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Wave Q2 Net Revenues Rise to $910,000, Primarily Due to Initiation of Bundled Software Shipments by OEM Customers and Increased Services Activity
– Net Revenues were $258,000 in Q2 2005 and $493,000 in Q1 2006 –
Lee, MA — August 3, 2006 — Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX — www.wave.com) today reported results for the second quarter (Q2) and six months ended June 30, 2006 and reviewed recent corporate progress and other developments.
Wave’s Q2 2006 net revenues rose over 250% to $910,000, compared to Q2 2005 net revenues of $258,000 and an increase of 85% versus Q1 2006 net revenues of $493,000. The improvement in Q2 2006 net revenues reflected increases in both license and services revenues as compared to Q2 2005 and Q1 2006. The increase in license revenues was principally due to higher royalties earned from increased shipments of Wave software. Services revenue increased versus the year ago and Q1 2006 quarters primarily due to the substantial completion of a service contract for the U.S. government.
Gross profit rose to $554,000, or 61% of net revenues, in Q2 2006, versus gross profit of $81,000, or 31% of net revenues, in Q2 2005, and gross profit of $278,000, or 56% of net revenues, in Q1 2006. For Q2 2006 Wave reported a net loss of $4.5 million, or $0.13 per basic share, including non-cash, share-based compensation expense of $408,000, or $0.01 per basic share, which was recorded in accordance with the implementation of SFAS 123(R) for “Share-based Payment,” effective January 1, 2006. Wave’s Q2 2005 net loss of $4.2 million, or $0.15 per basic share, did not include any share-based compensation expense. Wave’s loss per share figures have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the Company’s 1-for-3 reverse stock split that went into effect on July 26, 2006. The weighted average number of basic shares outstanding in the second quarters of 2006 and 2005 were 35,416,000 and 27,042,000, respectively, also adjusted for the impact of the reverse split.
For the first six months of 2006, Wave’s net revenues rose to $1.4 million, compared to net revenues of $335,000 in the year-ago six month period. For the first six months of 2006 Wave reported a net loss of $9.5 million, or $0.28 per basic share, including non-cash, share-based compensation expense of $761,000, or $0.02 per basic share. Wave’s net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.33 per basic share, in the first six months of 2005 did not include any share based compensation expense. The weighted average number of basic shares outstanding in the first six months of 2006 and 2005 were 33,998,000 and 26,393,000, respectively. Both the basic loss per share and weighted average number of basic shares outstanding in the 2006 and 2005 six-month periods have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the impact of the 1-for-3 reverse split.
As of June 30, 2006 Wave had total current assets of $3.0 million and no long-term debt. Deferred revenue increased to $564,000 at June 30, 2006 compared to $440,000 at March 31, 2006 and $504,000 at year-end 2005.
Steven Sprague, Wave’s president and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased that our OEMs’ shipments have increased this quarter. We believe our strategy to partner with major manufacturers and OEMs is beginning to yield positive results, and we continue to make significant investments in our software and in the marketing of trusted computing solutions to support those relationships. It is our view that the integration of hardware security into the PC provides an excellent platform to address many of the security issues that have plagued PC users. As the industry discovers this new capability, we believe Wave should be well positioned to participate in resulting growth opportunities. As with many previous PC industry standards, we believe that there will be broad based adoption of Trusted Computing in the PC industry, and we look forward to helping the industry realize the full security benefit of this technology.
“Of course, there is significant work still to be done. Wave will continue to invest in our software solutions to support three core markets for trusted computing: Strong Authentication, Data Protection including Full disk encryption, and Network Access control. We believe that ongoing investments will continue to support our market share, our revenue and our intellectual property portfolio. Though it has been and continues to be a challenging road, this is an exciting time for Wave and its employees and shareholders.”
These forward looking statements are predicated on a variety of factors outside of Wave’s control, including the accuracy of preliminary forecasts by OEM partners, timing of OEM shipments, enterprise demand for trusted computing solutions, the success of OEM marketing efforts, engineering or support requirements of OEM partners, and other related factors.
Summary of recent progress/developments:
(for more details, please visit www.wave.com):
- Intel® Software License and Distribution Agreement: In late July, Wave amended an existing Software License and Distribution Agreement with Intel. The amendment permits Intel to ship the next version of Wave’s EMBASSY® Trust Suite with Intel’s new Broadwater 965 Express Chipset-based Intel Desktop Boards for trusted personal computers . The agreement does not provide for guaranteed minimum or maximum shipped quantities or royalties.
