Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Organization and Basis of Presentation

Organization and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Basis of Presentation
Note 1—Organization and Basis of Presentation
Heliogen, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Heliogen” or the “Company”), is involved in the development and commercialization of next generation concentrated solar energy. We are developing a modular, artificial intelligence (“AI”)-enabled, concentrated solar energy plant that will use an array of mirrors to reflect sunlight and capture, concentrate, store and convert it into cost-effective energy on demand. Unless otherwise indicated or the context requires otherwise, references in our consolidated financial statements to “we,” “us,” or “our” and similar expressions refer to Heliogen.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, these unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include all information or notes required by GAAP for annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, the unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the annual financial statements and include all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for fair statement.
The results reported in these unaudited consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be reported for the entire year. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2023.
Certain immaterial prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. Such changes did not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operation.
The Company has evaluated whether there were conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, which raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the original issuance date of the consolidated financial statements. During the three months ended March 31, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company incurred net losses of $10.5 million and $142.0 million, respectively. The Company expects to continue to generate operating losses in the next few years.
As of March 31, 2023, the Company had liquidity of $119.9 million, consisting of $39.2 million of cash and cash equivalents and $80.7 million of investments, and no substantial debt. Management believes it has the ability to manage operating costs and capital expenditures such that its existing cash, cash equivalents and investments will be sufficient to fund its operations and capital expenditures for the next twelve months following the filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
The Company’s long-term liquidity will depend on its ability to (i) successfully complete current projects within budget, (ii) raise additional capital through the issuance of additional equity or debt securities, (iii) sign additional projects at a profit, (iv) obtain funding and receive payment for research and development (“R&D”) projects under government subsidies, (v) implement project cost reductions to reduce the expected cash outflows and (vi) manage operating costs. There is no assurance that the Company will be successful in achieving all or any of these items. If the Company is unsuccessful in achieving all or any of these items, the Company may be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate some or all of its R&D programs, product expansion or commercialization efforts, any of which could adversely affect its business prospects, or the Company may be unable to continue operations.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to inputs used to recognize revenue over time, accounting for income taxes, fair values of share-based compensation, lease liabilities, warrant liabilities, contingent consideration, goodwill impairments and long-lived asset impairments. Despite our intention to establish accurate estimates and reasonable assumptions, actual results could differ materially from such estimates and assumptions.
Recent Accounting Standards
In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which eliminates the second step of the previous two-step quantitative test of goodwill impairment. Under the new guidance, the quantitative test consists of a single step in which the carrying amount of the reporting unit is compared to its fair value. An impairment charge would be recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the amount of the impairment would be limited to the total amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. The guidance does not affect the existing option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine whether the quantitative impairment test is necessary. The new guidance will be effective for smaller reporting companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2023 and it did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.