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Tritium DCFC Reports Full Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results with Record Sales Orders, Revenue, and Backlog; Company Details Successful Tennessee Factory Launch and Capital Raise

22 September 2022
  • Achieved record fiscal year sales orders of $203 million, an increase year-over-year of 232%, and ended the June 30, 2022 fiscal year with a record backlog of $149 million1 as customer demand grew strongly across all of the Company’s geographies
  • Reported record revenue of $86 million for fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, representing a 53% increase year-over-year
  • Started production at the Company’s new 120,000 square foot Tennessee factory in July 2022, a critical milestone towards supporting future growth
  • Announced a $150 million three-year lending facility with the support of longstanding lending partners and a $75 million committed equity facility

Tritium DCFC Limited (Nasdaq: DCFC) (“Tritium” or the “Company”), a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (“DC”) fast chargers for electric vehicles (“EVs”), today announced record sales orders, revenue, and backlog for any calendar year or fiscal year in its history.

Tritium today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2022:

  • Sales orders: $203 million
  • Backlog: $149 million
  • Revenue: $86 million
  • Margin: -0.4% gross margin
  • Comprehensive loss: $120 million (inclusive of one-time stock-based compensation and listing costs)
  • Cash and cash equivalents: $70 million

“Over $200 million of sales orders in a twelve-month period is an incredible validation of Tritium’s technology and category leadership, and significantly outpaces total sales orders in prior fiscal years. This is a testament to remarkable work from our employees, and a signal of the velocity now emerging across the global fast charger category as we look to 2023 and 2024,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “Our customers are now implementing multi-year investment strategies to build networks of fast charging infrastructure in our primary target geographies of the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. We are pleased to begin the 2023 fiscal year with a record contracted backlog that is currently in the process of being fulfilled as our Tennessee facility ramps-up its production capacity, in-line with our operating plan.”

Fiscal year 2022 saw an escalating level of sales activity across all of Tritium’s geographies, with strong demand from existing and new customers. Tritium is actively expanding factory capacity, bolstering supply chain, and improving production yields. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, Tritium’s footprint grew to more than 11,000 fast charger connectors around the world.

1 Tritium reports sales and backlog based only on executed and contracted purchase orders; does not include anticipated, expected, or potential volumes from memorandums of understanding (MOUs) or customer indications

In support of this accelerating growth, the Company officially opened its new Tennessee factory on August 23, 2022. The factory, which came online in approximately five months, is planned to increase production capacity over the course of calendar year 2023, with an ultimate target capacity of up to 30,000 fast charger units per year, for delivery throughout the Americas and Europe. Tritium expects the Tennessee factory to reach a production capacity of 6,000 charger units per year by December 2022 and plans to scale to 28,000 units of production capacity by December 2023.

Tritium is now producing its modular fast chargers at the Tennessee factory. These DC fast chargers are compatible with all EVs, compact, reliable, IP65-rated, and cost effective, and are expected to be eligible for EV charging tax credits offered under the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”). Tritium’s modular fast chargers are also expected to meet Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) Buy America Act standards in 2023, making them eligible for the $5 billion in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (“NEVI”) Formula Program funding, including the first wave of $900 million recently approved by President Biden. Tritium is already in discussions with several customers who are targeting NEVI Program disbursements. In addition to NEVI, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion in discretionary grant programs for which Tritium expects its products will be eligible.

“Tritium’s Tennessee factory will create a step change in throughput for the Company. The facility, which spans 120,000 square feet, was designed to be capable of producing up to six times more product than Tritium’s prior global manufacturing footprint, and is one of the largest EV fast charger factories in the United States,” said Rob Topol, who will be transitioning into the role of CFO following the filing of the Company’s Form 20-F. “Of particular importance, the Tennessee facility is expected to provide the Company with significant economies of scale in 2023. This scale — combined with improved manufacturing processes, reduced freight costs through a combination of delivery via truck instead of sea freight for North American customers and significantly shorter shipping routes to Europe, as well as onboarding local suppliers closer to the manufacturing process, component volume discounts, the expected easing of component shortages over the course of 2023, and faster to assemble modular chargers — is key in our plans to further increase gross margin above the 300 basis point improvement achieved year-over-year.”

Despite the Company’s Tennessee factory being completed in just five months from lease commencement, its production volumes are approximately six weeks behind schedule due to the challenges experienced by electronics manufacturing businesses globally, principally related to supply chain and recruitment delays. This delay in production is expected to shift approximately six weeks of projected 2022 revenue, or approximately $45 million, into calendar year 2023, resulting in expected calendar year 2022 revenue of approximately $125 million. Importantly, this revenue is expected to be realized in the first quarter of calendar year 2023.

As previously announced, Tritium refinanced its existing $90 million credit facility with a three-year $150 million facility led by its longstanding lenders, Cigna Investments, Inc. and Barings LLC. Further, the Company entered into a committed equity facility of up to $75 million with B. Riley Financial, Inc., which the Company expects to access depending on market conditions. These financings will be used for general corporate purposes and working capital investments principally tied to the inventory ramp-up required to meet significantly increased sales orders, and the expansion of the Tennessee factory.

Earnings Conference Call Information
The Tritium management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s full fiscal year 2022 results on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The call can be accessed via a live webcast accessible on the Events page in the Investor Relations section of Tritium’s website at investors.tritiumcharging.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on the website after the call.

About Tritium
Founded in 2001, Tritium (NASDAQ: DCFC) designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. Tritium’s compact and robust chargers are designed to look great on Main Street and thrive in harsh conditions, through technology engineered to be easy to install, own, and use. Tritium is focused on continuous innovation in support of our customers around the world.

Tritium continues to qualify as a Foreign Private Issuer (“FPI”) as defined by Rule 405 of Regulation C under the Securities Act and Rule 3b-4 under the Exchange Act. As such, the Company will file its next period financial results via its Form 6-K for the six-month period ending December 31, 2022, in early 2023.

For more information, visit tritiumcharging.com

Presentation of Information
Unless otherwise indicated, references to a particular “fiscal year” are to our fiscal year ended June 30 of that year. References to a year other than a “fiscal” or “fiscal year” are to the calendar year ended December 31.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, also known as the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any express or implied statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact and generally relate to future events, hopes, intentions, strategies, or performance may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “might,” “possible,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “aim,” “strive,” and similar expressions may identify such forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expressed or implied forwarding-looking statements, including, but not limited to: our history of losses; the ability to successfully manage our growth; the adoption and demand for electronic vehicles including the success of alternative fuels, changes to rebates, tax credits and the impact of government incentives; the accuracy of our forecasts and projections including those regarding our market opportunity; competition; our ability to secure financing; delays in our manufacturing plans; losses or disruptions in supply or manufacturing partners; risks related to our technology, intellectual property and infrastructure; exemptions to certain U.S. securities laws as a result of our status as a foreign private issuer; and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 30, 2022, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investors Relations section of Company’s website at https://investors.tritiumcharging.com/. Any investors should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC as most of the factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, such forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events. The Company cautions not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, including projections, which speak only as to management expectations and beliefs as of the date they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than to the extent required by applicable law.

No Offer
This press release is for informational purposes only and it does not represent an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities. There will be no sale of the Company’s securities in any jurisdiction in which one would be unlawful.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
For the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021, and 2020

    Year Ended
June 30, 2022
$’000
  Year Ended
June 30, 2021
$’000
  Year Ended
June 30, 2020
$’000
Revenue            
Service and maintenance revenue – external parties   4,989     2,594     5,489  
Service and maintenance revenue – related parties   -     1     2  
Hardware revenue – external parties   69,243     32,299     34,095  
Hardware revenue – related parties   11,589     21,263     7,383  
Total revenue   85,821     56,157     46,969  
Cost of goods sold            
Service and maintenance - costs of goods sold   (3,778 )   (2,873 )   (2,138 )
Hardware – cost of goods sold   (82,383 )   (55,188 )   (45,805 )
Total cost of goods sold   (86,161 )   (58,061 )   (47,943 )
Selling, general and administration expense   (74,323 )   (31,624 )   (23,615 )
Product development expense   (14,031 )   (10,521 )   (9,548 )
Foreign exchange gain/(loss)   (4,208 )   (1,436 )   (231 )
Total operating costs and expenses   (92,562 )   (43,581 )   (33,394 )
Loss from operations   (92,902 )   (45,485 )   (34,368 )
Other income (expense), net            
Finance costs   (18,136 )   (8,795 )   (1,509 )
Transaction and offering related fees   (6,783 )   (4,794 )   -  
Fair value movements - derivatives and warrants   (9,782 )   (5,947 )   -  
Other income   61     1,940     1,433  
Total other expenses and other income   (34,640 )   (17,596 )   (76 )
(Loss) before income taxes   (127,542 )   (63,081 )   (34,444 )
Income tax expense   (20 )   (11 )   -  
Net (loss)   (127,562 )   (63,092 )   (34,444 )
Net (loss) per common share            
Net (loss) per common share attributable to common shareholders   (127,562 )   (63,092 )   (34,444 )
Basic and diluted – common shares   (1.01 )   (0.58 )   (0.33 )
Basic and diluted – C shares   -     (0.58 )   (0.33 )
Weighted average shares outstanding            
Basic and diluted – common shares   126,814,171     99,915,563     97,565,239  
Basic and diluted – C shares       8,047,417     8,047,417  
Comprehensive Loss            
Net (loss)   (127,562 )   (63,092 )   (34,444 )
Other comprehensive (loss) (net of tax)            
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment   7,336     (136 )   (600 )
Total other comprehensive (loss) (net of tax)   7,336     (136 )   (600 )
Total comprehensive (loss)   (120,226 )   (63,228 )   (35,044 )
                   

