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Fisker Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

  • Q4 2022 and full-year 2022 operational results better than expectations; full-year 2022 total spending of $702 million, below the $715 million to $790 million anticipated range.
  • Over $736 million cash balance at year end 2022, ahead of expectations, excluding approximately $28 million of VAT receivables delayed to 2023.
  • Consumer brand awareness continues to build. Fisker Ocean reservations and orders continue to increase, totaling approximately 65,000 as of February 24, 2023.
  • Homologation testing is progressing well; we anticipate completion in March, followed by the regulatory approval process. Consumer deliveries should commence shortly after certification is received.
  • Since SOP, Fisker built 56 vehicles including 15 vehicles for Magna’s fleet, in use for data collection, improvements and validating additional features to be added in months to come.
  • Provided 2023 forecasts to suppliers, placed firm orders for the components for the first 300 vehicles, and partial 2Q long-lead components.
  • European and US home delivery, service, trade-in, and public charging partners nominated. Over twenty showrooms, Centers+ (showroom, service, deliveries), vehicle processing centers, and service and pickup locations are either secured or in negotiations in Europe and US.
  • First drivable Fisker PEAR prototype completed ahead of plan in December 2022. $29,900 base price on target.
  • Forecast 8-12% annual gross margin and potentially positive EBITDA for 2023. 2023 non-GAAP SG&A, R&D, and capital expenditure guidance initiated at $535-$610 million reflecting benefits of asset-light model and prudent liquidity management.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EVs–Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”), driven by a mission to create the world’s most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.


“Thank you to all our stakeholders, teams, and partners for the amazing progress we made in 2022. This year we have continued to refine our vehicles, with a particular focus on software, as we prepare for deliveries,” stated Henrik Fisker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fisker.

“We are the first startup to homologate two continents simultaneously. We have completed over 250 various tests and the teams are submitting these results continuously to regulatory authorities. The ability to initially sell the Ocean in the US and seven European launch markets is unprecedented and a major de-risking strategy that we implemented from the outset. This approach offers the opportunity to increase sales and shift vehicles to whichever market has the strongest growth,” continued Fisker.

“Launching a high-quality Fisker Ocean with class-leading range, innovations, and features is our number one priority. We have finalized our EPA and WLTP testing and our internal findings show longer range for the Fisker Ocean than we initially projected. These results reinforce our expectation that, at the time of launch, the Fisker Ocean will have the longest range of any SUV/Crossover priced below $70,000. We are excited to get the Ocean in the hands of our loyal customers shortly after the homologation process is complete,” Fisker stated. “I’m looking forward to the launch of the next generation website and app this week that will further improve and enhance the customer experience.”

Fourth Quarter 2022 Business Highlights:

  • Built 15 fleet vehicles for Magna in December, which Magna is now using for data collection, additional validation, improvements, and testing and validation of future features, so we can introduce additional functionalities to the Ocean later this year. One of these vehicles will be shown to 15 other OEMs in Sweden in March to showcase the joint powertrain capabilities of Fisker and Magna.
  • The all-electric Fisker Ocean won Green Car Journal’s “Green SUV of the Year 2023” award. The prestigious award underlines Fisker’s commitment to building the world’s most sustainable vehicles.
  • In November, Fisker hosted media, investors, and analysts in Graz to get an early opportunity to test drive the Fisker Ocean and tour the production facility.
  • The new version of our Web application and iOS App, including an interactive 3-D configurator, should go live later this week with an Android version rolling out in mid-March. The new Fisker Web and Apps offer a more intuitive experience exploring and buying a Fisker EV. These products are available in multiple languages and will be continually updated through the launch of the Fisker Ocean.
  • We commenced sales of Fisker-branded home charging solutions in partnership with Wallbox in eight countries across US and Europe.
  • We provided full year forecasts to our suppliers, securing long-lead parts and expect to receive parts for the first 300 cars during March. We are diligently working with suppliers for final SQA processes, ramp up planning and deep diving into volumes for Q2 ramp.
  • More than $736 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at year-end, which excludes approximately $28 million of VAT receivables delayed to 2023, reflects Fisker’s prudent liquidity management and positions the Fisker Ocean for a successful ramp.

