ECARX Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ECX) ("ECARX" or the “Company”), a global mobility tech provider, today announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

“With revenue up 50% year-on-year, ECARX has delivered yet another quarter of robust growth, driven by growing demand for increasingly sophisticated digital cockpit solutions,” said ECARX Chairman and CEO Ziyu Shen. “Our vertically integrated technology stack offers automakers flexible solutions that are fully customizable, enabling them to precisely tailor the customer experience. Together with the significant investments that we have made, this has helped us diversify our product portfolio and continue expanding our customer base beyond the Geely Group, and grow our business outside China. With six new design wins for flagship car models, we have set the foundations for long-term sustainable growth. As the automotive industry moves towards an all-electric, software-defined future, we are strengthening our strategic alliances with leading tech companies to support our customers in their global transformation.”

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results:

  • Total revenue of RMB1,080.0 million (US$148.0 million), up 50% year-over-year (“YoY”).
    • Sales of goods revenue of RMB734.2 million (US$100.6 million), up 38% YoY, primarily driven by the ramp-up of new digital cockpit sales volumes and the shift in portfolio revenue mix from infotainment head units (IHUs) to digital cockpits, which have a higher total revenue per unit.
    • Software license revenue of RMB136.6 million (US$18.7 million), up 73% YoY, mostly due to revenue generated from two procurement framework agreements for platform software and intellectual property licenses.
    • Service revenue of RMB209.2 million (US$28.7 million), up 92% YoY, mostly due to the number and/or value of contracts completed this quarter compared to the same period last year.
  • Total cost of revenue was RMB749.1 million (US$102.7 million), up 29% YoY, primarily driven by an increase in sales volume of new digital cockpits which have a higher total cost per unit.
  • Gross profit of RMB330.9 million (US$45.3 million), up 140% YoY, giving a gross margin of 31%.
  • Research and development expenses were RMB309.3 million (US$42.4 million), up 71% YoY as we continue to invest in our core product roadmap and international research and development expansion.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses and others, net were RMB260.2 million (US$35.7 million), up 42% YoY, primarily  driven by our international expansion that started towards the end of Q3’2022 and higher share-based compensation expense during the quarter.
  • Net loss of RMB281.2 million (US$38.6 million), up 8% YoY and 47% quarter-over-quarter (“QoQ”). The QoQ movement was primarily attributed to higher share-based compensation expense during the quarter, foreign currency exchange gains/losses and fair value changes to certain financial instruments.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) loss of RMB178.6 million (US$24.6 million), an improvement from a loss of RMB180.6 million from the same period last year.
  • Total cash of RMB687.6 million (US$94.2 million),  including RMB52.5 million (US$7.2 million) in restricted cash, as of September 30, 2023.

Third Quarter 2023 Operation and Product Updates:

  • Expanding global customer base and partnerships
    • Volvo EX30 equipped with ECARX Cloudpeak began production in September 2023 and will be launched globally in late 2023.
    • Collaborated with Mobileye to develop fully integrated driver assist solution that will make its global debut in the Polestar 4 electric SUV coupé.
    • Six design wins during the quarter for flagship car models that will utilize ECARX self-developed Antora 1000, Antora 1000 Pro, and Makalu platforms.
    • Over 5.6 million vehicles on the road with ECARX products as of September 30, 2023.
  • Diversifying portfolio of products that meet international standards
    • ECARX Skyland Pro ADAS Platform, its first-generation autonomous driving control unit with L2+ capabilities, integrated into recently launched Lynk & Co 08.
    • ECARX Cloudpeak was awarded the EAL4 certification for information security by the China Cybersecurity Review Technology and Certification Center.

Conference Call and Webcast DetailsECARX will host a webcast of its earnings conference call today, Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. EST. To access the webcast, visit the News and Events section of the ECARX Investor Relations website, or visit the following link – https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/j6amxp7p

To join the earnings call by telephone, participants must preregister at https://register.vevent.com/register/BIca3aeab3f7a045b4b36b192ee69f1a4e to receive dial-in information.

A replay of the webcast and presentation materials will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations website under the results and reports section following the event.

About ECARX

ECARX (Nasdaq: ECX) is a global automotive technology provider with the capabilities to deliver turnkey solutions for next-generation smart vehicles, from the system on a chip (SoC), to central computing platforms, and software. As automakers develop new electric vehicle architectures from the ground up, ECARX is developing full-stack solutions to enhance the user experience, while reducing complexity and cost.

Founded in 2017 and listed on the Nasdaq in 2022, ECARX now has over 2,000 employees based in 11 major locations in China, UK, USA, Sweden, Germany and Malaysia. The co-founders are two automotive entrepreneurs, Chairman and CEO Ziyu Shen, and Eric Li (Li Shufu), who is also the founder and chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group — with ownership interests in global brands including Lotus, Lynk & Co, Polestar, Smart, and Volvo Cars. ECARX also works with other well-known automakers, including FAW and Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën. To date, ECARX products can be found in over 5.6 million vehicles worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.These statements are based on management’s beliefs and expectations as well as on assumptions made by and data currently available to management, appear in a number of places throughout this document and include statements regarding, amongst other things, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which we operate. The use of words “expects”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “believes”, “should”, “potential”, “may”, “preliminary”, “forecast”, “objective”, “plan”, or “target”, and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to statements regarding our intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, future market conditions or economic performance and developments in the capital and credit markets and expected future financial performance, and the markets in which we operate.

