Nuvve Provides Second Quarter 2022 Financial Update
Investor Conference Call to be Held Today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM PT)
SAN DIEGO, CA – August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/— Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nuvve) (Nasdaq: NVVE), a green energy technology company that provides a globally-available, commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology platform that enables electric vehicle (EV) batteries to store and resell unused energy back to the local electric grid and provides other grid services, today provided a second quarter 2022 update.
Second Quarter Highlights
- Established official partnership with Switch to integrate Nuvve’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) GIVe™ platform with Switch’s charging management platform for operations and maintenance; Nuvve also made a strategic investment into Switch
- Announced commercial agreements with Power Electronics and Cenntro to expand Nuvve’s high powered charger line-up and expand Nuvve’s U.S. commercial fleet reach, respectively
- Nuvve selected as collaboration partner through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the country’s commercialization of vehicle-to-grid; in addition, the EPA began grant application acceptances to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with clean, zero-emission buses
- Along with local strategic partners, Nuvve received approval from the Japanese transmission system operator (TSO) to participate in the energy market to provide ancillary power and stabilizing services to the grid
- Megawatts under management increased 10% during the quarter, totaling 16.1 megawatts as of June 30, 2022
- Cash and cash equivalents of $14.9 million, as of June 30, 2022
Gregory Poilasne, chairman and chief executive officer of Nuvve, said, “In the second quarter, Nuvve continued to expand its network of commercial, operational and technology partners as it scales up its V2G platform. Further, Nuvve’s formal announcement of an investment into Switch EV not only expands the company’s platform into additional chargers, but also demonstrates its willingness to deploy capital in order to further build out its competitive edge in V2G. These positive developments for the company came against a backdrop that saw strong secular tailwinds for V2G, including at the federal government level. This was evidenced by Nuvve’s entry into an MOU with the U.S. DOE to explore ways to further drive V2G adoption, and the disbursement of $500 million by the EPA in grant funding to be made available for electric school buses and associated infrastructure, with Nuvve expected to be a notable beneficiary as grant applications are awarded later this year. We look forward to continued momentum in the second half of the year, which has started out strong as we grow our utility and energy partnerships with SDG&E and Vistra, both of which serve to help unlock the full potential of V2G.”
2022 Second Quarter Financial Review
Total revenue was $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $0.3 million, or 32.6%. The increase is attributed to $0.3 million increase in products and services revenue. Products and services revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 consisted of sales DC and AC Chargers sales of approximately $1.0 million, grid services revenue of $0.05 million, and engineering services of $0.03 million
Cost of products and services revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022, increased by $0.7 million to $1.0 million, and margin decreased to 3.1% from 52.7% compared to the same prior year period. This was mostly due to the impact of 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 $8.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $5.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $2.9 million, or 54.4%. The increase during the three months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily attributable to increases in compensation expenses of $0.7 million, including share-based compensation, $0.4 million of travel expenses related to conferences and partnership meetings, $0.4 million of professional fees related to internal operational reviews, and $1.7 million of governance and other public company costs. Expenses resulting from the consolidation of Levo’s activities during the quarter, contributed $0.7 million to the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses.
Research and development expenses increased by $0.5 million, or 28.5%, from $1.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 to $2.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022. 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) consists primarily of interest expense, impairment of deferred finance costs, change in fair value of private warrants liability and derivative liability, and other income (expense). Other income (expense) increased by $43.5 million of expense, from $0.15 million of other income for the three months ended June 30, 2021, to $43.3 million in other expense for the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase in other expense during the three months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily attributable to the write-off of deferred finance costs, and change in fair values of the private warrants liability and derivative liability. The impairment charge was driven by a write-off of deferred financing costs associated with the carrying value of warrants and stock options granted to Stonepeak and Evolve in May 2021 in return for their capital commitment to fund up to $750 million in V2Genabled EV fleet deployments of school buses through Levo. We impaired the deferred financing costs during the six months ended June 30, 2022 primarily because we have not entered into fleet as a service customer contracts requiring preferred capital commitments from Stonepeak and Levo in excess of $43.6 million within one year of the deferred financing costs being capitalized. The impairment charge is non-cash and does not impact the existing capital commitment we have from Stonepeak and Evolve or the pursuit of customer deployments funded by this capital commitment.
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.
Net loss increased by $47.2 million, or 762.3%, from $6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, to $53.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase in net loss was primarily due to increase in operating expenses of $4.0 million and increase in other expense of $43.5 million for the aforementioned reasons.
Net Loss Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest was $2.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022.
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 consolidate Levo and record a non-controlling interest for the share of the Levo owned by Stonepeak and Evolve during the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.
Conference Call Details
The Company will hold a conference call to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2022, along with other company developments, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM PT) today Thursday, August 11, 2022.
To participate, 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) has developed a proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, including its Grid Integrated Vehicle (“GIVe™”) cloud-based software platform, that enables it to link multiple electric vehicle (“EV”) batteries into a virtual power plant to provide bi-directional energy to the electrical grid in a qualified and secure manner. Combining the world’s most advanced 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. With products designed to transform EVs into mobile energy storage assets and networking battery capacity to support shifting energy needs, Nuvve is working toward 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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