Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Liquidity and Basis of Presentation

These consolidated financial statements of DropCar, Inc., a Delaware corporation, are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”) and include the accounts of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions and amounts have been eliminated. The results of businesses acquired and disposed of are included in the consolidated financial statements from the date of the acquisition or up to the date of disposal, respectively. During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company completed a reverse merger with WPCS International Incorporated, the parent company of WPCS International – Suisun City, Inc. (the “Suisun City Operations”), a wholly-owned subsidiary. Subsequently, the Company completed the sale of the wholly-owned Suisun City Operations and is reported in discontinued operations. Additionally, on December 19, 2019, the Company entered into an the Asset Purchase Agreement to sell the wholly-owned DropCar Operating component and is reported in discontinued operations. See Note 4 to the financial statements for further details.


Acquisition Accounting


The fair value of WPCS assets acquired and liabilities assumed was based upon management’s estimates assisted by an independent third-party valuation firm. As of December 31, 2018, the acquisition accounting was completed and there were no further adjustments to the assumptions. Critical estimates in valuing certain intangible assets include, but are not limited to, future expected cash flows from customer relationships and the trade name, present value and discount rates. Management’s estimates of fair value are based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable and, as a result, actual results may differ from estimates.


The purchase price allocation of million was as follows:


Fair value of equity consideration, 506,423 common shares   $ 9,792,000  
Liability assumed: notes payable     158,000  
Total purchase price consideration   $ 9,950,000  
Tangible assets        
Net working capital (1)   $ 6,664,000  
Deferred revenue     (2,300,000 )
Property and equipment     376,000  
Intangible assets (2)        
Customer contracts     1,200,000  
Trade name     600,000  
Goodwill     3,410,000  
Total allocation of purchase price consideration   $ 9,950,000  


(1) Net working capital consisted of cash of $4,947,000; accounts receivable and contract assets of $3,934,000; other assets of $317,000; accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $2,534,000.


(2) The useful lives related to the acquired customer relationships and trade name were expected to be approximately 10 years.


Use Of Estimates

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements; and the reported amounts of expenses during the reported period. Generally, matters subject to estimation and judgement include amounts related to accounts receivable realization, asset impairments, useful lives of property and equipment and capitalized software costs, deferred tax asset valuation allowances, and operating expense accruals. Actual results could differ from those estimates.



The Company considers all highly liquid investment with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash. At times, cash deposits may exceed FDIC-insured limits. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the amount the Company had on deposit that exceeded the FDIC-insured limits was approximately $4.0 million.


Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate made for holdbacks and doubtful receivables based on a review of all outstanding amounts. The Company determines the allowance for doubtful accounts by regularly evaluating individual customer receivables and considering a customer’s financial condition, credit history and current economic conditions and set up an allowance for doubtful accounts when collection is uncertain. Customers’ accounts are written off when all attempts to collect have been exhausted. Recoveries of accounts receivable previously written off are recorded as income when received. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the accounts receivable allowance was approximately $2,000 and included in current assets held for sale.


Revenue Recognition

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, codified as ASC 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which provides a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers.


Revenue from contracts with customers is recognized when, or as, the Company satisfies its performance obligations by transferring the promised goods or services to the customers. A good or service is transferred to a customer when, or as, the customer obtains control of that good or service. A performance obligation may be satisfied over time or at a point in time. Revenue from a performance obligation satisfied over time is recognized by measuring the Company’s progress in satisfying the performance obligation in a manner that depicts the transfer of the goods or services to the customer. Revenue from a performance obligation satisfied at a point in time is recognized at the point in time that the Company determines the customer obtains control over the promised good or service. The amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those promised goods or services (i.e., the “transaction price”). In determining the transaction price, the Company considers multiple factors, including the effects of variable consideration. Variable consideration is included in the transaction price only to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur when the uncertainties with respect to the amount are resolved. In determining when to include variable consideration in the transaction price, the Company considers the range of possible outcomes, the predictive value of its past experiences, the time period of when uncertainties expect to be resolved and the amount of consideration that is susceptible to factors outside of the Company’s influence, such as the judgment and actions of third parties.


