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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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(Mark One)
xQUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022
OR
oTRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ___________________ to ___________________
Commission File Number: 001-41019
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Bird Global, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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Delaware86-3723155
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
 Identification No.)
392 NE 191st Street, #20388
Miami, Florida
33179
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(866) 205-2442
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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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
Class A Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value per share
BRDSNew York Stock Exchange
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common StockBRDS WSNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated fileroAccelerated filero
 
Non-accelerated filerxSmaller reporting companyx
 
Emerging growth companyx
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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x
As of April 30, 2022, there were 244,232,830 shares of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, outstanding, which includes restricted shares of our Class A Common Stock held by certain equity award holders under the Bird Global, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan, as well as restricted shares of Class A Common Stock issued upon early exercises of options, and 34,534,930 shares of the registrant’s Class X Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, outstanding.


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Quarterly Report”) contains forward-looking statements. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended, the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended, the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this Quarterly Report may be forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, industry and business trends, equity compensation, business strategy, plans, market growth and our objectives for future operations.
The forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report are only predictions. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition, and results of operations; risks related to our relatively short operating history and our new and evolving business model, which makes it difficult to evaluate our future prospects, forecast financial results, and assess the risks and challenges we may face; our ability to achieve or maintain profitability in the future; our ability to retain existing riders or add new riders; our Fleet Managers’ ability to maintain vehicle quality or service levels; our ability to evaluate our business and prospects in the new and rapidly changing industry in which we operate; risks related to the impact of poor weather and seasonality on our business; our ability to obtain vehicles that meet our quality specifications in sufficient quantities on commercially reasonable terms; our ability to compete successfully in the highly competitive industries in which we operate; risks related to our substantial indebtedness; our ability to secure additional financing; risks related to the effective operation of mobile operating systems, networks and standards that we do not control; risks related to action by governmental authorities to restrict access to our products and services in their localities; risks related to claims, lawsuits, arbitration proceedings, government investigations and other proceedings that we are regularly subject to; risks related to compliance, market and other risks, including the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, in relation to any expansion by us into international markets; and the other important factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 Form 10-K”) and described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report are based upon information available to us as of the date of this Quarterly Report, and while we believe such information forms a reasonable basis for such statements, such information may be limited or incomplete, and our statements should not be read to indicate that we have conducted an exhaustive inquiry into, or review of, all potentially available relevant information. These statements are inherently uncertain and investors are cautioned not to unduly rely upon these statements.
You should read this Quarterly Report and the documents that we reference in this Quarterly Report and have filed as exhibits to this Quarterly Report with the understanding that our actual future results, performance and achievements may be materially different from what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report. Except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.
Unless the context otherwise requires, all references in this Quarterly Report to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or “Bird” refer to Bird Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries. References to “Bird Global” refer to Bird Global, Inc. and references to “Bird Rides” refer to Bird Rides, Inc.
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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements.
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share amounts and number of shares)
 March 31, 2022December 31, 2021
(Unaudited) 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$35,026 $128,556 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents—current33,834 30,142 
Accounts receivable, net9,885 8,397 
Inventory, net23,262 28,242 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets58,052 33,778 
Total current assets160,059 229,115 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents—non current1,487 1,203 
Property and equipment, net1,315 1,526 
Vehicle deposits104,313 117,071 
Vehicles, net173,184 118,949 
Goodwill118,911 121,169 
Other assets7,780 8,228 
Total assets$567,049 $597,261 
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$8,294 $5,002 
Accrued expenses34,471 31,428 
Deferred revenue42,757 43,345 
Notes payable68,607 49,094 
Other current liabilities5,978 5,089 
Total current liabilities160,107 133,958 
Derivative liabilities27,549 136,196 
Other liabilities5,720 6,282 
Total liabilities193,376 276,436 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, and 240,141,898 and 238,089,017 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, and Class X common stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 34,534,930 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
27 27 
Additional paid-in capital1,522,270 1,475,300 
Accumulated other comprehensive income3,065 7,538 
Accumulated deficit(1,151,689)(1,162,040)
Total stockholders’ equity373,673 320,825 
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock, and stockholders’ equity$567,049 $597,261 
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts and number of shares)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20222021
Revenues:  
Sharing33,577 21,649 
Product sales4,401 4,021 
Total revenues37,978 25,670 
Cost of sharing, exclusive of depreciation21,386 14,398 
Cost of product sales4,229 4,215 
Depreciation on sharing vehicles8,940 5,017 
Gross margin3,423 2,040 
Other operating expenses:
General and administrative (including stock-based compensation expense of $44.7 million and $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)
84,650 30,190 
Selling and marketing (including stock-based compensation expense of $0.8 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)
5,051 3,507 
Research and development (including stock-based compensation expense of $3.2 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)
10,513 7,299 
Total operating expenses100,214 40,996 
Loss from operations(96,791)(38,956)
Interest expense, net(1,401)(1,572)
Other income (expense), net108,580 (35,652)
Income (loss) before income taxes10,388 (76,180)
Provision for income taxes37 20 
Net income (loss)10,351 (76,200)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders
     Basic$0.04 $(1.69)
     Diluted$0.04 $(1.69)
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding: (1)
     Basic269,825,019 46,420,222 
     Diluted280,949,068 46,420,222 
(1) Weighted-average shares outstanding have been retroactively restated for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 to give effect to the Business Combination
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20222021
Net income (loss)$10,351 $(76,200)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:
Change in currency translation adjustment(4,473)(2,325)
Other comprehensive loss(4,473)(2,325)
Total comprehensive income (loss)$5,878 $(78,525)
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ (Deficit) Equity
(Unaudited, in thousands, except number of shares)
Redeemable Convertible Preferred StockRedeemable Convertible Prime Preferred Stock and Exchanged Common StockRedeemable Convertible Senior Preferred StockFounders Convertible Preferred StockCommon Stock
SharesAmountSharesAmountSharesAmountSharesAmountSharesAmountAdditional
Paid-In
 Capital
Accumulated
 Other
 Comprehensive
 Income
Accumulated
 Deficit
Total
 Stockholders’
 (Deficit) Equity
Balance at December 31, 2020 (1)135,225,157 $1,044,282  $  $ 3,993,432  47,713,169  $92,654 $13,005 $(965,707)$(860,048)
Net loss(76,200)(76,200)
Issuance of Common Stock through exercise of stock options and expiration of repurchase provision for early exercises1,592,693  435 435 
Vesting of Common Stock1,951,826   
Stock-based compensation expense1,485 1,485 
Conversion of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock to Common Stock(135,225,157)(1,044,282)135,225,157  1,044,282 1,044,282 
Conversion of Common Stock to Redeemable Convertible Prime Preferred Stock and Exchanged Common Stock135,225,157 1,044,282 (135,225,157)(1,044,282)(1,044,282)
Issuance of Redeemable Convertible Senior Preferred Stock, net of derivatives and issuance costs, and accrual of paid-in kind dividends19,833,612 80,570 (2,030)(2,030)
Foreign currency translation adjustment(2,325)(2,325)
Balance at March 31, 2021 $ 135,225,157 $1,044,282 19,833,612 $80,570 3,993,432 $ 51,257,688 $ $92,544 $10,680 $(1,041,907)$(938,683)
(1) Shares of preferred stock and common stock have been retroactively restated to give effect to the Business Combination.
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ (Deficit) Equity
(Unaudited, in thousands, except number of shares)

Common Stock
SharesAmountAdditional
Paid-In
 Capital
Accumulated
 Other
 Comprehensive
 Income
Accumulated
 Deficit
Total
 Stockholders’
 (Deficit) Equity
Balance at December 31, 2021272,623,947 $27 $1,475,300 $7,538 $(1,162,040)$320,825 
Net income10,351 10,351 
Issuance of Common Stock through exercise of stock options and expiration of repurchase provision for early exercises843,591  169 169 
Issuance of Common Stock through settlement of restricted stock units1,817,226   
Shares of Common Stock withheld related to net share settlement(607,936) (1,903)(1,903)
Stock-based compensation expense48,704 48,704 
Foreign currency translation adjustment(4,473)(4,473)
Balance at March 31, 2022274,676,828 $27 $1,522,270 $3,065 $(1,151,689)$373,673 
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20222021
Cash flows from operating activities  
Net income (loss)$10,351 $(76,200)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Issuance of and mark-to-market adjustments of derivative liabilities(108,646)31,504 
Depreciation and amortization9,512 6,087 
Non-cash vehicle expenses2,557 1,383 
Stock-based compensation expense48,704 1,485 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts352 808 
Bad debt expense20 502 
Other278 (331)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable(1,509)243 
Inventory3,323 3,015 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(13,814)(2,397)
Other assets63 15 
Accounts payable3,329 (2,431)
Deferred revenue(474)1,378 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities3,952 (1,459)
Other liabilities(563)61 
Net cash used in operating activities(42,565)(36,337)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment(251)(66)
Purchases of vehicles(63,364)(12,117)
Net cash used in investing activities(63,615)(12,183)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs23,716  
Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible senior preferred stock and derivatives, net of issuance costs 187,781 
Payment for taxes related to net share settlement(1,903) 
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock169 435 
Debt repayments(4,353) 
Net cash provided by financing activities17,629 188,216 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(1,003)5,360 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents(89,554)145,056 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents
Beginning of period159,901 53,767 
End of period$70,347 $198,823 
Components of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents35,026 182,134 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents35,321 16,689 
Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents$70,347 $198,823 
See Accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Bird Global, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Company Overview
Bird Global, Inc. (“Bird Global” and, together with its subsidiaries, “Bird”, the “Company”, “our”, or “we”) was incorporated in Delaware on May 4, 2021 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bird Rides, Inc. (“Bird Rides”). Bird Global was formed for the purpose of completing the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, dated May 11, 2021 (as amended, the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among Switchback II Corporation (“Switchback”), Maverick Merger Sub Inc., a direct and wholly owned subsidiary of Switchback (“Merger Sub”), Bird Rides, and Bird Global.

Bird is a micromobility company engaged in delivering electric transportation solutions for short distances. The Company partners with cities to bring lightweight, electric vehicles to residents and visitors in an effort to replace car trips by providing an alternative sustainable transportation option. Bird’s offerings include its core vehicle-sharing business and operations (“Sharing”), and sales of Bird-designed vehicles for personal use (“Product Sales”).
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements (“condensed consolidated financial statements”) include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. All intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated upon consolidation.
The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021 included herein was derived from the audited annual consolidated financial statements as of that date. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited annual consolidated financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary to state fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations, comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ deficit (equity), and cash flows for the periods presented, but are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be anticipated for any future annual or interim period.
There have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies as described in the audited consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2021.
Certain amounts from prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation. None of these reclassifications had a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates estimates, which are subject to significant judgment, including, but not limited to, those related to useful lives associated with vehicles, impairment of other long-lived assets, impairment of goodwill, assumptions utilized in the valuation of derivative liabilities and certain equity awards, and loss contingencies. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2016-02—Leases (Topic 842), which introduces a lessee model that brings most leases on the balance sheet and aligns many of the underlying principles of the new lessor model with those in the new revenue recognition standard. The FASB also subsequently issued guidance amending and clarifying various aspects of the new leases guidance. The new leasing standard represents a wholesale change to lease accounting for lessees and requires additional disclosures regarding leasing arrangements. This update is effective for annual periods beginning January 1, 2022, and interim periods beginning January 1, 2023, with early adoption permitted. While the Company is continuing to assess the potential impacts of ASU 2016-02, it does not expect it to have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.
The Company does not believe there are any other recently issued and effective or not yet effective pronouncements that would have or are expected to have any significant effect on the Company’s financial position, cash flows or results of operations.
Note 2 – Fair Value Measurements
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
GAAP defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants in the principal market or, if none exists, the most advantageous market, for the specific asset or liability at the measurement date (referred to as the “exit price”). Fair value is a market-based measurement that is determined based upon assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability, including consideration of nonperformance risk.
The Company discloses and recognizes the fair value of its assets and liabilities using a hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. This hierarchy indicates the extent to which inputs used in measuring fair value are observable in the market.
Level 1: Inputs that reflect quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that are observable.
Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.
Level 3: Inputs that are unobservable to the extent that observable inputs are not available for the asset or liability at the measurement date and include management’s judgment about assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
Derivatives Liabilities
In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company designated 30,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock (“Earnout Shares”) to be issued to all Eligible Equity Holders (as defined below), subject to occurrence during the Earnout Period (as defined below) of the Earnout Triggering Events (as defined below). An “Eligible Equity Holder” means a holder of a share of common stock, including a share of restricted stock, a stock option or a restricted stock unit (“RSU”) of Bird Rides, in each case, immediately prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. The “Earnout Period” means the five-year period ending on November 4, 2026. The “Earnout Triggering Events” are tied to the daily volume-weighted average sale price of one share of Class A Common Stock quoted on the NYSE for any ten trading days within any 20 consecutive trading day period within the Earnout Period.
NGP Switchback II, LLC and certain officers and directors of Switchback entered into an amendment to the letter agreement, dated January 7, 2021, pursuant to which, among other things, the parties agreed, effective upon the consummation of the Business Combination, to subject to potential forfeiture (on a pro rata basis) an aggregate of 1,976,563 shares of Class A Common Stock held by them (the “Switchback Founder Earn Back Shares”), which will cease to be subject to potential forfeiture based upon events tied to the average reported last sale price of one share of our Class A Common Stock quoted on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") for any ten trading days within any 20 consecutive trading day period within the Earnout Period.
Immediately after giving effect to the Business Combination, the Company assumed 6,550,000 private placement warrants from Switchback (the “Private Placement Warrants”) and 6,324,972 public warrants from Switchback (the “Public Warrants”). In addition, there were 59,908 warrants outstanding to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock (collectively with the Private Placement Warrants and the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”).
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The Company’s derivative liabilities are remeasured at fair value through other income (expense), net at each reporting period. Such fair value measurements are predominantly based on Level 3 inputs, with the exception of the Public Warrants, which are based on Level 1 inputs. The following tables detail the fair value measurements of derivative liabilities that are measured at a fair value on a recurring basis (in thousands):
March 31, 2022
Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Earnout Shares$ $ $20,258 $20,258 
Switchback Founder Earn Back Shares  1,962 1,962 
Warrants2,403  2,926 5,329 
Total$2,403 $ $25,146 $27,549 
December 31, 2021
Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Earnout Shares$ $ $106,003 $106,003 
Switchback Founder Earn Back Shares  9,087 9,087 
Warrants6,515  14,591 21,106 
Total$6,515 $ $129,681 $136,196 
Amounts associated with the issuance of and mark-to-market adjustments of derivative liabilities are reflected in other income (expense), net and totaled $108.6 million of other income and $31.5 million of other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Note 3 –Vehicles, net
The Company’s vehicles, net balance consists of the following (in thousands):
 March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
Deployed vehicles$111,886 $93,192 
Undeployed vehicles76,304 46,867 
Spare parts24,066 10,009 
Less: Accumulated depreciation(39,072)(31,119)
Total vehicles, net$173,184 $118,949 
Depreciation expense relating to vehicles was $8.9 million and $5.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Note 4 –Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
The Company’s prepaid expenses and other current assets consists of the following (in thousands):
March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
Inventory deposits$32,400 $18,628 
Tariff reimbursement receivable11,750  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets13,902 15,150 
Total prepaid expenses and other current assets$58,052 $33,778 
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Note 5 – Goodwill
The Company's goodwill balance as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was $118.9 million and $121.2 million, respectively. The decrease during the three months ended March 31, 2022 was a result of a foreign currency translation adjustment.
Note 6 – Income Taxes
The Company computes its quarterly income tax provision and resulting effective tax rate by using a forecasted annual effective tax rate and adjusting for any discrete items arising during the quarter. The Company’s effective tax rate was 0.36% and (0.03)% for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
The effective tax rate differs from the U.S. statutory tax rate primarily due to a valuation allowance against our U.S. deferred tax assets and majority of foreign deferred tax assets. We expect to maintain this valuation allowance until it becomes more likely than not that the benefit of our deferred tax assets will be realized by way of expected future taxable income.
Note 7 – Notes Payable
Apollo Vehicle Financing Facility
In April 2021, the Company’s wholly owned consolidated special purpose vehicle entity (the “SPV”) entered into a credit agreement (the “Apollo Credit Agreement”) with Apollo Investment Corporation, as a lender, and MidCap Financial Trust, as a lender and administrative agent, to allow the SPV to borrow up to $40.0 million (the “Vehicle Financing Facility”) with no right to re-borrow any portion of the Vehicle Financing Facility that is repaid or prepaid. The Vehicle Financing Facility includes a repayment mechanism tied directly to revenue generation by vehicles on lease by the SPV to Bird Rides under an intercompany leasing arrangement (the “Scooter Lease”). Vehicles and cash in the SPV may be transferred out of the SPV in compliance with the terms, conditions, and covenants of the Apollo Credit Agreement.
In October 2021, the SPV entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Apollo Credit Agreement which, among other things, increased the commitments provided by the lenders from $40.0 million to $150.0 million, with any extension of credit above $40.0 million subject to the consummation of the Business Combination. In November 2021, the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement were consummated, resulting in access to extensions of credit up to $150.0 million under the Vehicle Financing Facility. In April 2022, the SPV entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Apollo Credit Agreement which, among other things, permits borrowings in respect of scooters located in the United Kingdom, European Union, and Israel up to a sub-limit of $50 million (the “EMEA Loans”), in addition to borrowings in respect of scooters located in the United States (the “U.S. Loans”). As amended, the Apollo Credit Agreement continues to allow the SPV to borrow up to the remaining availability under the maximum commitment of $150 million, both through U.S. Loans as well as the EMEA Loans, the proceeds of which may be used for general corporate purposes. As of March 31, 2022, we had $77.0 million of availability under the Vehicle Financing Facility.
The Company drew down $24.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022. The outstanding principal balance under the Vehicle Financing Facility as of March 31, 2022 was $68.6 million.
The Vehicle Financing Facility is secured by a first priority perfected security interest in vehicles contributed by Bird Rides to the SPV, collections from revenue generated by vehicles subject to the facility, and a reserve account related to such collections (collectively, “Collateral”). As of March 31, 2022, the Company maintained $9.1 million in such reserve account, which is classified as restricted cash and cash equivalents—current in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Outstanding Vehicle Financing Facility balances bear interest at the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), subject to a 1.0% floor, plus a margin of 7.5% that is accrued and paid by the Company on a monthly basis. The maturity date of the Vehicle Financing Facility is November 30, 2024 (“Final Maturity Date”). On the fourth business day of each month prior to the Final Maturity Date, the Company is required to repay principal outstanding under the Vehicle Financing Facility based on a preset monthly amortization schedule (such amount, the “Amortization Amount”). In addition, on the fourth business day of each of January, April, July, and October, the Company is required to repay an additional amount of principal outstanding under the Vehicle Financing Facility to the extent 50% of revenues generated from the underlying Collateral is greater than the sum of the Amortization Amounts due for the preceding quarter. All
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outstanding Vehicle Financing Facility balances will be due and payable as previously stated, unless the commitments are terminated earlier, or if an event of default occurs (or automatically in the case of certain bankruptcy-related events of default).
The Apollo Credit Agreement includes certain customary representations, warranties, affirmative and negative financial and non-financial covenants, events of default, and indemnification provisions. The primary negative covenant is a limitation on liens against vehicles included in the underlying Collateral, which restricts the Company from selling, assigning, or disposing of any Collateral contributed in connection with the Apollo Credit Agreement. The primary affirmative covenant is a requirement to provide monthly reports within 30 days after the end of each fiscal month and audited annual financial statements at a specified time. The Scooter Lease includes two financial covenants, namely, a minimum liquidity requirement and a minimum tangible net worth requirement, in each case calculated as of the last business day of each calendar month.
The Company is currently in compliance with all the terms and covenants of the Apollo Credit Agreement and the Scooter Lease. In accordance with the terms outlined in the agreements, the Company made contractual principal payments totaling $4.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022. Issuance costs related to the Apollo Credit Agreement of $4.9 million were capitalized as a deferred asset and are amortized over the term of the Apollo Credit Agreement.
Interest expense for the Vehicle Financing Facility for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $1.1 million.
Note 8 – Common Stock
Common Stock
As of March 31, 2022, the Company has the authority to issue 1,000,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, 10,000,000 shares of Class B Common Stock, and 50,000,000 shares of Class X Common Stock. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had 240,141,898 and 34,534,930 shares of Class A Common Stock and Class X Common Stock, respectively, issued and outstanding. As of March 31, 2022, there were no shares of Class B Common Stock issued and outstanding. Shares of restricted stock, including restricted stock issued upon an early exercise of an option that have not vested, are excluded from the number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding because the grantee is not entitled to the rewards of share ownership until such vesting occurs.
Holders of outstanding common stock are entitled to dividends when and if declared by our board of directors, subject to the rights of the holders of all classes of preferred stock outstanding having priority rights. No dividends have been declared by the Company’s board of directors from inception through March 31, 2022.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Bird Global or applicable law, each holder of Class X Common Stock has the right to 20 votes per share of Class X Common Stock outstanding and held of record by such holder, and each holder of Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock has the right to one vote per share of Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock outstanding and held of record by such holder.
Note 9 – Stock-Based Compensation Expense
2017 Plan
Under the Bird Rides, Inc. 2017 Stock Plan, adopted on May 10, 2017, Bird Rides granted options to purchase its common stock, restricted stock awards (“RSAs”), and RSUs to certain employees, directors and consultants. On November 4, 2021, in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination and the adoption of the Bird Global, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”), the Bird Rides, Inc. 2017 Stock Plan was amended and restated (as amended and restated, the “2017 Plan”), and terminated, such that only awards under the 2017 Plan that remained outstanding as of November 4, 2021 (the date on which the Business Combination was consummated) continue to be subject to the terms of the 2017 Plan, but the Company cannot continue granting awards thereunder. The awards granted under the 2017 Plan are considered equity-classified awards.
Stock options and RSUs granted under the 2017 Plan are generally service-based awards, typically vesting over a total of four years pursuant to two different vesting schedules. Under one vesting schedule, the first vest is generally a one-year cliff vest, followed by monthly or quarterly vesting for the final three years. Under the second vesting schedule, the
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award vests on a monthly or quarterly basis over the four-year vest term. In addition, Bird Rides issued RSAs to certain members of its board of directors. The 2017 Plan also allows for the early exercise of stock options if approved by our board of directors. Shares purchased pursuant to the early exercise of stock options are subject to repurchase until those shares vest. As a result, cash received in exchange for unvested shares upon an early exercise is recorded within current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets and is reclassified to common stock and additional paid–in capital as the shares vest.
Shares of restricted stock issued upon an early exercise of an option are not considered outstanding because the grantee is not entitled to the rewards of share ownership. Those shares are not shown as outstanding on the balance sheet and are excluded from earnings (loss) per share until the shares are no longer subject to a repurchase feature.
All awards granted under the 2017 Plan were retroactively restated to reflect the application of the Business Combination.
2021 Plan
The 2021 Plan, adopted on November 4, 2021, provides for the grant of stock options, RSUs, RSAs, and stock appreciation rights to employees and consultants of the Company and its subsidiaries and non-employee directors of the Company. A total of 59,500,730 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock were initially reserved for issuance under the 2021 Plan. In addition, the shares reserved for issuance under the 2021 Plan will include any awards granted under the 2017 Plan that, after November 4, 2021, expire, are forfeited or otherwise terminated without having been fully exercised, provided that the maximum number of shares that may be added to the 2021 Plan from the 2017 Plan is 17,820,688.
The number of shares available for issuance under the 2021 Plan is increased on January 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 2022, in an amount equal to the lesser of: (i) 5% of the aggregate number of shares of Class A Common Stock and Class X Common Stock outstanding on the final day of the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) such smaller number of shares as determined by our board of directors. On January 1, 2022, an additional 13,732,005 shares of Class A Common Stock became available for issuance under the 2021 Plan.
Only RSUs and RSAs have been granted under the 2021 Plan. With the exception of the Management Award RSUs (as defined below), awards granted under the 2021 Plan are generally service-based awards, typically vesting over a total of four years pursuant to two different vesting schedules. Under one vesting schedule, the first vest is generally a one-year cliff vest, followed by quarterly vesting for the final three years. Under the second vesting schedule, the award vests on a quarterly basis over the four-year vest term. From April 2022, awards granted under the 2021 Plan generally vest on a quarterly basis over a one-year vest term.
In November 2021, the Company’s board of directors granted 29.1 million RSUs to certain employees (“Management Award RSUs”) under the 2021 Plan. The Management Award RSUs vest upon the satisfaction of a service-based vesting condition and the achievement of certain stock price goals, $12.50, $20.00, and $30.00. The Management Award RSUs are excluded from Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding until the satisfaction of these vesting conditions. The Company will recognize total stock-based compensation expense of $176.3 million over the derived service period, using the accelerated attribution method. The Company recognized $26.0 million of stock-based compensation expense related to the Management Award RSUs during the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Unvested shares of restricted stock are not considered outstanding because the grantee is not entitled to the rewards of share ownership prior to vesting. Unvested shares are not shown as outstanding on the balance sheet and are excluded from earnings (loss) per share until the shares are vested.
The Company granted zero and 0.1 million stock options during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively and 4.6 million and zero RSUs during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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The following table summarizes stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively (in thousands):
Three months ended March 31,
20222021
General and administrative44,678 1,104 
Sales and marketing841 179 
Research and development3,185 202 
Total$48,704 $1,485 
Note 10 – Earnings (Loss) Per Share Attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period without consideration for common stock equivalents. Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period and potentially dilutive common stock equivalents, except in cases where the effect of the common stock equivalent would be anti-dilutive.
The Company computes earnings (loss) per share using the two-class method. The rights, including the liquidation and dividend rights, of the Class A Common Stock and Class X Common Stock are identical, other than voting rights. Accordingly, the Class A Common Stock and Class X Common Stock share equally in the Company’s net income (losses). Because the computed earnings (loss) per share for holders of the Class A Common Stock and the Class X Common Stock is identical, we do not present separate earnings (loss) per share computations.
Loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was retroactively restated to reflect the application of the Business Combination. Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was adjusted to reflect the accrual of paid-in kind dividends earned by certain holders of senior preferred stock. The following table presents the calculation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders (in thousands, except per share amounts):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
Numerator:
Net income (loss)$10,351 $(76,200)
Adjustments to net income (loss) (2,030)
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders$10,351 $(78,230)
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares outstanding269,825 46,420 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.04 $(1.69)
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Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
Numerator:
Net income (loss)$10,351 $(76,200)
Adjustments to net income (loss) (2,030)
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders$10,351 $(78,230)
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares outstanding269,825 46,420 
Stock options10,608  
RSUs516  
     Diluted weighted-average number of shares
280,949 46,420 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.04 $(1.69)
The following outstanding securities were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because their effect would have been anti-dilutive for the periods presented (in thousands):
As of March 31,
20222021
Redeemable Convertible Senior Preferred Stock 19,834 
Redeemable Convertible Prime Preferred Stock and Exchanged Common Stock 135,225 
Founders Convertible Preferred Stock 3,993 
Unvested shares of Common Stock 3,290 
Stock options1,007 15,448 
RSUs25,740  
Management Award RSUs29,073  
Warrants to purchase Redeemable Convertible Prime Preferred Stock 94 
Warrants to purchase Redeemable Convertible Senior Preferred Stock 5,180 
Warrants to purchase Class A Common Stock12,935  
Contingently issuable shares1,977  
Total70,732 183,065 
While the portion of the Earnout Shares designated to holders of common stock of Bird Rides immediately prior to the consummation of the Business Combination would have been anti-dilutive for the periods presented, such Earnout Shares are not outstanding securities and have been excluded from the table above.
Note 11 – Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Leases
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had operating lease agreements for its facilities in various locations throughout the United States, as well as around the world, which expire at various dates through 2026. The terms of the lease agreements provide for fixed rental payments on a gradually increasing basis over the term of the lease. The Company did not enter into any material new leases during the three months ending March 31, 2022.
Purchase Commitments
The Company has commitments related to vehicles, software, hosting services, and other items in the ordinary course of business with varying expirations through 2025. These amounts are determined based on the non-cancelable quantities or termination amounts to which the Company is contractually obligated.
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As of March 31, 2022, the Company has commitments to purchase inventory and vehicles of $9.1 million through July 2022.
Notes Payable
The Company has commitments related to the Vehicle Financing Facility. As of March 31, 2022, the Company has future minimum payments of $68.6 million due in the next 12 months.
Litigation and Indemnifications
The Company is from time to time involved in legal proceedings, claims, and regulatory matters, indirect tax examinations or government inquiries and investigations that may arise in the ordinary course of business. Certain of these matters include speculative claims for substantial or indeterminate amounts of damages. The Company records a liability when the Company believes that it is both probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If the Company determines that a loss is reasonably possible and the loss or range of loss can be estimated, the Company discloses the possible loss in the consolidated financial statements.

The Company reviews the developments in contingencies that could affect the amount of the provisions that have been previously recorded. The Company adjusts provisions and changes to disclosures accordingly to reflect the impact of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel, and updated information. Significant judgment is required to determine both the probability and the estimated amount of loss.

The Company is not a party to any outstanding material litigation and management is not currently aware of any legal proceedings that, individually or in the aggregate, are deemed to be material to the Company’s financial condition or results of operations other than certain consolidated proceedings alleging that individuals who previously provided services as mechanics and chargers were misclassified as independent contractors in violation of the California Labor Code and wage laws. We are also subject to, and defending, proceedings alleging that individuals who previously provided services as Fleet Managers were misclassified as independent contractors in violation of the California Labor Code and wage laws. We intend to vigorously defend these claims. Accordingly, we are not able to estimate the loss or range of loss. Further, the outcome of legal proceedings, claims, and regulatory matters, indirect tax examinations and governmental inquiries and investigations are inherently uncertain. Therefore, if one or more of these matters were resolved against the Company for amounts in excess of management’s expectations, the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, including in a reporting period in which any such outcome becomes probable and estimable, could be materially adversely affected.

Note 12 – Segment Information
The Company determines its operating segments based on how the chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) manages the business, allocates resources, makes operating decisions and evaluates operating performance. The CODM does not evaluate operating segments using asset information and, accordingly, the Company does not report asset information by segment. The Company does not aggregate its operating segments into reportable segments. Accordingly, the Company has identified three reportable segments, which are organized based on the geographic areas in which it conducts business, as follows:
SegmentDescription
North AmericaIncludes Canada and the United States
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)Includes all countries within the European Union, United Kingdom, and countries within the Middle East
OtherIncludes South America, China, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan
The Company’s segment operating performance measure is gross margin. Gross margin is defined as revenue less cost of revenue, exclusive of depreciation, and depreciation on Sharing vehicles.
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The following tables provides information about the Company’s segments and a reconciliation of the total segment gross margin to loss before income taxes (in thousands):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
North America
EMEA
Other
Total
 Segments
North America
EMEA
Other
Total
 Segments
Revenues:
Sharing$24,992 8,479 106 33,577 $18,167 3,482  21,649 
Product sales4,234 167  4,401 3,831 190  4,021 
Total revenues29,226 8,646 106 37,978 21,998 3,672  25,670 
Cost of sharing, exclusive of depreciation13,794 7,551 41 21,386 12,531 1,867  14,398 
Cost of product sales4,178 51  4,229 4,067 148  4,215 
Depreciation on sharing vehicles4,704 4,213 23 8,940 2,353 2,664  5,017 
Gross margin$6,550 (3,169)42 3,423 $3,047 (1,007) 2,040 
Reconciling items:
Total expenses$(6,965)$78,220 
Loss before income taxes$10,388 $(76,180)
    In accordance with ASC 280—Segment Reporting, the Company attributes Product Sales (and the related cost of Product Sales) based on the location of the subsidiary that made the sale, as opposed to the location of the customer or point of shipment.
Note 13 – Subsequent Events
On May 12, 2022, the Company entered into a Standby Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with YA II PN, Ltd. (“Yorkville”). Yorkville is a fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LP, headquartered in Mountainside, New Jersey.

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Yorkville up to $100.0 million of its shares of Class A Common Stock at any time during the 36 months following the execution of the Purchase Agreement, subject to the terms of the Purchase Agreement. To request a purchase, the Company would submit an advance notice to Yorkville specifying the number of shares it intends to sell to Yorkville. At the Company’s option, the shares would be purchased by Yorkville at a price of either (i) 97% of the average of the VWAP (as defined below) on each of the three consecutive trading days commencing on the notice date (an “Option 1 Advance”) or (ii) 97% of the closing VWAP (as defined below) on the effective date of the advance notice (an “Option 2 Advance”); in each case, with the sale occurring following the applicable pricing period. The Company may also specify a certain minimum acceptable price per share in each sale that it requests under the Purchase Agreement (an “Advance”). “VWAP” means, for any trading day, the daily volume weighted average price of the Company’s Class A Common Stock for such date on the NYSE as reported by Bloomberg L.P. during regular trading hours. Each Advance may be for a number of shares of Class A Common Stock with an aggregate value of up to $20.0 million, subject to certain volume limitations and other conditions set forth below. Except as otherwise may be agreed by the Company and Yorkville, each Option 1 Advance and Option 2 Advance would be further limited to 150% or 50%, respectively, of the average trading volume during the three trading days preceding the Advance notice. In no event is Yorkville obligated to purchase any shares that would result in it owning more than 4.99% of the then-outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock. Moreover, under the applicable NYSE rules, in no event will we issue to Yorkville shares that, in the aggregate, would exceed 19.99% of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of the date of the Purchase Agreement (the “Exchange Cap”) unless the Company has received stockholder approval for such issuance or such issuance is otherwise permitted by applicable NYSE rules.

Yorkville’s obligation to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Purchase Agreement is subject to a number of conditions, including that a registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) be filed with the SEC, registering the resale of the Commitment Fee Shares (as defined below) and the shares to be issued pursuant to any Advance under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and that the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC. As consideration for Yorkville’s commitment to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock at the Company’s direction upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement, upon
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execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company committed to issue to Yorkville 217,203 shares of Class A Common Stock (the “Commitment Shares”) in three equal installments within six months of execution of the Purchase Agreement.

