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Tritium Reports Record Sales, Revenue, and Backlog for 2022 Calendar Year

Tritium DCFC Limited
Tritium DCFC Limited

Tritium Charger

Tritium Charger
Tritium Charger

BRISBANE, Australia, March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tritium DCFC Limited (Nasdaq: DCFC) (“Tritium” or the “Company”), a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (“DC”) fast chargers for electric vehicles (“EVs”), today announced record sales orders, record revenue, and record backlog for the Company’s 2022 calendar year, and released financial statements for the six-month period ended December 31, 2022.

Calendar Year 2022 Results

  • Received record sales orders valued at $195 million in calendar year 2022, representing an increase of 38% over the previous calendar year’s result of $141 million

  • Achieved record revenue of $102 million in calendar year 2022, at the high-end of the previously announced range of $95 - $102 million, of which $73 million was achieved in the six months ended December 31, 2022, a 27% increase over the results of the corresponding six-month period ended December 31, 2021

  • Cash and cash equivalents of $69 million as at December 31, 2022

  • Achieved a record purchase order backlog of approximately $159 million at December 31, 2022

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Second Half 2022 Calendar Year Results

  • Achieved record backlog and revenue in the second half of the 2022 calendar year

  • Had backlog of $159 million at December 31, 2022, and achieved revenue of $73 million for the six-month period ended December 31, 2022, representing increases of 115% and 27%, respectively, compared to the same period in the 2021 calendar year

  • Gross margin was -9.7% for the six-month period ended December 31, 2022, which is reflective of ramp-up costs while the Company invested in and opened its new Tennessee factory and is expected to normalize over the course of calendar year 2023, particularly in the second half

  • At December 31, 2022, Tritium reported $69 million in cash and cash equivalents and $107 million in raw materials and finished goods inventory

  • Net comprehensive loss was $56 million for the six-month period ended December 31, 2022, a 17% improvement from the corresponding prior six-month period ended December 31, 2021

“We remain focused on our goal of becoming the number one global manufacturer of electric vehicle fast chargers,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “We invested in a US factory earlier than our competitors and on a bigger scale. We expect our Tennessee factory to become our global revenue engine, in part by unlocking the benefits of the US government’s $7.5 billion of funding for EV chargers and maintenance, which requires domestically built charging equipment and will ultimately require more than 55% locally sourced components. Our new factory started shipping products to customers in August 2022 and, with the recent announcement of the final Build America, Buy America guidelines for the NEVI program, we believe Tritium has a major head start and a leading position in supplying fast chargers for the US through what we expect will soon be the highest capacity fast charger factory in the country.”

2023 Calendar Year Guidance

  • Tritium reaffirms expected revenue for the 2023 calendar year in excess of $200 million, corresponding to annual growth of over 100%, and reaffirms the timeline with approximately 35% forecast for the first half of the 2023 calendar year and the balance in the second half of the 2023 calendar year

  • Tritium expects gross margin to improve to between 10% and 12% for calendar year 2023, particularly through the second half as the Tennessee factory starts to hit scaled production targets and the manufacturing overhead associated with a greenfield facility is absorbed. The Company will also benefit from lower cost freight routes from the East Coast of the US to Europe, delivering stock via truck instead of air or sea to North America, as well as price increases implemented in the 2022 calendar year, which require backlog builds to be completed to be fully realized

  • Tritium expects to become EBITDA positive during the first half of the 2024 calendar year

Tritium continues to see strong customer growth, with increasing orders from charge point operators, fleets, utilities, and the fuel and convenience segments, many of which have shared public plans to install tens of thousands of electric charging stations over the next five years.

"Our results in the second half of 2022 demonstrate the strength of Tritium's position in the global fast charging market as we address the demands of the growing electric vehicle industry,” said Tritium CFO Rob Topol. “With our new state-of-the-art Tennessee factory coming online and increasing production capacity, we are confident that Tritium will continue to be a leader in the global transition to electric mobility and drive sustainable change for a cleaner and greener future.”

In support of this accelerating demand from new and existing customers for Tritium’s fast chargers, the Company expects to scale the Tennessee factory to five production lines and two shifts on two of those lines by the end of the 2023 calendar year. Through this production ramp, the Company expects to produce a total of 11,000 units for the 2023 calendar year and projects global annualized production rates of 16,000 units by December 2023 and 28,000 units by December 2024. Tritium believes the Company’s planned US production capacity remains the highest of any publicly announced DC fast charger manufacturer in the US.

