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XPeng Reports Third Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

From Xpeng Motors| November 12 , 2020 17:24 BJT

XPeng Inc. (“XPeng” or the “Company”, NYSE: XPEV), a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”) company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

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Third Quarter 2020 Operational Highlights

  • Deliveries of vehicles reached 8,578, representing an increase of 265.8% from 2,345 in the third quarter of 2019 and an increase of 165.7% from 3,228 in the second quarter of 2020.

  • Deliveries of the P71reached 6,210, compared with 325 in the second quarter of 2020.

  • Among the total P7s delivered for the quarter, 98% can support XPILOT 2.5 or XPILOT 3.0.

  • As of September 30, 2020,XPeng's physical sales and service network consisted of atotal of 116 stores and 50 service centers, covering 58 cities.

  • As of September 30, 2020, Xpeng-branded super charging stations expanded to 135, covering 50 cities.

XPeng started mass delivery of the P7 in late June 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were RMB1,990.1 million (US$293.1 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 342.5% from RMB449.7 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 236.9% from RMB590.8 million for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Revenues from vehicle sales were RMB1,898.0 million (US$279.6 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 376.0% from RMB398.8 million for the same period of 2019, and an increase of 250.8% from RMB541.1 million for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Gross margin was 4.6% for the third quarter of 2020, compared with negative 10.1% for the same period of 2019 and negative 2.7% for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Vehicle margin, which is gross profit or gross loss of vehicle sales as a percentage of revenues from vehicle sales, was 3.2% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to negative 10.8% for the same period of 2019 and negative 5.6% for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Net loss was RMB1,148.8 million (US$169.2 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB776.3 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB146.0 million for the second quarter of 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expenses and fair value change on derivative liabilities related to the redemption right of preferred shares, non-GAAP net loss was RMB864.9 million (US$127.4 million) in the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB750.8 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB769.5 million for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of XPeng Inc. was RMB2,025.8 million (US$298.4 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB982.6 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB1,141.5 million in the second quarter of 2020. Fair value change on derivative liabilities related to the redemption right of preferred shares and accretion on preferred shares to redemption value were non-cash events and will no longer recur after the listing of the Company on the New York Stock Exchange on August 27, 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, fair value change on derivative liabilities related to the redemption right of preferred shares and accretion on preferred shares to redemption value, non-GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of XPeng Inc. was RMB864.9 million (US$127.4 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB750.8 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB769.5 million for the second quarter of 2020.

  • Basic and diluted net loss per American depositary share (ADS) were both RMB5.07 (US$0.75) for the third quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per ADSwere both RMB2.16 (US$0.32) for the third quarter of 2020. Each ADS represents two Class A ordinary shares.

  • Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments were RMB19,998.4 million (US$2,945.4 million) as of September 30, 2020.

“In our first quarter as a public company we achieved strong operating and financial results, highlighted by the rapid growth in deliveries of our P7 Smart EV,” said Mr. He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of XPeng.

“Our commitment to innovation through end-to-end in-house R&D and data-driven capabilities is the cornerstone of our business. This will not only keep XPeng at the forefront of the technologies of Smart EV but also position us well in capturing the significant growth potential in the Smart EV industry. Looking ahead, XPeng will continue to capitalize on its core strengths in technology, while heightening sales and marketing efforts, further enhancing manufacturing capability, and developing our global strategy,” Mr. He concluded.

Following its official launch in April this year, P7 deliveries helped to more than triple the total Smart EV delivery number in the third quarter, fueling a 342.5% increase in total revenues, on a year-over-year basis.

“The robust results we achieved in the third quarter, from delivery numbers, production ramp-up, and advancement in R&D, to expansion plans for the new factory and overseas business, reflect the strong market appeal of our products, the resonance of our strategy, and our ability to adeptly execute our operational plan,” said Dr. Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President of XPeng. “Achieving our first positive gross profit also underscores our growth and our ability to realize economies of scale.”

Closing Initial Public Offering (“IPO”)

The Company closed its initial public offering of 114,693,333 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), each representing two Class A ordinary shares, on August 31, 2020. At a price to the public of US$15.00 per ADS, the total offering size was over US$1.72 billion. The number of ADSs issued at closing included the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase 14,959,999 additional ADSs to cover over-allotments.

Recent Developments

Deliveries in October 2020

Total Smart EV deliveries reached 3,040 units in October 2020, representing a 229.0% increase year-over-year. The deliveries consisted of 2,104 P7s, XPeng’s smart sports sedan, and 936 G3s, XPeng’s compact smart SUV. As of October 31, 2020, a cumulative total of 8,639 P7s were delivered.

New Smart EV Manufacturing Base

On September 28, 2020, the Company announced the cooperation agreement (“Cooperation Agreement”) with Guangzhou GET Investment Holdings Co., Ltd, a wholly owned investment company of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone (“GETDZ”), for developing and building a new Smart EV manufacturing base (“Smart EV Manufacturing Base”) for XPeng in Guangzhou. Pursuant to the cooperation agreement, Guangzhou GET Investment will invest RMB4 billion to support the development and construction of the Smart EV Manufacturing Base in the GETDZ.

