Energous Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/17 -- Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free, over-the-air, power-at-a-distance charging technology, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, and provided an update on its operational progress.

Recent Highlights

  • Energous completed first ever commercial shipment of silicon chips in October through its partner Dialog Semiconductor
  • Increased its patent count to 89 (33 patents / 56 allowed applications) as of November 8, from 69 as of September 30, and 54 as of June 30

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Continued toward FCC certification for Mid Field transmitter with Energous successful completion of additional tests
  • Introduced GaN-based high power near field charging solution, designed for larger devices such as smartphones, tablets and smart speakers
  • Received additional $15 Million investment from strategic component supplier, Dialog Semiconductor
  • Successfully completed key engineering milestone projects with the company's Tier 1 strategic partner
  • Recognized $250,000 in engineering services revenue for the 2017 third quarter
  • Reduced cash burn rate to $7.8 million in the quarter, on lower cash expenses

"Energous recently marked another major milestone by shipping, through our partner Dialog, our first ever WattUp chipsets in October. In the third quarter we worked with our Telecommunications Certification Board, or TCB, to successfully complete additional tests and provide additional documentation in the form of a compliance document to the FCC as part of the certification process for the first at-a-distance wireless charging transmitter. We also focused our resources on a sub-set of opportunities that represent the fastest path to shipment of WattUp enabled consumer products and meaningful revenues," said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO. "We continue to execute on the long-term vision of delivering the next generation of wireless power solutions that provide high power, fast charging contact-based solutions along with the unique ability to charge at-a-distance, offering the utility and flexibility consumers are seeking."

Unaudited 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, Energous recorded:

  • Revenue of $250,000
  • Operating expenses of $13.0 million (GAAP), comprised of $8.7 million in research and development, $3.1 million in general and administrative costs, and $1.1 million in sales and marketing expenses
  • Net loss of $12.7 million, or a loss of $0.58 per basic and diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) loss of $7.9 million
  • $20.2 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the third quarter, with no debt, inclusive of the investment by Dialog Semiconductor

2017 Third Quarter Conference Call

Energous will host a conference call to discuss its financial results, recent progress and prospects for the future.

When : Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET)
Phone: 866-235-9911 (domestic); 412-317-1083 (international)
Replay: Accessible through November 15, 2017
877-344-7529 (domestic); 412-317-0088 (international); passcode 10113490
Webcast: Accessible at Energous.com; archive available for approximately one year

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the unaudited results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in this press release, Energous presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and eliminating the impacts of interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation. The company's definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the definitions of similarly-titled measures used by other companies. Energous believes that this non-GAAP financial measure, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of its reported GAAP results, provides useful information to investors by providing a more focused measure of operating results. This metric is used as part of the company's internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A table reconciling this measure to the comparable GAAP measure is available in the accompanying financial tables below.

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp® -- an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices -- thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the "safe harbor" created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "could," "seek," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate" or other comparable terms. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements." Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, our statements about our ability to develop and successfully commercialize important new technology, and the timing for receipt of required regulatory approvals, chipset orders and customers' product launches. While management has based its forward-looking statements in this release on its current expectations, the information on which those expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: our ability to develop a commercially feasible technology; receipt of necessary regulatory approvals; timing and amount of new revenues; dependence on an exclusive component provider for WattUp technology for sales and distribution; ability to find and maintain development partners and licensees, market acceptance of our technology, the amount and nature of competition in our industry; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

-- Financial Tables Follow --

Energous Corporation  
    As of  
    September 30, 2017     December 31, 2016  
Current assets:                
    Cash and cash equivalents   $ 20,223,859     $ 31,258,637  
    Accounts receivable     250,500       149,500  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets     719,931       1,374,585  
    Prepaid rent, current     80,784       80,784  
    Total current assets     21,275,074       32,863,506  
Property and equipment, net     1,724,500       2,209,475  
Prepaid rent, non-current     76,864       137,452  
Other assets     32,512       48,507  
    Total assets   $ 23,108,950     $ 35,258,940  
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 2,169,930     $ 4,707,763  
  Accrued expenses     1,658,816       1,867,995  
  Deferred revenue     29,136       131,959  
    Total current liabilities     3,857,882       6,707,717  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and                
      December 31, 2016; no shares issued or outstanding.     -       -  
  Common Stock, $0.00001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and                
      December 31, 2016; 22,162,643 and 20,367,929 shares issued and outstanding at                
      September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.     220       202  
  Additional paid-in capital     181,915,820       153,075,595  
  Accumulated deficit     (162,664,972 )     (124,524,574 )
    Total stockholders' equity     19,251,068       28,551,223  
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 23,108,950     $ 35,258,940  
Energous Corporation  
    For the Three Months Ended September 30,     For the Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
  Engineering product development   $ 250,000     $ 1,003,973     $ 1,124,874     $ 1,322,155  
    Total revenue     250,000       1,003,973       1,124,874       1,322,155  
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     8,743,434       7,944,465       25,788,621       23,080,918  
  Sales and marketing     1,141,852       736,751       3,924,617       2,189,995  
  General and administrative     3,116,337       2,450,778       9,560,651       7,266,843  
    Total operating expenses     13,001,623       11,131,994       39,273,889       32,537,756  
      Loss from operations     (12,751,623 )     (10,128,021 )     (38,149,015 )     (31,215,601 )
Other income (expense):                                
  Loss on sales of property and equipment, net     -       -       (726 )     -  
  Interest income     3,375       2,958       9,343       9,441  
    Total     3,375       2,958       8,617       9,441  
Net loss   $ (12,748,248 )   $ (10,125,063 )   $ (38,140,398 )   $ (31,206,160 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common share   $ (0.58 )   $ (0.57 )   $ (1.81 )   $ (1.83 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     21,958,729       17,912,743       21,034,391       17,016,717  
Energous Corporation  
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information  
    For the Three Months Ended September 30,     For the Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
Net loss (GAAP)   $ (12,748,248 )   $ (10,125,063 )   $ (38,140,398 )   $ (31,206,160 )
Add (subtract) the following items:                                
  Interest income     (3,375 )     (2,958 )     (9,343 )     (9,441 )
  Depreciation and amortization     317,411       254,041       999,396       628,613  
  Stock-based compensation     4,568,716       1,860,697       12,472,870       5,405,908  
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)   $ (7,865,496 )   $ (8,013,283 )   $ (24,677,475 )   $ (25,181,080 )

Energous Public Relations

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Source: Energous Corporation