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Lucid Motors Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results, On Track for Annual Production Guidance of More Than 10,000 Vehicles

07 August 2023
  • Q2 revenue of $150.9 million driven by customer deliveries of 1,404 vehicles in the quarter
  • Bolstered balance sheet to $6.25 billion in total liquidity as of June 30, 2023
  • Aston Martin selected Lucid to supply powertrain and battery system technology – contracts worth in excess of $450 million – further validating Lucid's superior technology
  • Original pricing reinstated with the Lucid Air All Wheel Drive starting at $82,400
  • Finalized purchase agreement with Government of Saudi Arabia
  • Start of production for the Lucid Air Sapphire and the Lucid Air Pure Rear Wheel Drive on track for mid-September
  • The Lucid Gravity unveiling in November; start of production on track for late 2024

NEWARK, Calif., Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), setting new standards for luxury electric experience with the Lucid Air, winner of the 2023 World Luxury Car Award, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Lucid reported Q2 revenue of $150.9 million on deliveries of 1,404 vehicles and is on track to manufacture more than 10,000 vehicles in 2023. Additionally, Lucid initiated material shipments of vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lucid ended the second quarter with approximately $6.25 billion in total liquidity, which is expected to fund the Company into 2025.

"We're on track toward achieving our 2023 production target of more than 10,000 vehicles, but we recognize we still have work to do to grow our customer base. During our second quarter, we achieved several major milestones, including signing agreements to enter into a long-term strategic partnership with Aston Martin. Following a competitive process, their investment validates our award-winning technology and marks the first partnership for Lucid Group's technology arm," said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid's CEO and CTO. "We look forward to exciting new products in the second half of this year, including the planned start of production of the Lucid Air Sapphire and the Lucid Air Pure Rear Wheel Drive, plus the highly anticipated unveiling of our new SUV, Lucid Gravity, forthcoming in November."

"In the second quarter, we raised $3.0 billion in capital, including $1.8 billion from the PIF, and I'm pleased to say that our current liquidity of $6.25 billion is expected to take us through the start of production for the Lucid Gravity, and into 2025," said Sherry House, Lucid's CFO. "In addition, the targeted actions underway to invigorate our marketing programs in the luxury and premium segment have resulted in greater brand awareness, which we aim to capitalize on through the launch of our latest pricing program."

Lucid will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 2:30 P.M. PT / 5:30 P.M. ET on August 7, 2023. The live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations website at ir.lucidmotors.com. Following the completion of the call, a replay will be available on the same website. Lucid uses its ir.lucidmotors.com website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

About Lucid Group

Lucid's mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating advanced technologies and the most captivating luxury electric vehicles centered around the human experience. The company's first car, the Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design. Lucid Air Grand Touring features an official EPA estimated 516 miles of range. Assembled at Lucid's factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, deliveries of Lucid Air are currently underway to customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

