating lease with a term greater than one year on their consolidated balance sheets as a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability, measured at the present value of the lease payments. Upon adoption, lessees must apply a modified retrospective transition approach for leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements or they may record the amount in the year in which the ASU is adopted. The accounting applied by a lessor is largely unchanged from that applied under previous Topic 840. For example, the vast majority of operating leases should remain classified as operating leases, and lessors should continue to recognize lease income for those leases on a generally straight-line basis over the lease term. In June of 2020 the FASB issued ASU 2020-05 which extended the adoption of Topic 842 for one year. As a result, the Company expects to adopt the standard as of January 1, 2022 and is currently evaluating lease agreements to quantify the expected impact of adoption on the financial statements.In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which requires the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized cost, and includes the Company's accounts receivable, certain financial instruments and contract assets. ASU 2016-13 results in more timely recognition of credit losses. For non-public companies, adoption is required for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. As a result, the Company expects to adopt the standard as of January 1, 2023 and is currently evaluating the expected impact of adoption on the financial statements.