|Vicinity Motor Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results|
New Strategic Partnerships with Optimal-EV and EAVX Build Foundation for Breakthrough FY2022, with Projected Revenues of at Least $140 Million
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2021 / Vicinity Motor Corp. (TSXV:VMC) (NASDAQ:VEV) (FRA:6LG)("Vicinity Motor" or the "Company"), a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today reported its financial and operational results for the third quarter of 2021.
Third Quarter 2021 and Subsequent Operational Highlights
"The third quarter of 2021 was instrumental in our foundation building for 2022, having secured exciting new lines of business - namely EV chassis sales alongside EAVX and low-floor electric shuttle bus sales through our new partner Optimal-EV," said William Trainer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vicinity Motor Corp. "While revenues from our transit bus business are at times irregular and see some periods of lower deliveries as illustrated this quarter, per the financial guidance we've released, we are on a trajectory to realize over $140 million in revenue next year - marking what will be a record-breaking year for Vicinity by any measure. Our entry into the high demand electric truck and electric shuttle bus market is expected to fill in the gaps for periods of lower transit bus deliveries in the future.
"We made significant moves towards fortifying our balance sheet in recent months as well to support some of these exciting new growth initiatives, supplementing our $20 million line of credit with a $10.3 million debt financing and the proceeds from a US$17 million underwritten public offering.
"Our near-term sales momentum is beginning to accelerate and given the inherent delay between a customer placing a purchase order today and the revenue realized from vehicle deliveries months later, I firmly believe that we are lining ourselves up for a strong 2022. This creates the potential to notably exceed our financial guidance - helping to generate sustainable, long-term value for our shareholders," concluded Trainer.
Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenue decreased 67% to $2.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $8.9 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020. The decreased revenue was primarily driven by the delivery of six buses in the quarter, as compared to 20 buses in the third quarter of 2020 - reflecting low order intake during the first nine months of the pandemic and delivery delays related to shipping delays and the global supply chain challenges for certain parts currently experienced in the industry. Revenue grew 128% to $49.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $21.6 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The Company delivered 119 buses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to 49 buses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
Gross loss totaled $(0.7) million, or (24.9%) of revenue, in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to a gross profit of $0.6 million, or 6.3% of revenue, in the same year-ago quarter. Gross profit increased to $5.7 million, or 11.6% of revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to gross profit of $1.2 million, or 5.3% of revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The margins for the three months ended September 30, 2021, were negatively affected by sales of higher than average cost buses in inventory and the sales of fewer buses compared to the prior year period. The gross profit in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, was positively affected by sales mix with 2021 deliveries generally having higher margins than those realized in 2020.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $4.8 million, or ($0.16) per share, as compared to a net loss of $1.3 million, or ($0.05) per share, in the same year-ago quarter. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, was $3.1 million, as compared to a net loss of $3.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $3.5 million, as compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.7 million in the same year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $0.5 million, as compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021 totaled $5.0 million, further fortified through the addition of $10.3 million in debt financing and the proceeds from a US$17 million public offering subsequent to quarter end. Working capital as at September 30, 2021, totaled $16.4 million, as compared to $16.7 million as of December 31, 2020.
Third Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Please dial in at least 10 minutes before the start of the call to ensure timely participation.
A playback of the call will be available through Sunday, December 12, 2021. To listen, call 1-844-512-2921 within the United States and Canada or 1-412-317-6671 when calling internationally. Please use the replay pin number 10161722. A webcast will also be available by clicking here: Vicinity Q3 2021 Webcast.
About Vicinity Motor Corp.
Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ:VEV) (TSXV:VMC) (FRA:6LGA) is a North American supplier of electric vehicles for both public and commercial enterprise use. The Company leverages a dealer network and close relationships with world-class manufacturing partners to supply its flagship electric, CNG and clean-diesel Vicinity buses, the VMC 1200 electric truck and a VMC Optimal-EV shuttle bus. In addition, the Company sells its proprietary electric chassis alongside J.B. Poindexter business unit EAVX, the Company's strategic partner, for upfitting into next-generation delivery vehicles. For more information, please visit www.vicinitymotorcorp.com.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding anticipated vehicle deliveries, future sales, completion of its assembly facility in the State of Washington, vehicle market acceptance and strategic partnerships, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "potential", "possible", and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions, or results "will", "may", "could", or "should" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Vicinity's expectations include uncertainties relating to the economic conditions in the markets in which Vicinity operates, vehicle sales volume, anticipated future sales growth, the success of Vicinity's operational strategies, the timing of the completion of the vehicle assembly facility in the State of Washington, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, related government-imposed restrictions on operations, the success of Vicinity's strategic partnerships; and other risk and uncertainties disclosed in Vicinity's reports and documents filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time. Vicinity's forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made. Vicinity assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non-GAAP financial measures presented do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be directly comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The data presented is 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. These non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements.
Non-GAAP financial measure - Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, foreign exchange gains or losses, certain non-recurring and/or non-operating income and expenses, and share based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative for revenue or net loss determined in accordance with IFRS. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful metric in assessing the Company's financial performance and operational efficiency.
The following table reconciles net earnings or losses to Adjusted EBITDA based on the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the periods indicated.
Non-GAAP financial measure - working capital
Working capital is a non-GAAP measure calculated as current assets less current liabilities. Working capital does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
Non-GAAP financial measure - gross profit
Gross profit is a non-GAAP measure calculated as the difference between revenue and cost of sales. Gross profit expressed as a percentage is calculated as the difference between revenue and cost of sales, divided by revenue.
Vicinity Motor Corp. (Formerly Grande West Transportation Group Inc.)
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
(1) Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share have been retrospectively adjusted to give effect to the 3 to 1 share consolidation effective March 29, 2021.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
SOURCE: Vicinity Motor Corp.
11/12/2021 4:05:00 PM
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