In addition to the Company’s right to request Advances, within five business days after the filing of the Registration Statement and subject to certain conditions, including with respect to the Company’s trailing five-day VWAP, the Company may also request a pre-advance loan (“Pre-Advance Loan”) from Yorkville, of up to $21.0 million pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The Pre-Advance Loan will be evidenced by a promissory note (the “Promissory Note”), which will mature on the six- or seven-month anniversary of the Pre-Advance Loan, at the Company’s option. The Promissory Note accrues interest at a rate of 0%, but will be issued with 4.76% original issue discount, and will be repaid in equal monthly installments beginning on the second or third month, at the Company’s option, following the date of the Pre-Advance Loan. The Promissory Note may be repaid with the proceeds of an Advance or repaid in cash and, if repaid in cash, together with a 2% premium.
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations together with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report, as well as our audited annual consolidated financial statements and related notes as disclosed in our 2021 Form 10-K. This discussion reflects the historical results of operations and financial position of Bird and its subsidiaries prior to the Business Combination (defined below). This discussion contains forward-looking statements based upon current plans, expectations and beliefs involving risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those set forth in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our 2021 Form 10-K.
Overview
Bird’s mission is to provide environmentally friendly transportation for everyone. We believe in leading the transition to clean, equitable transportation through innovation and technology. In partnership with cities, Bird’s proprietary technology and operations are revolutionizing the existing transportation paradigm by making lightweight electric vehicles readily available to rent or own around the world.

Since our first shared ride in 2017, we have facilitated over 140 million trips on Bird vehicles through our vehicle -sharing business. Today, Bird offers riders an on-demand, affordable, and cleaner alternative for their short-range mobility needs in over 400 cities worldwide. We believe that Bird is uniquely positioned to capture share in this market due to (i) our founder-led, visionary management team, (ii) our advanced technology and data platform, (iii) aligned incentives in the mutually beneficial operating model in which we utilize third-party logistics providers (“Fleet Managers”) to store, charge, maintain, and repair our vehicles, and (iv) our strong year-round unit economics.

COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of environmentally conscious, socially distanced transportation alternatives such as Bird. As the world enters a new, post-pandemic “normal,” we are continuing to work with cities to increase micromobility access and infrastructure investments to ensure that the shift to sustainable urban transportation continues.
Business Model
We categorize our offerings into our core vehicle-sharing business and operations (“Sharing”), and sales of Bird-designed vehicles for personal use (“Product Sales”). Centered on our proprietary technology and vehicle designs, our offerings are aimed at revolutionizing urban mobility.
Sharing
We generate the substantial majority of our revenue from our Sharing business. Sharing provides riders with on-demand access to Bird vehicles, enabling them to locate, unlock, and pay for rides through our mobile application. Bird generates revenue from trips taken on our shared vehicles. For a single ride, riders typically pay a fixed unlock fee to access the vehicle in addition to a market-level, per-minute price for each minute the vehicle is in use.

Local in-market operations for our Sharing business are either managed through our in-house teams (“In-House”) or with the support of a network of Fleet Managers. Prior to the second quarter of 2020, substantially all of our in-market operations were conducted via the In-House operating model. After temporarily pausing operations at the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, we rapidly shifted to the Fleet Manager operating model as a way to quickly relaunch and provide safe and socially distanced transportation options for our global city partners.

Fleet Managers typically manage logistics for fleets of 100 or more Bird-owned vehicles in their local markets, driving meaningful scale on a hyper-local level. With the support of our central operations team and advanced technology platform, Fleet Managers manage the day-to-day logistics responsibilities required for proper fleet management, including deploying, repairing, rebalancing, and sanitizing Bird vehicles. Through a revenue share model, Fleet Managers make money on rides taken on the vehicles in their care, creating built-in economic incentives to ensure these vehicles are properly maintained, frequently cleaned, and strategically placed to align with local demand. There are no upfront fees to Bird associated with becoming a Fleet Manager, and Fleet Managers typically utilize existing tools and resources to manage their fleet. As such, the Fleet Manager program provides economic advancement opportunities to local businesses, many of which were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To scale our mission, we offer a white labeled version of our products and technology (“Bird Platform”). Bird Platform partners purchase and hold title to fleets of Bird-designed vehicles to operate in their local markets.
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Product Sales
Our Product Sales business consists primarily of vehicle sales to retail customers. In order to scale our mission and provide greater access to micromobility solutions, we sell several Bird-designed vehicle models through select retail channels. We also recognize sales of Bird-designed vehicles to Bird Platform partners as Product Sales. In addition to increasing brand awareness, sales of our products bolster our top-line revenue while leveraging existing investment in vehicle research and development. These products are typically purchased, stored, sold, and delivered to retail partners by a network of contracted distributors.
The Business Combination
Bird Global previously entered into the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of May 11, 2021 (as amended, the “Business Combination Agreement” and the transactions contemplated thereby, the “Business Combination”) by and among Switchback II Corporation, a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Switchback”), Maverick Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Switchback (“Merger Sub”), the Company and Bird Global. On November 3, 2021, as contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, Switchback reincorporated to the State of Delaware by merging with and into Bird Global (the “Domestication Merger”), with Bird Global surviving the Domestication Merger as the sole owner of Merger Sub. At the effective time of the Domestication Merger, by virtue of the Domestication Merger: (a) each then-outstanding share of common stock of Bird Global was redeemed for par value; (b) each then-outstanding Class A ordinary share of Switchback was canceled and converted, on a one-for-one basis, into a share of our Class A Common Stock; (c) each then-outstanding Class B ordinary share of Switchback was canceled and converted, on a one-for-one basis, into a share of Class B Common Stock (with each such share of Class B Common Stock thereafter converting, on a one-for-one basis, into a share of Class A Common Stock in connection with the Acquisition Merger); (d) each then-outstanding warrant of Switchback was assumed and converted automatically into a warrant to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock (the “Warrants”), pursuant to that certain warrant agreement by and between Switchback and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company; and (e) each then-outstanding unit of Switchback, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-fifth of one warrant of Switchback , was canceled and converted into a unit of Bird Global, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-fifth of one Warrant.

On November 4, 2021, as contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into Bird Rides (the “Acquisition Merger”), with Bird Rides surviving the Acquisition Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bird Global. Substantially concurrently with the consummation of the Acquisition Merger, certain investors purchased an aggregate of 16,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock for a purchase price of $10.00 per share (the “PIPE Financing”) pursuant to subscription agreements.

On November 4, 2021, as contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, immediately prior to the effective time of the Acquisition Merger, each then-outstanding share of preferred stock of Bird Rides converted automatically into a number of shares of common stock of Bird Rides at the then-effective conversion rate as calculated pursuant to the certificate of incorporation of Bird Rides (the “Conversion”).

At the effective time of the Acquisition Merger, pursuant to the Acquisition Merger: (a) each then-outstanding share of common stock of Bird Rides, including shares of common stock resulting from the Conversion, but excluding then-outstanding shares of restricted stock of Bird Rides, were canceled and automatically converted into the right to receive (i) (A) with respect to Travis VanderZanden, the number of shares of Class X Common Stock and (B) with respect to any other persons who held common stock of Bird Rides, the number of shares of Class A Common Stock, in each case, equal to the applicable exchange ratio (determined in accordance with the Business Combination Agreement) (the “Exchange Ratio”) and (ii) the contingent right to receive certain Earnout Shares (as defined below); (b) each then-outstanding and unexercised warrant of Bird Rides was automatically assumed and converted into a Warrant based on the Exchange Ratio and at an adjusted exercise price per share (determined in accordance with the Business Combination Agreement); (c) each then-outstanding and unexercised option of Bird Rides was converted into (i) an option exercisable for shares of Class A Common Stock based on the Exchange Ratio and (ii) the contingent right to receive certain Earnout Shares; (d) each then-outstanding award of restricted stock of Bird Rides was converted into (i) an award covering shares of Class A Common Stock based on the Exchange Ratio and (ii) the contingent right to receive certain Earnout Shares; and (e) each then-outstanding award of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) of Bird Rides was converted into (i) an award covering shares of Class A Common Stock based on the Exchange Ratio and (ii) the contingent right to receive certain Earnout Shares. At the effective time of the Acquisition Merger and in connection with the Acquisition Merger, each outstanding share of Class B Common Stock was converted, on a one-for-one basis, into a share of Class A Common Stock and each unit of Bird Global separated into one share of Class A Common Stock and one-fifth of one Warrant.