The Smart EV Manufacturing Base is expected to commence production by December 2022 and will provide a comprehensive range of facilities for R&D, manufacturing, vehicle testing, sales and other smart mobility functions.

The Cooperation Agreement marks another milestone in XPeng’s strategy to expand its manufacturing capabilities, and bolsters the Company’s leadership position in the Smart EV market. In addition to its wholly owned plant in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province, which has an annual production capacity of 100,000 units, XPeng’s new Smart EV Manufacturing Base in Guangzhou will significantly expand the Company’s production capacity and accelerate XPeng’s momentum to achieve its goals in innovation, technological advancement and growth.

XPeng 2020 Tech Day

On October 24, 2020, XPeng held its second annual Tech Day where it showcased its differentiated end-to-end R&D capabilities, featuring an array of cutting-edge autonomous driving and in-car smart technologies. These innovative features include Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) for highways and memory auto parking for carparks, both are features of XPILOT 3.0, our upcoming advanced autonomous driving system. In conjunction with this event, XPeng also launched another OTA upgrade to its Xmart OS operating system, which features a prominent in-car voice system that is able to engage in continuous driver-vehicle dialogues.

Third Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

Total revenues were RMB1,990.1 million (US$293.1 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 342.5% from RMB449.7 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 236.9% from RMB590.8 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Revenues from vehicle sales were RMB1,898.0 million (US$279.6 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 376.0% from RMB398.8 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 250.8% from RMB541.1 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year and the quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to the acceleration in deliveries of the P7 since we began its mass delivery in late June this year.

Revenues from services and others were RMB92.1 million (US$13.6 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 80.8% from RMB50.9 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 85.4% from RMB49.7 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year and the quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly attributed to the increased revenue recognized from the after-sales services which was associated with the increase in the accumulated number of vehicles we delivered.

Cost of sales was RMB1,898.6 million (US$279.6 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 283.5% from RMB495.0 million for the same period of 2019, and an increase of 212.8% from RMB607.0 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year and the quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to the increase in the number of vehicles delivered as described above.

Gross margin was 4.6% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to negative 10.1% and negative 2.7% for the third quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020, respectively.

Vehicle margin was 3.2% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to negative 10.8% for the same period of 2019 and negative 5.6% for the second quarter of 2020, primarily due to better product mix, decrease in material costs and improvement of manufacturing efficiency.

Research and development expenses were RMB635.4 million (US$93.6 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 46.1% from RMB435.0 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 98.7% from RMB319.8 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year and the quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to a significant amount of share-based compensation expenses recognized related to the share-based awards granted to the Company’s employees with a performance condition of an IPO. Excluding the share-based compensation expenses, (i) research and development expenses decreased year-over-year primarily because the Company incurred significant amounts of expenses relating to the development of the P7 in the same period of 2019, and (ii) research and development expenses increased quarter-over-quarter mainly due to the increase in design and development expenses relating to the development of the new model to be launched next year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB1,203.8 million (US$177.3 million) for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 320.8% from RMB286.0 million for the same period of 2019 and an increase of 152.3% from RMB477.1 million for the second quarter of 2020. The year-over-year and the quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to a significant amount of share-based compensation expenses recognized for the reason mentioned above. Excluding the share-based compensation expenses, the increases mainly resulted from the higher marketing, promotional and advertising expenses to support new vehicle sales.

Loss from operations was RMB1,744.2 million (US$256.9 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB761.5 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB779.1 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP loss from operations, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB822.6 million (US$121.2 million) in the third quarter, compared with RMB761.4 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB779.1 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Net loss was RMB1,148.8 million (US$169.2 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB776.3 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB146.0 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and fair value change on derivative liabilities related to the redemption right of preferred shares, was RMB864.9 million (US$127.4 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB750.8 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB769.5 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of XPeng Inc. was RMB2,025.8 million (US$298.4 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB982.6 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB1,141.5 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of XPeng Inc., which excludes share-based compensation expenses, fair value change on derivative liabilities related to the redemption right of preferred shares and accretion on preferred shares to redemption value,was RMB864.9 million (US$127.4 million) for the third quarter of 2020, compared with RMB750.8 million for the same period of 2019 and RMB769.5 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Basic and diluted net loss per ADS were both RMB5.07 (US$0.75) for the third quarter of 2020, compared to RMB5.62 for the third quarter of 2019 and RMB6.29 for the second quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per ADS were both RMB2.16 (US$0.32) for the third quarter of 2020, compared to RMB4.30 for the third quarter of 2019 and RMB4.24 for the second quarter of 2020.

Balance Sheets

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments of RMB19,998.4 million (US$2,945.4 million), compared to RMB2,815.6 million as of December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily due to net proceeds received from the Company's IPO in August 2020 and Series C+ round financing.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company expects:

  • Deliveries of vehicles to be approximately 10,000 vehicles, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 210.8%.

  • Total revenues to be approximately RMB2,200 million, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 243.7%.

The above outlook is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company’s preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions, and customer demand, which are all subject to change.

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