|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
NOTE 5 — STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
We maintain an at-the-market equity offering program pursuant to which we may sell shares of our common stock from time to time on Nasdaq through Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acting as sales agent. We have the availability under the at-the-market program to raise aggregate sales proceeds of up to $189.7 million.
In March 2018, we entered into a preferred stock purchase agreement with BDC Oil and Gas Holdings, LLC (“Bechtel Holdings”), a Delaware limited liability company and an affiliate of Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Bechtel”), pursuant to which we sold to Bechtel Holdings approximately 6.1 million shares of Series C convertible preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”).
In exchange for the Preferred Stock, Bechtel agreed to discharge approximately $22.7 million of amounts outstanding, and to apply approximately $27.3 million to future services, in connection with detailed engineering services for the Driftwood terminal. The approximately $22.7 million is recognized on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets within deferred engineering costs. The remaining approximately $27.3 million from the Preferred Stock issuance is subject to forfeiture and return if future services are not provided. We will account for the issuance of the remaining share of Preferred Stock as those services are received. In addition, the services to be received will be recognized within deferred engineering costs on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. See Note 3, Deferred Engineering Costs, for further information regarding the costs associated with the detailed engineering services.
The holders of the Preferred Stock do not have dividend rights but do have a liquidation preference over holders of our common stock. The holders of the Preferred Stock may convert all or any portion of their shares into shares of our common stock on a one-for-one basis. At any time after “Substantial Completion” of “Project 1,” each as defined in and pursuant to the LSTK EPC agreement for the Driftwood LNG Phase 1 Liquefaction Facility, dated as of November 10, 2017, or at any time after March 21, 2028, we have the right to cause all of the Preferred Stock to be converted into shares of our common stock on a one-for-one basis. The Preferred Stock has been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because including it would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
Exercise of Overallotment
In January 2018, in connection with the Company's December 2017 equity offering, the underwriters exercised their option to purchase an additional 1.5 million shares of our common stock for proceeds of approximately $14.5 million, net of approximately $0.5 million in fees and commissions.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef