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Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Bird Rides [Member]  
Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Company Overview
Bird Rides, Inc. (“Bird,” the “Company,” “our,” and “we”) was incorporated in Delaware in April 2017, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. 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.
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 included in the final prospectus and definitive proxy statement, dated October 7, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) and filed by Bird Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ Bird Global”) with the SEC. All intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated upon consolidation.
The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 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 loss, stockholders’ deficit, 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, 2020.
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 those related to useful lives associated with vehicles, impairment of other long-lived assets, impairment of goodwill, and loss contingencies. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-06,
Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic
470-20)
and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic
815-40):
Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity
. This ASU simplifies the accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity, including convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021. The adoption of the guidance did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU
2016-13
—Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments
. This guidance requires an entity to use a current expected credit loss methodology to measure impairments of certain financial assets and to recognize an allowance for its estimate of lifetime expected credit losses. The main objective of this update is to provide financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit held by a reporting entity at each reporting date. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2021. The adoption of the guidance did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted
In February 2016, the FASB issued 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. The Company is in the process of evaluating its impact.
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.