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Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Lee, MA
November 7, 2013

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013 (Q3 ’13). Wave also reviewed recent management team appointments that are initial steps in a strategic refocusing of the company under Bill Solms who was appointed acting CEO following the close of the third quarter.

Wave’s Q3 ’13 total net revenues decreased 10% to $6.3 million from $7.0 million in Q3 ’12 and by 6% from $6.7 million in Q2 ’13. The year-over-year decrease was principally due to a $0.7 million reduction in OEM software bundling revenues primarily as the result of lower PC shipment volumes and the mix of products in those shipments. Total services net revenues rose to $0.4 million in Q3 ’13, compared to $40,000 in Q3 ‘12 but declined versus $0.6 million in Q2 ’13. Total licensing and maintenance net revenues in Q3 ’13 included $1.3 million from Wave’s Safend subsidiary, as compared to $1.5 million in Q3 ’12 and $1.1 million in Q2 ’13.

Total billings for Q3 ‘13 increased by 16% to $7.1 million versus $6.1 million in Q3 ’12 and rose by 20% as compared to $5.9 million in Q2 ’13. Total billings in Q3 ‘13 included $1.8 million from Safend, up from $1.3 million in Q3 ’12 and $1.1 million in Q2 ’13. The increase in billings increase principally reflects the benefits of higher sales activity from Safend and an early maintenance renewal coupled with new data loss protection and self-encrypting drive license purchases by a significant customer.

Reflecting ongoing cost containment initiatives, Wave’s consolidated operating expenses declined 30% to $9.1 million in Q3 ‘13 as compared to $13.0 million in Q3 ’12 and by 11% as compared to $10.2 million in Q2 ‘13.

Wave recorded a Q3 ‘13 net loss of $2.9 million, or ($0.09) per share, as compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or ($0.25) per share in Q3 ’12, and a net loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.12) per share in Q2 ’13. Per share figures are based on a weighted average number of basic shares outstanding during Q3 ‘13, Q3 ’12 and Q2 ‘13 of 31.1 million, 24.5 million and 28.3 million, respectively.  Wave’s loss-per-share and weighted average number of shares outstanding in the year-ago period have been adjusted to reflect the company’s 1-for-4 reverse stock split on July 1, 2013.

To illustrate its operational performance on a cash-flow basis, Wave reports EBITDAS, a non-GAAP measure defined as earnings before impairment expense, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense. Wave’s negative EBITDAS improved to $2.2 million in Q3 ‘13, compared with negative EBITDAS of $4.2 million in Q3 ’12 and negative EBITDAS of $2.5 million in Q2 ’13.

As of September 30, 2013, Wave’s total current assets were $6.9 million and total current liabilities, including the current portion of deferred revenue totaling $7.1 million, were $13.9 million. Cash and cash equivalents rose to $1.8 million at September 30, 2013 as compared to $0.9 million at June 30, 2013. Wave raised approximately $2.6 million during Q3 ’13 from the sale of 1.9 million shares of its Class A common stock at an average price of $1.39 per share through its At-The-Market (ATM) share sale facility. Wave also raised an additional $1.5 million during Q3 ’13 from the sale of 1.2 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price of $1.27 per share.  Subsequent to the close of Q3 ’13, Wave raised gross proceeds of $0.9 million from the sale of 0.7 million shares of Class A common stock at an average price of $1.37 per share through its ATM share sale facility.

CEO Commentary:

Wave CEO Bill Solms, commented, “While Wave made progress in Q3, substantial work remains to put the company on a clear and sustained path toward growth and profitability. With input from the rest of the executive team, we have developed a plan that, I believe, can deliver meaningful improvements to our performance. We have begun to execute this new plan and hope to demonstrate visible progress in the near term, but the sales cycles for both enterprise & government customers can – and usually do – last several quarters. Therefore, the many initiatives that we are starting now will take time to yield results, while existing dialogues may move more quickly.

“I took the time to visit all of our offices worldwide where I explained my plan to move Wave forward and took the opportunity to listen to staff as well. I told them that Wave already possessed the key ingredients we need to be successful; we just need to improve our execution. In my due diligence prior to joining the company I saw strong technology, good products, talented people and significant market opportunities, yet there were issues that undermined our success. I intend to work with our Board and executive team on measures to address those issues without delay.

“I will be leading Wave in a company-wide review of our projects, products, business processes and sales and marketing strategy over the next several weeks. From that review, we will decide which opportunities and initiatives have the greatest potential for success. I will also implement a clear vision in which I outline the goals, roles, and responsibilities to achieve our plans. I believe that clarity, efficiency and accountability are cornerstones of success, and I intend to ensure those disciplines are the enduring themes as we move forward.

“Of course this process also requires some personnel changes – both additions and departures – to build a team that can succeed. The Board initiated this effort with my appointment and last week we were able to attract Dell sales veteran Tom Conte, who shares our excitement for Wave’s potential, to replace me as the head of North American Sales. I recognize that change can be difficult for any company, but I have asked our employees for their patience, dedication and willingness to follow new leadership. I ask the same thing from our shareholders as we implement these strategies in the coming months and quarters. I am excited by the significant opportunities I see for the great products that Wave has already developed.”

