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)– 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.

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