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 Energous Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results
   Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:01:08 PM ET

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - February 15, 2018) - Energous Corporation (WATT ), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free, over-the-air, power-at-a-distance charging technology, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2017, and provided an update on its operational progress.

Recent Highlights

Completed $40 million at-the-market equity offering

Bolstered regulatory expertise with the appointment of Daniel Lawless, VP of Regulatory Affairs, and added Sheryl Wilkerson to its Board of Advisors

Increased patent count to 125 (75 patents/50 allowed applications as of Feb. 14, 2018)

Demonstrated latest WattUp Enabled products at CES 2018 from Myant and SK Telesys/Delight

Fourth Quarter Highlights

Achieved FCC Part 18 Certification for its Mid Field WattUp transmitter, which sends focused, RF-based power to devices at a distance

Introduced customers who are integrating WattUp technology into products that are expected to begin commercial shipments in 2018

Reduced quarterly cash burn to $7.8 million, on lower cash expenses

"With our recent FCC Part 18 certification and the completion of a $40 million equity transaction, Energous is well-positioned to continue executing on the vision of a WattUp-enabled wireless charging ecosystem," said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO. "Capitalizing on the momentum from an exceptionally strong CES, our focus in 2018 is to continue the expansion of our customer engagements with the expectation of seeing multiple WattUp-enabled products launched to the global market, resulting in significant revenue growth."

Unaudited 2017 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017, Energous recorded:

Revenue of approximately $29,000

Operating expenses of $11.3 million (GAAP), comprised of $7.4 million in research and development, $2.5 million in general and administrative costs, and $1.3 million in sales and marketing expenses

Net loss of $11.2 million, or a loss of $0.50 per basic and diluted share

Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) loss of $7.6 million

$12.8 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the fourth quarter, with no debt, exclusive of the $40 million at-the-market equity offering in January

Unaudited 2017 Full-Year Financial Results

For the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, Energous recorded:

Revenue of approximately $1.2 million

Operating expenses of $50.5 million, comprised of $33.2 million in research and development, $12.1 million in general and administrative costs, and $5.2 million in sales and marketing

Net loss of $49.4 million, or a loss of $2.31 per basic and diluted share

Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) loss of $32.3 million

2017 Fourth Quarter and Year End Conference Call

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

When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) Phone: 866-235-9911 (domestic); 412-317-1083 (international) Replay: Accessible through Feb. 28, 2018 877-344-7529 (domestic); 412-317-0088 (international); passcode 10117030 Webcast: Accessible at; 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

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 d the timing of required regulatory approvals, number and timing of potential orders and customers’ product launches, and commercialization of our technology. While management bases 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 commercially feasible technologies; receipt of necessary regulatory approvals; timing and amount of new orders and revenue recognition; dependence on an exclusive component provider for WattUp technology for sales and distribution; market acceptance of our technology; the extent of competition in our industry; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and 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 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
BALANCE SHEETS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As of                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        December 31, 2017         December 31, 2016      
Current assets:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                        $        12,795,254       $        31,258,637    
                                                                                                                Accounts receivable                                                                                                -                  149,500       
                                                                                                                Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                                          1,026,310          1,374,585     
                                                                                                                Prepaid rent, current                                                                                              80,784             80,784        
                                                                                                                Total current assets                                                                                               13,902,348         32,863,506    
Property and equipment, net                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,413,917          2,209,475     
Prepaid rent, non-current                                                                                                                                                                                                                 56,668             137,452       
Other assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32,512             48,507        
                                                                                                                Total assets                                                                                                     $        15,405,445       $        35,258,940    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Current liabilities:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
        Accounts payable                                                                                                                                                                                                                $        2,024,690        $        4,707,763     
        Accrued expenses                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1,622,025          1,867,995     
        Deferred revenue                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -                  131,959       
                                                                                                                Total current liabilities                                                                                          3,646,715          6,707,717     
Stockholders’ equity:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
        Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016; no shares issued or outstanding.                                                                             -                  -             
        Common Stock, $0.00001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016; 22,584,588 and 20,367,929 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.      225                202           
        Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                                                                                                                        185,659,954        153,075,595   
        Accumulated deficit                                                                                                                                                                                                               (173,901,449 )            (124,524,574 )
                                                                                                                Total stockholders’ equity                                                                                         11,758,730         28,551,223    
                                                                                                                Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                                                       $        15,405,445       $        35,258,940    
Energous Corporation                                                                                                                                                                                                     
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                For the Three Months Ended December 31,                  For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,              
                                                                2017                     2016                     2017                     2016                  
         Engineering product development                        $        29,135          $        129,786         $        1,154,009       $        1,451,941    
                  Total revenue                            29,135            129,786           1,154,009         1,451,941    
Operating expenses:                                                                                      
         Research and development                                 7,442,047         9,751,759         33,230,668        32,832,677   
         Sales and marketing                                      1,283,129         1,011,554         5,207,746         3,201,549    
         General and administrative                               2,542,772         3,981,592         12,103,423        11,248,435   
                  Total operating expenses                 11,267,948        14,744,905        50,541,837        47,282,661   
                           Loss from operations     (11,238,813 )            (14,615,119 )            (49,387,828 )            (45,830,720 )
Other income (expense):                                                                                  
         Interest income                                          2,336             3,885             11,679            13,326       
         Loss on sales of property and equipment, net             -                 -                 (726        )            -            
                  Total                                    2,336             3,885             10,953            13,326       
Net loss                                                        $        (11,236,477 )          $        (14,611,234 )          $        (49,376,875 )          $        (45,817,394 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common share                     $        (0.50       )          $        (0.75       )          $        (2.31       )          $        (2.60       )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted            22,258,769        19,532,158        21,343,001        17,649,013   
Energous Corporation                                                                                                                                                                                
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information                                                                                                                                                       
                                           For the Three Months Ended December 31,                  For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,              
                                           2017                     2016                     2017                     2016                  
Net loss (GAAP)                                   $        (11,236,477 )          $        (14,611,234 )          $        (49,376,875 )          $        (45,817,394 )
Add (subtract) the following items:                                                        
           Interest income                   (2,336      )            (3,885      )            (11,679     )            (13,326     )
           Depreciation and amortization     310,584           329,223           1,309,980         957,836      
           Stock-based compensation          3,329,949         4,102,267         15,802,819        9,508,175    
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)                        $        (7,598,280  )          $        (10,183,629 )          $        (32,275,755 )          $        (35,364,709 )

Energous Public Relations 408-963-0200 Investor Relations Contact: Bishop IR Mike Bishop (415) 894-9633

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