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Recent Developments

On May 12, 2022, the Company entered into a Standby Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with YA II PN, Ltd. (“Yorkville”). Yorkville is a fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LP, headquartered in Mountainside, New Jersey.

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Yorkville up to $100,000,000 of its shares of Class A Common Stock at any time during the 36 months following the execution of the Purchase Agreement, subject to the terms of the Purchase Agreement. To request a purchase, the Company would submit an advance notice to Yorkville specifying the number of shares it intends to sell to Yorkville. At the Company’s option, the shares would be purchased by Yorkville at a price of either (i) 97% of the average of the VWAP (as defined below) on each of the three consecutive trading days commencing on the notice date (an “Option 1 Advance”) or (ii) 97% of the closing VWAP (as defined below) on the effective date of the advance notice (an “Option 2 Advance”); in each case, with the sale occurring following the applicable pricing period. The Company may also specify a certain minimum acceptable price per share in each sale that it requests under the Purchase Agreement (an “Advance”). “VWAP” means, for any trading day, the daily volume weighted average price of the Company’s Class A Common Stock for such date on the New York Stock Exchange ( as reported by Bloomberg L.P. during regular trading hours. Each Advance may be for a number of shares of Class A Common Stock with an aggregate value of up to $20,000,000, subject to certain volume limitations and other conditions set forth below. Except as otherwise may be agreed by the Company and Yorkville, each Option 1 Advance and Option 2 Advance would be further limited to 150% or 50%, respectively, of the average trading volume during the three trading days preceding the Advance notice. In no event is Yorkville obligated to purchase any shares that would result in it owning more than 4.99% of the then-outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock. Moreover, under the applicable NYSE rules, in no event will we issue to Yorkville shares that, in the aggregate, would exceed 19.99% of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of the date of the Purchase Agreement (the “Exchange Cap”) unless the Company has received stockholder approval for such issuance or such issuance is otherwise permitted by applicable NYSE rules.

Yorkville’s obligation to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Purchase Agreement is subject to a number of conditions, including that a registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) be filed with the SEC, registering the resale of the Commitment Fee Shares (as defined below) and the shares to be issued pursuant to any Advance under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and that the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC. As consideration for Yorkville’s commitment to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock at the Company’s direction upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement, upon execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company committed to issue to Yorkville 217,203 shares of Class A Common Stock (the “Commitment Shares”) in three equal installments within six months of execution of the Purchase Agreement.

In addition to the Company’s right to request Advances, within five business days after the filing of the Registration Statement and subject to certain conditions, including with respect to the Company’s trailing five-day VWAP, the Company may also request a pre-advance loan (“Pre-Advance Loan”) from Yorkville, of up to $21,000,000 pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The Pre-Advance Loan will be evidenced by a promissory note (the “Promissory Note”), which will mature on the six- or seven-month anniversary of the Pre-Advance Loan, at the Company’s option. The Promissory Note accrues interest at a rate of 0%, but will be issued with 4.76% original issue discount, and will be repaid in equal monthly installments beginning on the second or third month, at the Company’s option, following the date of the Pre-Advance Loan. The Promissory Note may be repaid with the proceeds of an Advance or repaid in cash and, if repaid in cash, together with a 2% premium.
Key Factors Affecting our Performance

There have been no material changes to the “Key Factors Affecting our Performance” in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of our 2021 Form 10-K. Our financial position and results of operations depend on those factors to a significant extent.
Components of our Results of Operations
Sharing Revenue

Our revenue is primarily generated from our Sharing business. Customers generally pay for rides from their preloaded wallet balances on a per-ride basis, and revenue is typically recognized at the completion of the ride.

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We also generate revenue from Product Sales, primarily consisting of sales of our vehicles to retail customers. Our retail customers include our distributors, retailers, and direct customers.

Cost of Sharing Revenue, Exclusive of Depreciation

Cost of Sharing revenue, exclusive of depreciation, primarily consists of variable costs. Our main business model relies on costs from the Fleet Manager program, although we still have some reliance on costs from the In-House operating model. Within both business models, costs of revenue include payment processing fees, network infrastructure, vehicle count adjustments, and city permit fees.

Payment processing fees include merchant fees and chargebacks. Network infrastructure includes the costs to host our mobile application, as well as our mobile data fees. Vehicle count adjustments include costs recognized from vehicle adjustments during quarterly hard counts at our regional distribution centers and in-market resource centers based on reporting from Fleet Managers.

The Fleet Manager operating model leverages support from local service providers to provide logistics for, and maintain fleets of, Bird-owned vehicles. Costs included within the Fleet Manager operating model primarily consist of the revenue share payments made to Fleet Managers.

Costs related to In-House operations primarily include payments to contingent workers, service center overhead, and independent contractors for vehicle maintenance, including consumption of spare parts, and certain ancillary tasks, and service center and distribution network expenses. The service center and distribution network expenses are associated with charging, repairing, hibernating, and maintaining the vehicles.

Cost of Product Sales Revenue

Cost of Product Sales revenue primarily consists of the amount paid for the vehicles, freight to the customer, customs and duties, certain insurance costs, refurbishments, and any adjustments to inventory on hand.

Depreciation on Sharing Vehicles

We capitalize expenses incurred to bring a vehicle to a condition where it can be initially deployed within our Sharing business. The costs include the amount paid for the vehicles, freight from the manufacturer, customs and duties, and specific tariff costs imposed by the United States on China. Our vehicles are shipped as finished goods.

We depreciate Deployed Vehicles (as defined below) using a usage-based depreciation methodology based on the number of rides taken by customers.

Gross Margin

Gross margin represents our revenue less cost of revenue and any depreciation recognized on Sharing vehicles.

General and Administrative

General and administrative costs represent costs incurred by us for executive and management overhead and administrative and back-office support functions. These costs primarily consist of salaries, benefits, travel, bonuses, and stock-based compensation expense (“personnel expenses”), software licenses and hardware, network and cloud, and IT services (“technology services”), professional service providers, off-site storage and logistics, certain insurance coverage, and an allocation of office rent and utilities (“facilities expenses”) related to our general and administrative divisions. General and administrative costs are generally expensed as incurred. We incurred additional general and administrative expense as a result of the stock-based compensation expense associated with the issuance of RSUs granted in connection with the Business Combination (the “Closing Grants”), certain of which contain both service-based and market-based vesting conditions and are recognized under the accelerated attribution method.

