SOURCE: Wave Systems Corp.

Wave Systems Corp.

March 05, 2015 16:10 ET

Wave Reduces 2014 Operating Expenses by 32% and Trims Net Loss by $7M

LEE, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), an enterprise security software provider, today reported fourth quarter (Q4 '14) and full-year results for the period ended December 31, 2014. Wave will host a live webcast http://www.wave.com/resource-center/webcasts and conference call (212-231-2919) today at 4:30 p.m. ET to review its Q4 and full-year results and progress to date in 2015.

Q4 Financial Highlights

  • Wave's Q4 '14 total net revenues were $2.9 million for Q4 '14, a year-over-year decline from $5.6 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013 (Q4 '13) and quarter-over-quarter decline from $4.3 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 (Q3 '14). The decline in year-over-year net revenues from Q4 '13 included a decrease in licensing and maintenance net revenues of $2.7 million ($2.3 million of which was due to a decrease in OEM software bundling revenue, resulting primarily from a decline in shipments of Wave's solutions under its OEM bundling relationship with Dell).

  • The $1.4 million decline in total quarter-over-quarter net revenues from Q3 '14 consisted of a decrease in licensing and maintenance net revenues of $1.1 million, consisting of a $0.7 million decrease in OEM software bundling revenue and a $0.4 million decrease in enterprise license and maintenance revenue, and a decrease of $0.3 million in services revenue earned from a service contract with an OEM partner that was completed during Q3 '14.

  • Q4 '14 total operating expenses declined to $7.2 million versus $9.2 million in Q4 '13. Q3 '14 total operating expenses were $6.4 million. During 2014, Wave instituted further cost cutting measures to align with the current business which resulted in decreases from 2013 expenses.

  • On October 15, 2014, Wave entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DocMagic, Inc. to sell eSignSystems, a product line of Wave, to DocMagic, Inc. for $1.2 million. The transaction closed on October 16, 2014 resulting in a gain on the sale of $1.3 million

  • Wave's Q4 '14 net loss was $3.7 million, or ($0.08) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $3.7 million, or ($0.11) per basic share in Q4 '13, and a net loss of $2.1 million, or ($0.05) per basic share, in Q3 '14.

  • Q4 '14 total billings declined to $2.9 million quarter-over-quarter versus Q4 '13 total billings of $5.4 million. Q3 '14 total billings were $3.4 million. The year-over-year decline was due to a $0.5 million decrease in licensing and maintenance billings and a $2.0 million decrease in OEM billings, principally due to a decrease in Dell-related OEM bundling activity.

  • The $0.5 million decline in total quarter-over-quarter billings from Q3 '14 consisted of an increase in licensing and maintenance net revenues of $0.3 million and a decrease of $0.8 million in OEM software bundling revenue.

Full Year 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Wave's total net revenues for 2014 declined to $17.0 million versus $24.4 million in 2013. The decline in total net revenues from 2013 consisted of a $4.5 million decrease from a decline in the Dell OEM software bundling revenue as described above, a $1.5 million decrease as a result of a service contract with the United States Department of Defense that was completed during 2013 and a $0.9 million decline in consulting revenue from one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.

  • 2014 total operating expenses declined to $30.4 million versus $44.5 million in 2013. 2013 total operating expenses included $4.2 million of impairment charges.

  • Wave's 2014 net loss was $12.9 million or ($0.30) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $20.3 million, or ($0.68) per basic share in 2013.

  • 2014 total billings declined to $14.8 million versus 2013 billings of $24.3 million. The decline was primarily due to a $4.5 million decline in the Dell OEM software bundling revenue, a $2.5 million decrease in licensing and maintenance billings, a $1.5 million decrease as a result of a service contract with the United States Department of Defense that was completed during 2013 and a $0.9 million decline in consulting from one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.

Working Capital

  • Cash and cash equivalents were $1.8 million at December 31, 2014 compared to $2.1 million at December 31, 2013. Wave's total current assets were $4.0 million at December 31, 2014 and total current liabilities were $9.0 million, including $5.1 million in deferred revenue.

  • Subsequent to December 31, 2014, Wave received net proceeds of $3.3 million through a registered direct placement of common stock priced at $0.65 per share and warrants priced at $0.70 per share.

CEO Commentary:
Highlights

  • In 2014 Wave focused on objectives to improve the financial performance of the company by implementing sound strategies for significantly cutting expenses while making fundamental changes that will enable sales growth.
  • Made significant changes in senior and mid-level executives including a new Chief Financial Officer, leading to a positive change in company culture as well as improvements on business execution.
  • Added two new members to the Board of Directors and executed a transition in the Chairman position after the passing of John Bagalay Jr.
  • Implemented major changes in the sales and marketing teams to focus on large enterprise sales.
  • Changed the entire North American sales force and the leadership of the EMEA sales team.
  • Launched Virtual Smart Card 2.0, a bold new product that better enables us to sell our TPM management software, where Wave has significant market differentiation and profit potential.
  • Made substantial and needed changes in 2014 that will enable increased enterprise sales and OEM royalties in 2015 and beyond.

Recent Corporate Developments:

About Wave Systems
Wave Systems Corp. reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of authentication and data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave is a leading expert in this growing trend and is leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helped shape standards through its board seat on the Trusted Computing Group.

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WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(Unaudited)  
   
   
  Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
  December 31,
2014
    December 31,
2013
    December 31,
 2014
    December 31,
2013
 
Net revenues:                              
  Licensing and maintenance $ 2,866,371     $ 5,613,559     $ 16,670,834     $ 22,591,914  
  Services   -       -       300,000       1,808,938  
Total net revenues   2,866,371       5,613,559       16,970,834       24,400,852  
                               
Operating expenses:                              
  Licensing and maintenance - cost of net revenues   303,601       313,310       1,215,776       3,419,271  
  Services - cost of net revenues   -       -       73,000       277,665  
  Selling, general, and administrative   4,204,513       6,786,112       18,794,273       26,829,636  
  Research and development   2,725,249       2,125,794       10,333,607       11,380,258  
  Impairment of goodwill   -       -       -       2,590,000  
  Total operating expenses   7,233,363       9,225,216       30,416,656       44,496,830  
                                 
  Operating loss   (4,366,992 )     (3,611,657 )     (13,445,822 )     (20,095,978 )
Other income (expense), net:                              
  Net currency transaction loss   (6,966 )     (4,862 )     (14,828 )     (17,220 )
  Gain on sale of eSign   1,304,579       -       1,304,579       -  
  Net interest expense   (604,325 )     (49,260 )     (712,527 )     (200,456 )
                               
Total other income (expense), net   693,288       (54,122 )     577,224       (217,676 )
Loss before income tax expense   (3,673,704 )     (3,665,779 )     (12,868,598 )     (20,313,654 )
Income tax expense   12,000       10,610       12,000       10,610  
Net loss $ (3,685,704 )   $ (3,676,389 )   $ (12,880,598 )   $ (20,324,264 )
                               
Loss per common share - basic and diluted $ (0.08 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.68 )
                               
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period   45,918,494       33,436,124       43,024,449       29,825,854  
                               
                               
                               
WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Supplemental Schedules
(Unaudited)
 
           
  Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
  December 31,
2014
  December 31,
2013
    December 31,
2014
    December 31,
2013
 
                             
Total net revenues $ 2,866,371   $ 5,613,559     $ 16,970,834     $ 24,400,852  
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue   57,471     (190,072 )     (2,142,970 )     (76,791 )
                             
Total billings (Non-GAAP) $ 2,923,842   $ 5,423,487     $ 14,827,864     $ 24,324,061  
                             
                             
Net loss as reported $ (3,685,704 )   $ (3,676,389 )   $ (12,880,598 )   $ (20,324,264 )
Net interest expense   604,325       49,260       712,527       200,456  
Income tax expense   12,000       10,610       12,000       10,610  
Depreciation and amortization   208,340       246,036       885,657       1,009,876  
Share-based compensation expense   (93,933 )     75,727       209,961       1,694,842  
Impairment of goodwill and amortizable intangible assets   -       -       -       4,205,000  
                               
EBITDAS (Non-GAAP) $ (2,954,972 )   $ (3,294,756 )   $ (11,060,453 )   $ (13,203,480 )
                               

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 September 30, 2014, total billings were $3,373,273 and consisted of total net revenues of $4,332,104 adjusted for a decrease in deferred revenue of $958,831.

EBITDAS is defined as net income (loss) before interest income (expense), income taxes, depreciation, amortization and share-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 September 30, 2014, negative EBITDAS was $(2,414,066) and consisted of net loss as reported of $(2,105,859) adjusted for net interest expense of $24,325, depreciation and amortization of $215,418 and share-based compensation expense of $(547,950).

   
WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(Unaudited)  
     
  December 31,     December 31,  
  2014     2013  
Assets              
Current assets:              
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,777,414     $ 2,120,102  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $-0-              
  December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   1,820,945       2,730,077  
  Pledged receivables   -       1,683,188  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   397,689       488,656  
  Total current assets   3,996,048       7,022,023  
  Property and equipment, net   411,755       596,820  
  Amortizable intangible assets, net   2,008,227       2,590,920  
  Goodwill   1,448,000       1,448,000  
  Other assets   169,330       167,146  
Total Assets   8,033,360       11,824,909  
               
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit              
Current liabilities:              
  Secured borrowings   -       1,430,710  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   3,918,493       6,789,274  
  Deferred revenue   5,125,932       6,996,239  
  Total current liabilities   9,044,425       15,216,223  
  Other long-term liabilities   50,779       78,618  
  Royalty liability   4,982,306       4,509,629  
  Long-term deferred revenue   871,677       1,003,614  
    Total liabilities   14,949,187       20,808,084  
               
Stockholders' Deficit:              
Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 150,000,000 shares as Class A; 45,962,324 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 35,019,740 at December 31, 2013   459,623       350,197  
Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 13,000,000 shares as Class B; 8,885 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013   89       89  
Capital in excess of par value   422,745,539       407,907,019  
Accumulated deficit   (430,121,078 )     (417,240,480 )
    Total Stockholders' Deficit   (6,915,827 )     (8,983,175 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit $ 8,033,360     $ 11,824,909  
               

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