Based on management estimates, at December 31, 2022 Tritium believes it held the #1 universal fast charger market share in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, and the #3 position across Europe.

About Tritium
Founded in 2001, Tritium (NASDAQ: DCFC) designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. Tritium’s compact and robust chargers are designed to look great on Main Street and thrive in harsh conditions, through technology engineered to be easy to install, own, and use. Tritium is focused on continuous innovation in support of our customers around the world.

For more information, visit tritiumcharging.com

Presentation of Information
Unless otherwise indicated, references to a particular “fiscal year” are to our fiscal year ended June 30 of that year. References to a year other than a “fiscal” or “fiscal year” are to the calendar year ended December 31.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, also known as the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any express or implied statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact and generally relate to future events, hopes, intentions, strategies, or performance may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “might,” “possible,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “aim,” “strive,” and similar expressions may identify such forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expressed or implied forwarding-looking statements, including, but not limited to: our history of losses; the ability to successfully manage our growth; the adoption and demand for electronic vehicles including the success of alternative fuels, changes to rebates, tax credits and the impact of government incentives; the accuracy of our forecasts and projections including those regarding our market opportunity; competition; our ability to secure financing; delays in our manufacturing plans; losses or disruptions in supply or manufacturing partners; risks related to our technology, intellectual property and infrastructure; exemptions to certain U.S. securities laws as a result of our status as a foreign private issuer; and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 30, 2022, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investors Relations section of Company’s website at https://investors.tritiumcharging.com/. Any investors should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC as most of the factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, such forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events. The Company cautions not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, including projections, which speak only as to management expectations and beliefs as of the date they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than to the extent required by applicable law.

No Offer
This press release is for informational purposes only and it does not represent an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities. There will be no sale of the Company’s securities in any jurisdiction in which one would be unlawful.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
For the six months ended December 31, (unaudited)

 

Six months to
December 31,
2022
$’000

Six months to
December 31,
2021
$’000

Revenue

 

 

Service and maintenance revenue – external parties

4,376

 

2,405

 

Hardware revenue – external parties

66,579

 

41,952

 

Hardware revenue – related parties

1,588

 

12,629

 

Software revenue

101

 

5

 

Total revenue

72,644

 

56,991

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

Service and maintenance - costs of goods sold

(1,770

)

(1,962

)

Hardware – cost of goods sold

(77,919

)

(51,495

)

Total cost of goods sold

(79,689

)

(53,457

)

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration expense

(36,437

)

(46,851

)

Product development expense

(7,114

)

(6,521

)

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

102

 

152

 

Total operating costs and expenses

(43,449

)

(53,220

)

Loss from operations

(50,494

)

(49,686

)

Other income (expense), net:

 

 

Finance costs

(15,471

)

(11,581

)

Transaction and offering related fees

-

 

(640

)

Fair value movements – warrants and derivative

9,607

 

(6,282

)

Other income

87

 

51

 

Total other expense

(5,777

)

(18,452

)

(Loss) before income taxes

(56,271

)

(68,138

)

Income tax expense

-

 

-

 

Net (loss)

(56,271

)

(68,138

)

Net (loss) per common share

 

 

Net (loss) attributable to common shareholders

(56,271

)

(68,138

)

Basic and diluted – common shares

(0.37

)

(0.63

)

Basic and diluted – class C shares

-

 

(0.63

)

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

Basic and diluted – common shares

153,454,231

 

99,915,539

 

Basic and diluted – class C shares

-

 

8,047,417

 

Comprehensive Loss

 

 

Net (loss)

(56,271

)

(68,138

)

Other income (loss) (net of tax)

 

 

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

(435

)

2,550

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss) (net of tax)

(435

)

2,550

 

Total comprehensive (loss)

(56,706

)

(65,588

)

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at December 31, (unaudited)

 

As of
December 31, 2022
$’000

As of
June 30, 2022
$’000

Assets

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

68,551

 

70,753

 

Accounts receivable - related parties

183

 

16

 

Accounts receivable - external parties

59,960

 

30,816

 

Accounts receivable - allowance for expected credit losses

(743

)

(275

)

