8-K 1 tv483236_8k.htm FORM 8-K






Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 11, 2018



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 001-36379 46-1318953
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(I.R.S. Employer
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3590 North First Street, Suite 210

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Item 1.01.Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On January 11, 2018, Energous Corporation (“Energous”) entered into a Distribution Agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., as agent (“Raymond James”), pursuant to which Energous may offer and sell, from time to time through Raymond James, shares of its common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Common Stock”), with aggregate gross proceeds of up to $40.0 million (the “Shares”). The offer and sale of the Shares will be made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and the related prospectus (File No. 333-203622) filed by Energous with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 24, 2015 and declared effective by the SEC on April 30, 2015, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated January 11, 2018 and filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).


Under the Distribution Agreement, Raymond James may sell the Shares in sales deemed to be “at-the-market” equity offerings as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act, including sales made directly on or through Nasdaq. If agreed to in a transaction notice, Energous may also sell common stock to Raymond James as principal, at a purchase price agreed upon by Raymond James and Energous. The offer and sale of the Shares pursuant to the Distribution Agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (a) the sale of all of the Shares subject to the Distribution Agreement or (b) the termination of the Distribution Agreement by Raymond James or Energous pursuant to the terms thereof.


Energous will pay Raymond James a commission of 2.5% of the aggregate gross proceeds from any Shares sold by Raymond James and Energous has agreed to provide Raymond James with customary indemnification and contribution rights, including for liabilities under the Securities Act. Energous also will reimburse Raymond James for certain specified expenses in connection with entering into the Distribution Agreement. The Distribution Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and conditions to the placements of the Shares pursuant thereto.


The foregoing description of the Distribution Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Distribution Agreement. A copy of the Distribution Agreement is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


A copy of the opinion of Fenwick & West LLP, relating to the validity of the Shares to be issued pursuant to the Distribution Agreement, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K report as Exhibit 5.1.


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Shares, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of Energous’s Common Stock in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.


Item 2.02.Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


FCC Certification for Power-at-a-Distance Wireless Charging


On December 26, 2017, Energous announced Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of its first-generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which sends focused, RF-based power to devices at a distance of up to three feet, while also charging multiple devices at once. Energous’s WattUp Mid Field transmitter underwent rigorous, multi-month testing to verify it met consumer safety and regulatory requirements. Energous believes this achievement represents the first certification of a Part 18 FCC approved power-at-a-distance wireless charging transmitter, and also establishes a precedent that will streamline both its future FCC and international regulatory approvals, as well as the regulatory approvals of its customers for their respective end-products.





Preliminary Estimated Financial Information for the Fourth Quarter of 2017


Energous has presented preliminary estimated financial information below for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 based on currently available information. Energous has not finalized its financial results for the quarter and Marcum LLP, Energous’s independent registered public accounting firm, has not performed any procedures with respect to the preliminary estimated financial information contained below, nor has Marcum expressed any opinion or other assurance on such preliminary estimated financial information. These preliminary estimates should not be regarded as a representation by Energous, its management or the sales agent as to Energous’s actual financial results for its fourth quarter. The preliminary estimated financial information presented below is subject to change, and Energous’s actual financial results may differ from such preliminary estimates and such differences could be material.


The following are preliminary estimates for Energous’s fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017:


§Revenue of $0.03 million;
§GAAP operating expenses between $11.2 million and $11.5 million;
§Depreciation and amortization expenses of approximately $0.3 million;
§Stock-based compensation expense between $3.2 million and $3.45 million; and
§Cash and cash equivalents of approximately $12.8 million as of December 31, 2017.


Current Outlook


Energous is currently making the transition from product development to commercial revenue generation from chip sales. During the fourth quarter of 2017, Energous began shipping chips through Dialog to customers, but in limited quantities that were not recognized as revenue. Energous expects to recognize modest levels of chip revenue in the first quarter of 2018. Growth in Energous’s chip revenue depends on a variety of factors, including its success in securing design wins, and the success of its customers in commercializing their end-products and receiving regulatory approval to sell their end-products to consumers. Energous expects end-products incorporating its Near Field transmitter technology to be available to consumers in the first half of 2018, while end-products incorporating its Mid Field transmitter technology will be available to consumers in the second half of 2018. Energous anticipates that shipments of its customers’ end-products will begin in modest volumes and will grow over time based on consumer demand. Shipments of silicon chips for revenue will follow the same curve as both the number of WattUp enabled products hit the market and consumer demand expands for the WattUp enable products in the market. Given these factors, Energous expects that its chip revenue will remain at modest levels through the third quarter of 2018, with opportunities for growth thereafter. Energous expects to continue generating engineering services revenue during 2018, although the timing and magnitude of this revenue is difficult to predict.


Energous is filing the risk factors attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 for the purpose of supplementing and updating its risk factor disclosure. The updated risk factors are filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


  Description of Exhibit
1.1  Distribution Agreement dated January 11, 2018
5.1  Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP
23.1  Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)
99.1  Risk Factors







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date:  January 11, 2018 By: /s/ Brian Sereda
    Brian Sereda
    Chief Financial Officer







  Description of Exhibit
1.1  Distribution Agreement dated January 11, 2018
5.1  Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP
23.1  Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)
99.1  Risk Factors