06/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/04/2021 14:12
Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Auditor Report or Completed Interim Review.
|(a)||Subsequent to the issuance of the BM Technologies, Inc. (the 'Company') consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, on April 12, 2021, the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued public statement 'Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies ('SPACs')' (the 'Statement'). The Statement clarified guidance for all SPAC-related companies regarding the accounting and reporting for their warrants that could result in the warrants issued by SPACs being classified as a liability measured at fair value, with non-cash fair value adjustments recorded in earnings at each reporting period. As previously announced, BM Technologies, Inc. (the 'Company') completed its business combination with Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation ('MFAC') on January 4, 2021 (the 'Business Combination').|
On June 4, 2021, the Audit Committee, after consultation with the Company's management team, concluded that the Company's audited financial statements for the years ending December 31, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, and the financial statements for the quarters ending June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019, March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020 (collectively, the 'Non-Reliance Periods'), as reported in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-Ks filed on April 1, 2019, March 16, 2020, and March 31, 2021, respectively, in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Qs filed on November 14, 2018, May 15, 2019, August 13, 2019, November 13, 2019, May 11, 2020, August 10, 2020, and November 9, 2020, and in the audited balance sheet as of August 28, 2018, as reported on Form 8-K filed on September 4, 2018, should no longer be relied upon based on the facts described below. Similarly, any previously furnished or filed reports, press releases, investor presentations, or similar communications regarding the Non-Reliance Periods should also not be relied upon.
The Company has determined that prior to its Business Combination, both MFAC's public and private warrants should have been accounted for as liabilities measured at fair value, with non-cash fair value adjustments recorded through earnings in equity at each reporting period. After the Business Combination, at each reporting period, the Company's public warrants should be accounted for as equity, and the private warrants should be accounted for as liabilities measured at fair value, with non-cash fair value adjustments recorded in earnings and equity. The Company's 10-Q filing for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 reflects the proper accounting treatment.
As a result, the Company today is announcing that it will restate its historical financial results for the Non-Reliance Periods to reflect the change in accounting treatment (the 'Restatement'). The Company plans to file a Form 10K-A to reflect the Restatement subsequent to filing this Form 8-K.
The Company's prior accounting for the warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on the Company's previously reported operating expenses or cash.
The Company's management is also in the process of re-assessing the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting and its disclosure controls and procedures.
The Audit Committee and management have discussed the matters disclosed pursuant to this Item 4.02(a) with WithumSmith+Brown, PC, MFAC's independent registered public accounting firm prior to the Business Combination.