For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, see ECARX’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ECARX undertakes no obligation to update or revise and forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

Translation of results into U.S. dollars

This announcement contains translations of certain Renminbi (RMB) amounts into U.S dollars (US$) at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, the translation of Renminbi into U.S. dollars has been made at RMB7.2960 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on September 30, 2023 as set forth in the H.10 Statistical Release of The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. We make no representation that any Renminbi or U.S. dollar amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars or Renminbi, as the case may be, at any particular rate, or at all.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

The Company uses adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding interest income, interest expense, income tax expenses, depreciation of property and equipment, amortization of intangible assets, and share-based compensation expenses.

The Company presents the non-GAAP financial measure because it is used by the management to evaluate the Company’s operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that the non-GAAP measure helps identify underlying trends in its business that could otherwise be distorted by the effects of foreign currency translation and certain expenses that are included in net loss. The Company also believes that the use of the non-GAAP measure facilitates investors’ assessment of its operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to net loss or any other measures of performance or as indicators of the Company’s operating performance. Investors are encouraged to compare the Company’s historical adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net loss. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to the Company’s data. The Company encourages investors and others to review the financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results”set forth at the end of this press release.

Investor Contacts:Rene Duir@ecarxgroup.com

Media Contacts:ECARX@blueshirtgroup.com

       
  As of December 31, 2022   As of September 30 2023 (Unaudited)
Millions, otherwise noted RMB   RMB   USD
ASSETS          
Current assets          
Cash 860.5   635.1   87.0
Restricted cash 41.0   52.5   7.2
Accounts receivable – third parties, net 418.2   315.6   43.3
Account receivable – related parties, net 835.3   1,089.0   149.3
Notes receivable 179.1   81.7   11.2
Inventories 182.6   230.9   31.6
Amounts due from related parties 911.7   241.6   33.1
Prepayments and other current assets 424.9   620.5   84.9
Short-term investments   73.0   10.0
Total current assets 3,853.3   3,339.9   457.6
           
Non-current assets          
Long-term investments 353.9   318.6   43.7
Operating lease right-of-use assets 99.7   114.3   15.7
Property and equipment, net 139.6   121.6   16.7
Intangible assets, net 44.9   38.4   5.3
Other non-current assets – third parties 26.0   26.9   3.7
Other non-current assets – related parties 213.7   221.6   30.4
Total non-current assets 877.8   841.4   115.5
Total assets 4,731.1   4,181.3   573.1
           
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities          
Short-term borrowings 870.0   1,200.0   164.5
Accounts payable - third parties 1,445.2   1,211.7   166.1
Accounts payable - related parties 241.8   155.7   21.3
Notes payable 168.4   85.2   11.7
Amounts due to related parties 42.8   331.2   45.4
Contract liabilities, current - third parties 4.7   2.9   0.4
Contract liabilities, current - related parties 316.7   421.8   57.8
Current operating lease liabilities 31.1   24.9   3.4
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 785.3   474.3   65.0
Income tax payable 21.6   20.0   2.7
Total current liabilities 3,927.6   3,927.7   538.3
           
Non-current liabilities          
Contract liabilities, non-current - third parties 0.1    
Contract liabilities, non-current - related parties 282.0   167.2   22.9
Convertible notes payable, non current 439.9   467.8   64.1
Operating lease liabilities, non-current 68.8   102.2   14.0
Warrant liabilities, non-current 16.5   7.0   1.0
Other non-current liabilities 30.7   89.4   12.3
Total non-current liabilities 838.0   833.6   114.3
Total liabilities 4,765.6   4,761.3   652.6
           
SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT          
Ordinary Shares    
Additional paid-in capital 5,919.7   6,041.1   828.0
Accumulated deficit (5,730.2)   (6,375.5)   (873.8)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (385.9)   (360.5)   (49.4)
Total deficit attributable to ordinary shareholders (196.4)   (694.9)   (95.2)
Non-redeemable non-controlling interests 161.9   114.9   15.7
Total shareholders' deficit (34.5)   (580.0)   (79.5)
Liabilities and shareholders' deficit 4,731.1   4,181.3   573.1
           