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Forward Looking Statements

This communication includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "will," "shall," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "seek," "target," "continue," "could," "may," "might," "possible," "potential," "predict" or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding financial and operating outlook and guidance, future capital expenditures and other operating expenses, ability to control costs, expectations and timing related to commercial product launches, including the Gravity SUV and the various Air models (including Sapphire), production and delivery volumes, expectations regarding market opportunities and demand for Lucid's products, the range and performance of Lucid's vehicles, plans and expectations regarding the Gravity SUV, including performance, driving range, features, specifications, potential impact on markets, plans and expectations regarding Lucid's software, estimate of the length of time Lucid's existing cash, cash equivalents and investments will be sufficient to fund planned operations, plans and expectations regarding its future capital raises and funding strategy, expectations regarding the restructuring plan, including with respect to timing, costs, and expected benefits, the timing of vehicle deliveries, future manufacturing capabilities and facilities, studio and service center openings, ability to mitigate supply chain and logistics risks, plans regarding the Phase 2 expansion of Lucid's AMP-1 factory, including timing, installed capacity and potential benefits, ability to vertically integrate production processes, future sales channels and strategies, future market launches and international expansion, including plans and expectations for the AMP-2 manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia and plans and expectations regarding the purchase agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia, including the total number of vehicles that may be purchased under the agreement, expected order quantities, and the quantity and timing of vehicle deliveries; Lucid's ability to grow its brand awareness, the potential success of Lucid's direct-to-consumer sales strategy and future vehicle programs, potential automotive partnerships, plans and expectations regarding Lucid's participation in the UN Global Compact, and the promise of Lucid's technology. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, and on the current expectations of Lucid's management. These forward-looking statements are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and may differ from these forward-looking statements. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Lucid. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions, including government closures of banks and liquidity concerns at other financial institutions, a potential global economic recession or other downturn; risks related to changes in overall demand for Lucid's products and services and cancellation of reservations and orders for Lucid's vehicles; risks related to prices and availability of commodities, Lucid's supply chain, logistics, inventory management and quality control, and Lucid's ability to complete the tooling of its manufacturing facilities over time and scale production of the Lucid Air and other vehicles; risks related to the uncertainty of Lucid's projected financial information; risks related to the timing of expected business milestones and commercial product launches; risks related to the expansion of Lucid's manufacturing facility, the construction of new manufacturing facilities and the increase of Lucid's production capacity; Lucid's ability to manage expenses and control costs; risks related to future market adoption of Lucid's offerings; the effects of competition and the pace and depth of electric vehicle adoption generally on Lucid's future business; changes in regulatory requirements, governmental incentives and fuel and energy prices; Lucid's ability to rapidly innovate; Lucid's ability to enter into or maintain partnerships with original equipment manufacturers, vendors and technology providers; Lucid's ability to effectively manage its growth and recruit and retain key employees, including its chief executive officer and executive team; risks related to potential vehicle recalls; Lucid's ability to establish and expand its brand and capture additional market share, and the risks associated with negative press or reputational harm; Lucid's ability to effectively utilize zero emission vehicle credits and obtain and utilize certain tax and other incentives; Lucid's ability to issue equity or equity-linked securities in the future; Lucid's ability to pay interest and principal on its indebtedness; future changes to vehicle specifications which may impact performance, pricing and other expectations; the outcome of any potential litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries; risks associated with the restructuring plan, including the risk that the charges and expenditures may be greater than anticipated, the risk that the restructuring plan may adversely affect Lucid's internal programs and initiatives and its ability to recruit and retain skilled and motivated personnel, the risk that the restructuring plan may be distracting to employees and management, the risk that the restructuring plan may negatively impact Lucid's business operations, reputation, or ability to serve customers, and the risk that the restructuring plan may not generate their intended benefits to the extent or as quickly as anticipated; and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Lucid's supply chain, projected results of operations, financial performance or other financial metrics, or on any of the foregoing risks; and those factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Part II, Item 1A of Lucid's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, as well as other documents Lucid has filed or will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If any of these risks materialize or Lucid's assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Lucid currently does not know or that Lucid currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Lucid's expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Lucid anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Lucid's assessments to change. However, while Lucid may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Lucid specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Lucid's assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Business Metrics

Condensed consolidated financial information has been presented in accordance with US GAAP ("GAAP") as well as on a non-GAAP basis to supplement our condensed consolidated financial results. Lucid's non-GAAP financial measures include Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow which are discussed below.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss before (1) interest expense, (2) interest income, (3) provision for income taxes, (4) depreciation and amortization, (5) change in fair value of common stock warrant liability, (6) stock-based compensation and (7) restructuring charges. Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measure that Lucid believes provides useful information to Lucid's management and investors about Lucid's profitability. Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash used in operating activities less capital expenditures. Free Cash Flow is a performance measure that Lucid believes provides useful information to Lucid's management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after necessary capital expenditures.

These non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to Lucid's historical performance. Management believes that it is useful to supplement its GAAP financial statements with this non-GAAP information because management uses such information internally for its operating, budgeting, and financial planning purposes. Management also believes that presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to Lucid's investors regarding measures of our financial condition and results of operations that Lucid uses to run the business and therefore allows investors to better understand Lucid's performance. However, these non-GAAP financial and key performance measures have limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.

Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and therefore, should only be read in conjunction with financial information reported under GAAP when understanding Lucid's operating performance. In addition, other companies, including companies in Lucid's industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures and key performance measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of Lucid's non-GAAP financial measures and key performance measures as tools for comparison. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial information is presented below.

