Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
     Resonant Inc. is a late-stage development company located in Goleta, California, with offices in Burlingame, California, Austin, Texas and Neuchâtel Switzerland.  We were incorporated in Delaware in January 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Superconductor Technologies Inc., or STI. Resonant LLC, a limited liability company, was formed in California in May 2012. We changed our form of ownership from a limited liability company to a corporation in an exchange transaction in June 2013, when we commenced business. We are the successor of Resonant LLC.  We completed our initial public offering, or IPO, on May 29, 2014. On July 6, 2016 we acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of GVR Trade S.A, or GVR. GVR, located in Switzerland, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Resonant Inc.

The innovative software platform we continue to develop is based on fundamentally new technology that we call Infinite Synthesized Networks®, or ISN®, to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. Currently, we are leveraging ISN® to develop designs targeted for either the Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) or Temperature Compensated, Surface Acoustic Wave (TC-SAW) manufacturing processes. We also enabled ISN® for BAW designs, which has resulted in our invention of a novel resonator structure based on a combination of interdigital transducer (IDT) and piezoelectric membrane, the first family of which we call XBARTM, which exhibits performance parameters suitable for 5G applications - high frequency operation, large bandwidth and high power reliability.     
Using ISN® we have developed an IP portfolio of more than 220 patents filed or issued, with more than 60 filed or issued targeting 5G applications. In addition, with continued requirements for increasing numbers of filter designs our innovative software platform addresses the need for increased designer efficiency, reduced time to market and lower unit costs in the designs of filters for radio frequency, or RF Front-Ends for the mobile device, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and Infrastructure industries.  The RF Front-End, or RFFE, is the circuitry responsible for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital circuitry. Filters are a critical component of the RFFE used to select desired radio frequency signals and reject unwanted signals. 
We believe licensing our designs is the most direct and effective means of validating our ISN® platform and related IP libraries.  Our target customers make part or all of the RFFE.  We intend to retain ownership of our designs, and we expect to be compensated through license fees and royalties based on sales of RFFE filters that incorporate our designs.
Capital Resources and Liquidity
As of March 31, 2020, our accumulated deficit totaled $130.5 million. In the three months ended March 31, 2020 our net loss totaled 8.0 million and we used $7.6 million of cash for operating activities, the purchase of property and equipment and expenditures for patents. To date we have not generated significant revenues to enable profitability. We expect to continue to incur significant losses. These factors raise substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern. At March 31, 2020 we had cash and cash equivalents of $29.6 million. In the absence of a significant revenue increase these cash resources will provide sufficient funding into early 2021. We are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with a new business. Our continuance as a going concern is dependent on our future profitability. We are actively pursuing expanding our technology portfolio, increasing our revenue opportunities by completing deliverables under current contracts and entering into new prepaid and paid up royalty arrangements, and efficiently managing operations and exploring further cost saving opportunities. We may not be successful in these efforts. We may need to seek to raise additional capital from the sale of equity securities or incurrence of indebtedness. There can be no assurance that additional financing will be available to us on acceptable terms, or at all, in which case we might be forced to make substantial reductions in our operating expenses which could adversely affect our ability to implement our business plan and ultimately our viability as a company. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Recent Developments
COVID-19-- The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic continues to spread in the United States, Asia and Europe, the major markets in which we operate. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant governmental measures being implemented to control the spread of the virus, including, among others, restrictions on travel and the imposition of stay-at-home or work remote or from home conditions in the locations where we have offices. While we have not yet experienced a significant disruption of our operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, if current restrictions continue for an extended period of time, we may, among other issues, experience delays in product development, a decreased ability to support our customers, disruptions in sales and marketing activities and an overall lack of productivity. Similarly, while we have not experienced a major disruption with our customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, if there is a significant outbreak or if travel and other restrictions continue, there may be an impact to our customers’ ability to manufacture or deliver raw materials or provide key components or services, which could result in delays in the demand from our customers for Resonant to produce designs for our customers. The pandemic may also impact the expansion of current and/or the roll out of new services which could impact our customers' demand for their products, which could reduce their demand for our products or services. While we don’t know and cannot quantify specific impacts, we expect we may be negatively affected if we encounter delays in our product development efforts, reductions in demand due to disruptions in the operations of our customers or their end customers, disruptions in local and global economies, volatility in the global financial markets, overall reductions in demand, or other COVID-19 ramifications.