  Nine Months Ended September 30 (Unaudited)   Three Months Ended September 30 (Unaudited)
  2022   2023   2023   2022   2023   2023
Millions, otherwise noted RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD
Revenue                      
Sales of goods revenue 1,390.0   1,998.5   273.9   531.9   734.2   100.6
Software license revenue 157.8   352.2   48.3   78.8   136.6   18.7
Service revenue 486.0   446.7   61.2   109.1   209.2   28.7
Total revenue 2,033.8   2,797.4   383.4   719.8   1,080.0   148.0
Cost of goods sold (1,097.1)   (1,566.4)   (214.7)   (409.9)   (566.2)   (77.6)
Cost of software licenses (63.7)   (98.5)   (13.5)   (34.1)   (61.3)   (8.4)
Cost of services (307.3)   (294.1)   (40.3)   (138.1)   (121.6)   (16.7)
Total cost of revenue (1,468.1)   (1,959.0)   (268.5)   (582.1)   (749.1)   (102.7)
Gross profit 565.7   838.4   114.9   137.7   330.9   45.3
                       
Research and development expenses (824.4)   (790.9)   (108.4)   (180.4)   (309.3)   (42.4)
Selling, general and administrative expenses and others, net (645.3)   (668.0)   (91.6)   (183.7)   (260.2)   (35.7)
Total operating expenses (1,469.7)   (1,458.9)   (200.0)   (364.1)   (569.5)   (78.1)
Loss from operation (904.0)   (620.5)   (85.1)   (226.4)   (238.6)   (32.8)
                       
Interest income 8.8   22.9   3.1   3.5   5.0   0.7
Interest expenses (28.4)   (58.1)   (8.0)   (12.6)   (19.9)   (2.7)
Share of results of equity method investments (68.3)   (35.7)   (4.9)   (15.8)   (10.3)   (1.4)
Gain on deconsolidation of a subsidiary 72.0          
Foreign currency exchange gains/(losses) (19.9)   (14.0)   (1.9)   (9.2)   20.7   2.8
Others, net 94.0   13.3   1.8   1.2   (38.1)   (5.2)
Loss before income taxes (845.8)   (692.1)   (95.0)   (259.3)   (281.2)   (38.6)
Income tax expenses (9.0)   (0.3)     (1.1)    
Net loss (854.8)   (692.4)   (95.0)   (260.4)   (281.2)   (38.6)
Net loss attributable to non-redeemable non-controlling interests 22.4   47.0   6.4   9.7   16.3   2.2
Net loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests 0.5          
Net loss attributable to ECARX Holdings Inc. (831.9)   (645.4)   (88.6)   (250.7)   (264.9)   (36.4)
Accretion of redeemable non-controlling interests (0.7)          
Net loss available to ECARX Holdings Inc. (832.6)   (645.4)   (88.6)   (250.7)   (264.9)   (36.4)
Accretion of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Shares (276.8)       (99.0)    
Net loss attributable to ECARX Holdings Inc. ordinary shareholders (1,109.4)   (645.4)   (88.6)   (349.7)   (264.9)   (36.4)
Net loss (854.8)   (692.4)   (95.0)   (260.4)   (281.2)   (38.6)
Other comprehensive loss:                      
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of nil income taxes (489.2)   25.3   3.5   (274.9)   (23.7)   (3.2)
Comprehensive loss (1,344.0)   (667.1)   (91.5)   (535.3)   (304.9)   (41.8)
Comprehensive loss attributable to non-redeemable non-controlling interests 22.4   47.0   6.4   9.7   16.3   2.2
Comprehensive loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests 0.5          
Comprehensive loss attributable to ECARX Holdings Inc. (1,321.1)   (620.1)   (85.1)   (525.6)   (288.6)   (39.6)
                       
Loss per ordinary share                      
–   Basic and diluted loss per share, ordinary shares (4.70)   (1.91)   (0.26)   (1.48)   (0.79)   (0.11)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing loss per ordinary share                      
–   Weighted average number of ordinary shares 236,248,112   337,395,390   337,395,390   236,248,112   337,395,390   337,395,390
                       

Adjusted EBITDA

We use adjusted EBITDA in evaluating our operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding interest income, interest expense, income tax expenses, depreciation of property and equipment, amortization of intangible assets, and share-based compensation expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to net loss or any other measures of performance or as indicators of our operating performance. Investors are encouraged to compare our historical adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net loss. Adjusted EBITDA presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to our data. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

       
  Nine Months Ended September 30   Three Months Ended September 30
  2022   2023   2023   2022   2023   2023
Millions, otherwise noted RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD
Net Loss (854.8)   (692.4)   (95.0)   (260.4)   (281.2)   (38.6)
Interest income (8.8)   (22.9)   (3.1)   (3.5)   (5.0)   (0.7)
Interest expense 28.4   58.1   8.0   12.6   19.9   2.7
Income tax expenses 9.0   0.3     1.1    
Depreciation of property and equipment 35.9   39.7   5.4   11.5   12.6   1.7
Amortization of intangible assets 17.7   17.8   2.4   5.9   5.8   0.8
EBITDA (772.6)   (599.4)   (82.3)   (232.8)   (247.9)   (34.1)
Share-based compensation expenses 247.2   121.5   16.7   52.2   69.3   9.5
Adjusted EBITDA (525.4)   (477.9)   (65.6)   (180.6)   (178.6)   (24.6)
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