Item 8.01 Other Events.
Relying on Order for Reporting Relief
On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order (the “Order”) under the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (the “Exchange Act”) extending the deadlines for filing certain reports made under the Exchange Act, including annual reports on Form 10-K, for registrants subject to the reporting obligations under the Exchange Act that have been particularly
impacted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) (“COVID-19”) and which reports have filing deadlines between March 1 and April 30, 2020.
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. (the “Company”) is relying on the Order with respect to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2019, which was due to be filed with the SEC on or before March 30, 2020.
The Company is relying on the Order due to the reduction in staff, suspension of in-person operations at certain locations of the
Company, delays in being able to meet and work with the Company’s auditors due to “shelter in place” restrictions in Houston, Texas, and other financial and operational concerns associated with or caused by COVID-19.
The Company anticipates that it will be able to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, on or before
May 14, 2020.
COVID-19 Risk Factors
The Company is supplementing the risk factors previously disclosed in its most recent periodic reports filed under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 with the following risk factors:
We face risks related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) which could significantly disrupt our manufacturing, research and development, operations, sales and financial results.
While we are still providing critical and emergency services, our business will be adversely
impacted by the effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to global macroeconomic effects, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and any other related adverse public health developments will cause disruption to our international operations and sales activities. Our third-party
manufacturers, suppliers, third-party distributors, sub-contractors and customers have been and will be disrupted by worker absenteeism, quarantines and restrictions on our employees’ ability to work, office and factory closures, disruptions to
ports and other shipping infrastructure, border closures, or other travel or health-related restrictions. Depending on the magnitude of such effects on our manufacturing, assembling, and testing activities or the operations of our suppliers,
third-party distributors, or sub-contractors, our supply chain, manufacturing and product shipments will be delayed, which could adversely affect our business, operations and customer relationships. In addition, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or other disease outbreak will in the
short-run and may over the longer term adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that will affect demand for our products and impact our operating results. There can be no assurance
that any decrease in sales resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be offset by increased sales in subsequent periods. Although the magnitude of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our business and operations remains uncertain, the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or the occurrence of other epidemics
and the imposition of related public health measures and travel and business restrictions will adversely impact our business, financial condition, operating results and cash flows. In addition, we have
experienced and will experience disruptions to our business operations resulting from quarantines, self-isolations, or other movement and restrictions on the ability of our employees to perform their jobs that may impact our ability to develop
and design our products in a timely manner or meet required milestones or customer commitments.
Unfavorable global economic conditions could adversely affect our business, financial
condition, stock price and results of operations.
Our results of operations could be adversely affected by general conditions in the global
economy and in the global financial markets. For example, the global financial crisis caused extreme volatility and disruptions in the capital and credit markets. A severe or prolonged economic downturn, such as the 2008 global financial crisis,
could result in a variety of risks to our business, including, weakened demand for our product candidates and our ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. As another example, our financial results may be
negatively impacted by the recent Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The extent and duration of such impacts remain largely uncertain and dependent on future developments that cannot be
accurately predicted at this time, such as the severity and transmission rate of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the extent and effectiveness of containment actions taken and the impact of these
and other factors on our operations and the global economy in general. A weak or declining economy could also strain our suppliers, possibly resulting in supply disruption, or cause our customers to delay making payments for our services. If the
current equity and credit markets deteriorate, it may make any necessary debt or equity financing more difficult, more costly, and more dilutive. Failure to secure any necessary financing in a timely manner and on favorable terms could have a
material adverse effect on our growth strategy, financial performance and stock price and could require us to delay or abandon clinical development plans. In addition, there is a risk that one or more of our current service providers,
manufacturers and other partners may not survive such difficult economic times, which could directly affect our ability to attain our operating goals on schedule and on budget. Any of the foregoing could harm our business and we cannot anticipate
all of the ways in which the current economic climate and financial market conditions could adversely impact our business. Furthermore, our stock price may decline due in part to the volatility of the stock market and any general economic
We, or our third-party service providers, face risks related to health epidemics and other outbreaks, which could significantly disrupt our operations.
Our business could be adversely impacted by the effects of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
or other epidemics. A public health epidemic, including Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), poses the risk that we or our employees, contractors,
suppliers, and other partners may be prevented from conducting business activities for an indefinite period of time, including due to shutdowns that may be requested or mandated by governmental authorities. We currently rely, and may continue to
rely, on third-party service providers that are located in locales significantly impacted by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and/or who source raw materials, samples, components, or
other materials and reports from countries significantly impacted by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We may also experience impacts to certain of our suppliers as a result of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or other health epidemic or outbreak occurring in one or more of these locations, which may materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. The extent to which Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts our results will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information that may emerge concerning the severity of the virus and the actions to contain its