Nuvve Provides Fourth Quarter 2021 and Full Year Financial Update
Investor Conference Call to be Held Today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM PT)
SAN DIEGO, CA – March 31, 2022 — 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 announced a fourth quarter and full-year 2021 update.
Fourth Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments
- Deployed first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging solution with a school bus in Colorado in partnership with Blue Bird
- Won inaugural Next Big Things in Tech Award from Fast Company
- Entered into a strategic engagement with Swell Energy to offer solar and stationary battery storage combined with Nuvve’s intelligent electric vehicle charging solution for residential and commercial customers
- Announced plans to form a joint venture with 2021.AI to integrate artificial intelligence with Nuvve’s V2G platform
- Levo announced a 10-year contract awarded by the school district in Troy, Illinois to support its effort to fully electrify its fleet
- Cash and cash equivalents of $32.4 million, as of December 31, 2021
Gregory Poilasne, chairman and chief executive officer of Nuvve, said, “V2G technology is increasingly gaining recognition across the myriad of stakeholders that stand to benefit from its adoption. Nuvve’s dedicated focus to date on pioneering and evolving its proprietary V2G solution has resulted in our offering a holistic solution to intelligently integrate EVs into the grid that we believe is unmatched by others. As a result, we are seeing increased interest in our products and services, and in the fourth quarter of 2021, we saw momentum continuing to build. This is evidenced by key partnership announcements, such as our plans to create a first-of-its-kind V2G hub with Blue Bird, a 20% growth in megawatts under management from the third quarter, and a significant increase in orders for our chargers. Looking ahead, we are thrilled to be off to a strong start in 2022 as we continue to find ways to broaden and differentiate our unique offering through additional new partnerships and with our joint venture, Levo. We see a robust pipeline of potential project wins, which we expect will translate to healthy growth in megawatts under management and backlog over time.”
2021 Fourth Quarter Financial Review
Total revenue was $1.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, compared to $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of $0.2 million, or 14.6%. 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 December 31, 2021, increased by $0.7 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 53.5% to 2.8% from 56.3% 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 $6.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, as compared to $2.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $4.1 million, or 172.3%. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in compensation expenses, including share-based compensation and non-recurring severance costs related to departures of former employees, and $0.5 million of professional fees related to internal operational reviews, and governance costs associated with the completion of the Business Combination and the Company becoming a recapitalized publicly traded company in March 2021, $0.3 million representing expenses resulting from the consolidation of Levo’s Mobility LLC’s (Levo) activities beginning in the third quarter 2021. Levo is Nuvve’s recently formed joint venture with Stonepeak Partners LP (Stonepeak), and Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP (Evolve) enabling customers to lease V2G electric school buses, related charging infrastructure, and energy management for an attractive flat monthly fee with no upfront costs.
Research and development expenses increased by $1.0 million, or 113.9%, from $0.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 to $1.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in compensation expenses and subcontractor expenses used to advance Nuvve’s platform functionality and integration with more vehicles.
Other income (expense) increased by $33.5 thousand of expense, from $0.24 million of other expense for the three months ended December 31, 2020, to $0.3 million in other expense for the three months ended December 31, 2021. The increase during the three months ended December 31, 2021, was primarily attributable to the change in fair value of the private warrants liability.
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 December 31, 2021.
Net loss increased by $6.1 million, or 238.9%, from $2.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, to $8.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021. The increase in net loss was primarily due to increase in expenses of $5.8 million and increase in other expense of $33.5 thousand 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 December 31, 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 entity 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 December 31, 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 December 31, 2021, Nuvve had a cash balance of $32.4 million.
Conference Call Details
Nuvve will hold a conference call to review its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021, along with other company developments at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM PT) today, Thursday, March 31, 2022.
To participate in the call, please register for and listen via a live webcast, which is available in the ‘Events’ section of Nuvve’s investor relations website at https://investors.nuvve.com/. In addition, a replay of the call will be made available for future access.
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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In addition, Nuvve cautions you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to the following factors: (i) risks related to the rollout of Nuvve’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; (ii) Nuvve’s dependence on widespread acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles and increased installation of charging stations; (iii) Nuvve’s ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting, including the remediation of identified material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting relating to segregation of duties with respect to, and access controls to, its financial record keeping system, and Nuvve’s accounting staffing levels; (iv) Nuvve’s current dependence on sales of charging stations for most of its revenues; (v) any impact of the analysis of the accounting and reporting of warrants related to the extension of filing the Form 10-Q for the first quarter; (vi) overall demand for electric vehicle charging and the potential for reduced demand if governmental rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives are reduced, modified or eliminated or governmental mandates to increase the use of electric vehicles or decrease the use of vehicles powered by fossil fuels, either directly or indirectly through mandated limits on carbon emissions, are reduced, modified or eliminated; (vii) potential adverse effects on Nuvve’s backlog, revenue and gross margins if customers increasingly claim clean energy credits and, as a result, they are no longer available to be claimed by Nuvve; (viii) the effects of competition on Nuvve’s future business; (ix) risks related to Nuvve’s dependence on its intellectual property and the risk that Nuvve’s technology could have undetected defects or errors; (x) the risk that we conduct a portion of our operations through a joint venture exposes us to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control; (xi) that our joint venture with Levo Mobility LLC may fail to generate the expected financial results, and the return may be insufficient to justify our investment of effort and/or funds; (xii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (xiii) the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect directly on Nuvve and the economy generally; (xiv) risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to our joint ventures; (xv) risks relating to privacy and data protection laws, privacy or data breaches, or the loss of data; (xvi) the possibility that Nuvve may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors, including increased inflation and interest rates, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and (xvii) risks related to the benefits expected from the $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 3684). Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Nuvve with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, 2022, and in the other reports that Nuvve has, and will file from time to time with the SEC. Nuvve’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Use of Projections
This press release contains projected financial information with respect to Nuvve. Such projected financial information constitutes forward-looking information, and is for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon as necessarily being indicative of future results. The assumptions and estimates underlying such financial forecast information are inherently uncertain and are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic, competitive and other risks and uncertainties. See “Forward-Looking Statements” above. Actual results may differ materially from the results contemplated by the financial forecast information contained in this press release, and the inclusion of such information in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by any person that the results reflected in such forecasts will be achieved.
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