Lucid Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
- Q1 revenue of $57.7M driven by customer deliveries of 360 vehicles in the quarter
- Strong demand with more than 30,000 customer reservations as of today, reflecting potential sales of $2.9B
- Production volume outlook for 2022 remains on track at 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles
- Announces new pricing effective June 1 while honoring current pricing for all existing reservation holders
NEWARK, CA — May 5, 2022 — Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), setting new standards with the longest range, fastest charging electric car on the market, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022. Lucid reported Q1 revenue of $57.7 million on deliveries of 360 vehicles to customers in the first quarter. The Company reported strong customer demand for Lucid Air with reservations now exceeding 30,000, reflecting potential sales of $2.9 billion. Lucid reiterated its 2022 production volume outlook of 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles and ended the quarter with close to $5.4 billion cash on hand, which is expected to fund the Company well into 2023. Lucid also today announced revised pricing across most models beginning June 1, 2022. Lucid will honor current pricing for existing reservations as well as any new reservations made by May 31, 2022.²
“We continued to make progress in the first quarter of 2022 despite on-going global supply chain challenges. We are nearing completion of deliveries of Lucid Air Dream Edition, and we began deliveries of Lucid Air Grand Touring, with an EPA-estimated range of up to 516 miles and an unprecedented efficiency of 4.6 miles per kilowatt-hour,¹” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “We believe Lucid Air’s unique fusion of a dynamic driving experience, interior space and comfort, range, fast charging, and performance is simply unparalleled.”
“We also announced today that we are increasing prices of our vehicles that will go into effect at the beginning of June. The world has changed dramatically from the time we first announced Lucid Air pricing in September 2020, but I want to reassure our existing reservation holders that we will be honoring current pricing for them as well as for any new reservations made before the end of the month,” Rawlinson added. “Looking forward, we remain intently focused on ramping production and are excited about our product roadmap in 2022 and beyond with Air Grand Touring Performance deliveries expected in June; Air Touring and Air Pure later this year; and with our Project Gravity SUV remaining on target to begin production in the first half of 2024.”
“Our Q1 revenue was $57.7 million, primarily driven by higher customer deliveries of Lucid Air vehicles. We continue to have a healthy balance sheet, closing the quarter with nearly $5.4 billion of cash on hand, which we believe is sufficient to fund the Company well into 2023,” said Sherry House, Lucid’s CFO. “In addition to the 30,000 customer reservations we announced today, we recently signed a deal in which the government of Saudi Arabia committed to purchase up to 100,000 electric vehicles from Lucid over the next 10 years.”
“Similar to many companies in our industry, we continue to face global supply chain and logistics challenges, including Covid-related factory shutdowns in China. We are working closely with our suppliers to mitigate the impact of disruptions,” House added. “While any extended disruptions could result in an impact to our production forecast, today we are reiterating our 12,000-14,000 vehicle production forecast for 2022 based on the information we have at this point combined with our mitigation plans.”
As of June 1, new reservations will be priced in the U.S. at $154,000 for Air Grand Touring, $107,400 for Air Touring and $87,400 for Air Pure.³ The price for the new Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance model, announced just two weeks ago, will remain priced in the U.S. at $179,000. These prices are for base models, before the potential $7,500 U.S. federal tax credit, and excluding tax, title, license, options and destination fees. Updated pricing for Canada will be available on Lucid’s website, www.lucidmotors.com/en-ca, on June 1, 2022.
Lucid will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 2:30 P.M. PT / 5:30 P.M. ET on May 5, 2022. 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, Lucid Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design that features luxurious full-size interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint. Underpinned by race-proven battery technology and proprietary powertrains developed entirely in-house, Lucid Air was named the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year®. The Lucid Air Grand Touring features an official EPA estimated 516 miles of range or 1,050 horsepower. Customer deliveries of Lucid Air, which is produced at Lucid’s factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, are underway.
¹ 516 mile EPA estimated range and 4.6 miles per kWh driving efficiency are for Air Grand Touring equipped with 19” wheels. Actual results will vary.
² All existing reservation holders as of May 31, 2022 in the U.S. and Canada will have an opportunity to order under the original pricing and will have at least 30 days from the date they are invited to place their order. Canadian pricing increases not currently available.
³ Before potential $7,500 U.S. federal tax credit. Excludes tax, title, license, options and destination fees. Pricing is not currently available outside the U.S. and Canada. Additional state and local incentives may also be available. A tax advisor should be consulted regarding individual tax treatment.
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¹ The business combination (the “Merger”) between Lucid Group Inc.’s predecessor, Atieva, Inc. (“Legacy Lucid”), and Churchill Capital Corp IV (“CCIV”), which closed on July 23, 2021, is accounted for as a reverse recapitalization under U.S. GAAP. Under this method of accounting, CCIV has been treated as the acquired company for financial reporting purposes. Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the financial statements of Lucid represent a continuation of the financial statements of Legacy Lucid with the Merger being treated as the equivalent of Legacy Lucid issuing shares for the net assets of CCIV, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of CCIV were recognized as of the closing of the Merger at historical cost, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. Operations prior to the Merger are presented as those of Legacy Lucid and the accumulated deficit of Legacy Lucid has been carried forward after the closing of the Merger. All periods prior to the Merger have been retrospectively adjusted using the applicable exchange ratio for the equivalent number of shares outstanding immediately after the closing of the Merger to effect the reverse recapitalization. See our Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2022 for additional information.