Selling and Marketing

Selling and marketing costs represent costs incurred by us to source new Fleet Managers and customers. These costs primarily consist of personnel expenses, advertising expenses, brand and creative services, promotional vehicles, and an allocation of certain technology services and facilities expenses related to our selling and marketing divisions. Selling and marketing costs are generally expensed as incurred. We incurred additional selling and marketing expense as a result of
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the stock-based compensation expense associated with the issuance of the Closing Grants, certain of which contain both service-based and market-based vesting conditions and are recognized under the accelerated attribution method.

Research and Development

Research and development costs represent costs incurred by us to develop, design, and enhance our hardware and software products, services, technologies, and processes. These costs primarily consist of personnel expenses, professional service providers, mechanical engineering, and an allocation of certain technology services and facilities expenses related to our research and development divisions. Research and development costs are generally expensed as incurred. We incurred additional research and development expense as a result of the stock-based compensation expense associated with the issuance of the Closing Grants, certain of which contain both service-based and market-based vesting conditions and are recognized under the accelerated attribution method.

Interest Expense, Net

Interest expense, net primarily consists of interest incurred and paid and amortization of deferred costs on our debt, and costs associated with extinguishment of debt.

Other Income (Expense), Net

Other income (expense), net primarily consists of foreign currency exchange gains and losses, costs associated with the issuance of derivative liabilities, and mark-to-market adjustments of derivative liabilities.

Provision for Income Taxes

Provision for income taxes primarily consists of income taxes in foreign jurisdictions and U.S. state income taxes. As we expand the scale of our international business activities, any changes in the U.S. and foreign taxation of such activities may increase our overall provision for income taxes in the future.

We have a valuation allowance for our U.S. deferred tax assets, including federal and state net operating losses, as well as the majority of our foreign deferred tax assets. We expect to maintain this valuation allowance until it becomes more likely than not that the benefit of our deferred tax assets will be realized by way of expected future taxable income.
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Results of Operations
Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
The following table sets forth our results of operations for the periods presented. The period-to-period comparison of financial results are not necessarily indicative of future results.
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20222021
$ Change
% Change
 
(in thousands, except percentages)
Revenues:
Sharing$33,577 $21,649 $11,928 55.1 %
Product sales4,401 4,021 380 9.5 
Total revenues37,978 25,670 12,308 47.9 
Cost of sharing, exclusive of depreciation21,386 14,398 (6,988)(48.5)
Cost of product sales4,229 4,215 (14)(0.3)
Depreciation on sharing vehicles8,940 5,017 (3,923)(78.2)
Gross margin3,423 2,040 1,383 67.8 
Other operating expenses: (1)
General and administrative84,650 30,190 (54,460)(180.4)
Selling and marketing5,051 3,507 (1,544)(44.0)
Research and development10,513 7,299 (3,214)(44.0)
Total operating expenses100,214 40,996 (59,218)(144.4)
Loss from operations(96,791)(38,956)(57,835)(148.5)
Interest expense, net(1,401)(1,572)171 10.9 
Other income (expense), net108,580 (35,652)144,232 404.6 
Income (loss) before income taxes10,388 (76,180)86,568 113.6 
Provision for income taxes37 20 (17)(85.0)
Net income (loss)$10,351 (76,200)$86,551 113.6 %

(1)     Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:


Three months ended March 31,
20222021
General and administrative44,678 1,104 
Sales and marketing841 179 
Research and development3,185 202 
Total$48,704 $1,485 
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The following table sets forth the components of our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for each of the periods presented as a percentage of revenue:
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20222021
Revenue100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of sharing, exclusive of depreciation56.3 56.1 
Cost of product sales11.1 16.4 
Depreciation on sharing vehicles23.5 19.5 
Gross margin9.0 7.9 
Other operating expenses:
General and administrative222.9 117.6 
Selling and marketing13.3 13.7 
Research and development27.7 28.4 
Total operating expenses263.9 159.7 
Loss from operations(254.9)(151.8)
Interest expense, net(3.7)(6.1)
Other income (expense), net285.9 (138.9)
Income (loss) before income taxes27.4 (296.8)
Provision for income taxes0.1 0.1 
Net income (loss)27.3 %(296.8)%
Sharing Revenue
Sharing revenue increased by $11.9 million, or 55.1%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, as compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by an increase in the number of Rides (defined below).
Product Sales Revenue
Product Sales revenue increased by $0.4 million, or 9.5%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, as compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by the sale of our e-bikes and scooters.
Cost of Sharing Revenue, Exclusive of Depreciation
Cost of Sharing revenue, exclusive of depreciation, increased by $7.0 million, or 48.5%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increases of $3.5 million in Fleet Manager operation costs, $1.1 million in vehicle count adjustments, $0.9 million in transaction processing fees as total Rides (defined below) and Sharing revenue increased, $0.9 million in other cost of revenue, and $0.6 million in In-House operation costs.
Cost of Product Sales Revenue
Cost of Product Sales revenue decreased by a nominal amount for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year.
Depreciation on Sharing Vehicles
Depreciation on Sharing vehicles increased by $3.9 million, or 78.2%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increased Ride (as defined below) volumes that drove $3.3 million of the increase and was attributable primarily to higher vehicle deployments.
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General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses increased by $54.5 million, or 180.4%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increases of $48.3 million in personnel expenses, $2.9 million in professional services expenses, $2.3 million in off-site storage and logistics expenses, and $0.9 million in business insurance expenses. Personnel expenses consist of increases of $43.6 million in stock-based compensation expense primarily attributable to the issuance of the Closing Grants and $4.7 million of other personnel expenses due to an increase in headcount to support public company operational maturity.
Selling and Marketing Expenses
Selling and marketing expenses increased by $1.5 million, or 44.0%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by an increase of $1.2 million in personnel expenses. Personnel expenses consist of increases of $0.7 million in stock-based compensation expense primarily attributable to the issuance of the Closing Grants and $0.6 million of other personnel expenses due to an increase in headcount to support business expansion.
Research and Development Expenses
Research and development expenses increased by $3.2 million, or 44.0%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by increases of $2.7 million in personnel expenses and $0.6 million in technology services expenses. Personnel expenses consist of an increase of $3.0 million in stock-based compensation expense primarily attributable to the issuance of the Closing Grants.
Interest Expense, Net
Interest expense, net decreased by a nominal amount, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year.
Other income (expense), net
Other income (expense), net increased by $144.2 million, or 404.6%, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $35.7 million of other expense, net for the three months ended March 31, 2021 to $108.6 million of other income, net for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The change from other expense to other income was primarily attributable to $140.1 million of income resulting from mark-to-market adjustments of liability-classified equity instruments, including derivative liabilities assumed in connection with the senior preferred stock financing, the Business Combination and the PIPE Financing.

Provision for Income Taxes
Provision for income taxes increased by a nominal amount, for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period last year.
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Key Operating Metrics and Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We review the following key operating metrics and non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our business, measure our performance, identify trends affecting our business, formulate business plans, and make strategic decisions.
Three Months Ended March 31,
20222021
(in millions, except
as otherwise noted)
Operating Metrics
Rides7.34.4
Average Rides per Deployed Vehicles per Day (x)1.0x1.1x
Average Deployed Vehicles (in thousands)78.947.0
Gross Transaction Value