BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND LIQUIDITY
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND LIQUIDITY||
NOTE B — BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND LIQUIDITY
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company incurred losses from continuing operations of $8.2 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2021, and has an accumulated deficit of $74.5 million at March 31, 2021. At March 31, 2021, the Company had working capital of negative $13.8 million (which includes current restricted cash of $11.9 million) and total stockholders deficit of $36.4 million. The Company is progressing its Bakersfield Biorefinery retooling project and is on track to achieve its initial revenues from the production and sale of renewable diesel in early 2022.
On May 4, 2020, a group of lenders agreed to provide a $300 million senior secured term loan facility to BKRF OCB, LLC, one of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries, to enable that subsidiary to acquire the equity interests of Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, LLC and to pay the anticipated costs of the retooling of the Bakersfield Biorefinery owned by Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, LLC. Concurrently with the senior credit facility, a group of mezzanine lenders also agreed to provide a $65 million secured term loan facility to be used to pay the costs of repurposing and starting up the Bakersfield biorefinery. Although the funds provided by the senior and mezzanine lenders may only be used for the Bakersfield Biorefinery and servicing these debt obligations, Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. will nevertheless, realize a reduction in certain of its operating and general and administrative expenses as the Company shares certain personnel and related costs. The Company believes that these cost savings, plus the Company’s other financial resources should be sufficient to fund the Company’s operations through the start-up of the Bakersfield Biorefinery. See “Note E - Debt” and “Note I - Subsequent Events.” In November 2020, the Company’s senior and mezzanine facilities were increased by a total of $15 million for the Bakersfield Biorefinery and the Company’s upstream Camelina business.
In April of 2019, the Company executed a binding Product Offtake Agreement (the “Offtake Agreement”) with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation (“Purchaser”) pursuant to which Purchaser has committed to purchase 2.5 million barrels per year of renewable diesel annually from the Bakersfield Biorefinery (with a right to purchase higher volumes as available), and the Company has committed to sell these quantities of renewable diesel to Purchaser. The Purchaser’s obligation to purchase renewable diesel will last for a period of five years following the date that the Bakersfield Biorefinery commences commercial operations. The Purchaser has the option to extend the initial five-year term. Either party may terminate the Offtake Agreement if the Bakersfield Biorefinery does not meet certain production levels by certain milestone dates following the commencement of the Bakersfield Biorefinery’s operations. See “Note I - Subsequent Events.”