Lucid Announces Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results
- Lucid reported Q3 revenue of $137.8 million driven by customer deliveries of 1,457 vehicles in the quarter
- Production of the Lucid Air Pure RWD began in September and is in the process of ramping up; production of the Lucid Air Sapphire also began in September, thus completing the Lucid Air lineup
- General assembly production shifted to Phase 2 of Lucid’s factory in Arizona; Lucid opened its first manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia
- Lucid closed the Aston Martin transaction and commenced the strategic technology arrangement
- Lucid appoints Marc Winterhoff as its first-ever Chief Operating Officer, overseeing daily operations and execution across global manufacturing, supply chain, sales and service, marketing, and international markets
- Lucid Gravity, the company’s all new luxury electric SUV, will be unveiled on November 16 at the LA Auto Show; start of production remains on track for late 2024
- Production outlook for 2023 is revised to 8,000 – 8,500 vehicles from prior guidance of more than 10,000 to prudently align with deliveries
NEWARK, CA — November 7, 2023 — 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2023. The earnings presentation is available on its investor relations website (https://ir.lucidmotors.com).
Lucid reported Q3 revenue of $137.8 million on deliveries of 1,457 vehicles and produced 1,550 vehicles. The company is also adjusting its production outlook for 2023 to 8,000 – 8,500 vehicles to prudently align with deliveries.
“We delivered on our commitments to complete the Lucid Air lineup on time with Pure RWD and Sapphire, transition general assembly to our Phase 2 factory in Arizona, and open our first plant in Saudi Arabia. We recognize we still have work to do on our customer journey and deliveries,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO & CTO. “Next week, we look forward to the world premiere of the Lucid Gravity, our amazing vehicle that will redefine the electric SUV. Gravity remains on track to begin production in late 2024.”
“We are seeing results from our targeted marketing approach, as the majority of new demand came from customers who had their first contact with Lucid in the quarter,” said Sherry House, Lucid’s CFO. “We’ve also made progress with the cost control program we implemented in the first half of the year and have identified further opportunities for 2024. We ended the third quarter with approximately $5.45 billion in liquidity, which we expect to lead us to our next major milestone, Gravity production, and beyond, into 2025.”
Lucid will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 2:30 P.M. PT / 5:30 P.M. ET on November 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 factories in Casa Grande, Arizona, and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia, deliveries of Lucid Air are currently underway to customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
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