LUCID GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
  

June 30,
2023

 

December 31,
2022

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$         2,775,339

 

$      1,735,765

Short-term investments

 

2,473,955

 

2,177,231

Accounts receivable, net

 

20,570

 

19,542

Inventory

 

849,781

 

834,401

Prepaid expenses

 

73,455

 

63,548

Other current assets

 

63,828

 

81,541

Total current assets

 

6,256,928

 

4,912,028

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,474,564

 

2,166,776

Right-of-use assets

 

223,890

 

215,160

Long-term investments

 

288,081

 

529,974

Other noncurrent assets

 

171,589

 

55,300

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$         9,415,052

 

$      7,879,238

     

LIABILITIES

    

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

 

$            140,083

 

$         229,084

Accrued compensation

 

69,001

 

63,322

Finance lease liabilities, current portion

 

9,653

 

10,586

Other current liabilities

 

666,856

 

634,567

Total current liabilities

 

885,593

 

937,559

Finance lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

79,123

 

81,336

Common stock warrant liability

 

139,259

 

140,590

Long-term debt

 

1,994,391

 

1,991,840

Other long-term liabilities

 

356,846

 

378,212

Total liabilities

 

3,455,212

 

3,529,537

     

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

    

Common stock, par value $0.0001; 15,000,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2023 and
     December 31, 2022; 2,283,136,640 and 1,830,172,561 shares issued and 2,282,278,815 and
     1,829,314,736 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

228

 

183

Additional paid-in capital

 

14,904,370

 

11,752,138

Treasury stock, at cost, 857,825 shares at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022

 

(20,716)

 

(20,716)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(9,950)

 

(11,572)

Accumulated deficit

 

(8,914,092)

 

(7,370,332)

Total stockholders' equity

 

5,959,840

 

4,349,701

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

$         9,415,052

 

$      7,879,238

LUCID GROUP, INC. 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Revenue

$         150,874

 

$           97,336

 

$         300,306

 

$         155,011

        

Costs and expenses

       

Cost of revenue

555,805

 

292,342

 

1,056,329

 

538,312

Research and development

233,474

 

200,381

 

463,277

 

386,457

Selling, general and administrative

197,748

 

163,812

 

366,518

 

386,971

Restructuring charges

1,532

 

 

24,028

 

Total cost and expenses

988,559

 

656,535

 

1,910,152

 

1,311,740

        

Loss from operations

(837,685)

 

(559,199)

 

(1,609,846)

 

(1,156,729)

        

Other income (expense), net

       

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

42,133

 

334,843

 

1,331

 

858,173

Interest income

39,525

 

2,911

 

79,530

 

2,911

Interest expense

(6,690)

 

(7,189)

 

(13,798)

 

(14,908)

Other income (expense), net

(928)

 

8,277

 

(261)

 

9,233

Total other income, net

74,040

 

338,842

 

66,802

 

855,409

Loss before provision for income taxes

(763,645)

 

(220,357)

 

(1,543,044)

 

(301,320)

Provision for income taxes

587

 

68

 

716

 

391

Net loss

(764,232)

 

(220,425)

 

(1,543,760)

 

(301,711)

Net loss attributable to common stockholders, basic

(764,232)

 

(220,425)

 

(1,543,760)

 

(301,711)

Change in fair value of dilutive warrants

 

(334,843)

 

 

(858,173)

Net loss attributable to common stockholders, diluted

$       (764,232)

 

$       (555,268)

 

$    (1,543,760)

 

$    (1,159,884)

        

Weighted average shares outstanding attributable to common stockholders

       

Basic

1,912,459,833

 

1,669,303,813

 

1,871,884,313

 

1,661,960,471

Diluted

1,912,459,833

 

1,686,815,404

 

1,871,884,313

 

1,684,328,007

        

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

       

Basic

$              (0.40)

 

$              (0.13)

 

$              (0.82)

 

$              (0.18)

Diluted

$              (0.40)

 

$              (0.33)

 

$              (0.82)

 

$              (0.69)

        

Other comprehensive income (loss)

       

Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net of tax

$            (2,999)

 

$               (691)

 

$              1,036

 

$               (691)

Foreign currency translation adjustments

586

 

 

586

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(2,413)

 

(691)

 

1,622

 

(691)

Comprehensive loss attributable to common stockholders

$       (766,645)

 

$       (221,116)

 

$    (1,542,138)

 

$       (302,402)

LUCID GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 
 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Cash flows from operating activities

       

Net loss

$    (764,232)

 

$    (220,425)

 

$ (1,543,760)

 

$    (301,711)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

       

Depreciation and amortization

55,363

 

42,448

 

105,201

 

80,690

Amortization of insurance premium

10,865

 

