Nuvve Provided Third Quarter 2021
Investor conference call to be held today at 11 AM Eastern Time (8 AM PT)
SAN DIEGO, CA (November 11, 2021) – Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nuvve) (Nasdaq: NVVE), a global cleantech company electrifying the planet at the intersection of energy and transportation through its intelligent energy platform, today provided a third quarter 2021 update.
Third Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments
- Completed transaction to create Levo Mobility LLC (Levo), a sustainable infrastructure joint venture with Stonepeak Partners LP (Stonepeak) and Stonepeak portfolio company, Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP (NYSE American: SNMP)
- Advanced partnership with Blue Bird to install up to 200 charging stations for up to 400 buses in delivery facility in Georgia, creating first of many V2G hubs
- Earned competitively awarded contract with Sourcewell, a cooperative purchasing organization, to provide Nuvve’s intelligent energy platform to government, education and nonprofit entities
- Announced first-of-its-kind V2G partnership in Iberia with Wallbox designed to reduce mounting pressure on the grid and offer users significant financial incentives
- Achieved 5.5 megawatts under management during the quarter, increasing total megawatts under management to 12.4 as of September 30, 2021
- On Friday, November 5, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, setting aside $7.5 billion to create a nationwide network of EV charging stations and expedite the adoption of electric cars this decade; $7.5 billion for electric buses; and $65 billion to fund an investment in clean energy and renewables for the nation’s electricity grid, and promises to create a more resilient system. These are all markets Nuvve is poised to leverage.
- Cash and cash equivalents of $40.7 million, as of September 30, 2021
Gregory Poilasne, chairman and chief executive officer of Nuvve, said, “We are excited about the significant progress we are making executing on our mission to accelerate the electrification of transportation through our proprietary V2G technology and services. We are accelerating momentum across our business as we continue to expand our partnerships and secure key customer contracts. While adoption will take time, our backlog, pipeline, and megawatts under management are robust and growing, which is a strong indication of our future revenue. With the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passing, we believe there is tremendous opportunity ahead of us and that we are well positioned to be a leader in the EV transformation. We look forward to driving significant value for our customers, partners, and shareholders while supporting a more sustainable future.”
2021 Third Quarter Financial Review
Total revenue was $1.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, a decrease of $0.2 million, or 13.3%. The decrease is attributed to $0.3 million decrease in grants revenue.
Cost of product and service revenues primarily consisted of the cost of charging station goods sold. Cost of product and service revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2021, increased by $0.4 million, primarily due to the sales of charging stations in the United States, with no similar activity in the comparable period. Product and services margin decreased by 50.8% to 43.2% from 94.1% compared to the same prior year period mostly due to a higher mix of hardware charging stations sales and a lower mix of engineering services in the current quarter.
Selling, general and administrative expenses consist of selling, marketing, advertising, payroll, administrative, finance, and professional expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $6.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of $5.2 million, or 383.0%. $0.5 million of the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses represent Levo’s expenses resulting from the consolidation of Levo’s activities beginning in the third quarter 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in compensation expenses, including share-based compensation, non-recurring severance costs related to departures of former employees, and professional fees and governance costs associated with the completion of the Business Combination and the Company becoming a recapitalized publicly traded company in March 2021.
Research and development expenses increased by $0.9 million, or 110.5%, from $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, to $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in compensation expenses and subcontractor expenses used to advance the Company’s platform functionality and integration with more vehicles.
Other income (expense) increased by $0.4 million of income, from $0.05 million of other income for the three months ended September 30, 2020, to $0.5 million in other income for the three months ended September 30, 2021. The increase during the three months ended September 30, 2021, was primarily attributable to the interest expense on the convertible debenture, and the change in fair value of the private warrants liability, partially offset by the gains on the forgiveness write-off of the Payroll Protection Program loan.
Net loss includes the net loss attributable to Stonepeak and Evolve, the holders of non-controlling interests in Levo, on our condensed consolidated statements of operations. We began consolidating the results of operations of Levo during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Net loss increased by $6.2 million, or 790.8%, from $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, to $7.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021. The increase in net loss was primarily due to increase in expenses of $6.6 million and increase in other expense of $0.4 million for the aforementioned reasons.
Net Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest was $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021.
Net loss is allocated to non-controlling interests in proportion to the relative ownership interests of the holders of non-controlling interests in Levo, an entity formed by us with Stonepeak and Evolve. We own 51% of Levo’s common units and Stonepeak and Evolve own 49% of Levo’s common units. We have determined that Levo is a variable interest entities in which we are the primary beneficiary. Accordingly, we consolidated Levo and recorded a non-controlling interest for the share of the entity owned by Stonepeak and Evolve during the three months ended September 30, 2021.
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, Nuvve raised net proceeds of $62.0 million from the business combination and PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) offering. As of September 30, 2021, Nuvve had a cash balance of $40.7 million.
Conference Call Details
The Company will hold a conference call to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2021, along with other company developments at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (8:00 AM PT) on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
To participate in this call, please dial (877) 407-3982 or (201) 493-6780, or listen via a live webcast, which is available in the Investors section of the Company’s website at https://nuvve.com/investors.
A replay of the call will be available by visiting https://nuvve.com/investors/ for the next 90 days or by calling (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671, confirmation code 13724986.
About Nuvve Holding Corp.
Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE) is leading the electrification of the planet, beginning with transportation, through its intelligent energy platform. Combining the world’s most advanced vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and an ecosystem of electrification partners, Nuvve dynamically manages power among electric vehicle (EV) batteries and the grid to deliver new value to EV owners, accelerate the adoption of EVs, and support the world’s transition to clean energy. By transforming EVs into mobile energy storage assets and networking battery capacity to support shifting energy needs, Nuvve is making the grid more resilient, enhancing sustainable transportation, and supporting energy equity in an electrified world. Since its founding in 2010, Nuvve has successfully deployed V2G on five continents and offers turnkey electrification solutions for fleets of all types. Nuvve is headquartered in San Diego, California, and can be found online at nuvve.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
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Use of Projections
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