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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2023




Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


2460 Alameda St., San Francisco, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)




(415) 320-1261
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:


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


Title of each class  Trading Symbol(s)  Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share  TMPO  The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share  TMPOW  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     x


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. ¨







Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On May 15, 2023, Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


The information, including Exhibit 99.1, in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall otherwise be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On May 10, 2023, Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Letter”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days prior to the date of the Letter, the Company’s market value of publicly held shares (“MVPHS”) was below the $15 million required for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(C) (the “MVPHS Requirement”). The Letter is only a notification of deficiency, not of imminent delisting, and has no current effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s securities.


In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(D), the Company will have 180 calendar days, or until November 6, 2023 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the MVPHS Requirement. To regain compliance with the MVPHS Requirement, the MVPHS must equal or exceed $15 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days on or prior to the MVPHS Compliance Date. If the Company regains compliance with the MVPHS Requirement, Nasdaq will provide the Company with written confirmation and will close the matter.


In the event that the Company does not regain compliance with the MVPHS Requirement by the Compliance Date, it will receive written notification that its securities are subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a Hearings Panel. The Letter notes that the Company may be eligible to transfer the listing of its securities to the Nasdaq Capital Market (provided that it then satisfies the requirements for continued listing on that market). The Company intends to monitor the MVPHS and consider available options to regain compliance with the MVPHS Requirement. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the MVPHS Requirement or will otherwise remain in compliance with other Nasdaq listing criteria.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


99.1   Press Release, dated May 15, 2023
104   Cover Page Interactive Date 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.


  Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc.
Date: May 15, 2023 By: /s/ Ryan Benton
    Ryan Benton
    Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit 99.1




Tempo Automation Announces First Quarter Financial Results


SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2023 — Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPO, “Tempo Automation” or “Tempo”), a leading software-accelerated electronics manufacturer, announced today its financial results for the first quarter of 2023.


“We continued to see strong customer engagement for our software-accelerated platform across multiple industries,” said Joy Weiss, CEO of Tempo Automation. “We look forward to closing the Optimum transaction and further extending our engagement opportunity across the entire new product design and manufacturing process.”


Financial Highlights:


·Total revenue was $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared to $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2022.
·Net loss in the first quarter of 2023 was $7.4 million, compared to net loss of $12.5 million in the first quarter of 2022.
·Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2023 was $(4.1) million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $(7.7) million in the first quarter of 2022.


Business Highlights


·Announced the proposed acquisitions of each of Optimum Design Associates, Inc. and Optimum Design Associates Pty. Ltd. (together “Optimum” and such acquisition, the “Optimum Acquisition”), fast-growing electronic design services companies that add a high-quality, profitable revenue base. Management believes that the Optimum Acquisition provides a significant step toward Tempo’s vision of transforming the speed and quality of electronics prototyping. The Optimum Acquisition is anticipated to close in the late second quarter or early third quarter of 2023. Closing of the Optimum Acquisition is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including Tempo obtaining financing sufficient to fund the cash consideration in the Optimum Acquisition, the receipt of certain regulatory approvals and approval by Nasdaq to list the securities to be issued as consideration in the Optimum Acquisition.
·Upon completion of the Optimum Acquisition, we will have added valuable resources to an already strong team of experienced engineers. Given the synergies between Optimum’s expertise in developing complex designs and the capability of Tempo’s platform to rapidly manufacture them, we expect to increase the pace at which we can help our customers get their products to market quickly.
·Tempo will launch trials of its new customer portal this month, which enhances the customer experience and streamlines internal operations. Features include real-time feedback on price estimates for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), with visibility to supply chain availability and constraints.
·In addition to providing an improved customer experience, the portal also automates numerous manual steps in relaying complex customer specifications to the production line, streamlining operations and eliminating costly and time-consuming errors.





Financial Outlook


Due in part to recent market volatility, we have observed a heightened level of caution among our customers and vendors. This, along with the delay in launching the new customer portal, has resulted in slower than expected sales growth. Additionally, we have experienced delays in securing the necessary financing for the Optimum Acquisition, impacting the anticipated closing timeline. As such, we are adjusting our previously announced financial outlook for the full year 2023 as follows:


·On a standalone basis, Tempo now expects full year revenue to be in the range of $11.0 million to $13.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $(12.5) million to $(10.5) million.
·Assuming that the Optimum Acquisition closes by June 30, 2023, Tempo expects full year revenue (including Optimum) to be in the range of $15.6 million to $19.6 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $(11.0) million to $(8.0) million. On a full-year pro forma basis, giving effect to the closing of the Optimum Acquisition as of January 1, 2023, Tempo expects full year revenue to be in the range of $21.3 million to $25.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $(9.0) million to $(6.0) and million.


About Tempo Automation


Tempo is a leading software-accelerated electronics manufacturer, transforming the way top companies innovate and bring new products to market. Tempo Automation’s unique automated manufacturing platform optimizes the complex process of printed circuit board manufacturing to deliver unmatched quality, speed and agility. The platform’s all-digital process automation, data-driven intelligence, and connected smart factory create a distinctive competitive advantage for customers—to deliver tomorrow’s products today. From rockets to robots, autonomous cars to drones, many of the fastest-moving companies in industrial tech, medical technology, space, and other industries partner with Tempo Automation to accelerate innovation and set a new tempo for progress. Learn more at tempoautomation.com.





