Energous Corporation Reports 2016 First-Quarter Results

Energous Corporation Reports 2016 First-Quarter Results 150 150 Press Release

Recent Highlights

  • Outlined timeframes for completion of three transmitter reference designs including their path to expected market availability and regulatory approval:
    • Said that it believes the Miniature WattUp transmitter design is expected to receive FCC approval in the near future. This design is expected to be incorporated into products from partners and shipped to consumers late this year/early next year.
    • Updated the status of the Midsize WattUp transmitter design which will enable a charging zone of two to three feet for a desktop, automotive or similar application. While difficult to predict with certainty, the company anticipates FCC approval in time to support Midsize WattUp-enabled transmitters to be commercially available by the end of the third quarter of 2017, and;
    • Advised that the Full-size WattUp transmitter design, which will enable a charging zone of 15 feet, is targeted for integration into partner products as early as the end of 2017.
  • Signed 10 evaluation agreements and delivered evaluation kits in conjunction with each agreement to potential partners in wearable, toy, battery, computer accessory, smart jewelry, IoT and WiFi router applications. Of the 10, two were converted to full licensing agreements in the first quarter of 2016, including with a market-leading specialty battery company to bring wire free charging to hearing devices and wearable markets.
  • Reiterated that Energous expects to sign 10 to 12 additional definitive licensing agreements before the end of 2016. The company currently has a pipeline of more than 35 licensee candidates.
  • Received a $500,000 payment for engineering-related services.
  • Said Energous remains on target to complete a number of key milestones in the second quarter of 2016 for its top-tier strategic partner.
  • Said it anticipates invoicing a second customer in the second quarter of 2016 based on meeting certain technology milestones.
  • Completed successful production versions of the company’s transmitter and power Amplifier chips, and commenced the qualification process for its receiver chip.

“Our Mini WattUp transmitter technology will allow us to penetrate a substantial wearables market that sells hundreds of millions of devices to consumers each year, and represents our fastest path to revenue,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, President and CEO. “While capitalizing on the wearables opportunity, we continue to expand our partnerships and leverage the WattUp technology across a broad spectrum of applications as we progress towards our vision of a ubiquitous WattUp ecosystem.”

Unaudited 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2016:

  • Revenue of approximately $136,000; $10.9 million in operating expenses, comprised of $7.7 million in R&D, $2.5 million in G&A and approximately $800,000 in marketing.
  • GAAP net loss of $10.8 million, or $(0.66) per basic and diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) loss of $8.7 million.
  • $23.7 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first quarter with no debt.

2016 First Quarter Conference Call

Energous will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and recent progress.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET)

866-235-9911 (domestic); 412-317-1083 (international)

Accessible through May 17, 2016
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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 measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking the net loss and adding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, the change in fair value of derivative liabilities and the gain on the extinguishment of debt. The company believes that this non-GAAP 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 an integral part of the company’s internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A reconciliation table to the comparable GAAP measure is available in the accompanying financial tables below. The non-GAAP measure presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp®, an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people and industries charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary RF-based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver contained, useable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, 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, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.

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, statements we make regarding expectations for revenues, cash flows and financial performance, the anticipated results of our development efforts and the timing for receipt of required regulatory approvals and product launches. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such 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; our 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.

Energous Corporation
As of
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 23,710,666 $ 29,872,564
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 667,077 722,249
Prepaid rent, current 80,784 80,784
Total current assets 24,458,527 30,675,597
Property and equipment, net 1,658,631 1,730,365
Prepaid rent, non-current 198,040 218,236
Other assets 51,330 51,330
Total assets $ 26,366,528 $ 32,675,528
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 4,436,972 $ 2,324,973
Accrued expenses $ 850,185 $ 1,075,879
Deferred revenue 363,636
Total current liabilities 5,650,793 3,400,852
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015; no shares issued or outstanding.
Common Stock, $0.00001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015; 16,488,977 and 16,298,208 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.



Additional paid-in capital 110,219,294 107,981,695
Accumulated deficit (89,503,722 ) (78,707,180 )
Total stockholders’ equity 20,715,735 29,274,676
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 26,366,528 $ 32,675,528
Energous Corporation
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Engineering product development $ 136,364 $ 200,000
Total revenue 136,364 200,000
Operating expenses:
Research and development 7,674,093 4,275,565
Sales and marketing 807,067 1,043,894
General and administrative 2,455,612 1,812,141
Total operating expenses 10,936,772 7,131,600
Loss from operations (10,800,408 ) (6,931,600 )
Other income (expense):
Interest income (expense), net 3,866 6,321
Total 3,866 6,321
Net loss $ (10,796,542 ) $ (6,925,279 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $ (0.66 ) $ (0.54 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 16,382,691 12,787,884
Energous Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net loss (GAAP) $ (10,796,542 ) $ (6,925,279 )
Add (subtract) the following items:
Interest (income) expense, net (3,866 ) (6,321 )
Depreciation and amortization 192,104 191,219
Stock-based compensation 1,953,534 1,679,221
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $ (8,654,770 ) $ (5,061,160 )
Depreciation and amortization by department:
Research and development 125,680 129,800
Sales and marketing 1,686 17,971
General and administrative 64,738 43,448
Total stock-based compensation 192,104 191,219
Stock-based compensation by department:
Research and development 910,843 1,034,318
Sales and marketing 56,317 201,256
General and administrative 986,374 443,647
Total stock-based compensation 1,953,534 1,679,221

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Laurie Berman
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Source: Energous Corporation