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Faraday Future Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

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Faraday Future (Nasdaq: FFIE) has released its financial results for Q4 and the full year 2023, marking its first revenue year. The company reported $0.8 million in revenue for 2023, compared to none in 2022. Operating losses decreased to $286 million from $437 million in 2022, mainly due to reduced operating expenses of $244 million, down from $437 million. Net loss improved to $432 million from $602 million. Total assets were $531 million, and liabilities were $302 million as of December 31, 2023. Net cash used in operating activities was $278 million, down from $383 million in 2022. Capital expenditures dropped to $31 million. The cash balance was $4 million on December 31, 2023. Faraday Future aims to attract more strategic investors and is exploring non-dilutive funding options. The company has also withdrawn its production target guidance for 2024.

Positive
  • First-year revenue: $0.8 million in 2023.
  • Operating losses reduced to $286 million from $437 million in 2022.
  • Operating expenses significantly reduced to $244 million from $437 million.
  • Net loss improved to $432 million from $602 million.
  • Total assets increased to $531 million from $529 million.
  • Total liabilities reduced to $302 million from $328 million.
  • Net cash used in operating activities decreased to $278 million from $383 million.
  • Capital expenditures down to $31 million from $123 million.
  • Pursuit of additional strategic investors to support future growth.
Negative
  • Revenue of only $0.8 million compared to $43 million cost of goods sold.
  • Cash balance dropped to $4 million from $17 million.
  • Withdrawing production target guidance for 2024.
  • Net loss remains high at $432 million.
  • Cash position remains weak at approximately $5 million as of May 23, 2024.

Faraday Future's first year of revenue in $0.8 million against an operational cost of $43 million indicates the company is still incurring substantial costs relative to its revenue generation. This imbalance is a important point for retail investors to consider, as it suggests the company has yet to achieve efficient cost management in its production phase.

The reduction in operational loss from $437 million in 2022 to $286 million in 2023 shows that the company is making strides towards cost discipline. However, the net loss of $432 million remains substantially high, which could be a red flag for investors concerned about the company's long-term financial health.

Another important aspect is the cash balance, which stood at $4 million at the end of 2023, down from $17 million the previous year. This significant decrease in cash reserves could pose liquidity issues if not addressed. Investors should keep an eye on the company's ability to secure additional strategic investments or financing options.

In terms of broader impact, the company's ability to control capital expenditures, which came down to $31 million from $123 million, is positive. Yet, the management's decision to withdraw production target guidance could indicate uncertainty ahead.

Investors should weigh the improvements against the ongoing financial challenges, especially considering the potential impact of future strategic investments.

The transition to a revenue-generating phase signifies a critical milestone for Faraday Future, underscoring its shift from development to production and delivery. However, the modest revenue figure of $0.8 million compared to the substantial cost of goods sold highlights the nascent stage of this transition.

The company's efforts in launching multiple programs, such as the leasing program with Luxury Lease Partners and the home charging installation initiative, align with the strategy to create a seamless customer experience and enhance brand loyalty. These moves could pay off in the long term by building a robust customer base, particularly in the ultra-luxury and high-performance EV market.

Entry into the Middle East market through strategic agreements could add a significant growth dimension, diversifying the geographical revenue streams beyond the U.S. and China. This expansion, coupled with collaborations on advanced vehicle technologies, positions the company well in emerging markets.

However, the withdrawal of production target guidance for 2024 might reflect cautiousness due to market uncertainties or internal challenges, which could affect investor confidence in the short term.

Retail investors should consider these strategic initiatives and market entries as potential long-term growth drivers, while remaining cautious about the near-term financial and operational hurdles.

  • Company Transformed Business to Production and Revenue-Generation Phase with FF 91 2.0 EV in 2023.
  • Realized Revenue for 2023 and Reduced Operating Loss, Cash Used In Operating Activities, while improving Composition of Balance Sheet as Compared With Fiscal 2022.
  • Company Committed to increased production and deliveries while maintaining financial discipline.
  • Continues Pursuit of Additional Significant Strategic Investors to Drive Future Growth.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIE) (“FF”, “Faraday Future”, or “Company”), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, today announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2023 AND FULL YEAR 2023

For fiscal 2023, FF produced its first year of revenue as well as a reduced operating loss, and cash used in operating activities, while improving the composition of its balance sheet, as compared with fiscal 2022. These results were achieved through major cost reductions and cost discipline.

FF reported revenue of $0.8 million for 2023 and cost of goods sold of $43 million, compared with no revenue and cost of goods sold in 2022. This reflects that the Company only began delivering vehicles in the third quarter 2023. Loss from operations was $286 million for 2023, as compared to a loss from operations of $437 million for 2022. The change was due to a significant reduction in operating expenses which registered $244 million in 2023 compared to $437 million in 2022. The improvement in operating expenses for the year was primarily due to lower research and development expenses as the Company completed product development and transitioned to fulfilling sales through manufacturing and production. Net loss improved to $432 million for 2023, as compared to $602 million for 2022.

Total assets on December 31, 2023, were $531 million, compared to $529 million as of December 31, 2022. Total liabilities were $302 million, versus $328 million on December 31, 2022.

