DPW Holdings (DPW): Shoring Up the Balance Sheet by Selling Stock Comes with a Price
After pricing an equity offering that will dilute current investors but help shore up its balance sheet, shares in DPW Holdings Inc (NYSE:DPW) are tumbling 14% this morning.
The last night’s press release from DPW notes that the company entered into definitive agreements for the sale of $6 million of its common stock and warrants in a registered direct offering to new and existing institutional and accredited shareholders of the Company. Pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement entered into with the investors, the Company will issue, in the aggregate, 7.69 million shares of Common Stock at a purchase price of $0.78 per share, a 13% discount to yesterday’s closing price. Added to its current 43.56 million shares outstanding, this offering promises to dilute existing shareholders by nearly 18%.
Investors will also receive five-year warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.94 per share, of which warrants to purchase up to 1,922,944 shares shall be immediately exercisable and the balance of such warrants will not be exercisable until the 6-month anniversary of the closing date. The closing of the sale of the securities is expected to take place on or about May 17, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
“This capital raise is strategic, providing both working capital and funding to execute our growth strategies including completing the acquisition of Enertec Systems.” said Milton “Todd” Ault, III, the Company’s CEO and Chairman.
DPW Holdings engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of customized and flexible power system solutions. Its products include adapters, open frame, capacitor chargers, compact peripheral component interface, and front end. It operates though the North America and Europe geographic segments. The North America segment comprises sales through Digital Power Corporation. The Europe segment includes sales through Digital Power Limited. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.