Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Nature of Business

Nature of Business
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business
1. Nature of Business

Calyxt, Inc., formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc., was founded in 2010 and incorporated in Delaware. The Company is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. The Company is a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company. Prior to the Company’s initial public offering (IPO) on July 25, 2017, Calyxt was a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellectis. As of March 31, 2018, Cellectis owned approximately 79.1% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Calyxt’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq market under the ticker symbol “CLXT”.

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and related notes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included in the accompanying financial statements. The results of operations for the period ended March 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.

This interim information should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on March 14, 2018 (the Annual Report).

Initial Public Offering

On July 25, 2017, the Company completed an IPO of its common stock. The Company sold an aggregate of 8,050,000 shares of common stock at a price of $8.00 per share, including 1,050,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. In the aggregate, the Company received net proceeds from the IPO and exercise of the overallotment option of approximately $58.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of $3.1 million and offering expenses totaling approximately $3.3 million. As part of the IPO, Cellectis purchased 2,500,000 shares of common stock for a value of $20.0 million, the proceeds of which are included in the net proceeds of approximately $58.0 million. The Company used $5.7 million of the proceeds from Cellectis to pay a portion of the outstanding obligations owed to Cellectis.

Stock Splits

On June 14, 2017, pursuant to the authorization provided in a written consent in lieu of a special meeting of the Company, the Company effected a stock split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio of 100-for-1 and increased the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance to 30,000,000 by filing a Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.

On July 25, 2017, the Company amended its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized capital stock of the Company to 325,000,000 shares of which 275,000,000 shares are designated common stock, par value $0.0001, and 50,000,000 shares are designated preferred stock, par value $0.0001.

On July 25, 2017, concurrently with the closing of the IPO, the Company effected a stock split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio of 2.45-for-1. As a result of the stock split, each share of issued and outstanding common stock was converted into 2.45 shares of issued and outstanding common stock without changing the par value per share.

Since the par value of the common stock remained at $0.0001 per share subsequent to each stock split, the value of common stock recorded to the Company’s balance sheets has been retroactively increased to reflect the par value of the increased number of outstanding shares, with a corresponding decrease to additional paid-in capital. All share and per share data for periods occurring prior to the stock split that are included in the financial statements and related notes have been retroactively restated to reflect the stock splits.