ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCBB:SNWV) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and provided a business update. The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

"We are continuing to make strides in the approval process for our dermaPACE® device in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers," commented Joseph Chiarelli, Chief Executive Officer of SANUWAVE. "This past weekend, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Daniel Jorgensen, led an investigator meeting that was well-attended by representatives from 18 of the 20 clinical sites that will be participating in the pivotal supplemental trial. The enthusiasm shown by the meeting attendees illustrates the medical community's interest in our technology and in participating in this important clinical study. With the clinical sites trained and ready to screen patients, we remain on-track to begin patient enrollment in the second quarter."

Mr. Chiarelli continued, "In the first quarter, we focused on conserving our cash while identifying options to increase our financial position. Through the support of existing shareholders, we secured an aggregate $2.0 million in bridge financing, which was completed in March 2013. These shareholders provided additional funding in May 2013 via short-term promissory notes. We anticipate that these funds will be used for the pivotal supplemental clinical trial and general corporate purposes. We continue to work with our shareholders and other groups to secure the amount of funds essential to complete our dermaPACE supplemental trial and to achieve our goals."

First Quarter Financial Results
Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $201,234, compared with $238,540 for the same period in 2012, a decrease of $37,306, or 16%. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 72% for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as compared with 70% for the same period in 2012. The decrease in revenue is due to decreased sales of orthoPACE® devices primarily due to the European economic downturn. This is partially offset by an increase in sales of higher margin refurbishment applicators for devices due to the increased number of devices in use.

Operating expenses, including research and development expenses, for the three months ended March 31, 2013 were $1,278,286, compared with $1,923,236 for the same period in 2012, a decrease of $644,950, or 34%. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to a reduction in headcount (11 employees in March 2013 as compared to 22 employees in March 2012), the consolidation of our operations into one office effective November 2012 and a reduction of legal expenses related to patents. This was partially offset by additional expenses incurred in 2013 for financial advisors and other consultants.

Other income (expense) was a net expense of $4,236,470 for the three months ended March 31, 2013, compared with a net expense of $78,847 for the same period in 2012, an increase of $4,157,623. The increase was due to the issuance of the senior secured notes on March 8, 2013 and the resultant recording of a non-cash loss of $3,737,000 on the embedded conversion feature of the senior secured notes and the accrual of interest expense, including amortization of debt discount, on the senior secured notes of $428,467.

The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $5,369,333, or ($0.25) per share, compared with a net loss of $1,835,315, or ($0.09) per share, for the same period in 2012, an increase in the net loss of $3,534,018, or 193%. The increase in the net loss was due to the issuance of the senior secured notes as discussed above which resulted in a non-cash non-operating charge of $3,737,000 and accrued interest expense, including amortization of debt discount, of $428,467.   

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $671,027, compared with $70,325 as of December 31, 2012, an increase of $600,702. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, net cash used by operating activities was $1,043,674, as compared with $1,490,445 for the same period in 2012, a decrease of $446,771, or 30%. The reduction in net cash used by operating activities in 2013 was primarily due to reductions in headcount, operating expenses and clinical expenses. Net cash provided (used) by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 was $1,643,801 and $(1,112), respectively, which in 2013 consisted of the proceeds from the subscriptions payable for the senior secured notes of $1,570,000 and the proceeds from the subscription agreement with an affiliated shareholder of $75,000.

Conference Call
The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the first quarter 2013 financial results, provide a business update and to answer questions.

Shareholders and other interested parties can participate in the conference call by dialing 877-407-9055 (U.S. and Canada) or 201-493-6743 (international).

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning two hours after its completion through May 22, 2013 by dialing 877-660-6853 (U.S. and Canada) or 201-612-7415 (international) and entering Conference ID 414704.

About SANUWAVE Health, Inc.
SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (www.sanuwave.com) is a shock wave technology company initially focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices for the repair and regeneration of tissue, musculoskeletal and vascular structures.  SANUWAVE's portfolio of regenerative medicine products and product candidates activate biologic signaling and angiogenic responses, including new vascularization and microcirculatory improvement, helping to restore the body's normal healing processes and regeneration.  SANUWAVE intends to apply its PACE technology in wound healing, orthopedic/spine, plastic/cosmetic and cardiac conditions.  Its lead product candidate for the global wound care market, dermaPACE®, is CE Marked and has device license approval for the treatment of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  In the U.S., dermaPACE is currently under the FDA's Premarket Approval (PMA) review process for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.  SANUWAVE researches, designs, manufactures, markets and services its products worldwide, and believes it has demonstrated that its technology is safe and effective in stimulating healing in chronic conditions of the foot (plantar fasciitis) and the elbow (lateral epicondylitis) through its U.S. Class III PMA approved OssaTron® device, as well as stimulating bone and chronic tendonitis regeneration in the musculoskeletal environment through the utilization of its OssaTron, Evotron® and orthoPACE® devices in Europe and Asia and Asia/Pacific.  In addition, there are license/partnership opportunities for SANUWAVE's shock wave technology for non-medical uses, including energy, water, food and industrial markets.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Among the key risks, assumptions and factors that may affect operating results, performance and financial condition are risks associated with the regulatory approval and marketing of the Company's product candidates and products, unproven pre-clinical and clinical development activities, regulatory oversight, the Company's ability to manage its capital resource issues, competition, and the other factors discussed in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

For additional information about the Company, visit www.sanuwave.com.

(FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW)

SANUWAVE HEALTH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
     
  March 31,
2013
December 31,
2012
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
ASSETS    
CURRENT ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 671,027  $ 70,325
Accounts receivable - trade, net  93,461  87,826
Inventory  261,282  292,665
Prepaid expenses  116,406  128,495
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  1,142,176  579,311
     
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost, less accumulated depreciation  27,851  32,842
     
OTHER ASSETS  11,233  11,358
     
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, at cost, less accumulated amortization  1,150,336  1,227,025
TOTAL ASSETS  $ 2,331,596  $ 1,850,536
     
LIABILITIES    
CURRENT LIABILITIES    
Accounts payable  $ 359,029  $ 555,898
Accrued expenses  623,311  721,916
Accrued employee compensation  376,175  534,659
Derivative liability  5,737,000  -- 
Senior secured convertible promissory notes  436,983  -- 
Subscription payable for senior secured convertible promissory notes  --   438,516
Interest payable, related parties  80,071  81,864
Capital lease payable, current portion  5,026  4,933
Liabilities related to discontinued operations  655,061  655,061
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES  8,272,656  2,992,847
     
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES    
Notes payable, related parties  5,372,743  5,372,743
Capital lease payable, non-current portion  2,659  3,951
TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES  5,375,402  5,376,694
TOTAL LIABILITIES  13,648,058  8,369,541
     
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES    
     
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT    
PREFERRED STOCK, par value $0.001, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding  --   -- 
COMMON STOCK, par value $0.001, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 21,653,536 and 21,007,536 issued and outstanding in 2013 and 2012, respectively  21,654  21,008
     
ADDITIONAL PAID-IN CAPITAL  64,935,348  64,357,193
     
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  6,191  13,116
     
ACCUMULATED DEFICIT  (76,279,655)  (70,910,322)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT  (11,316,462)  (6,519,005)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT  $ 2,331,596  $ 1,850,536
 
SANUWAVE HEALTH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(UNAUDITED)
     
   Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
2012 
     
REVENUE  $ 201,234  $ 238,540
     
COST OF REVENUE  55,811  71,772
     
GROSS PROFIT  145,423  166,768
     
OPERATING EXPENSES    
Research and development  344,685  603,797
General and administrative  851,921  1,237,540
Depreciation  4,991  5,210
Amortization  76,689  76,689
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES  1,278,286  1,923,236
     
OPERATING LOSS  (1,132,863)  (1,756,468)
     
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)    
Loss on embedded conversion feature of Senior Secured Notes  (3,737,000)  -- 
Interest expense, net  (508,890)  (78,856)
Gain on sale of fixed assets  7,500  -- 
Gain on foreign currency exchange  1,920  9
TOTAL OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)  (4,236,470)  (78,847)
     
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES  (5,369,333)  (1,835,315)
     
INCOME TAX EXPENSE  --   -- 
     
NET LOSS  (5,369,333)  (1,835,315)
     
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS    
Foreign currency translation adjustments  (6,925)  4,928
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE LOSS  $ (5,376,258)  $ (1,830,387)
     
LOSS PER SHARE:    
Net loss - basic  $ (0.25)  $ (0.09)
Net loss - diluted  $ (0.25)  $ (0.09)
     
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic  21,278,128  20,907,536
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted  21,278,128  20,907,536
 
SANUWAVE HEALTH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
     
   Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
2012 
     
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net loss  $ (5,369,333)  $ (1,835,315)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities    
Amortization  76,689  76,689
Depreciation  4,991  5,210
Change in allowance for doubtful accounts  5,976  (2,520)
Stock-based compensation - employees, directors and advisors  317,601  262,176
Stock issued for consulting services  186,200  -- 
Loss on embedded conversion feature of Senior Secured Notes  3,737,000  -- 
Accrued interest on Senior Secured Notes  428,467  -- 
Gain on sale of property and equipment  (7,500)  -- 
Changes in assets - (increase)/decrease    
Accounts receivable - trade  (11,611)  (42,046)
Inventory  31,383  37,943
Prepaid expenses  12,089  (8,730)
Due from Pulse Veterinary Technologies, LLC  --   27,837
Other  125  (129)
Changes in liabilities - increase/(decrease)    
Accounts payable  (196,869)  (152,553)
Accrued employee compensation  (158,484)  158,559
Accrued expenses  (98,605)  (15,773)
Interest payable, related parties  (1,793)  (1,793)
NET CASH USED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES  (1,043,674)  (1,490,445)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES    
Sale of property and equipment  7,500  -- 
Purchase of property and equipment  --   (945)
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES  7,500  (945)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Proceeds from subscriptions payable for senior secured convertible promissory notes  1,570,000  -- 
Proceeds from sale of capital stock - subscription agreement with related party  75,000  -- 
Payments of principal on capital lease  (1,199)  (1,112)
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES  1,643,801  (1,112)
     
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH  (6,925)  4,928
     
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS  600,702  (1,487,574)
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD  70,325  3,909,383
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD  $ 671,027  $ 2,421,809
     
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION    
Cash paid for interest, related parties  $ 81,864  $ 81,864
Cash paid for capital lease interest  $ 160  $ 247
CONTACT: DC Consulting, LLC
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         SANUWAVE Health, Inc.
         Barry Jenkins, 678-578-0103
         Chief Financial Officer and COO
         investorrelations@sanuwave.com

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