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As of June 30, 2022 and 2021

  As of
June 30, 2022
$’000
  As of
June 30, 2021
$’000
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents 70,753     6,157  
Accounts receivable - related parties 16     2,991  
Accounts receivable - external parties 30,816     11,318  
Accounts receivable - allowance for expected credit losses (275 )   (227 )
Inventory 55,706     36,430  
Prepaid expenses 4,873     918  
Deposits 15,675     4,912  
Total current assets 177,564     62,499  
Property, plant and equipment, net 11,151     5,689  
Operating lease right of use assets, net 24,640     18,312  
Deposits -     1,350  
Total non-current assets 35,791     25,351  
Total assets 213,355     87,850  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit      
Accounts Payable 47,603     17,135  
Borrowings 74     36,571  
Contract liabilities 37,727     9,198  
Employee benefits 2,653     2,037  
Other provisions 27,623     5,349  
Obligations under operating leases 4,020     2,941  
Financial instruments – derivative -     874  
Other current liabilities 2,939     6,101  
Warrants 12,340     -  
Total current liabilities 134,979     80,206  
Obligations under operating leases 25,556     17,660  
Contract liabilities 2,231     1,618  
Employee benefits 217     125  
Borrowings net of unamortized issuance costs 88,269     37,369  
Related party borrowings -     6,392  
Other provisions 2,652     2,541  
Financial instruments - derivative -     5,947  
Other non-current liabilities -     -  
Total non-current liabilities 118,925     71,652  
Total liabilities 253,904     151,858  
Commitments and Contingent liabilities      
Shareholders’ Deficit      
Common stock, no par value, unlimited stock authorized at June 2022, 153,094,269 shares issued (107,806,361 legacy Tritium common shares as of June 2021); 148,893,898 shares outstanding as of June 2022 (99,915,561 legacy Tritium common shares as of June 2021) 227,268     92,809  
Treasury shares, 4,200,371 as of June 30, 2022 (7,890,800 as of June 2021) -     -  
Legacy Tritium Class C shares, no par value, unlimited shares authorized at June 2021, 8,052,499 shares issued and outstanding as of June 2021 (Nil as of June 2022) -     4,383  
Additional paid in capital 19,210     5,601  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 3,640     -3,696  
Accumulated deficit (290,667 )   (163,105 )
Total Shareholders’ deficit (40,549 )   (64,008 )
Total Liabilities, and Shareholders’ deficit 213,355     87,850  
           

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021, and 2020

    Year Ended
June 30, 2022
$’000
  Year Ended
June 30, 2021
$’000
  Year Ended
June 30, 2020
$’000
Cash flows from operating activities            
Net loss   (127,562 )   (63,092 )   (34,444 )
Reconciliation of net loss to net cash used in operating activities            
Share-based compensation expense   28,188     8,371     -  
Foreign exchange gains or losses   -     1,436     213  
Depreciation expense   2,198     2,312     1,309  
Borrowing costs   1,518     -     725  
Fair value movements – derivatives and warrants   9,782     5,947     -  
Adjustment for capitalized interest   12,761     8,559     -  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities            
Accounts receivable   (16,475 )   (1,063 )   (4,755 )
Inventory   (19,276 )   (8,771 )   (2,455 )
Accounts payable   3,263     6,619     (1,085 )
Employee benefits   708     720     507  
Other liabilities   37,020     9,069     1,800  
Other assets   (18,965 )   (2,567 )   (2,269 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (86,840 )   (32,460 )   (40,436 )
Cash flows from investing activities            
Payments for property, plant and equipment   (7,023 )   (2,572 )   (1,309 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (7,023 )   (2,572 )   (1,309 )
Cash flows from financing activities            
Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock in the Business Combination   53,182     -     -  
Transaction costs paid   (3,808 )   -     -  
Proceeds from the exercise of warrants   26,572     -     -  
Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock pursuant to the PIPE Financing   15,000     -     -  
Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock pursuant to the Option Agreements   45,000     -     -  
Proceeds from issuance of legacy Tritium ordinary shares   -     -     23,677  
Proceeds from borrowings – external parties   117,527     -     33,029  
Proceeds from borrowings – related parties   -     -     5,150  
Proceeds from convertible notes including derivative   -     33,367     -  
Transaction costs for borrowings   (3,888 )   -     (1,162 )
Repayment of borrowings - external parties   (77,351 )   -     (12,392 )
Repayment of borrowings - related parties   (6,414 )   -     -  
Waiver of related party’s option to acquire Tritium   (6,816 )   -     -  
Net cash provided by financing activities   159,004     33,367     48,302  
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (545 )   120     (60 )
Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   65,141     (1,665 )   6,557  
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period   6,157     7,702     1,205  
Cash and cash equivalents end of the period   70,753     6,157     7,702  
                   

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