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Wave Q1 ’09 Revenues Rose 137% to $4.0 Million on Increased Software License and Services Activity

Lower Overhead and Increased Revenues Yielded a Reduced Net Loss of $1.5 Million versus a Net Loss of $6.0 million in Q1 2008;

Total Shipments of Bundled Software Exceed 50 Million Units through April

Lee, MA — May 11, 2009 — Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX — www.wave.com) today reported results for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2009 and reviewed recent corporate progress and developments. Wave’s Q1 2009 net revenues rose 137% to $4.0 million, compared with Q1 2008 net revenues of $1.7 million and Q4 2008 net revenues of $3.3 million, principally reflecting increased bundled software royalties as well as higher services revenue related to a contract with the U.S. government.

Reflecting the Company’s ongoing efforts to reduce its overhead expenses and quarterly cash burn, Q1 2009 selling, general and administrative expense declined 21% to $3.4 million as compared to $4.3 million in Q1 2008, and declined 11% versus the Q4 2008 level. Wave was able to reduce its R&D expenses by 44% to $1.8 million in Q1 2009 as compared to $3.3 million in Q1 2008, also achieving a decrease of 14% versus Q4 2008. For Q1 2009, total billings grew 127% to $4.0 million, compared to Q1 2008 total billings of $1.8 million.

Reflecting the benefit of higher revenues and lower overhead expenses, Wave’s Q1 2009 net loss was reduced to $1.5 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, compared with a Q1 2008 net loss of $6.0 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share. Wave’s Q4 2008 net loss attributable to common stockholders was $4.0 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share. Per-share figures are based on a weighted average number of basic shares outstanding in the first quarters of 2009 and 2008 of 61.9 million and 50.9 million, respectively, and on 58.7 million basic shares outstanding at December 31, 2008.

As of March 31, 2009, Wave had total current assets of $2 million, which did not reflect the proceeds of a $1 million equity financing completed in early April 2009. Wave’s deferred revenue was slightly lower at $1.5 million at March 31, 2009, as compared to year-end 2008.

Steven Sprague, president and CEO of Wave Systems commented, "In spite of economic challenges facing companies in the technology sector, our first quarter results reflect significant progress in our business and a continued reduction of our net loss and cash burn. We grew our base of bundled software shipments during Q1 2009 and, as of the end of April, surpassed a cumulative total of 50 million units shipped. Beyond these important milestones, there were significant developments in the market for self-encrypting drive technology that we believe have been beneficial to Wave.

"In January, the Trusted Computing Group announced its Opal storage specification, which provided hard drive vendors with a standard design ‘blueprint.’ Its passage helped demonstrate that hardware encryption is more than a niche offering and makes it easier for organizations to implement large-scale adoption of SED drives across all their platforms.

"Q1 also saw Wave continue to collaborate with the leading self-encrypting drive vendors—Fujitsu, Toshiba, Seagate and Samsung. Samsung recently made headlines with the first solid state self-encrypting drives that will soon ship through Dell. We believe that solid state drives, or SSDs, will be the next generation of hard drives, and Wave applauds Samsung’s decision to make encryption standard on all its SSDs.

"We were honored to have Samsung and all of our drive partners join us at our booth at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, showcasing interoperability and how Wave’s software manages all the major self-encrypting drives on the market—or in development—today. RSA was also a key venue as we were able to highlight our other partnerships with Dell and HID, a developer of contactless smart cards, in interactive presentations before the show."

"Based on our Q1 progress and the growing market for hardware-based PC security, we are encouraged about our opportunities in the months ahead," Sprague said.

Summary of Recent Progress/Developments:

 

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

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2009

 

2008

Net revenues:

 

 

 

   Licensing

3,730,896

 

1,675,505

   Services

303,285

23,574

Total net revenues

$4,034,181

$1,699,079

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

  Cost of sales – licensing

165,672

 

159,161

  Cost of sales – services

182,388

 

18,314

  Selling, general, and administrative

3,378,522

 

4,297,090

  Research and development

1,825,124

3,253,479

  Total operating expenses

5,551,706

7,728,044

Operating loss

(1,517,525)

 

(6,028,965)

Net interest income (expense)

(5,708)

18,917

Net loss

(1,523,233)

 

(6,010,048)

Loss per common share — basic and diluted

           ($0.02)

        ($0.12)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period

61,868,589

 

50,898,515

 

 

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

 

Three months ended

 

2009

 

2008 

Total net revenues

$4,034,181

 

$1,699,079

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue

(31,549)

66,907

 

 

 

 

Total billings (Non-GAAP)

$4,002,632

$1,765,987

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
As supplemental information, we provide a non-GAAP performance measure that we refer to as total billings. This measure 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 demand for 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.

 

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

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2009

 

2008

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:                                                                                                

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$275,316

 

$951,563

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $16,364

 

 

 

      March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008

1,452,734

 

1,701,829

Prepaid expenses

231,647

227,967

     Total current assets

1,959,697

 

2,881,359

Property and equipment, net

361,519

 

408,440

Other assets

129,640

139,975

Total Assets

2,450,856

3,429,774

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

7,492,496

 

7,655,834

Current portion of capital lease payable

62,006

 

63,537

Deferred revenue

1,452,495

1,484,044

     Total current liabilities

9,006,997

 

9,203,415

Long-term portion of capital lease payable

230,338

245,362

Total liabilities

9,237,335

9,448,777

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit):

 

 

 

8% Series I Convertible Preferred stock, $.01 par value. 220 shares issued and outstanding (liquidation preference of $968,000) in 2009 and 2008

2

 

2

Series J Convertible Preferred stock, $.01 par value. 91 shares issued and outstanding (liquidation preference of $364,000) in 2009 and 2008

1

 

1

8% Series K Convertible Preferred stock, $.01 par value. 456 shares issued and -0- outstanding (liquidation preference of $-0-) in 2009 and 456 shares issued and outstanding (liquidation preference of $1,276,800) in 2008

 

5

Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 150,000,000 shares as Class A; 64,222,968 shares issued and outstanding in 2009 and 58,877,968 in 2008

642,230

 

588,780

Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 13,000,000 shares as Class B; 38,232 shares issued and outstanding in 2009 and 2008

382

 

382

Capital in excess of par value

338,784,003

 

338,081,691

Accumulated deficit

(346,213,097)

(344,689,864)

Total Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

(6,786,479)

(6,019,003)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

$2,450,856

$3,429,774

 

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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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Wave Contact:
Gerard T. Feeney, CFO
Wave Systems Corp.
413-243-1600
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