Use of Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to Tempo’s business, including statements regarding the services offered by Tempo and the markets in which it operates, and the Optimum Acquisition, including statements regarding the benefits of the proposed acquisition and the anticipated timing of the Optimum Acquisition. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Optimum Acquisition may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of Tempo’s securities; (ii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Optimum Acquisition; (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement relating to the Optimum Acquisition; (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Optimum Acquisition on Tempo’s or Optimum’s business relationships, performance, and business generally; (v) risks that the Optimum Acquisition disrupts current plans of Tempo or Optimum and potential difficulties in Tempo or Optimum employee retention as a result of the Optimum Acquisition; (vi) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the Optimum Acquisition, and identify and realize additional opportunities; (vii) the risk of downturns in the highly competitive industry in which Tempo and Optimum operate; (viii) the enforceability of Optimum’s intellectual property, including its patents, and the potential infringement on the intellectual property rights of others, cyber security risks or potential breaches of data security; (ix) the ability of Optimum to protect the intellectual property and confidential information of its customers; (x) risks relating to Tempo’s ability to obtain requisite capital and maintain adequate liquidity to fund the Optimum Acquisition and support business growth; and (xi) other risks and uncertainties described in Tempo’s filings with the SEC, including its past and future periodic reports and other filings. Such factors and risks as outlined above and in such filings do not constitute all factors and risks that could cause actual results of Tempo to be materially different from Tempo’s forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of today, and Tempo does not intend, and has no obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release, except as required by law.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures


We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards in the United States (“GAAP”). However, management believes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, provide investors with additional useful information in evaluating our operating performance.


Tempo defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), adjusted to exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expense, total other income (expense) including the change in fair value of warrants, change in fair value of derivatives and debt, change in fair value of earnout liabilities, forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, merger related integration costs associated with the recent business combination between Tempo and Tempo Automation, Inc., restructuring charges and redundant costs which includes cost for personnel whose position have been eliminated as part of a restructuring, and impairment charges related to abandonment of certain section of our operation lease and other one-time or non-recurring charges.





The non-GAAP financial measures contained herein should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.


Tempo believes that a quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures contained herein to comparable GAAP measures cannot be made available without unreasonable effort due to the forward-looking nature of the estimates contained herein and the nature and complexity of such reconciliation. The forward-looking estimates contained herein are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards. Consequently, no reconciliations of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures contained herein to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included. Specifically, the following GAAP adjustments, among others, have not been included in the estimates contained herein: revenue accounting, including identifying the relevant performance obligations, allocating the value of the arrangement to the performance obligations and determining the timing of recognition of the relative fair value assigned to the performance obligations. It is probable that these factors would have a significant impact on Tempo’s projected financial position and results of operations as reported under GAAP.




Investor Relations

Lori Barker, Blueshirt Group








(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)


   March 31,   March 31, 
   2023   2022 
Revenue  $2,773   $3,897 
Cost of revenue   2,700    3,652 
Gross profit   73    245 
Operating expenses          
Research and development   1,937    3,329 
Sales and marketing   1,245    3,219 
General and administrative   5,618    4,303 
Total operating expenses   8,800    10,851 
Loss from operations   (8,727)   (10,606)
Other income (expense), net          
Interest expense   (119)   (2,019)
Interest income   77    - 
Other income (expense)   930    (4)
Change in fair value of warrants   (272)   128 
Change in fair value of debt   2,116    - 
Change in fair value of earnout liabilities   (1,392)   - 
Total other income (expense), net   1,340    (1,895)
Loss before income taxes   (7,387)   (12,501)
Income tax provision   -    - 
Net loss  $(7,387)  $(12,501)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss attributable per share to common stockholders, basic and diluted   26,331,475    6,748,520 
Net loss attributable per share to common stockholders, basic and diluted   (0.28)   (1.85)








(in thousands)


   March 31,   March 31, 
   2023   2022 
 Net Loss  $(7,387)  $(12,501)
    Interest expense   119    2,019 
    Interest income   (77)   - 
    Change in fair value of warrants   272    (128)
    Change in fair value of debt   (2,116)   - 
    Change in fair value of earnout liabilities   1,392    - 
    Other income (expense)   (930)   4 
 Loss from Operations   (8,727)   (10,606)
    Depreciation and Amortization (COGS)   127    131 
    Depreciation and Amortization (OPEX)   381    455 
    Stock-based compensation (COGS)   85    167 
    Stock-based compensation (OPEX)   1,626    698 
    Merger and acquisition costs (OPEX)   2,417    1,321 
    Redundant costs (COGS)   4    - 
    Redundant costs (OPEX)   -    100 
 Adjusted EBITDA  $(4,087)  $(7,734)