• Filing Date: 2020-03-23
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
Shareholders' Equity
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]  
Shareholders' Equity

On February 28, 2014, the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended, relating to the initial public offering of the Company’s units was declared effective by the SEC. The Registration Statement covered the offer and sale by the Company of 4,884,650 units, each consisting of one ordinary share and one warrant (“Unit”), which were sold to the public on March 26, 2014 at a price of $6.00 per Unit. The ordinary shares and warrants comprising the Units began separate trading on May 9, 2014. The ordinary shares and warrants are traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “OXBR” and “OXBRW,” respectively. One warrant may be exercised to acquire one ordinary share at an exercise price equal to $7.50 per share on or before March 26, 2024. At any time after September 26, 2014 and before the expiration of the warrants, the Company at its option may cancel the warrants in whole or in part, provided that the closing price per ordinary share has exceeded $9.38 for at least ten trading days within any period of twenty consecutive trading days, including the last trading day of the period.


The initial public offering resulted in aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $29.3 million (of which approximately $5 million related to the fair value proceeds on the warrants issued) and net proceeds of approximately $26.9 million after deducting underwriting commissions and offering expenses.


There were 8,230,700 warrants outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 2018. No warrants were exercised during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.


As of December 31, 2019, none of the Company’s retained earnings were restricted from payment of dividends to the company’s shareholders. However, since most of the Company’s capital and retained earnings may be invested in its subsidiaries, a dividend from the subsidiaries would likely be required in order to fund a dividend to the Company’s shareholders and would require notification to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”).


Under Cayman Islands law, the use of additional paid-in capital is restricted, and the Company will not be allowed to pay dividends out of additional paid-in capital if such payments result in breaches of the prescribed and minimum capital requirement. See also Note 12.