The Company’s contracts are generally designed to provide cash fees to the Company on a monthly basis or an agreed upfront rate based upon demand services. The Company’s performance obligation is satisfied over time as the service is provided continuously throughout the service period. The Company recognizes revenue evenly over the service period using a time-based measure because the Company is providing a continuous service to the customer. Contracts with minimum performance guarantees or price concessions include variable consideration and are subject to the revenue constraint. The Company uses an expected value method to estimate variable consideration for minimum performance guarantees and price concessions.


Monthly Subscriptions


The Company offers a selection of subscriptions and on-demand services which include parking, valet, and access to other services. The contract terms are on a month-to-month subscription contract with fixed monthly or contract term fees. These subscription services include a fixed number of round-trip deliveries of the customer’s vehicle to a designated location. The Company allocates the purchase price among the performance obligations which results in deferring revenue until the service is utilized or the service period has expired.


On Demand Valet and Parking Services


The Company offers to consumers certain on demand services through its mobile application. The customer is billed at an hourly rate upon completion of the services. Revenue is recognized when the Company had satisfied all performance obligations which is upon completion of the service.


 DropCar 360 Services on Demand Service


 The Company offers to consumers certain services upon request including vehicle inspection, maintenance, car washes or to fill up with gas. The customers are charged a fee in addition to the cost of the third-party services provided. Revenue is recognized on a gross basis when the Company had satisfied all performance obligations which is upon completion of the service.


On Demand Business-To-Business


The Company also has contracts with car dealerships, car share programs and others in the automotive industry transporting vehicles. Revenue is recognized at the point in time all performance obligations are satisfied which is when the Company provides the delivery service of the vehicles.


Employee Stock-Based Compensation

The Company recognizes all employee share-based compensation as an expense in the financial statements. Equity-classified awards principally related to stock options, restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and equity-based compensation, are measured at the grant date fair value of the award. The Company determines grant date fair value of stock option awards using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The fair value of RSUs is determined using the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date. For service-based vesting grants, expense is recognized ratably over the requisite service period based on the number of options or shares. Stock-based compensation is reversed for forfeitures in the period of forfeiture.


Property and Equipment

The Company accounts for property and equipment at cost less accumulated depreciation. The Company computes depreciation using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The Company generally depreciates property and equipment over a period of three to seven years. Depreciation for property and equipment commences once they are ready for its intended use.


Capitalized Software

Costs related to website and internal-use software development are accounted for in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 350-50 — Intangibles — Website Development Costs. Such software is primarily related to our websites and mobile apps, including support systems. We begin to capitalize our costs to develop software when preliminary development efforts are successfully completed, management has authorized and committed project funding, it is probable that the project will be completed, and the software will be used as intended. Costs incurred prior to meeting these criteria are expensed as incurred and recorded within General and administrative expenses within the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Costs incurred for enhancements that are expected to result in additional features or functionality are capitalized. Capitalized costs are amortized over the estimated useful life of the enhancements, generally between two and three years.


Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

Long-lived assets are primarily comprised of intangible assets, property and equipment, and capitalized software costs. The Company evaluates its Long-Lived Assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of an asset or group of assets may not be recoverable. If these circumstances exist, recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset group to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset group. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets. There were no impairments to long-lived assets for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.


Income Taxes

The Company provides for income taxes using the asset and liability approach. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recorded based on the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities and the tax rates in effect when these differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance if, based on the weight of available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had a full valuation allowance against deferred tax assets.


Fair Value Measurement

The Company accounts for financial instruments in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820”). ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value.  The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements).  The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 are described below:


Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities;


Level 2 – Quoted prices in markets that are not active or financial instruments for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly; and


Level 3 – Prices or valuations that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.