- Trust Company of America: In early July, Wave was selected to provide a server-based e-signature and secure document vaulting solution for Trust Company of America, a specialized provider of custody and back office services to the financial services industry. Wave’s TCG compatible eSign Transaction Management Suite(TM) will be deployed with Efficient Forms’ iForms Product Suite(TM), to enable Trust Company of America to automate its new account and account maintenance processes.
- NTT Data: In early July, Wave executed a software reseller agreement with NTT DATA Corporation of Japan, a leading systems integrator. Pursuant to the agreement NTT DATA will be authorized to resell and provide support services for Wave’s EMBASSY Trust Suite technology and solutions for the trusted computing market in Japan, including financial services, government, healthcare and consumer market segments. The agreement does not provide for guaranteed minimum or maximum shipped quantities or royalties.
- STMicro: In June, STMicroelectronics (STMicro) enhanced its existing license agreement with Wave with the addition of a license for a new suite of EMBASSY security software for bundling and distribution with STMicro’s TCG 1.2 TPM Solution for personal computers. Under the agreement, Wave receives a per-unit royalty – similar to Wave’s existing PC OEM agreements – based on STMicro’s shipment volumes of products equipped with the new suite of Wave’s EMBASSY security software technology. This royalty would be in addition to the per-unit royalty currently paid to Wave for distribution of the original EMBASSY security software licensed under the companies’ existing Master Software License and Distribution Agreement. The agreement does not provide for guaranteed minimum shipped quantities or royalties.
- Seagate Momentus 5400 FDE: In early June, Wave announced the availability of the EMBASSY Trusted Drive Manager software supporting Seagate Momentus 5400 FDE (Full Disc Encryption) hard drives. EMBASSY Trusted Drive Manager is the newest component of Wave’s EMBASSY Trust Suite software products, which provide industry standard-based support for security hardware such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and the Seagate Momentus 5400 FDE drives.
- Wave’s EMBASSY® Endpoint Enforcer: In early May, Wave introduced EMBASSY Endpoint Enforcer, a new network security product that is designed to support the hardware security features provided by TPM security chips and enable third party applications and services to make informed network access decisions by providing protected access to client security metrics. EMBASSY Endpoint Enforcer can be accessed with Trusted Network Connect (TNC) API’s and has successfully passed interoperability testing with the leading TNC solution providers. TNC, a security architecture developed by a TCG subgroup of over 60 companies, is designed to improve the security policy compliance of clients during the network connection process. Wave demonstrated EMBASSY Endpoint Enforcer working with products from Juniper Networks, Meetinghouse and Nortel at Interop in May.
- EMBASSY Trust Suite version 5.1: In early May, Wave announced the availability of EMBASSY Trust Suite (ETS) version 5.1. Improvements to Wave’s EMBASSY Trust Suite version 5.1 include powerful new password management functions and a simplified set-up wizard to aid new users with initial security options and settings. Wave’s newest server capabilities provide sophisticated policy management and key management features which are designed to allow enterprise IT managers to implement varying security group policies, while providing a flexible solution that enables simple changes relative to user or department.
- Broadcom and Winbond: In April Wave signed OEM Software Distribution agreements with Broadcom Corporation and Winbond Electronic Corporation permitting the distribution of Wave’s EMBASSY Security Center (ESC) and Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) software technology with Broadcom and Winbond devices that include a Trusted Platform Module. With these agreements, Wave now has license agreements in place with four of the five leading TPM manufacturers. Wave will receive a per-unit royalty based on partner sales of products that are equipped with or include Wave’s software technology. The agreements do not provide for guaranteed minimum or maximum shipped quantities or royalties.
About Wave Systems Corp.
Wave is a pioneer in hardware-based PC security that provides software to help solve critical enterprise PC security challenges such as data protection, strong authentication, network access control and the management of these enterprise functions. Wave is a founding member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of more than 100 companies that forged open standards for hardware security. Wave’s EMBASSY® line of client- and server-side software leverages and manages the security functions of the TCG’s industry standard hardware security chip, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) as well as hard drives that comply with TCG’s “Opal” self-encrypting drive (SED) standard. Self-encrypting drives are a growing segment of the data protection market, offering increased security and better performance than most existing software-based encryption solutions. TPMs are standard equipment on many enterprise-class PCs shipping today and have shipped on an estimated 300 million PCs worldwide. Using TPMs and/or SEDs and Wave software, enterprises can substantially and cost-effectively strengthen their current security solutions. Visit http://www.wave.com for more information.
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