The luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors reported its Q1 2022 Earnings on Thursday evening. The company reported Q1 revenue of $57.7 million on deliveries of 360 vehicles to customers in the first quarter.
Lucid 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.
The EV maker also 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.
- 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
Wall Street Expectations were: Estimated revenue: $53.43M and Estimated EPS: -$0.30.
“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.
Here are the questions that will be answered by Lucid Management during its conference call today at 5:30 pm EST:
- How do you intend to compete with both Tesla and Rivian given current supply chain and market constraints?
- The Investor Presentation in July 2021 mentions a prototype energy storage system (ESS) progressing well. How is the Lucid Energy Storage System progressing now and when do you expect production for the Lucid ESS to begin?
- With the report of Saudi Arabia buying upwards of 100k cars from the company, do you think that will drive more buyers from other areas of the world? Or are there others big orders such as that that just aren’t public?
- What is Lucid’s 5 year plan?
- Do you plan to make affordable vehicles?
On April 27, Lucid announced an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia to deliver up to 100,000 vehicles over a ten-year period, with an initial commitment to purchase 50,000 vehicles and an option to purchase up to an additional 50,000 vehicles over the same period.
Lucid Motors announced recently that it will introduce a new version of Lucid Air, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance. The new version delivers 1,050 horsepower and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds becoming the most powerful electric vehicle in the US.
Lucid will inaugurate its first European showroom in Germany in May amid global expansion. The confirmation was made through a billboard placed on Terminal 2 in Munich (Germany) saying: “Visit our Lucid Studio in Munich. Opening May 2022.”
In addition, the company has requested a permit to open a studio in The Netherlands. The studio will be located in Hilversum, which is 30km from the capital Amsterdam, and will be on the same building previously used by a BMW dealership. Lucid has currently 15 Studios in the United States expecting to open another 14 during this year. Check every location and the upcoming Lucid Studios here.