Financial instruments with carrying values approximating fair value include cash, accounts receivable, other assets, convertible notes and accounts payable due to their short-term nature.


Loss Per Share

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common shareholders (the numerator) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (the denominator) for the period. Diluted loss per share is computed by assuming that any dilutive convertible securities outstanding were converted, with related preferred stock dividend requirements and outstanding common shares adjusted accordingly. It also assumes that outstanding common shares were increased by shares issuable upon exercise of those stock options for which market price exceeds the exercise price, less shares which could have been purchased by the Company with the related proceeds. In periods of losses, diluted loss per share is computed on the same basis as basic loss per share as the inclusion of any other potential shares outstanding would be anti-dilutive.


The following securities were excluded from weighted average diluted common shares outstanding because their inclusion would have been antidilutive.




    As of December 31,  
    2019     2018  
Common stock equivalents:            
Common stock options     380,396       302,773  
Series A, H-1, H-3, H-4, H-5, I, J, K and Merger common stock purchase warrants     4,300,560       863,084  
Series H, H-3, H-4, H-5 Convertible Preferred Stock     3,900,354       1,796,251  
Restricted shares (unvested)     -       244,643  
Totals     8,581,310       3,206,751  


Research and development costs, net

Costs are incurred in connection with research and development programs that are expected to contribute to future earnings. Such costs include labor, stock-based compensation, training, software subscriptions, and consulting. These amounts are charged to the consolidated statement of operations as incurred, which is included in loss from operations from discontinued operations. Total research and development expenses included in loss from discontinued operations were $205,000 and $322,269 for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Adoption of New Accounting Standards

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, Leases, which requires lessees to recognize most leases on their balance sheets as a right-of-use asset with a corresponding lease liability. Lessor accounting under the standard is substantially unchanged. Additional qualitative and quantitative disclosures are also required. The Company adopted the standard effective January 1, 2019 using the cumulative-effect adjustment transition method, which applies the provisions of the standard at the effective date without adjusting the comparative periods presented. The Company adopted all practical expedients and elected the following accounting policies related to this standard:


●  Short-term lease accounting policy election allowing lessees to not recognize right-of-use assets and liabilities for leases with a term of 12 months or less;


●  The option to not separate lease and non-lease components for equipment leases.


●  The package of practical expedients applied to all of its leases, including (i) not reassessing whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, (ii) not reassessing the lease classification for any expired or existing leases, and (iii) not reassessing initial direct costs for any existing leases.


Right-of-use assets and lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at the commencement date for leases exceeding 12 months. Minimum lease payments include only the fixed lease component of the agreement.


The Company’s operating leases do not provide an implicit rate that can readily be determined. Therefore, the Company uses a discount rate based on its incremental borrowing rate.


Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in cost of sales and general and administrative expenses. Amortization expense for finance (capital) leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in cost of sales or general and administrative expenses, while interest expense for finance leases is recognized using the effective interest method.


Adoption of this standard resulted in the recognition of operating lease right-of-use assets of approximately $23,000 (including a reclassification from prepaid expenses of a prepaid lease approximating $9,500) and corresponding lease liabilities of approximately $13,500 on the consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2019. The standard did not materially impact operating results or liquidity. Disclosures related to the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases are included in Note 7, Lease Agreements.


In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies the accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions. The amendments specify that Topic 718 applies to all share- based payment transactions in which a grantor acquires goods or services to be used or consumed in a grantor’s own operations by issuing share-based payment awards. The guidance was adopted effective January 1, 2019, and the adoption of this ASU did not have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.


Recently Issued Accounting Standards

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the FASB or other standard setting bodies. Unless otherwise discussed, the Company believes that the impact of recently issued standards that are not yet effective will not have a material impact on its consolidated financial position or results of operations upon adoption.


In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurements, which will improve the effectiveness of disclosure requirements for recurring and nonrecurring fair value measurements. The standard removes, modifies, and adds certain disclosure requirements, and is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2020. The adoption of ASU 2018-13 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.