Recent Updates:

  • Comprehensive vehicle homologation testing (US and Europe) expected to be completed in March, followed by the regulatory approval process that, once completed, will enable selling in over 20 countries. Sales in the following countries are planned for 2023: US, Canada, Austria, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and France, followed by UK (right hand drive), Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, and India (also right hand drive). Sales in additional countries, including China are expected in 2024.
  • Fisker’s inaugural Investor Day later this year will showcase an exciting future product portfolio of drivable vehicles.
  • Named ChargePoint as North American partner for public charging solutions with over 210,000 active charging ports in North America.
  • After-sales vehicle service and trade-in partners nominated in the US and Europe. Upfitting of Fisker Mobile Service vans underway.
  • Home delivery partners identified for US and all European launch countries to complement our growing network of Centers+ and test drive and delivery locations. Contracted three new Center+ locations in Europe in Vienna (Austria), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Stockholm (Sweden) to be used for test drives, service and deliveries of our vehicles. In addition, we signed an innovative Test Drive and Delivery Center in Munich (Germany). We are currently in negotiations to secure retail locations in France, Norway, and additional locations in Germany which we expect to be our largest European market. In the US, we have 15 locations either secured or in negotiations for showrooms, Centers+, vehicle processing centers, and service and pickup locations.
  • ESG third party recognition continues. Sustainalytics upgraded Fisker 40 spots in global Automobile industry rankings. Fisker is the top-ranked (lowest risk rating) US passenger EV OEM based on ESG Risk Rating scores.
  • Fisker Ocean world tour continued to a half dozen US states and three European countries including stops in Las Vegas, eCarExpo in Stockholm, and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
  • Our Ocean reservations keep increasing despite new competition and competitors’ price reductions. This is a testament to our class leading product, with many unique features, and customers value our commitment to deliver the world’s most sustainable vehicle. In addition, our focus on the longest range in our class and already competitive price point position Fisker as a growth company in a segment with millions of potential customers globally.
  • Fisker PEAR development is progressing well, following the inaugural drivable prototype in December 2022. Fisker PEAR reservations are over 5,600 as of February 24, 2023. Today we are revealing more of the final exterior production design. The rear lighting is a continuous light strip around the rear window with an integrated high-mounted brake light. The side view has a unique, iconic graphic and a clean, sculptural body side with pronounced fenders giving the vehicle a powerful, wide stance. The front lights feature the signature Fisker dual light bars surrounded by high tech light graphics. The overall vehicle sits higher off the ground with a raised seating position. The dynamic shape has already undergone extensive aerodynamic testing in the windtunnel. We expect the top version to achieve well over 300 miles of all-electric range and with a truly revolutionary E/E architecture with just a few central computer units that we call the Blade Computer. We are engineering the PEAR using new automotive specifications to achieve a base price of $29,900.
  • Fisker bolstered its internal technical capabilities and the global team approximates 850 colleagues as of February 24, 2023.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Cash and cash equivalents of $736.5 million as of December 31, 2022. This excludes approximately $28 million of VAT receivables delayed to 2023.
  • The $736.5 million cash balance reflects approximately $57 million raised from Fisker’s $350 million at-the-market (ATM) equity program during the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Loss from operations totaled $178.1 million, including $2.2 million of stock-based compensation expense.
  • Net loss totaled $170.1 million and $0.54 loss per share.
  • Net cash used in operating activities totaled $111.1 million and capital expenditures totaled $33.7 million.
  • Weighted average shares outstanding totaled 314.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022.
  • Full-year 2022 non-GAAP operating expenses and capital expenditures totaled $702 million, better than the $715 million to $790 million anticipated range.

2023 Business Outlook

We maintain our 2023 production target of up to 42,400 units, provided the supply chain delivers per our forecast and we receive homologation in a timely manner. The following information reflects Fisker’s expectations for key non-GAAP operating expenses and capital expenditures for the full-year 2023. Fisker is projecting the total of these items to be within a range of $535 million to $610 million. Fisker targets a gross margin range of 8-12% and potentially positive EBITDA for 2023.

Expense item USD, millions
Research & Development (Non-GAAP)1

$ 160 – 190

Selling, General, and Administrative (Non-GAAP)1

$ 130 – 160

Capital Expenditures

$ 245 – 260

Total

$ 535 – 610

1Excludes stock-based compensation expense. A reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP amount is not provided as the quantification of stock-based compensation excluded from the non-GAAP measure, which may be significant, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted without unreasonable efforts. The Non-GAAP adjustment for stock-based compensation expense requires additional inputs such as number of shares granted and market price volatilities that are not currently ascertainable and cannot be reasonably estimated.

