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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 16, 2021


AST SpaceMobile, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   001-39040   84-2027232

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


Midland Intl. Air & Space Port

2901 Enterprise Lane

Midland, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(432) 276-3966

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading
  Name of each exchange on which
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ASTS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   ASTSW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Section 2 – Financial Information


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On August 16, 2021, AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (“AST SpaceMobile”) issued a press release announcing financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


The information included in this Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Section 7 – Regulation FD


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


AST SpaceMobile is also furnishing a Second Quarter 2021 Business Update, dated August 16, 2021 (the “Presentation”), attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which may be referred to on the Company’s second quarter 2021 conference call to be held on August 16, 2021. The Presentation will also be available on the Company’s website at www.ast-science.com.


Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.




Press release dated August 16, 2021



Second Quarter 2021 Business Update


104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: August 16, 2021


  By: /s/ Thomas Severson
  Name: Thomas Severson
  Title: Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit 99.1






AST SpaceMobile Provides Second Quarter 2021 Business Update


MIDLAND, TX, August 16, 2021 – AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (“AST SpaceMobile”) (NASDAQ: ASTS), the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, today provided its business update for the second quarter of 2021.


“Since our public market debut on April 7th, we have made significant industrial, commercial and organizational progress towards delivering the SpaceMobile network,” said Abel Avellan, Chairman and CEO of AST SpaceMobile. “The launch of our next prototype spacecraft, BlueWalker 3, is expected in March 2022. We are also working day and night as we make progress in finalizing the design of our next-generation production spacecraft, BlueBird 1, with investments in our Midland, Texas facilities and global supplier development.”


Abel added, “today, we are also happy to announce that we are finalizing a Memorandum of Understanding with MTN Group to begin negotiations regarding testing alongside BlueWalker 3 for an initial two countries. We have entered into agreements and understandings with mobile network operators which collectively cover approximately 1.5 billion mobile subscribers.”


Business Highlights


  Confirmed the BlueWalker 3 launch timing with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral during a window beginning March 2022
  Continued investments in the buildout of our Midland, Texas facilities and global supplier development
  Signed Memoranda of Understanding (“MOUs”) with Smart Communications, Africell, MUNI, UT Mobile, LIBTELCO and others
  Increased to approximately 1.5 billion the number of subscribers represented by mobile network operators who have agreements and understandings with AST SpaceMobile as of August 16, 2021, compared to 1.3 billion at March 31, 2021
  Regulatory approval received in 6 countries to date, which countries have a population of over 360 million
  Growth of 62 employees across all offices in the second quarter of 2021, now with a team of 454, including 261 full-time employees, 49 full-time contractors and 144 employees of 3rd party engineering service providers working on AST SpaceMobile
  Opened our UK Office at Space Park Leicester, which will house business development, engineering and regulatory functions





Second Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights


  Ended the second quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $402.6 million and no financial debt as of June 30, 2021
  Total operating expenses of $25.1 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $12.1 million in the first quarter of 2021, primarily due to an increase in research and development costs of $8.7 million
  Incurred $51.7 million of capitalized costs, including non-recurring engineering relating to the BlueWalker 3 test satellite, as of August 16, 2021
  Incurred $15.7 million of total investments in property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation, as of June 30, 2021


Conference Call Information


AST SpaceMobile will hold a quarterly business update conference call at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) today, August 16, 2021. The call will be accessible via a live webcast on the Events page of AST SpaceMobile’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ast-science.com/. An archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call.


About AST SpaceMobile


AST SpaceMobile is building the first and only global broadband cellular network in space to operate directly with standard, unmodified mobile devices based on our extensive IP and patent portfolio. Our team of engineers and space scientists is on a mission to eliminate the connectivity gaps faced by today’s five billion mobile subscribers and finally bring broadband to the billions who remain unconnected. Follow AST SpaceMobile on Twitter @AST_SpaceMobile and LinkedIn


For additional information or to be added to our investor relations email alerts list, please visit us at






Forward-Looking Statements


This communication contains “forward-looking statements” that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of AST SpaceMobile to differ materially from those expected and projected. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the words “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “potential,” “projects,” “predicts,” “continue,” or “should,” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology.


These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside AST SpaceMobile’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) expectations regarding AST SpaceMobile’s strategies and future financial performance, including AST’s future business plans or objectives, expected functionality of the SpaceMobile Service, anticipated timing and level of deployment of satellites, anticipated demand and acceptance of mobile satellite services, prospective performance and commercial opportunities and competitors, the timing of obtaining regulatory approvals, ability to finance its research and development activities, commercial partnership acquisition and retention, products and services, pricing, marketing plans, operating expenses, market trends, revenues, liquidity, cash flows and uses of cash, capital expenditures, and AST’s ability to invest in growth initiatives; (ii) the negotiation of definitive agreements with mobile network operators relating to the SpaceMobile service that would supersede memoranda of understanding; (iii) the ability of AST SpaceMobile to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees and AST SpaceMobile’s responses to actions of its competitors and its ability to effectively compete; (iv) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (v) the possibility that AST SpaceMobile may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (vi) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against AST SpaceMobile; and (vii) other risks and uncertainties indicated in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those in the Risk Factors section of AST SpaceMobile’s Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on June 25, 2021 (File No. 333-257425) as well as the Risk Factors contained in Part II, Item 1A of AST SpaceMobile’s Form 10-Q dated August 16, 2021.


AST SpaceMobile cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. AST SpaceMobile cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors incorporated by reference into AST SpaceMobile’s Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on June 25, 2021 (File No. 333-257425) as well as the Risk Factors contained in Part II, Item 1A of AST SpaceMobile’s Form 10-Q dated August 16, 2021. AST SpaceMobile’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, AST SpaceMobile disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.





Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results




(dollars in thousands, except per share data)


    June 30, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 402,612     $ 42,777  
Accounts receivable     1,273       2,081  
Inventory     3,655       2,591  
Prepaid expenses     5,578       1,249  
Other current assets     1,474       2,234  
Total current assets     414,592       50,932  
Property and equipment:                
BlueWalker 3 Satellite - construction in progress     38,659       27,013  
Property and equipment, net     15,657       10,057  
Total property and equipment, net     54,316       37,070  
Other non-current assets:                
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net     6,661       7,045  
Intangible assets, net     398       526  
Goodwill     3,792       3,912  
Other assets and deposits     2,891       160  
Total other non-current assets, net     13,742       11,643  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 482,650     $ 99,645  
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 6,284     $ 4,990  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     3,746       4,222  
Deferred revenue     5,104       3,401  
Current operating lease liabilities     470       504  
Total current liabilities     15,604       13,117  
Warrant liabilities     115,509       -  
Non-current operating lease liabilities     6,340       6,541  
Total liabilities     137,453       19,658  
Commitments and Contingencies                
Stockholders’ Equity                
Preferred stock, $.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021     -       -  
Class A common stock, $.0001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, 51,729,704 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021     5       -  
Class B common stock, $.0001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 51,636,922 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021     5       -  
Class C common stock, $.0001 par value, 125,000,000 shares authorized, 78,163,078 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021     8       -  
Additional paid-in capital     168,297       -  
Common equity (pre-combination)     -       117,573  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (373 )     (168 )
Accumulated deficit     (71,466 )     (39,908 )
Noncontrolling interest     248,721       2,490  
Total stockholders’ equity     345,197       79,987  







(dollars in thousands, except per share data)


    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Revenues   $ 2,773     $ 402     $ 3,735     $ 1,175  
Cost of sales (exclusive of items shown separately below)     (1,112 )     (772 )     (2,019 )     (1,801 )
Gross profit (loss)     1,661       (370 )     1,716       (626 )
Operating expenses:                                
Engineering services     6,321       2,775       11,978       4,924  
General and administrative costs     9,157       2,635       14,693       4,813  
Research and development costs     9,052       -       9,356       43  
Depreciation and amortization     567       185       1,182       305  
Total operating expenses     25,097       5,595       37,209       10,085  
Other income and expense:                                
Changes in fair value of warrant liabilities     (41,677 )     -       (41,677 )     -  
Interest income     6       17       8       53  
Interest expense     -       13       -       (9 )
Other expense, net     (6 )     (3 )     (36 )     (6 )
Total other (expense) income     (41,677 )     27       (41,705 )     38  
Loss before income tax expense     (65,113 )     (5,938 )     (77,198 )     (10,673 )
Income tax expense     (56 )     -       (57 )     -  
Net loss     (65,169 )     (5,938 )     (77,255 )     (10,673 )
Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests     45,191       349       45,697       677  
Net loss attributable to common shareholders   $ (19,978 )   $ (5,589 )   $ (31,558 )   $ (9,996 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share(1)   $ (0.39 )     N/A     $ (0.39 )     N/A  
Basic and diluted weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share(1)     51,729,704       N/A       51,729,704       N/A  


(1) Earnings per share information has not been presented for periods prior to the Business Combination (as defined in Note 1 of AST SpaceMobile’s Form 10-Q filed August 16, 2021), as it resulted in values that would not be meaningful to the users of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Refer to Note 12 in the Form 10-Q for further information.







(dollars in thousands)


    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Net loss   $ (65,169 )   $ (5,938 )   $ (77,255 )   $ (10,673 )
Other comprehensive loss                                
Foreign currency translation adjustments     (16 )     (212 )     (281 )     (40 )
Total other comprehensive loss     (16 )     (212 )     (281 )     (40 )
Total comprehensive loss     (65,185 )     (6,150 )     (77,536 )     (10,713 )
Add: Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     45,199       463       45,773       689  
Comprehensive loss attributable to common shareholders   $ (19,986 )   $ (5,687 )   $ (31,763 )   $ (10,024 )







(dollars in thousands)


    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2021     2020  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (77,255 )   $ (10,673 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation     1,074       200  
Amortization of intangible assets     108       105  
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities     41,677       -  
Change in the carrying amount of right-of-use assets     371       141  
Stock-based compensation     598       168  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     748       (323 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (3,519 )     (674 )
Inventory     (1,163 )     (743 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     112       736  
Operating lease liabilities     (220 )     (141 )
Deferred revenue     1,828       1,838  
Other assets and liabilities     (2,731 )     (23 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (38,372 )     (9,389 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchase of property and equipment     (6,998 )     (1,269 )
BlueWalker 3 Satellite - construction in process     (11,600 )     (8,008 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (18,598 )     (9,277 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from Business Combination     456,420       -  
Direct and incremental costs incurred for the Business Combination     (39,542 )     -  
Repayment for founder bridge loan     -       (1,750 )
Proceeds from issuance of Series B Preferred Stock     -       79,833  
Issuance costs from issuance of Series B Preferred Stock     -       (7,745 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     416,878       70,338  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (73 )     (42 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     359,835       51,630  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     42,777       26,498  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 402,612     $ 78,128  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:                
Non-cash investing activities:                
Purchases of construction in process in accounts payable   $ 1,813     $ 945  
Purchases of property and equipment in accounts payable     517       219  
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities as of January 1, 2020 upon adoption of ASC 842     -       6,472  






Exhibit 99.2