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Wave Reports Q2 –15 Results




LEE, MA — (Marketwired) — 08/13/15 — . (NASDAQ: WAVX), an enterprise security software provider, today reported second quarter (Q2 –15) results for the period ended June 30, 2015. Wave will host a live webcast and conference call (800-734-8507) today at 4:30 p.m. ET to review its Q2 –15 results and progress to date in 2015.

On July 28, 2015, Wave initiated a global restructuring of its business in conjunction with a review of the Company–s options for raising capital and pursuing customer transactions and other strategic alternatives. Wave–s restructuring involved reducing the Company–s global workforce to a core team specifically selected to maintain operations and critical competencies in all strategic technical, customer support, sales and administrative functions. The staffing cuts are expected to reduce quarterly operating expenses by 50% to approximately $3.5 million per quarter with the full benefit not being reflected until Q4 –15 as a result of foreign labor regulations. Even with these cost reductions, Wave will require additional financing in the short term in order to continue current operations and to pursue capital raising or other strategic transactions.

Q2 –15 total billings were $1.9 million versus $3.6 million in Q2 –14. The change was due to a $1.3 million decrease in OEM royalties, principally due to lower Dell-related OEM bundling activity, and a $0.4 million decrease in enterprise licensing and maintenance billings in Wave–s small customer class. Q2 –15 total billings of $1.9 million compared to $4.4 million in Q1 –15, reflecting a $2.3 million, multi-year order from a major, US-headquartered insurance company for over 250,000 licenses of both Wave Protector and Wave Reporter in Q1 –15.

Year-to-date 2015 total billings were $6.3 million compared to $8.5 million in 2014. The change reflected a $3.1 million decrease in OEM royalties and a decrease of $0.3 million in service billings, offset by $1.2 million increase in enterprise licensing and maintenance billings. The $1.2 million increase in enterprise licensing and maintenance billings was primarily attributable to the $2.3 million, multi-year order billed in Q1 –15. The reduction in OEM royalties was principally due to a decrease in Dell-related OEM bundling activity, while the decrease in service billings was due to a partner contract executed in 2014 that was not repeated in 2015.

Wave–s Q2 –15 total net revenues were $2.6 million compared to $4.4 million in Q2 –14 and $2.5 million in Q1 –15. The change in net revenues from Q2 –15 to Q2 –14 resulted from a $1.4 million decrease in OEM royalties, principally due to Dell-related OEM bundling, and a $0.4 million decrease in enterprise licensing and maintenance net revenues.

Year-to-date 2015 total net revenues were $5.0 million compared to $9.8 million in 2014, as a result of a $3.4 million decrease in OEM royalties, principally due to Dell-related OEM bundling, and a $1.4 million decline in enterprise licensing and maintenance revenue.

As of June 30, 2015, Wave fully impaired the remaining goodwill and intangible assets of its Safend reporting unit and the remaining carrying value of its internal-use software, yielding a non-cash impairment charge of $3.2 million. The impairment charge reflects uncertainty about future operating results as compared to prior management expectations. Including the $3.2 million impairment charge, Q2 –15 total operating expenses were $9.9 million versus $8.2 million in Q2 –14. Excluding the impairment charge, total operating expenses were $6.7 million in Q2 –15 versus $8.2 million in Q2 –14, reflecting the benefit of the company–s operating expense management.

Reflecting the impairment charge, year-to-date 2015 total operating expenses were $17.1 million compared to $16.8 million in 2014. Excluding the charge, year-to-date 2015 total operating expenses were $13.9 million versus $16.8 million in 2014, reflecting the benefit of operating expense management disciplines implemented in Q2 –14.

Wave–s Q2 –15 net loss was $7.1 million, or ($0.13) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million, or ($0.09) per basic share in Q2 –14, and a net loss of $4.9 million, or ($0.10) per basic share, in Q1 –15. Wave–s weighted average basic shares outstanding were 55.3M, 41.7M and 49.9M in Q2 –15, Q2 –14 and Q1 –15, respectively.

Wave–s total current assets were $4.5 million at June 30, 2015, and total current liabilities were $10.2 million, including $5.2 million in short-term deferred revenue. Cash and cash equivalents were $2.8 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $1.8 million at December 31, 2014.

Total deferred revenue was $7.3 million at June 30, 2015 compared to $6.0 million at December 31, 2014, reflecting an increase in enterprise licensing and maintenance billings during the six-months ended June 30, 2015.

“Wave has taken aggressive action to restructure our organization to retain the critical technical capabilities and highest potential products and projects while substantially reducing our cash burn rate. In addition, Wave will pursue additional financing to allow us to continue our operations as well as other strategic alternatives,” said Bill Solms, President and CEO, Wave Systems Corp. “While Wave–s solutions continue to win technical evaluations against our competition conducted by our prospective customers, our small size and limited financial resources have made it difficult to meet our objectives of closing those large enterprise sales. The Management and Board of Wave are evaluating courses of action to address these challenges and our immediate need for additional capital.”

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.

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), including all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the company, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things: (i) the company–s financing plans; (ii) trends affecting the company–s financial condition or results of operations; (iii) the company–s growth strategy and operating strategy; and (iv) the declaration and payment of dividends. The words “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company–s ability to control, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Wave assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements.

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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 March 31, 2015, total billings were $4,375,674 and consisted of total net revenues of $2,452,534 adjusted for an increase in deferred revenue of $1,923,140.

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 March 31, 2015, negative EBITDAS was $(4,528,074) and consisted of net loss as reported of $(4,904,012) adjusted for net interest expense of $60,938, depreciation and amortization of $205,752 and share-based compensation expense of $109,248.

Walter A. Shephard
CFO
(413) 243-1600

David Collins, Tanya Kamatu
(212) 924-9800





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