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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include those of Berkshire Grey and its subsidiaries, after elimination of all intercompany balances and transactions. The Company prepared the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The information included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary to present fairly the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods and dates presented. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for the full fiscal year or any future periods.

For the Company’s subsidiaries that transact in a functional currency other than the U.S. dollar, assets and liabilities are translated into U.S. dollars at period-end foreign exchange rates. Revenues and expenses are translated into U.S. dollars at the average foreign exchange rates for the period. Translation adjustments are excluded from the determination of net income and are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a separate component of stockholders’ equity.

Liquidity

Liquidity

The Company incurred net losses and negative cash flows from operations since inception and relied upon financing activities to fund operations. The Company has raised approximately $227.3 million, net of issuance costs, from the issuance of preferred stock and warrants as described in Note 9, "Convertible Preferred Stock". The Company also received net proceeds from the Merger of approximately $192.1 million, as described in Note 3, "Merger". Management believes the capital raised, in combination with the Merger proceeds, will be sufficient to fund its current operations, projected working capital requirements, and capital spending for a period beyond the next 12 months.

Use of Estimates

Use of Estimates

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions which affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates and judgments include, but are not limited to, revenue recognition, realizability of deferred fulfillment costs, inventory, warranty cost, accounting for stock-based compensation (including performance-based assessments), and accounting for income taxes and related valuation allowances. Actual results may differ from estimates.

Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company’s cash equivalents consist of money market funds. Restricted cash represents cash on deposit with a financial institution as collateral for the Company’s corporate credit cards and an irrevocable standby letter of credit as security for the Company’s obligations under the lease for its headquarters in Massachusetts. The Company has included restricted cash as a non-current asset as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

Concentration of Credit Risk and Significant Customers

Concentration of Credit Risk and Significant Customers

Financial instruments which potentially expose the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of accounts receivable and cash and cash equivalents.

Sales of the Company’s products are concentrated among specific customers. At March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, four and two customers accounted for approximately 100% of the Company’s accounts receivable balance, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company generated 38%, 14%, 12%, 12% and 12% of revenues from five customers. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company generated approximately 60% and 40% of revenues from two customers. The Company believes that credit risks associated with these contracts are not significant due to the customers’ financial strength.

The Company places cash and cash equivalents with high-quality financial institutions. The Company is exposed to credit risk in the event of default by these institutions to the extent the amount recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheets exceeds federally insured limits.

Warrant Liability

Warrant Liabilities

The Company classifies Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants (both defined and discussed in Note 16, “Common Stock and Warrants” as liabilities. At the end of each reporting period, changes in fair value during the period are recognized as change in fair value of warrants liabilities within other (expense) income, net within the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. The Company will continue to adjust the warrant liability for changes in the fair value until the earlier of a) the exercise or expiration of the warrants or b) redemption of the warrants, at which time the warrants will be reclassified to additional paid-in capital.
Net Loss Per Common Share

Net Loss Per Common Share

As a result of the Merger, the Company has retroactively restated the weighted average shares outstanding prior to July 21, 2021, to give effect to the Exchange Ratio.

 

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the loss available to common shareholders (numerator) by the weighted average number of shares of Class A common stock and Class C common stock outstanding (denominator) during the period. Diluted income per share is calculated using the Company's weighted-average outstanding common shares including the dilutive effect of stock awards as determined under the treasury stock method and warrants using the if-converted method. Diluted earnings per share excludes all dilutive potential shares if their effect is antidilutive. See Note 13, “Net Loss Per Share Attributable to Common Shareholders” for further details.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Effective January 1, 2022, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02, ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 and its related amendments (collectively referred to as ASC 842) amends the guidance in former ASC Topic 840, Leases. The new standard increases transparency and comparability most significantly by requiring the recognition by lessees of right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for those leases classified as operating leases. To account for leases as a lessee, the Company adopted ASC 842 on January 1, 2022 using the modified retrospective method, whereby the new guidance is applied prospectively as of the date of adoption and prior periods are not to be restated. The Company elected the package of practical expedients which permits the Company to not reassess (1) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, (2) the lease classification for any expired or existing leases, and (3) any initial direct costs for any existing leases as of the effective date. Additionally, the Company elected the following practical expedients: the Company has elected to not separate lease components from non-lease components in its lease contract; the Company will not apply the recognition requirements of ASC 842 to its leases with lease terms of 12 months or less but rather recognize the lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The adoption of the lease standard did not change the Company's previously reported consolidated statements of operations and did not result in a cumulative catch-up adjustment to opening equity. Adoption of the lease standard had a material impact on its condensed consolidated balance sheet (Note 15, "Commitments and Contingencies").

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. This accounting update removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. We prospectively adopted the accounting update on January 1, 2022. The adoption did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU amends the impairment model by requiring entities to use a forward-looking approach based on expected losses rather than incurred losses to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments. This may result in the earlier recognition of allowances for losses. The guidance is effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a significant impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.