Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies  
Evaluation of Ability to Maintain Current Level of Operations

Evaluation of Ability to Maintain Current Level of Operations  In connection with the preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021, management evaluated whether there were conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, that raised substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to meet its obligations as they became due over the next twelve months from the date of issuance of the Company’s second quarter of Fiscal 2022 interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Management assessed that there were such conditions and events, including a history of recurring operating losses, negative cash flows from operating activities, the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, volatility of the global oil and gas markets, a strong U.S. dollar in certain markets making its products more expensive in such markets. The Company incurred a net loss of $8.2 million and used net cash in operating activities of $19.4 million for the six months ended September 30, 2021. Cash used for working capital requirements for the quarter was primarily for increases in inventory, which was primarily due to the Company’s efforts to grow its long-term rental fleet from 10.6 MW to 21.1 MW during Fiscal 2022, as well as the delayed timing of accounts receivable collections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Company used cash to replace parts under its reliability repair program established during the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $38.3 million, and outstanding debt of $50.9 million at fair value (see Note 10 – Term Note Payable for further discussion of the outstanding debt).

Management evaluated these conditions in relation to the Company’s ability to meet its obligations as they become due over the next twelve months from the date of issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company’s ability to continue current operations and to execute on management’s plans is dependent on its ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operations. While no assurances can be provided, management believes that the Company will continue to make progress on its path to profitability by continuing to maintain low operating expenses and further developing its geographical and vertical markets. The Company may seek to raise funds by selling additional securities (through at-the-market offerings or otherwise). There is no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain additional funds on commercially favorable terms or at all. If the Company raises additional funds by issuing additional equity, the fully diluted ownership percentages of existing stockholders will be reduced. In addition, any equity that the Company would issue may include rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of the holders of its Common Stock.

Based on the Company’s current operating plan, management anticipates that, given current working capital levels, current financial projections and funds received under debt agreements as further described in Note 10 – Term Note Payable, and funds received under offerings of Common Stock as further described in Note 8 – Offerings of Common Stock and Warrants, the Company will be able to meet its financial obligations as they become due over the next twelve months from the date of issuance of the Company’s second quarter of Fiscal 2022 interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

Company Response to COVID-19

Company Response to COVID-19

In March 2020, the Company began to monitor the global effects of COVID-19, the worldwide spread of which led the World Health Organization (“WHO”) to characterize it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Thereafter, most U.S. states imposed “stay-at-home” orders on their populations to stem the spread of COVID-19. Of specific interest to the Company, stay-at-home orders were imposed in the state of California on March 20, 2020.

On March 23, 2020 the Company enacted a Business Continuity Plan in response to COVID-19. Beginning March 30, 2020, the Company furloughed 52 employees, leaving behind only staff deemed essential for day-to-day administrative operations for a minimum period of 45 days. The Company’s Leadership Team volunteered to take a 25% temporary salary cut. In addition, 25 other top Company managers volunteered to take a similar 15% reduction in salary. Several employees returned to work June 1, 2020, most with the 15% voluntary salary cuts, with others returning in a staggered manner through the end of September 2020. Additionally, in March 2020, the Board voted to take a temporary 25% reduction in base cash retainer in support of the Company’s Business Continuity Plan. As a result of the continued global economic slowdown due to COVID-19 and the associated decline in global crude oil prices, the Company eliminated 26 positions on June 1, 2020. During the period of March 30, 2020 to June 1, 2020, the Company had limited production capability of new microturbine products, but had pre-built approximately 5.9 MW of microturbine finished goods during March 2020 for shipment during this period of suspended production. On September 28, 2020 salaries were returned to 100% and remaining furloughed employees returned to work. The Company’s vendor supply chain has also been impacted

by the pandemic; however, the Company has been able to maintain sufficient supply flow to continue operations as of the date hereof.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (the “CARES Act”), which, among other things, outlines the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”). The Company determined that it met the criteria to be eligible to obtain a loan under the PPP because, among other reasons, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty of economic conditions related thereto, the loan was necessary to support the Company’s ongoing operations. Under the PPP, the Company could obtain a U.S. Small Business Administration loan in an amount equal to the average of the Company’s monthly payroll costs (as defined under the PPP) for calendar 2019 multiplied by 2.5 (approximately 10 weeks of payroll costs). Section 1106 of the CARES Act contains provisions for the forgiveness of all or a portion of a PPP loan, subject to the satisfaction of certain requirements. The amount eligible for forgiveness is, subject to certain limitations, the sum of the Company’s payroll costs, rent and utilities paid by the Company during the eight-week period beginning on the funding date of the PPP loan.

On April 24, 2020, the Company closed on a PPP loan in the amount of $2,610,200, which was transferred by the Company into an account dedicated to allowable uses of the PPP loan proceeds. On May 13, 2020, the Company repaid $660,200 of the loan in accordance with the Fourth Amendment to the Note Purchase Agreement between the Company and Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P. In February 2021, the Company applied for forgiveness in full of the original balance of the PPP loan and the loan was forgiven in full on June 30, 2021. The Company received a refund of $660,200 and recorded these amounts within other income on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Basis for Consolidation

Basis for Consolidation  These condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, Capstone Turbine International, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary that was formed in June 2004 and Capstone Turbine Financial Services, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary that was formed in October 2015, after elimination of inter-company transactions.