Inventory

106,858

 

55,706

 

Prepaid expenses

2,666

 

4,873

 

Deposits

25,586

 

15,675

 

Total current assets

263,061

 

177,564

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

15,031

 

11,151

 

Operating lease right of use assets

20,183

 

24,640

 

Total non-current assets

35,214

 

35,791

 

Total Assets

298,275

 

213,355

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit

 

 

Accounts Payable

101,379

 

47,603

 

Borrowings

904

 

74

 

Related party borrowings

19,661

 

-

 

Contract liabilities

70,017

 

37,727

 

Employee benefits

2,692

 

2,653

 

Other provisions

2,246

 

27,623

 

Obligations under operating leases

2,995

 

4,020

 

Warrants

10,050

 

12,340

 

Other current liabilities

1,602

 

2,939

 

Total current liabilities

211,546

 

134,979

 

 

 

 

Obligations under operating leases

22,974

 

25,556

 

Contract liabilities

2,776

 

2,231

 

Employee benefits

295

 

217

 

Borrowings net of unamortized issuance costs

135,873

 

88,269

 

Related party borrowings

8,988

 

-

 

Other provisions

3,069

 

2,652

 

Total non-current liabilities

173,975

 

118,925

 

Total Liabilities

385,521

 

253,904

 

Commitments and Contingent liabilities

 

-

 

Shareholders’ Deficit

 

 

Common shares, no par value, unlimited shares authorized at December 2022 and June 2022, 156,310,918 shares issued as of December 2022 (153,094,269 as of June 2022), 156,310,918 shares outstanding as of December 2022 (148,893,898 shares outstanding as of June 2022)

237,779

 

227,268

 

Treasury shares, 3,015,188 as of December 2022 (4,200,371 as of June 2022)

 

-

 

Additional paid in capital

18,708

 

19,210

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

3,205

 

3,640

 

Accumulated deficit

(346,938

)

(290,667

)

Total Shareholders’ deficit

(87,246

)

(40,549

)

Total Liabilities, and Shareholders’ Deficit

298,275

 

213,355

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the six months ended December 31, (unaudited)

 

 

Six months to
December 31,
2022
$’000

Six months to
December 31,
2021
$’000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

 

(56,271

)

(68,138

)

Reconciliation of net loss to net cash used in operating activities

 

 

 

Adjustments for non-cash items

 

 

 

Share-based employee benefits expense

 

5,435

 

28,912

 

Foreign exchange gains or losses

 

(364

)

(152

)

Depreciation expense

 

1,100

 

669

 

Fair value movements – warrants and derivative

 

(9,607

)

6,282

 

Capitalized interest

 

6,942

 

10,885

 

Non-cash transaction costs on financing facility

 

841

 

-

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(28,843

)

(35,475

)

Inventory

 

(51,152

)

1,888

 

Accounts payable

 

32,014

 

23,007

 

Employee benefits

 

117

 

(12,459

)

Other liabilities

 

24,293

 

28,330

 

Other assets

 

(3,218

)

(7,733

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(78,711

)

(23,984

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Payments for property, plant and equipment

 

(4,944

)

(2,576

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(4,944

)

(2,576

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings – external parties

 

150,000

 

28,645

 

Proceeds from borrowings – related parties

 

30,000

 

-

 

Proceeds from convertible notes including derivative

 

-

 

73

 

Repayment of borrowings – external parties

 

(95,205

)

(10

)

Repayment of borrowings – related parties

 

(45

)

-

 

Transaction costs for borrowings

 

(5,841

)

--

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

78,909

 

28,708

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

2,544

 

(3

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(4,746

)

2,148

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

70,753

 

6,157

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

68,551

 

8,302

 

Supplemental information to the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows:

Classification

Description

Six months to
December 31, 2022
$’000

Six months to
December 31, 2021
$’000

Operating

Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalised

7,962

 

2,238

Investing

Non-cash movements in relation to property, plant and equipment

256

 

-

Investing

Non-cash movement in relation to Right of Use Assets

(96

)

210

Investing

Cash paid in relation to lease liabilities

1,755

 

1,497

Financing

Cashless conversion of warrants into common shares

3,022

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Media Contact
Jack Ulrich
media@tritiumcharging.com

Investor Contact
Cary Segall
ir@tritiumcharging.com

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