Conference Call Information

Fisker Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the results at 5:30a.m. Pacific Time (8:30a.m. Eastern Time) today, February 27, 2023. The live audio webcast, along with supplemental information, will be accessible on Fisker’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.fiskerinc.com. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

This press release and the accompanying tables references certain non-generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) financial measures, including non-GAAP adjusted loss from operations, non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expense, non-GAAP research and development expense and non-GAAP total operating expenses. These non-GAAP financial measures differ from their directly comparable GAAP financial measures due to adjustments made to exclude stock-based compensation expense. None of these non-GAAP financial measures is a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.

Fisker believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information to investors about Fisker in understanding and evaluating its operating results, enhancing the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects, and allowing for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics used by its management in financial and operational-decision making. However, there are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP measures and their nearest GAAP equivalents. For example, other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently, or may use other measures to calculate their financial performance, and therefore any non-GAAP measures Fisker uses may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Therefore, both GAAP financial measures of Fisker’s financial performance and the respective non-GAAP measures should be considered together. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure in the tables below.

Disclosure Information

Fisker uses the investor relations section on its website as a means of complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. It also uses various social media channels as a means of disclosing information about Fisker and its products to its customers, investors and the public (e.g., @fiskerinc, @fiskerofficial, #fiskerinc, #henrikfisker and #fisker on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and LinkedIn). Accordingly, investors should monitor Fisker’s investor relations website and social media channels in addition to following Fisker’s press releases, SEC filings, and public conference calls and webcasts.

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “feel,” “believes,” expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “should,” “is to be,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology and include, among other things, the statements quoted by our Chief Executive Officer, the timing of start of production and delivery of the Fisker Ocean or the Fisker PEAR, the sufficiency of our cash to fund production launch of the Fisker Ocean, and statements regarding Fisker’s future performance under “2023 Business Outlook,” the reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022, which are subject to completion of Fisker’s internal review, and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein due to many factors, including, but not limited to: Fisker’s limited operating history; Fisker’s ability to enter into additional manufacturing and other contracts with Magna, or other OEMs or tier-one suppliers in order to execute on its business plan; the risk that OEM and supply partners do not meet agreed upon timelines or experience capacity constraints; Fisker may experience significant delays in the design, manufacture, regulatory approval, launch and financing of its vehicles; Fisker’s ability to execute its business model, including market acceptance of its planned products and services; Fisker’s inability to retain key personnel and to hire additional personnel; competition in the electric vehicle market; Fisker’s inability to develop a sales distribution network; and the ability to protect its intellectual property rights; and those factors discussed in Fisker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, under the heading “Risk Factors,” filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as supplemented by Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other reports and documents Fisker files from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Fisker undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Fisker Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended Dec 31, Twelve Months Ended Dec 31,

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 
Revenue

$

306

 

$

41

 

$

342

 

$

106

 

Costs of goods sold

 

238

 

 

40

 

 

263

 

 

88

 

Gross margin

 

68

 

 

1

 

 

79

 

 

18

 

 
Operating costs and expenses:
General and administrative

 

44,802

 

 

18,385

 

 

106,417

 

 

42,398

 

Research and development

 

133,400

 

 

115,049

 

 

423,907

 

 

286,856

 

Total operating costs and expenses

 

178,202

 

 

133,434

 

 

530,324

 

 

329,254

 

 
Loss from operations

 

(178,134

)

 

(133,433

)

 

(530,245

)

 

(329,236

)

 
Other income (expense):
Other income (expense)

 

433

 

 

(304

)

 

(119

)

 

(402

)

Interest income

 

5,685

 

 

212

 

 

10,378

 

 

627

 

Interest expense

 

(4,599

)

 

(4,399

)

 

(18,426

)

 

(6,546

)

Changes in fair value – embedded derivative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(138,436

)

Unrealized loss recognized on equity securities

 

(1,220

)

 

(6,860

)

 

 

Foreign currency gain (loss)

 

7,916

 

 

(493

)

 

(2,039

)

 

2,667

 

Total other income (expense)

 

8,215

 

 

(4,984

)

 

(17,066

)

 

(142,090

)

Net loss before income taxes

 

(169,919

)

 

(138,417

)

 

(547,311

)

$

(471,326

)

Provision for income taxes

 

(185

)

 

(15

)

 

(185

)

 

(15

)

Net loss

$

(170,104

)

$

(138,432

)