7,425

 

21,128

 

14,924

Non-cash operating lease cost

6,448

 

4,848

 

12,278

 

8,952

Stock-based compensation

71,376

 

94,392

 

125,195

 

268,943

Inventory and firm purchase commitments write-downs

276,631

 

81,691

 

503,679

 

178,057

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

(42,133)

 

(334,843)

 

(1,331)

 

(858,173)

Other non-cash items

(8,654)

 

1,149

 

(27,704)

 

2,404

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

       

Accounts receivable

(17,987)

 

(673)

 

(978)

 

1,608

Inventory

(93,808)

 

(300,830)

 

(447,962)

 

(603,852)

Prepaid expenses

(21,953)

 

(14,064)

 

(31,035)

 

6,459

Other current assets

(3,705)

 

17,426

 

18,488

 

(32,199)

Other noncurrent assets

(82,421)

 

(16,381)

 

(109,758)

 

(27,556)

Accounts payable

(29,825)

 

43,883

 

(95,999)

 

49,596

Accrued compensation

(15,866)

 

26,793

 

5,679

 

23,186

Operating lease liabilities

(5,875)

 

(3,845)

 

(11,712)

 

(6,944)

Other current liabilities

(50,591)

 

51,484

 

(43,380)

 

179,544

Other long-term liabilities

16,009

 

5,894

 

20,349

 

7,795

Net cash used in operating activities

(700,358)

 

(513,628)

 

(1,501,622)

 

(1,008,277)

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(203,715)

 

(309,818)

 

(445,485)

 

(494,900)

Purchases of investments

(1,304,715)

 

(1,419,223)

 

(2,147,253)

 

(1,419,223)

Proceeds from maturities of investments

941,338

 

 

1,982,489

 

Proceeds from sale of investments

135,144

 

 

148,388

 

Other investing activities

(6,024)

 

 

(4,827)

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(437,972)

 

(1,729,041)

 

(466,688)

 

(1,914,123)

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

Proceeds from issuance of common stock under Underwriting Agreement, net of issuance
costs

1,184,224

 

 

1,184,224

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock under 2023 Subscription Agreement, net of
issuance costs

1,812,641

 

 

1,812,641

 

Payment for short-term insurance financing note

 

(2,381)

 

 

(15,330)

Payment for finance lease liabilities

(1,652)

 

(1,200)

 

(3,079)

 

(2,401)

Proceeds from borrowings

4,266

 

6,663

 

4,266

 

6,663

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

2,926

 

3,735

 

5,107

 

12,849

Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan

15,089

 

12,882

 

15,089

 

12,882

Tax withholding payments for net settlement of employee awards

(3,879)

 

(8,976)

 

(10,378)

 

(191,241)

Payment for credit facility issuance costs

 

(6,631)

 

 

(6,631)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

3,013,615

 

4,092

 

3,007,870

 

(183,209)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

1,875,285

 

(2,238,577)

 

1,039,560

 

(3,105,609)

Beginning cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

901,595

 

5,430,988

 

1,737,320

 

6,298,020

Ending cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$   2,776,880

 

$   3,192,411

 

$   2,776,880

 

$   3,192,411

LUCID GROUP, INC. 
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financials Measures
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 
 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Net loss (GAAP)

$   (764,232)

 

$   (220,425)

 

$  (1,543,760)

 

$   (301,711)

Interest expense

6,690

 

7,189

 

13,798

 

14,908

Interest income

(39,525)

 

(2,911)

 

(79,530)

 

(2,911)

Provision for income taxes

587

 

68

 

716

 

391

Depreciation and amortization

55,363

 

42,448

 

105,201

 

80,690

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

(42,133)

 

(334,843)

 

(1,331)

 

(858,173)

Stock-based compensation

71,376

 

94,392

 

126,638

 

268,943

Restructuring charges

1,532

 

 

24,028

 

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$   (710,342)

 

$   (414,082)

 

$  (1,354,240)

 

$   (797,863)

Free Cash Flow

 
 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Net cash used in operating activities (GAAP)

$   (700,358)

 

$   (513,628)

 

$  (1,501,622)

 

$  (1,008,277)

Capital expenditures

(203,715)

 

(309,818)

 

(445,485)

 

(494,900)

Free cash flow (non-GAAP)

$   (904,073)

 

$   (823,446)

 

$  (1,947,107)

 

$  (1,503,177)

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