Shared micromobility firm Helbiz mentioned it can do a reverse inventory cut up in an try and get again into compliance with the Nasdaq, which issued a delisting discover final July as a result of Helbiz’s inventory was buying and selling too low.
Helbiz can also be rebranding to Micromobility.com Inc. to be able to place itself as a micromobility model that provides retail, leases, shared micromobility and *checks notes* sports activities streaming companies.
The rebrand comes alongside the launch of a brand new brick-and-mortar retail enterprise, which is able to embody the organising of bodily shops throughout the U.S., beginning with its first retailer in SoHo, New York Metropolis within the subsequent 60 days. There’s additionally an e-commerce website out there in the present day, that includes a small choice of e-scooters, e-bikes, helmets and water bottles.
As a result of title change, Micromobility.com’s inventory will begin buying and selling beneath the brand new ticker image MCOM and its warrants beneath MCOMW beginning Friday. Helbiz’s inventory worth closed Thursday at $0.12, down 4.5%, after which tumbled as a lot as 20% in after hours buying and selling.
We’ve a whole lot of questions, and Helbiz Micromobility.com didn’t reply to TechCrunch’s requests for solutions. Prime of thoughts questions embody: How is the corporate paying for even one brick-and-mortar retailer with the meager money it had within the financial institution on the finish of 2022? When does the corporate assume it’ll be again in compliance with the Nasdaq with reference to inventory worth? Have they addressed the opposite Nasdaq delisting warning about failure to have an audit committee of at the very least three unbiased administrators? Do I actually have to jot down out Micromobility.com for each future article about this firm?
That query about funding a bodily retailer, and even an e-commerce retailer, is an actual one. As a reminder, Helbiz closed out the yr with $429,000 in money and money equivalents. The corporate’s income was $15.5 million on prime of a $82 million web loss.
It’s not clear what autos Helbiz will promote at its bodily shops. From a fast peruse of the brand new web site, Micromobility.com is providing up three e-scooter fashions and three e-bike fashions as a variety of costs. On the scooter aspect, there’s the HelbizOne, which have to be the corporate’s proprietary e-scooter designed for retail, plus a few Okai Neon IIs. The HelbizOne and the Neon II in white aren’t but in inventory, although. They’re out there for pre-order with supply anticipated in This fall 2023 and April 30, respectively.
Underneath its e-bike choice, Micromobility.com presents two fashions from Noko, an Italian city e-bike model with costs within the mid to costly vary, and the Wheels One (which to us is de facto extra of a seated scooter). Per the web site, the Wheels One will even be out there for long-term subscription leases for about $130 per thirty days, however because the hyperlink to renting now results in nowhere, it’s not clear if that service is at present energetic.
Recall that final November Helbiz acquired Wheels Labs, a micromobility firm that provides distinctive seated e-scooters for both shared use or renting. Helbiz mentioned the purchase would double its annual income and assist result in profitability. Earlier than that, Helbiz acquired Italian shared moped firm MiniMoto to seize a sliver of the shared e-moped market. As a part of its rebranding, Helbiz mentioned it hopes to place itself as a “micromobility consolidator in view of future M&A transactions.”
The corporate will proceed to supply shared micromobility companies throughout its three manufacturers — Helbiz, Wheels and MiniMoto.
Reverse inventory cut up
“The reverse inventory cut up is primarily supposed to carry the Firm into compliance with the Nasdaq Capital Market’s minimal bid worth requirement and can make the bid worth of our Widespread Inventory extra enticing to buyers,” Salvatore Palella, CEO of now Micromobility.com, mentioned in an announcement.
In July, Helbiz acquired a delisting warning as a result of the Nasdaq requires listed securities to take care of a minimal bid worth of $1 per share, and the corporate had been beneath that for 30 consecutive buying and selling days.
The reverse inventory cut up will likely be applied with a ratio of 1-for-50 shares of widespread inventory, par worth $0.00001, in line with the corporate. This implies the overall variety of shares of widespread inventory excellent will likely be lowered from 278.5 million to about 5.6 million, and the overall variety of class B widespread inventory excellent will likely be lowered from about 14 million to 284,518. The adjustments will likely be in impact when the market opens Friday, the corporate mentioned.
Micromobility.com mentioned every stockholder’s proportion possession curiosity within the firm and proportional voting energy will stay nearly unchanged, except for minor adjustments and changes from rounding fractional shares into entire shares.
For what it’s price, Palella is the corporate’s largest stockholder, with about 37.2% of voting energy managed, in line with an SEC submitting. As well as, the twin class construction of the corporate’s widespread inventory focus voting energy with Palella, which limits an investor’s skill to affect the end result of necessary transactions like a change in management. Because of the way in which the votes per share are structured, Palella holds about 60% of the voting energy of the corporate’s capital inventory, and thus has management over issues just like the election of administrators and any merger or consolidation.