EnWave Reports 2024 First Quarter Consolidated Interim Financial Results

February 23, 2024

Delta, BC, February 23, 2024

EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”) today reported the Company’s consolidated interim financial results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2023.  

All values in thousands and denoted in CAD unless otherwise stated.

  • Reported royalty revenues of $480, representing an increase of $67 relative to the comparable period in the prior year. Royalties grew due to increased partner product sales and production offset by a decrease in exclusivity fees for the quarter.
  • Reported an overall decrease in Selling, General & Administrative (“SG&A”) costs (including Research & Development (“R&D”)) of $303 for Q1 2024 relative to the comparable period in the prior year, with the decrease primarily related to a reduction in commissions to third party sales representatives and concerted efforts to maintain discretionary spending.
  • Reported revenue for Q1 2023 of $1,262, representing a decrease of $1,523 relative to the comparable period in the prior year.   The decrease was primarily related to fewer machine sales and machines in fabrication due to the inherent volatility in large-scale Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) machine orders.
  • Gross margin for the three months ended Q1 2024 was 18% compared to 37% for the three months ended Q1 2023. The decrease in margin was a result of fewer machine sales and machines in fabrication to absorb fixed overhead costs.
  • Reported an Adjusted EBITDA(1) loss of $756 for Q1 2024, a decrease of $500 from the comparable period in the prior year.

Consolidated Financial Performance:

($ ‘000s)Three months ended December 31,
20232022Change %
Direct costs (1,029)(1,756)(41%)
   Gross margin2331,029(77%)
Operating expenses   
General and administration511555(8%)
Sales and marketing351614(43%)
Research and development4013971%
Net loss – continuous operations(1,144)(743)(54%)
Net loss – discontinued operations(151)(1,286)88%
Adjusted EBITDA(1) loss(756)(256)(195%)
Loss per share:   
Continuous operations – basic and diluted$ (0.01)$ (0.01) 
Discontinued operations – basic and diluted             $  0.01$ (0.01) 
Basic and diluted$ (0.01)$ (0.02) 
  • Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. Refer to the Non-IFRS Financial Measures disclosure below for a

reconciliation to the nearest IFRS equivalent.

EnWave’s consolidated interim financial statements and MD&A are available on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca and on the Company’s website www.enwave.net

Significant Corporate Accomplishments in Q1 2024 and Subsequently:

  • Signed a Technology Evaluation and License Option Agreement with a North American multi-state cannabis company to evaluate REV™ Technology over other incumbent drying methods.  
  • Signed a toll manufacturing agreement with BranchOut Food Inc. to produce vegetable snack products on an interim basis at the Company’s REVworx facility in Delta, Canada.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures:

This news release refers to Adjusted EBITDA which is a non-IFRS financial measure. We define Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before deducting amortization and depreciation, stock-based compensation, foreign exchange gain or loss, finance expense or income, income tax expense or recovery and non-recurring impairment, restructuring and severance charges, and discontinued operations. This measure is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and should not be construed as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operating activities as determined in accordance with IFRS. Please refer to the reconciliation between Adjusted EBITDA and the most comparable IFRS financial measure reported in the Company’s consolidated interim financial statements.

 Three months ended December 31,
 ($ ‘000s)  2023 2022
Net (loss) income after income tax (1,295) (2,029)
      Amortization and depreciation 275 289
      Stock-based compensation 115 168
      Foreign exchange loss (gain) 24 41
      Finance income (52) (46)
   Finance expense 26 35
      Income tax expense (recovery)  
Discontinued operations 151 1,286
Adjusted EBITDA (756) (256)

Non-IFRS financial measures should be considered together with other data prepared in accordance with IFRS to enable investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results, underlying performance and prospects in a manner similar to EnWave’s management. Accordingly, these non-IFRS financial measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For more information, please refer to the Non-IFRS Financial Measures section in the Company’s MD&A available on SEDAR+ www.sedarplus.ca.

About EnWave  

EnWave is a global leader in the innovation and application of vacuum microwave dehydration. From its headquarters in Delta, BC, EnWave has developed a robust intellectual property portfolio, perfected its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV™) technology, and transformed an innovative idea into a proven, consistent, and scalable drying solution for the food, pharmaceutical and cannabis industries that vastly outperforms traditional drying methods in efficiency, capacity, product quality, and cost.

With more than fifty royalty-generating partners spanning twenty-six countries and five continents, EnWave’s licensed partners are creating profitable, never-before-seen snacks and ingredients, improving the quality and consistency of their existing offerings, running leaner and getting to market faster with the company’s patented technology, licensed machinery, and expert guidance.

EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with food producers who want to dry better, faster and more economical than freeze drying, rack drying and air drying, and enjoy the following benefits of producing exciting new products, reaching optimal moisture levels up to seven times faster, and improve product taste, texture, color and nutritional value.

Learn more at EnWave.net

EnWave Corporation 

Mr. Brent Charleton, CFA 

President and CEO 

For further information: 

Brent Charleton, CFA, President and CEO at +1 (778) 378-9616 
E-mail: bcharleton@enwave.net  

Dylan Murray, CFO at +1 (778) 870-0729
E-mail: dmurray@enwave.net   

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