SOURCE: Wave Systems Corp.

Wave Systems Corp.

August 07, 2014 16:02 ET

Wave Reports Q2 Net Revenues of $4.4M

LEE, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) - Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), an enterprise security software provider, today reported second quarter (Q2 '14) results for the period ended June 30, 2014. Wave will host a live webcast and conference call (415-226-5357 or 212-231-2920) today at 4:30 p.m. ET to review its Q2 results and progress to date in 2014.

Q2 Financial Highlights

  • Wave's total net revenues for Q2 '14 declined to $4.4 million versus $6.7 million in Q2 '13 and $5.3 million in Q1 '14. The decline in total net revenues from Q2'13 included a decrease in licensing and maintenance net revenues of $1.7 million -- consisting primarily of a $1.2 million decrease in OEM software bundling revenue, resulting from a decline in shipments of Wave's solutions under its OEM bundling relationship with Dell that has been continuing since Dell began to launch next generation platforms without Wave's solutions in 2013, and a $0.6 million decline in consulting revenue from one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Services net revenues also decreased by $0.6 million from Q2 '13 as a result of a services contract with the United States Department of Defense that was completed during 2013. The decline in total net revenues from Q1'14 consisted of a decrease in licensing and maintenance net revenues of $0.9 million consisting primarily of a quarter-over-quarter decrease in OEM software bundling revenue as described above.

  • Reflecting management's ongoing cost reduction initiatives, Q2 '14 combined SG&A and R&D expenses declined to $7.9 million versus $9.6 million in Q2 '13. Excluding a $0.6 million Q2 '13 credit to R&D related to the completion of an OEM-funded software development agreement, Wave's Q2 '13 SG&A and R&D expenses would have been $10.2 million. Q1 '14 SG&A and R&D expenses were $8.3 million, including $0.4 million in severance expense that was non-recurring in Q2 '14.

  • Wave's Q2 '14 net loss was $3.8 million, or ($0.09) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.12) per basic share in Q2 '13, and a net loss of $3.3 million, or ($0.09) per basic share, in Q1 '14.

  • Q2 '14 total billings declined to $3.6 million versus Q2 '13 total billings of $5.9 million and Q1 '14 total billings of $4.9 million. The year-over-year decline was due to a $0.6 million decrease in licensing and maintenance billings, the absence of services billings versus $0.6 million in Q2 '13 and a $1.0 million decrease in OEM billings, principally due to a decrease in Dell-related OEM bundling activity.

Working Capital

  • During Q2 '14, Wave received net proceeds of $9.1 million through a registered direct placement of common stock and warrants, priced at $1.90 per common share. Following the transaction, Wave's At-The-Market financing facility was terminated.

  • Reflecting the financing activity, cash and cash equivalents rose to $8.5 million at June 30, 2014 compared to $2.1 million at December 31, 2013 and $0.9 million at June 30, 2013. Wave's total current assets were $11.0 million at June 30, 2014 and total current liabilities were $10.6 million, including $6.3 million in deferred revenue.

CEO Commentary:
"I am never satisfied with reporting a loss or a quarterly drop in sales, however these results for Q2 do not derail Wave's previously discussed plan or its timing to turn around this company's financial performance. The changes that we have made are still on track to begin having a positive impact in the coming quarters," said Wave CEO Bill Solms.

"As I have stated over the past several months, our objectives won't be accomplished in a single quarter or two. We expect greater traction from our new sales strategy and new product launches. To accomplish this, we have overhauled the bulk of our sales team and have attracted an impressive group of experienced and driven industry veterans who understand what needs to be done to achieve our sales targets. Such changes are time consuming and disruptive in the short term, but are critical in building the groundwork to deliver the stronger, long term results.

"During Q2 we debuted several important new OEM relationships, including a development collaboration with Micron Technology, a license agreement with WidePoint Corporation and a bundling agreement with SanDisk with their self-encrypting solid state drive line, the SanDisk X300s SSD™.

"Importantly, last month we launched a substantially enhanced, second generation version of our Wave Virtual Smart Card solution. Wave Virtual Smart Card 2.0 offers stronger authentication at significantly less cost than traditional two-factor authentication options such as smart cards and tokens. We are seeing strong customer and IT press response to this new product and we remain very optimistic about its ability to generate significant sales. While there is still substantial work in front of us, we are now in a far stronger position to convert Wave's tremendous portfolio of security software technology and expertise into improving business performance."

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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Consolidated Statements of Operations  
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30, 2014     June 30, 2013     June 30, 2014     June 30, 2013(1)  
Net revenues:                                
  Licensing and maintenance   $ 4,439,820     $ 6,133,304     $ 9,772,359     $ 11,127,030  
  Services     -       608,938       -       1,408,938  
Total net revenues     4,439,820       6,742,242       9,772,359       12,535,968  
Operating expenses:                                
  Licensing and maintenance - cost of net revenues     338,519       474,311       651,347       2,699,910  
  Services - cost of net revenues     -       105,155       -       212,516  
  Selling, general, and administrative     5,381,167       6,682,719       10,583,135       13,861,722  
  Research and development     2,474,413       2,912,128       5,539,086       6,761,110  
  Impairment of goodwill     -       -       -       2,590,000  
  Total operating expenses     8,194,099       10,174,313       16,773,568       26,125,258  
  Operating loss     (3,754,279 )     (3,432,071 )     (7,001,209 )     (13,589,290 )
Other income (expense), net:                                
  Net currency transaction gain (loss)     (2,238 )     (8,363 )     (3,949 )     (6,732 )
  Net interest expense     (39,013 )     (49,863 )     (83,877 )     (108,030 )
  Total other income (expense), net     (41,251 )     (58,226 )     (87,826 )     (114,762 )
Net loss   $ (3,795,530 )   $ (3,490,297 )   $ (7,089,035 )   $ (13,704,052 )
Loss per common share - basic and diluted   $ (0.09 )   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.50 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period     41,684,076       28,317,577       40,094,319       27,326,711  
(1) June 30, 2013 six months ended results reflect non-cash impairment charges totaling $4.2M for the write down of goodwill and intangible assets attributed to Wave's Safend subsidiary, of which $1.6M is included in licensing and maintenance - cost of net revenues and $2.6M is reflected as an impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.
Consolidated Supplemental Schedules  
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Total net revenues   $ 4,439,820     $ 6,742,242     $ 9,772,359     $ 12,535,968  
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue     (814,911 )     (801,964 )     (1,241,611 )     (704,575 )
Total billings (Non-GAAP)   $ 3,624,909     $ 5,940,278     $ 8,530,748     $ 11,831,393  
Net loss as reported   $ (3,795,530 )   $ (3,490,297 )   $ (7,089,035 )   $ (13,704,052 )
Net interest expense     39,013       49,863       83,877       108,030  
Depreciation and amortization     225,251       231,359       461,899       547,268  
Stock-based compensation expense     437,561       668,840       851,844       1,106,546  
Impairment of goodwill and amortizable intangible assets     -       -       -       4,205,000  
EBITDAS (Non-GAAP)   $ (3,093,705 )   $ (2,540,235 )   $ (5,691,415 )   $ (7,737,208 )

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 are 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 are 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 March 31, 2014, total billings were $4,905,840 and consisted of total net revenues of $5,332,539 adjusted for a decrease in deferred revenue of $426,699.

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 March 31, 2014, negative EBITDAS was $(2,597,710) and consisted of net loss as reported of $(3,293,505) adjusted for net interest expense of $44,864, depreciation and amortization of $236,648 and stock-based compensation expense of $414,283.

Consolidated Balance Sheets  
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 8,524,138     $ 2,120,102  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $-0- June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013     2,076,696       2,730,077  
  Pledged receivables     -       1,683,188  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     407,754       488,656  
    Total current assets     11,008,588       7,022,023  
  Property and equipment, net     491,030       596,820  
  Amortizable intangible assets, net     2,299,573       2,590,920  
  Goodwill     1,448,000       1,448,000  
  Other assets     122,519       167,146  
Total Assets     15,369,710       11,824,909  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit                
Current liabilities:                
  Secured borrowings     -       1,430,710  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     4,259,732       6,789,274  
  Deferred revenue     6,317,784       6,996,239  
    Total current liabilities     10,577,516       15,216,223  
  Other long-term liabilities     60,812       78,618  
  Royalty liability     4,458,368       4,509,629  
  Long-term deferred revenue     814,234       1,003,614  
    Total liabilities     15,910,930       20,808,084  
Stockholders' Deficit:                
Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 150,000,000 shares as Class A; 45,895,118 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and 35,019,740 at December 31, 2013     458,951       350,197  
Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 13,000,000 shares as Class B; 8,885 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013     89       89  
Capital in excess of par value     423,329,255       407,907,019  
Accumulated deficit     (424,329,515 )     (417,240,480 )
    Total Stockholders' Deficit     (541,220 )     (8,983,175 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit   $ 15,369,710     $ 11,824,909  

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