Wave Reports 2012 Results and Highlights Focus on Enterprise Management of Windows 8 Tablets

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March 18, 2013 -

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), a provider of security and management software for endpoint devices, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter (Q4 ’12) and year ended December 31, 2012 and highlighted recent developments in its business.

Wave generated total net revenues of $7.1 million for Q4 ‘12, a modest increase over total net revenues of $7.0 million in Q3 ’12, but a decline from Q4 ‘11 total net revenues of $11.0 million, which included $2.4 million in additional licensing and maintenance revenue related to three enterprise customers.

Wave’s Q4 ‘12 and full year 2012 total net revenues reflect lower levels of OEM bundling revenue resulting from a combination of lower PC shipment volumes and a reduction in royalty rates established in November 2011. Q4 ‘12 OEM bundling revenues decreased by $0.3 million versus Q3 ’12 and by $1.7 million versus Q4 ’11. For the full year 2012, OEM bundling revenue declined a total of $4.8 million versus 2011.

Wave’s Q4 ’12 total net revenues included $1.4 million in licensing and maintenance revenues from its Safend subsidiary versus $1.5 million in Q3 ’12 and $1.6 million in Q4 ’11. Services revenue from a U.S. government consulting contract was $0.6 million for both Q4 ’12 and Q4 ’11 and $40,000 for Q3 ‘12.

Total billings for Q4 ’12 rose to $9.3 million, an increase of 52% from $6.1 million in Q3 ’12, but a decline of 20% from $11.5 million in Q4 ’11, which included $1.7 million related to a single large customer contract. Q4 ’12 total billings include $1.7 million in maintenance fees for a large enterprise customer that will be recorded ratably over the three-year maintenance term through December 31, 2015. Q4 ’12 total billings included $1.7 million from Safend, as compared to $1.3 million in Q3 ’12 and $1.8 million in Q4 ’11.

As a result of headcount and cost reduction initiatives completed in Q4, Wave’s combined SG&A and R&D expenses declined to $11.7 million in Q4 ’12 from $12.4 million in Q3 ’12 and $14.0 million in Q4 ’11. Wave expects to realize a full quarter’s benefit from these cost reductions starting in Q1 ’13, however the savings will be offset in the period by annual audit and tradeshow expenses.

Though Wave continues to view its Safend subsidiary as an important strategic asset, during Q4 ’12 Wave determined that sufficient indicators of potential impairment existed to require an impairment analysis for Safend.  As a result of this review, Wave recorded non-cash impairment charges totaling $7.5 million to write down the value of goodwill and intangible assets attributed to Safend, of which $3.4 million is included in the licensing and maintenance cost of net revenues and $4.1 million is reflected in impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.

Wave recorded a Q4 ‘12 net loss of $13.0 million, or ($0.13) per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or ($0.06) per basic and diluted share in Q3 ’12 and a net loss of $4.9 million, or ($0.05) per basic and diluted share in Q4 ’11. Per share figures are based on a weighted average number of basic shares outstanding during Q4 ’12, Q3 ’12 and Q4 ’11 and of 104.0 million, 98.0 million and 88.5 million, respectively.

To illustrate its operational performance on a cash-flow basis, Wave reports EBITDAS, a non-GAAP measure defined as earnings before impairment expense, interest income (expense), income taxes, depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expense. Wave recorded negative EBITDAS of $4.1 million in Q4 ’12, compared with negative EBITDAS of $4.2 million in Q3 ’12 and negative EBITDAS of $2.8 million in Q4 ‘11.

As of December 31, 2012, Wave’s total current assets were $9.4 million and total current liabilities, including the current portion of deferred revenue totaling $5.9 million, were $15.1 million. Cash and cash equivalents were $2.1 million at December 31, 2012, as compared to $2.2 million at September 30, 2012 and $3.4 million at December 31, 2011. Year-end 2012 cash does not include $1.7 million received in February 2013 under a three-year maintenance contract signed in Q4 ’12.

Wave raised net proceeds of $313,506 in early Q4 ’12 through the issuance of 325,590 shares of its Class A common stock at an average price of $0.99 per share through its At The Market (ATM) structure. Wave raised gross proceeds of $3.3 million in a registered direct offering in October 2012. Additionally, last week, Wave raised gross proceeds of $1 million from the sale of Class A common stock and warrants; the offering was priced at the March 11th closing price of $0.83 per share.

CEO Commentary:

Wave CEO, Steven Sprague, commented, “While 2012 was challenging from a revenue perspective, we made important strategic investments to advance our solutions for security, management and data protection in the mobile world of tablets and smartphone devices.  In 2011, we saw the current trend towards mobile and implemented our own mobile strategy that leverages the unique Trusted Computing functionality only Wave can provide. We were certainly surprised by both the speed of mobile adoption and the impact it has had on demand for some of our core PC solutions, but we were not alone in that regard given the fundamental changes in the PC industry over the last year.

“We believe these developments have set the stage for significant opportunities for Wave in 2013 and beyond, and we have focused our sales and marketing efforts on our unique security and management capabilities for Windows 8 tablets, including Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Dell’s Latitude 10. The initial enterprise response to this solution has been positive, and this development has prompted opportunities to continue to promote this security infrastructure for managing existing devices running Windows 7. We are now beginning to ship prototype tablet software but do not anticipate any meaningful order activity until Q2 at the earliest.

“Windows 8 tablets managed by Wave can leverage robust hardware-based security and eliminate passwords for enterprise VPN or WiFi access on a global basis. When our software is combined with Microsoft Active Directory, there is no need for an additional layer of Mobile Device Management for Windows 7 or 8 devices.  We expect to extend this capability to other mobile devices as well, offering enterprises a single cost-effective, hardware-based system to manage security and network access across three device form factors.

“Whether a PC, a tablet or a smartphone, Wave’s Trusted Computing solutions offer a superior, cost-effective, industry standard approach to managing devices and thwarting today’s cyber threats in a user-friendly way,” Mr. Sprague added. “We believe our PC and tablet solutions can help enterprises and governments to utilize the strength, convenience, management and favorable cost of ownership of Trusted Computing solutions to solve the security and management challenges created by the device ‘arms race’ they are struggling to address.”

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

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve months ended
December 31,

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

Net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Licensing and maintenance

6,530,639

 

10,482,551

 

27,480,732

 

35,100,518

    Services

600,000

 

551,964

 

1,363,781

 

1,038,497

Total net revenues

$7,130,639

 

$11,034,515

 

$28,844,513

 

$36,139,015

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Licensing and maintenance - cost of net revenues

4,331,166

 

692,583

 

6,333,221

 

1,848,482

   Services - cost of net revenues

-

 

86,998

 

144,111

 

189,167

   Adjustments to purchase accounting

-

 

1,033,206

 

-

 

1,033,206

   Selling, general and administrative

7,459,890

 

8,583,669

 

33,021,237

 

27,871,223

   Research and development

4,194,337

 

5,369,783

 

19,055,894

 

16,087,129

   Impairment of goodwill and 

      intangible assets

 

4,054,732

 

 

-

 

 

4,054,732

 

 

-

Total operating expenses

20,040,125

 

15,766,239

 

62,609,195

 

47,029,207

Operating loss

(12,909,486)

 

(4,731,724)

 

(33,764,682)

 

(10,890,192)

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net currency transaction gain (loss)

403

 

(55,273)

 

12,156

 

175,004

Net interest expense

(98,695)

 

(1,461)

 

(197,989)

 

(4,589)

Total other income (expense)

     (98,292)

 

     (56,734)

 

(185,833)

 

170,415

Loss before income taxes

(13,007,778)

 

(4,788,458)

 

(33,950,515)

 

(10,719,777)

Income tax expense

(12,033)

 

(74,959)

 

(12,033)

 

(74,959)

Net loss

(13,019,811)

 

(4,863,417)

 

(33,962,548)

 

(10,794,736)

Loss per common share – basic and diluted

         ($0.13)

 

         ($0.05)

 

            ($0.35)

 

            ($0.13)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period

104,003,922

 

88,544,911

 

96,204,505

 

84,344,729

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve months ended
December 31,

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

Total net revenues

$7,130,639

 

$11,034,515

 

$28,844,513

 

$36,139,015

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue

2,127,204

 

491,688

 

 84,904

 

(3,331,530)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total billings (Non-GAAP)

$9,257,843

 

$11,526,203

 

$28,929,417

 

$32,807,485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss as reported

$(13,019,811)

 

$(4,863,417)

 

$(33,962,548)

 

$(10,794,736)

Net interest expense

98,695

 

1,461

 

197,989

 

4,589

Income tax expense

12,033

 

74,959

 

12,033

 

74,959

Depreciation and amortization

525,309

 

566,274

 

2,136,830

 

1,005,068

Stock-based compensation expense

843,243

 

1,441,356

 

4,830,831

 

5,379,961

Impairment of goodwill and    intangible assets

7,477,832

 

-

 

7,477,832

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDAS (Non-GAAP)

$(4,062,699)

 

$(2,779,367)

 

$(19,307,033)

 

$(4,330,159)

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.   EBITDAS is defined as net income (loss) before impairment expense, interest income (expense), income taxes, depreciation and 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.

 

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

 

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2012

 

2011

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

  Cash and cash equivalents

$2,112,769

 

$3,385,035

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

 

 

 

       at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively

5,034,422

 

7,198,645

  Pledged receivables

1,801,683

 

-

  Prepaid expenses

421,769

 

823,761

      Total current assets

9,370,643

 

11,407,441

  Property and equipment, net

871,568

 

1,236,844

  Amortizable intangible assets, net

4,028,333

 

10,925,306

  Goodwill

4,038,000

 

6,216,059

 Other assets

324,614

 

336,607

Total Assets

18,633,158

 

30,122,257

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

  Secured borrowings

1,537,710

 

-

  Accounts payable and accrued expenses

7,570,723

 

6,701,026

  Current portion of capital lease payable

44,658

 

72,074

  Deferred revenue

5,949,087

 

6,619,257

      Total current liabilities

15,102,178

 

13,392,357

  Long-term portion of capital lease payable

-

 

44,659

  Other long-term liabilities

97,996

 

66,283

  Royalty liability

4,486,129

 

4,043,163

  Long-term deferred revenue

1,812,312

 

1,035,220

Total liabilities

21,498,615

 

18,581,682

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit):

 

 

 

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

 105,007,873 shares issued and outstanding in 2012 and 89,574,385 in 2011

1,050,079

 

895,744

Common stock, $.01 par value.  Authorized 13,000,000 shares as Class B; 35,556 shares issued and outstanding in 2012 and 2011

355

 

355

Capital in excess of par value

393,000,325

 

373,598,144

Accumulated deficit

(396,916,216)

 

(362,953,668)

Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

(2,865,457)

 

11,540,575

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

$18,633,158

 

$30,122,257

 

About Wave Systems Corp.

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of 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 hardware security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been among the foremost experts on this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.

 

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