Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  






On August 13, 2021 (the “Closing”), Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (formerly New Beginnings Acquisition Corp.) (the “Company”) consummated its previously announced business combination transaction (the “Business Combination”) pursuant to the business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”), dated March 8, 2021, by and among the Company, Artemis Merger Sub Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Merger Sub”) and wholly-owned direct subsidiary of the Company, and Airspan Networks Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Legacy Airspan”) (See Note 3). In connection with the closing of the Business Combination, the Company changed its name to Airspan Networks Holdings Inc.. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “Airspan”, the “Company”, “us”, “we”, “our” and any related terms prior to the Closing of the Business Combination are intended to mean Legacy Airspan and its consolidated subsidiaries, and after the Closing of the Business Combination, Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. In addition, unless the context otherwise requires, references to “New Beginnings” and “NBA” are references to New Beginnings Acquisition Corp., the Company’s name prior to Closing.


The Company designs and produces wireless network equipment for 4G and 5G networks for both mainstream public telecommunications service providers and private network implementations. Airspan provides Radio Access Network (“RAN”) products based on Open Virtualized Cloud Native Architectures, that support technologies including 5G new radio (“5G NR”) and Long Term Evolution (“LTE”), and Fixed Wireless standards, operating in licensed, lightly-licensed and unlicensed frequencies.


The market for the Company’s wireless systems includes mobile carriers, other public network operators and private and government network operators for command and control in industrial and public safety applications such as smart utilities, defense, transportation, mining and oil and gas. The Company’s strategy applies the same network technology across all addressable sectors.


The Company’s main operations are in Slough, United Kingdom (“U.K.”); Mumbai and Bangalore, India; Tokyo, Japan; Airport City, Israel; Santa Clara, California; and the Company’s corporate headquarters are in the United States (“U.S.”) in Boca Raton, Florida.


Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation


The accompanying condensed financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its wholly-owned subsidiaries and Airspan IP Holdco LLC (“Holdco”) – 99.8% owned by Airspan. Non-controlling interest in the results of operations of consolidated subsidiaries represents the minority equity holders’ share of the profit or loss of Holdco. The non-controlling interest in net assets of this subsidiary, and the net income or loss attributable to the non-controlling interest, were not recorded by the Company as they are considered immaterial. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”).


The Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes are unaudited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (including normal recurring adjustments) and disclosures necessary for a fair presentation of these interim financial statements have been included. The results reported in these interim financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be reported for the entire year. Certain information and footnote disclosures required by GAAP have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020, and Legacy Airspan’s financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020, included in the Company’s Form S-4 registration statement (File No. 333-256137) which is available on EDGAR.




The Company has historically incurred losses from operations. In the past, these losses have been financed through cash on hand or capital raising activities including borrowings or the sale of newly issued shares.


The Company had $164.4 million of current assets and $68.6 million of current liabilities at September 30, 2021. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company used $45.3 million in cash flow from operating activities. The Company is investing heavily in 5G research and development and the Company expects to continue to use cash from operations during the remainder of 2021 and through the first half of 2022. Cash on hand and borrowing capacity under the Fortress Credit Agreement (see Note 9) may not allow the Company to reasonably expect to meet its forecasted cash requirements.


Going concern


The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared and are presented assuming the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As discussed in Notes 9 and 10 to the financial statements, the Company’s Convertible Notes and senior term loans require certain prospective financial covenants to be met. The Company’s business plan for 2021 and first half of 2022 contemplates increased revenue and reduced operating losses to achieve satisfaction of the financial covenants. Given the continued uncertainty in the global markets, in the event that the Company was unable to achieve these prospective covenants, the Company’s senior term loan (see Note 9) and the subordinated loan (see Note 8) could become due prior to the maturity date. As of September 30, 2021, the Company was not in compliance with the respective covenants of both the Convertible Notes and senior term loans; however, the Company was granted a waiver from compliance for these covenants as of September 30, 2021 and prospectively for December 31, 2021.


In order to address the need to satisfy the Company’s continuing obligations and realize its long-term strategy, management has taken several steps and is considering additional actions to improve its operating and financial results, which the Company expects will be sufficient to meet the prospective covenants of the Company’s Convertible Notes and senior term loan and provide the ability to continue as a going concern, including the following:


focusing the Company’s efforts to increase sales in additional geographic markets;


continuing to develop 5G product offerings that will expand the market for the Company’s products; and


continuing to evaluate and implement cost reduction initiatives to reduce non-strategic costs in operations and expand the Company’s labor force in lower cost geographies.


COVID-19 Update


The spread of COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus, has and continues to alter the behavior of business and people in a manner that is having negative effects on local, regional and global economies. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact with short-term disruptions on our supply chains, as governments take robust actions to minimize the spread of localized COVID-19 outbreaks. The continued impact on our supply chains has caused delayed production and fulfilment of customer orders, disruptions and delays of logistics and increased logistic costs. As a further consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, component lead times have extended as demand outstrips supply on certain components, including semiconductors, and has caused the costs of components to increase. These extended lead times have caused us to extend our forecast horizon with our contract manufacturing partners and has increased the risk of supply delays. The Company cannot at this time accurately predict what effects, or their extent, the coronavirus outbreak will have on the remainder of its 2021 and 2022 operating results, due to uncertainties relating to the ultimate geographic spread of the virus, the severity of the disease, the duration of the outbreak, component shortages and increased component costs, the length of voluntary business closures, and governmental actions taken in response to the outbreak. More generally, the widespread health crisis has and may continue to adversely affect the global economy, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for our products and therefore impact the Company’s results.