|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
NOTE 14 — 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 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 our Series C convertible preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”).
In exchange for the Preferred Stock, Bechtel agreed to discharge approximately $22.7 million of the outstanding liabilities associated with the detailed engineering services for the Driftwood Project, and to apply approximately $27.3 million to additional future detailed engineering services. During the year ended December 31, 2018, all of the approximately $27.3 million of future services were received and, as such, all $50.0 million have been recognized on our Consolidated Balance Sheets within deferred engineering costs. 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 loss per share because including it in the computation would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
In March 2017, GE Oil & Gas, Inc. (now known as GE Oil & Gas, LLC) (“GE”), as the holder of all 5.5 million outstanding shares of Tellurian Investments Series A convertible preferred stock (the “Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares”), exchanged those shares into an equal number of shares of Tellurian Inc. Series B convertible preferred stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) pursuant to the terms of the Tellurian Investments Certificate of Incorporation (the “Preferred Share Exchange”). The terms of the Series B Preferred Stock were substantially similar to those of the Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares. The Series B Preferred Stock was exchangeable at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to anti-dilution adjustments in certain circumstances.
The ability of GE to exchange the Tellurian Investments Preferred Shares into shares of Series B Preferred Stock or into shares of Tellurian common stock following the Merger required the fair value of such features to be bifurcated from the contract and recognized as an embedded derivative until the Merger Date.
The fair value of the embedded derivative was determined through the use of a model which utilizes certain observable inputs such as the price of Magellan common stock at various points in time and the volatility of Magellan common stock over an assumed half-year and one-year holding period from February 10, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. At each valuation date, the model also included (i) unobservable inputs related to the weighted probabilities of certain Merger-related scenarios and (ii) a discount for the lack of marketability determined through the use of commonly accepted methods. We have therefore classified the fair value measurements of this embedded derivative as Level 3 inputs. On the Merger Date, the embedded derivative was reclassified to additional paid-in capital in accordance with GAAP.
The following table summarizes the changes in fair value for the embedded derivative (in thousands):
In June 2017, GE, as the holder of all 5.5 million outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock, exercised its right to convert all such shares of Series B Preferred Stock into 5.5 million shares of Tellurian common stock pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Series B Preferred Stock.
Public Equity Offerings and Exercise of Overallotment
In June 2018, we sold 12.0 million shares of common stock for proceeds of approximately $115.2 million, net of approximately $3.6 million in fees and commissions. The underwriters were granted an option to purchase up to an additional 1.8 million shares of common stock within 30 days, which was not exercised.
In December 2017, we issued 10.0 million shares of common stock for proceeds of approximately $94.8 million, net of approximately $5.2 million in fees and commissions. The underwriters were granted an option to purchase up to an additional 1.5 million shares of common stock within 30 days. In January 2018, 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.
In January 2017, pursuant to a common stock purchase agreement dated as of December 19, 2016, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL Delaware, Inc. (“TOTAL”), TOTAL purchased, and Tellurian Investments sold and issued to TOTAL, approximately 35.4 million shares of Tellurian Investments common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $207 million, net of offering costs. In connection with the Merger, the shares purchased by TOTAL were exchanged for approximately 46 million shares of Tellurian common stock.
In May 2017, Tellurian and TOTAL entered into a pre-emptive rights agreement pursuant to which TOTAL was granted a right to purchase its pro rata portion of any new equity securities that Tellurian may issue to a third party on the same terms and conditions as such equity securities are offered and sold to such party, subject to certain excepted offerings (the “Pre-emptive Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the common stock purchase agreement dated as of December 19, 2016, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL, the terms and conditions of the Pre-emptive Rights Agreement are similar to those contained in the pre-emptive rights agreement dated as of January 3, 2017, between Tellurian Investments and TOTAL, but the Pre-emptive Rights Agreement is subject to additional excepted offerings.
Retirement of Treasury Stock
In December 2017, the Company retired approximately 1.3 million shares of treasury stock. These retired shares are now included in the Company’s pool of authorized unissued shares.
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://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef