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Energous Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Management to Host Conference Call Today at 11:00 am ET

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under software control, announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and provided a business update.


  • Signed seven separate Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) year-to-date for WattUp, including 6 agreements since the last quarterly call in May, all to develop prototypes based on the WattUp wire-free charging technologies.
  • 65 pending U.S. patents and provisional patent applications, an increase of 15 from the Q1 Update on May 14
  • Added two new executives to its leadership team
  • On June 27th was added to Russell Microcap Index

"We are on track with each of our major technology and commercialization milestones," stated Steve Rizzone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Energous Corporation. "Our unique WattUp technology serves a large and unmet need for billions of mobile device owners around the world. The recent JDAs signed represent a robust start to our commercialization efforts and provide an excellent conduit to reach our initial target markets. Given our pipeline of activity, we expect to announce several additional meaningful JDAs during the balance of the year. Our execution to date is aligned with our goal to license our technology to device manufacturers, wireless service providers and other commercial partners to make wire-free charging an affordable, ubiquitous and convenient service for all consumers."

Financial Results

For the second quarter ending June 30, the Company reported:

  • $3.5 million in operating expense, which consisted of $1.6 million in R&D, $1.1 million in G&A and $0.8 million in marketing expenses.
  • Net income (GAAP) of $0.3 million which included a $1.7 million gain for the change in the market value of the derivative liabilities and a $2.1 million gain on debt extinguishment
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) loss of $3.0 million

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported:

  • $5.5 million in operating expenses, which consisted of $2.5 million in R&D, $1.8 million in G&A and $1.2 million in marketing expenses;
  • Net loss (GAAP) of $30.7 million which included a $26.3 million charge for the change in the market value of derivative liabilities and a $2.1 million gain on debt extinguishment;
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) loss of $4.5 million.

The Company had $22.9 million in cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet as of June 30, 2014 with no debt outstanding.

Business Updates

The Company recently added two new executives to its leadership team. John Majors, a former Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless -- joined the Company's advisory board. Separately, Cesar Johnston was hired as the Senior Vice President of Engineering, joining Energous from Marvell Technology Group, Inc.

Since the Q1 Update on May 14, the Company has signed six additional JDAs to embed WattUp technology into various products, including:

  • Dong-Hwa, one of the world's largest mobile phone suppliers
  • Pocons, a tier-one mobile phone parts and accessories supplier based in Korea
  • Anymode, a leading manufacturer of mobile accessories and devices based in South Korea. Anymode manufactures accessories for the Samsung Galaxy product range, iPhone and iPad, and is represented in over 50 countries in Europe, Americas, CIS, Middle East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, with offices in Europe, USA, and Japan.
  • iPowerUp designs multi-function battery chargers and mobile electronics accessories. iPowerUp consistently provides customers with the most innovative and stylish designs available on the market.
  • Two additional JDAs have been signed this past quarter that we are unable to announce, due to disclosure or NDAs stipulations.

Energous received its first two ASICs on schedule which are being built into Alpha units that the Company expects will be available for both customer testing and early submittal for regulatory testing in September of this year.

2014 Outlook and Events

Energous will license its technology to various consumer electronics companies, including component manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and branded consumer electronics firms. Entering these types of strategic relationships will enable the Company to quickly reach scale in different markets without incurring significant manufacturing, distribution and marketing costs.

The Company expects samples of its remote charging technology to be available to early adopting strategic partners in late 2014 with general availability to strategic partners in 2015. Prototypical devices from strategic partners incorporating the WattUp technology remains on track for display at the upcoming CES show in January of 2015 while general availability to the end consumer of WattUp enabled products is targeted for late 2015.

Management intends to use the proceeds from its IPO on research and development, product certifications, sales and marketing, facility relocation and fixed asset acquisition.

CEO Stephen Rizzone and SVP of Sales and Marketing George Holmes will present at the Oppenheimer 17th Annual Technology, Internet and Communications Conference in Boston August 12 and 13.

In addition, Mr. Rizzone will present at Drexel Hamilton's Telecom, Media & Technology Conference in New York City on September 3-4.

Q2 Update Conference Call

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Conference Line (U.S.): 1-888-515-2880
International Dial-In: 1-719-457-2638
Conference ID: 1023190
Webcast: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=110447

A playback of the call will be available until 11:59 pm ET on August 26, 2014. To listen, call 1-877-870-5176 within the United States or 1-858-384-5517 when calling internationally. Please use the replay pin number 1023190.

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is developing WattUp™, a wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary, patent- and trademark-pending 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 delivers meaningful, useable power, at a distance, while allowing users to roam while charging. The result is a true wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat. Energous will initially license WattUp to the wearable and mobile-accessory markets and will expand to other markets such as Wi-Fi routers and smartphones over time. For more information, please visit www.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 and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the "safe harbor" created by those sections. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward looking statements". While management has based any forward looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based could change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including those 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 recently filed registration statement on Form S-1. 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.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in this press release, the Company presents adjusted EBITDA which is a non-GAAP measure. The 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 the Company's 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.

-Financial Tables Follow-

                            Energous Corporation
                           (f/k/a DvineWave Inc.)
                          CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                            As of
                                                   June 30,    December 31,
                                                     2014          2013
                                                 ------------  ------------
                     ASSETS                       (unaudited)
  Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                    $ 22,945,443  $  1,953,780
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets         409,396       127,197
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current assets                           23,354,839     2,080,977
                                                 ------------  ------------

  Property and equipment, net                         489,760       189,612
  Deferred offering costs                                   -        88,319
  Other assets                                          6,959         6,959
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total assets                                 $ 23,851,558  $  2,365,867
                                                 ============  ============

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                               $    636,672  $    361,038
  Accrued expenses                                    151,548       243,623
  Convertible promissory notes, net                         -       829,298
  Derivative liabilities                                    -     6,277,000
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current liabilities                         788,220     7,710,959
                                                 ------------  ------------

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity (deficit)
  Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value,
   10,000,000 and 0 shares authorized at June
   30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively;
   no shares issued or outstanding.                         -             -
  Common Stock, $0.00001 par value, 50,000,000
   and 40,000,000 shares authorized at June 30,
   2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively;
   9,488,872 and 2,708,217 shares issued and
   outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31,
   2013, respectively.                                     94            27
  Additional paid-in capital                       59,336,714       197,249
  Accumulated deficit                             (36,273,470)   (5,542,368)
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total stockholders' equity (deficit)           23,063,338    (5,345,092)
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
     (deficit)                                   $ 23,851,558  $  2,365,867
                                                 ============  ============

                            Energous Corporation
                           (f/k/a DvineWave Inc.)

                     For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
                              June 30,                    June 30,
                     --------------------------  --------------------------
                         2014          2013          2014          2013
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Operating expenses:
   issuance          $          -  $    878,022  $          -  $    878,022
  Research and
   development          1,556,493       395,217     2,485,706       436,426
  General and
   administrative       1,133,101       622,878     1,802,390       636,009
  Marketing               805,429             -     1,227,460             -
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
    Loss from
     operations        (3,495,023)   (1,896,117)   (5,515,556)   (1,950,457)

Other (expense)
  Change in fair
   value of
   liabilities          1,725,823       (22,500)  (26,265,177)      (22,500)
  Interest (expense)
   income, net            (36,547)      (96,505)   (1,034,737)      (96,489)
  Gain on debt
   extinguishment       2,084,368             -     2,084,368             -
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
    Total               3,773,644      (119,005)  (25,215,546)     (118,989)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Net income (loss)    $    278,621  $ (2,015,122) $(30,731,102) $ (2,069,446)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Basic net income
 (loss) per common
 share               $       0.03  $      (0.75) $      (5.07) $      (0.85)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============
Diluted net income
 (loss) per common
 share               $       0.03  $      (0.75) $      (5.07) $      (0.85)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Weighted average
 shares outstanding,
 basic                  9,370,172     2,687,471     6,057,598     2,438,548
                     ============  ============  ============  ============
Weighted average
 shares outstanding,
 diluted               10,773,670     2,687,471     6,057,598     2,438,548
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

                            Energous Corporation
                           (f/k/a DvineWave Inc.)
                                                 For the Six Months Ended
                                                         June 30,
                                                    2014           2013
                                               -------------  -------------
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss                                       $ (30,731,102) $  (2,069,446)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
 used in operating activities:
      Depreciation and amortization                   54,805             47
      Stock based compensation                       912,504              -
      Amortization of debt discount                  964,851         56,136
      Warrant expense                                      -        724,000
      Gain on conversion of notes payable and
       accrued interest                           (2,084,368)             -
Change in fair market value of derivative
 liabilities                                      26,265,177         22,500
      Changes in operating assets and
      Prepaid expenses and other current
       assets                                       (282,199)       (22,602)
      Accounts payable                               275,634        142,064
      Accrued expenses                               198,144        127,238
      Other current liabilities                            -         53,872
                                               -------------  -------------
    Net cash used in operating activities         (4,426,554)      (966,191)
                                               -------------  -------------

Cash flows from investing activities:
  Purchase of property and equipment                (354,953)        (1,695)
                                               -------------  -------------
    Net cash used in investing activities           (354,953)        (1,695)
                                               -------------  -------------

Cash flows from financing activities:
  Proceeds from the sale of common stock                   -        165,217
  Proceeds from IPO, net of underwriter's
   discount and offering costs                    24,872,170              -
  Repurchase of restricted common stock                    -         35,464
  Proceeds from the sale of senior secured
   convertible notes                                       -      5,500,009
  Proceeds from the sale of stock to strategic
   investor, net                                     900,000              -
  Sale of warrant to IPO underwriter                   1,000              -
                                               -------------  -------------
    Net cash provided by financing activities     25,773,170      5,700,690
                                               -------------  -------------

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents         20,991,663      4,732,804
  Cash and cash equivalents - beginning            1,953,780            994
                                               -------------  -------------
  Cash and cash equivalents - ending           $  22,945,443  $   4,733,798
                                               =============  =============

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing
  Decrease in deferred offering costs charged
   to the IPO                                  $      88,319  $           -
                                               =============  =============
  Common stock issued upon conversion of notes
   payable and accrued interest payable        $  26,790,177  $           -
                                               =============  =============
  Increase in additional paid in capital upon
   extinguishment of derivative liability for
   warrants                                    $   5,752,000  $           -
                                               =============  =============

                            Energous Corporation
                           (f/k/a DvineWave Inc.)
                   Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information

                     For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
                              June 30,                    June 30,
                     --------------------------  --------------------------
                         2014          2013          2014          2013
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Adjusted EBITDA

Net income (loss)
 (GAAP)              $    278,621  $ (2,015,122) $(30,731,102) $ (2,069,446)
Add (subtract) the
 following items:
  Interest expense
   (income), net           36,547        96,505     1,034,737        96,489
  Depreciation and
   amortization            30,592            47        54,805            47
   compensation           420,381             -       912,504             -
  Gain on debt
   extinguishment      (2,084,368)            -    (2,084,368)            -
  Change in fair
   value of
   liabilities         (1,725,823)       22,500    26,265,177        22,500
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Adjusted EBITDA
 (non-GAAP)          $ (3,044,050) $ (1,896,070) $ (4,548,247) $ (1,950,410)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

MZ North America
Matt Hayden
Direct: +1-949-259-4986
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mzgroup.us

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