For more information please contact:

Wave Contact:
Gerard T. Feeney, CFO
Wave Systems Corp.
413-243-1600

Investor Relations:
David Collins, Eric Lentini
Catalyst Global LLC
212-924-9800 office / 917-734-0339 mobile
wavx@catalyst-ir.com

 

 

WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,
2013

 

September 30,
2012

 

September 30,
2013

 

September 30, 2012

Net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Licensing and maintenance

$5,851,325

 

$6,930,724

 

$16,978,355

 

$20,950,093

    Services

400,000

 

39,539

 

1,808,938

 

763,781

Total net revenues

6,251,325

 

6,970,263

 

18,787,293

 

21,713,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing and maintenance – cost of net revenues

406,051

 

729,688

 

3,105,961

 

2,212,055

   Services – cost of net revenues

65,149

 

7,521

 

277,665

 

144,111

   Selling, general, and administrative

6,181,802

 

7,513,373

 

20,043,524

 

25,351,347

   Research and development

2,493,354

 

4,793,453

 

9,254,464

 

14,861,557

   Impairment of goodwill

-

 

-

 

2,590,000

 

-

   Total operating expenses

9,146,356

 

13,044,035

 

35,271,614

 

42,569,070

   Operating loss

(2,895,031)

 

(6,073,772)

 

(16,484,321)

 

(20,855,196)

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Net currency transaction gain (loss)

(5,626)

 

1,965

 

(12,358)

 

11,753

   Net interest expense

(43,166)

 

(36,685)

 

           (151,196)

 

           (99,294)

   Total other income (expense)

(48,792)

 

(34,720)

 

(163,554)

 

(87,541)

Net loss

$(2,943,823)

 

$(6,108,492)

 

$(16,647,875)

 

$(20,942,737)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per common share – basic and diluted

$(0.09)       

 

$(0.25)       

 

 $(0.58)        

 

 $(0.90)        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period

31,132,377

 

24,496,793

 

28,609,207

 

23,396,431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All shares and per share data presented in these consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the 1-for-4 reverse stock split.

 

 

 

 

WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Supplemental Schedules
(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30, 2013

 

September 30,
2012

 

September 30, 2013

 

September 30, 2012

               

Total net revenues

$6,251,325

 

$6,970,263

 

$18,787,293

 

$21,713,874

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue

817,855

 

(884,795)

 

 113,281

 

   (1,900,663)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total billings (Non-GAAP)

$7,069,180

 

$6,085,468

 

$18,900,574

 

$19,813,211

Net loss as reported

$(2,943,823)

 

$(6,108,492)

 

$(16,647,875)

 

$(20,942,737)

Net interest expense

43,166

 

36,685

 

151,196

 

99,294

Depreciation and amortization

216,571

 

539,001

 

763,840

 

1,611,521

Stock-based compensation expense

512,569

 

1,343,510

 

1,619,115

 

3,987,588

Impairment of goodwill and  amortizable intangible assets

-

 

-

 

4,205,000

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDAS (Non-GAAP)

$(2,171,517)

 

$(4,189,296)

 

$(9,908,724)

 

$(15,244,334)

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

As supplemental information, we provide the non-GAAP performance measures that we refer to as total billings and EBITDAS.  Total billings is provided in addition to, but not as a substitute for, GAAP total net revenues.  Total billings means the sum of total net revenues determined in accordance with GAAP, plus the increase or minus the decrease in deferred revenue.  We consider total billings an important measure of our financial performance, as we believe it best represents the continued increase in our software license upgrades.  Total billings is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and, as calculated by us, may not be consistent with computations of total billings by other companies.   For the three months ended June 30, 2013, total billings were $5,940, 278 and consisted of total net revenues of $6,742,242 adjusted for a decrease in deferred revenue of $801,964.

EBITDAS is defined as net income (loss) before interest income (expense), income taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation.  EBITDAS should not be construed as a substitute for net income (loss) or net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (all as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the purpose of analyzing our operating performance, financial position and cash flows, as EBITDAS is not defined by GAAP.  However, we regard EBITDAS as a complement to net income (loss) and other GAAP financial performance measures, including an indirect measure of operating cash flow.  For the three months ended June 30, 2013, negative EBITDAS was $(2,540,235) and consisted of net loss as reported of $(3,490,297) adjusted for net interest expense of $49,863, depreciation and amortization of $231,359 and stock-based compensation expense of $668,840.

 

 

WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

2013

 

2012

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

  Cash and cash equivalents

$1,845,550

 

$2,112,769

  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $-0-

 

 

 

       September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012

3,875,367

 

5,034,422

  Collateralized receivables

622,938

 

1,801,683

  Prepaid expenses

594,297

 

421,769

      Total current assets

6,938,152

 

9,370,643

  Property and equipment, net

676,325

 

871,568

  Amortizable intangible assets, net

2,736,596

 

4,028,333

  Goodwill

1,448,000

 

4,038,000

  Other assets

236,107

 

324,614

Total Assets

12,035,180

 

18,633,158

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

  Secured borrowings

529,497

 

1,537,710

  Accounts payable and accrued expenses

6,306,378

 

7,570,723

  Current portion of capital lease payable

-

 

44,658

  Deferred revenue

7,063,806

 

5,949,087

      Total current liabilities

13,899,681

 

15,102,178

  Other long-term liabilities

81,036

 

97,996

  Royalty liability

4,489,279

 

4,486,129

  Long-term deferred revenue

1,355,940

 

1,812,312

Total liabilities

19,825,936

 

21,498,615

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Deficit:

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value.  Authorized 150,000,000 shares as Class A; 

 32,658,879 shares issued and outstanding in 2013 and 26,251,968 in 2012

326,589

 

262,520

Common stock, $.01 par value.  Authorized 13,000,000 shares as Class B; 8,885 shares issued and outstanding in 2013 and 2012

89

 

89

Capital in excess of par value

405,446,657

 

393,788,150

Accumulated deficit

(413,564,091)

 

(396,916,216)

Total Stockholders' Deficit

    (7,790,756)

 

(2,865,457)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

$12,035,180

 

$18,633,158

 

 

 

 

All shares and per share data presented in these consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the 1-for-4 reverse stock split.