$

(547,496

)

$

(471,341

)

 
Basic and Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.54

)

$

(0.47

)

$

(1.80

)

$

(1.61

)

Basic and Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

314,891,794

 

 

296,706,320

 

 

303,366,068

 

 

292,004,136

 

Fisker Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
As of:
December 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

736,549

$

1,202,439

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

91,765

 

30,423

Equity investment

 

3,140

 

Total current assets

 

831,454

 

1,232,862

 
Non-current assets:
Property and equipment, net

 

387,137

 

85,643

Intangible assets

 

252,922

 

231,525

Right of use asset, net

 

33,424

 

18,285

Other non-current assets

 

16,489

 

24,637

Total noncurrent assets

 

689,972

 

360,090

Total assets

$

1,521,426

$

1,592,952

 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

58,871

$

28,143

Accrued expenses

 

264,925

 

79,634

Lease liabilities (short term)

 

7,085

 

4,552

Total current liabilities

 

330,881

 

112,329

 
Non-current liabilities:
Customer deposits

 

15,334

 

6,300

Lease liabilities

 

27,884

 

14,933

Convertible notes

 

660,822

 

659,348

Total non-current liabilities

 

704,040

 

680,581

Total liabilities

 

1,034,921

 

792,910

 
Stockholder’s equity (deficit)

 

486,505

 

800,042

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,521,426

$

1,592,952

Fisker Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended Dec 31, Twelve Months Ended Dec 31,

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from Operating Activities
Net loss

$

(170,104

)

$

(138,432

)

$

(547,496

)

$

(471,341

)

Stock-based comp

 

2,176

 

 

1,544

 

 

19,602

 

 

5,622

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

6,073

 

 

301

 

 

7,285

 

 

699

 

Accretion of debt issuance costs

 

427

 

 

219

 

 

1,474

 

 

373

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138,436

 

Unrealized loss recognized on equity securities

 

1,220

 

 

 

 

6,860

 

 

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities

 

57,018

 

 

(5,644

)

 

51,300

 

 

23,834

 

Other operating activities

 

(7,917

)

 

1,117

 

 

8,438

 

 

1,107

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(111,107

)

 

(140,895

)

 

(452,537

)

 

(301,270

)

 
Cash flows from Investing Activities
Purchase of equity securities

 

 

 

 

 

(10,000

)

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(33,733

)

 

(52,557

)

 

(190,989

)

 

(134,386

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(33,733

)

 

(52,557

)

 

(200,989

)

 

(134,386

)

 
Cash flows from Financing Activities
Proceeds from convertible notes / equity security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

667,500

 

Payments for debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8,523

)

Payments for capped call option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(96,788

)

Proceeds from exercise of warrants/stock options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89,023

 

Payments for stock issuance costs and redemption of unexercised warrants

 

 

 

 

 

(22

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

8

 

 

457

 

 

2,154

 

 

5,616

 

Payments to tax authorities for statutory tax withholdings

 

(126

)

 

(4,977

)

 

(1,562

)

 

(9,869

)

Proceeds from stock issuance under “At-the-market” offering

 

57,954

 

 

 

 

190,492

 

 

 

Payments for “At-the-market” issuance costs

 

(1,143

)

 

 

 

(3,448

)

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

56,693

 

 

(4,520

)

 

187,636

 

 

646,937

 

 
Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(88,147

)

 

(197,972

)

 

(465,890

)

 

211,281

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

824,696

 

 

1,400,411

 

 

1,202,439

 

 

991,158

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

736,549

 

$

1,202,439

 

$

736,549

 

$

1,202,439

 

GAAP Loss from Operations to Non-GAAP Adjusted Loss from Operations

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2022 December 31, 2021 December 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
GAAP Loss from operations

$

(178,134

)

$

(133,433

)

$

(530,245

)

$

(329,236

)

Add: stock-based compensation

 

2,176

 

 

1,544

 

 

19,602

 

 

5,622

 

Non-GAAP Adjusted loss from operations

$

(175,958

)

$

(131,889

)

$

(510,643

)

$

(323,614

)

Source: Fisker Inc.

Contacts

Fisker Inc. Communications
Frank Boroch, VP, Investor Relations & Treasury

fboroch@fiskerinc.com

Matthew DeBord, Sr. Director, Communications Strategy & Storytelling

mdebord@fiskerinc.com

Rebecca Lindland, Director, Communications

rlindland@fiskerinc.com

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