Net cash used in operating activities for 2023 was $278 million compared to $383 million in 2022. Capital expenditures were $31 million for 2023 compared to $123 million for 2022.

Cash balance at December 31, 2023, was $4 million, including restricted cash of $2 million. This compares to cash of $17 million at December 31, 2022. As of May 23, 2024, the Company’s cash position was approximately $5 million, which includes restricted cash of $2 million.

To support future growth the Company continues to pursue additional significant strategic investors to support future growth. It also is considering equipment- and IP-backed financing to potentially reduce reliance on dilutive funding. The Company does not plan to issue additional shares unless and until the Company receives shareholder approval to increase total authorized share count.

“2023 was a milestone year for FF. We transitioned to a phase of growth that focuses on production and revenue generation, establishing FF’s position in the ultra-luxury and high-performance EV market,” said Matthias Aydt, Global CEO of Faraday Future. “Looking forward, I am excited by the future as we remain steadfast in our pursuit of growth through efficiency and the new markets we entered in 2023. We remain dedicated to elevating both our product strength and stockholder value.”

KEY COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS DURING 2023

FF launched a leasing program with Luxury Lease Partners, obtained a Bureau of Automotive Repair license, activated a home charging installation program, and rolled out a public charging program. These initiatives are designed to provide a seamless and customer-focused experience for our users.

The Company also announced potential entry into the Middle East market late last year. This included strategic cooperation agreements with Master Investment Group and Siraj Holding LLC. Entry into the Middle East would add a third leg to the Company’s geographic strategy that includes the U.S. and China.

FF also agreed to a collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to bring generative AI and advanced intelligent electric vehicle capabilities to the UAE’s Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industry (SAVI) cluster.

OUTLOOK

Given current market conditions and current levels of funding the Company is withdrawing its production target guidance for 2024.

EARNINGS WEBCAST

Faraday Future management will host a webcast today, May 28, 2024, at 8:00pm Eastern time (5:00pm Pacific time). Interested investors and other parties can listen to a webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://investors.ff.com/.

ABOUT FARADAY FUTURE

FF is the pioneer of the Ultimate Intelligent TechLuxury ultra spire market in the intelligent EV era, and a disruptor of the traditional ultra-luxury car civilization. FF is not just an EV company, but also a software-driven company of intelligent internet AI product.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which include statements regarding the Company’s planned financings, growth strategy in the U.S., China and the Middle East, and the Company’s leasing program, are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the Company’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include, among others: the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern and improve its liquidity and financial position; the Company’s ability to pay its outstanding obligations; the Company's ability to remediate its material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and the risks related to the restatement of previously issued consolidated financial statements; the Company’s limited operating history and the significant barriers to growth it faces; the Company’s history of losses and expectation of continued losses; the success of the Company’s payroll expense reduction plan; the Company’s ability to execute on its plans to develop and market its vehicles and the timing of these development programs; the Company’s estimates of the size of the markets for its vehicles and cost to bring those vehicles to market; the rate and degree of market acceptance of the Company’s vehicles; the Company’s ability to cover future warrant claims; the success of other competing manufacturers; the performance and security of the Company’s vehicles; current and potential litigation involving the Company; the Company’s ability to receive funds from, satisfy the conditions precedent of and close on the various financings described elsewhere by the Company; the result of future financing efforts, the failure of any of which could result in the Company seeking protection under the Bankruptcy Code; the Company’s indebtedness; the Company’s ability to cover future warranty claims; the Company’s ability to use its “at-the-market” program; insurance coverage; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s products; potential negative impacts of a reverse stock split; potential cost, headcount and salary reduction actions may not be sufficient or may not achieve their expected results; circumstances outside of the Company's control, such as natural disasters, climate change, health epidemics and pandemics, terrorist attacks, and civil unrest; risks related to the Company's operations in China; the success of the Company's remedial measures taken in response to the Special Committee findings; the Company’s dependence on its suppliers and contract manufacturer; the Company's ability to develop and protect its technologies; the Company's ability to protect against cybersecurity risks; and the ability of the Company to attract and retain employees, any adverse developments in existing legal proceedings or the initiation of new legal proceedings, and volatility of the Company’s stock price. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 28, 2024 and other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. Investors (English): ir@faradayfuture.com

Investors (Chinese): cn-ir@faradayfuture.com



Media: john.schilling@ff.com

Source: Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc.

FAQ

What was the revenue for Faraday Future in 2023?

Faraday Future reported a revenue of $0.8 million for the year 2023.

How much did Faraday Future reduce its operating losses in 2023?

Faraday Future reduced its operating losses to $286 million in 2023, down from $437 million in 2022.

What were Faraday Future's total assets at the end of 2023?

Faraday Future's total assets were $531 million as of December 31, 2023.

What is Faraday Future's stock symbol?

Faraday Future's stock symbol is FFIE.

How much cash did Faraday Future have at the end of 2023?

Faraday Future had a cash balance of $4 million at the end of 2023.

Why did Faraday Future withdraw its production target guidance for 2024?

Faraday Future withdrew its production target guidance for 2024 due to current market conditions and funding levels.

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