Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Note 1 - Organization

Note 1 - Organization
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Notes to Financial Statements  
Business Description and Basis of Presentation [Text Block]

1.         Organization


Description of Business


Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) designs, develops, and markets exoskeleton products to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The Company’s exoskeleton technology serves multiple markets and can be utilized both by able-bodied users and by persons with physical disabilities. The Company has marketed devices that (i) enable individuals with neurological conditions affecting gait, including acquired brain injury ("ABI") and multiple sclerosis ("MS"), and spinal cord injury ("SCI"), to rehabilitate and to walk again, (ii) assist individuals with a broad range of upper extremity impairments, and (iii) allow industrial workers to perform difficult repetitive work for extended periods. Founded in 2005, the Company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area and listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “EKSO”.


On December 5, 2022, the Company acquired the Human Motion and Control (“HMC”) Business Unit from Parker Hannifin Corporation (“Parker”), an Ohio corporation. The assets acquired from the business unit include intellectual property rights for devices which are U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA")-cleared lower-limb powered exoskeletons that enable task-specific, overground gait training to patients with weakness or paralysis in their lower extremities. Products include Ekso Indego Personal, a light-weight exoskeleton for safe use in most home and community environments, and Ekso Indego Therapy, an adjustable exoskeleton for patients with spinal cord injury and stroke, complementing Ekso’s product offering in outpatient facilities.


Liquidity and Capital Resources


As of June 30, 2023, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $232,566.  Largely as a result of significant research and development activities related to the development of the Company’s advanced technology and commercialization of such technology into its medical device business, the Company has incurred significant operating losses and negative cash flows from operations since inception. In the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company used $7,117 of cash in its operations. Cash on hand as of June 30, 2023 was $13,307.


As described in Note 10, Notes payable, net, borrowings under the Company’s secured term loan agreement with Pacific Western Bank have a liquidity covenant requiring minimum cash on hand equivalent to the current outstanding principal balance. As of June 30, 2023, $2,000 of cash must remain as restricted. After considering cash restrictions, effective unrestricted cash as of June 30, 2023 is approximately $11,307.


In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 205-40, Going Concern, we evaluated whether there are conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the consolidated financial statements are issued. This evaluation initially does not take into consideration the potential mitigating effect of our plans that have not been fully implemented as of the date the financial statements are issued. When substantial doubt exists under this methodology, we evaluate whether the mitigating effect of our plans sufficiently alleviates substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. The mitigating effect of our plans, however, is only considered if both (1) it is probable that the plans will be effectively implemented within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued, and (2) it is probable that the plans, when implemented, will mitigate the relevant conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. In performing this analysis, we excluded certain elements of our operating plan that cannot be considered probable.


Our expectation to generate operating losses and negative operating cash flows in the future and the need for additional funding to support our planned operations raise substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. Management intends to raise funds through one or more financings. However, due to several factors, including those outside management’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to complete such financings on acceptable terms or in amounts sufficient to continue operating the business under the operating plan. If we are unable to complete sufficient additional financings, management’s plans include delaying or abandoning certain product development projects, cost reduction efforts for our products, and refocused sales efforts to accelerate revenue growth above historical results. We have concluded the likelihood that our plan to successfully reduce expenses to align with our available cash, while reasonably possible, is less than probable. Accordingly, we have concluded that substantial doubt exists about our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of at least 12 months from the date of issuance of these unaudited financial statements. 


The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of the uncertainties described above.