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U Power Limited Reports First Half of Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

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U Power Limited announces unaudited financial results for H1 2023
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  • U Power made considerable progress in promoting sales of commercial electric vehicles and battery-swapping business models. They established strategic partnerships with Quantum Solutions Co., Ltd. and SCR Asset Management Group to expand their export business. They also partnered with Zhongneng Lithium Battery Technology Taizhou Co., Ltd to promote energy storage business. U Power is committed to technological innovations and investment in research and development.
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  • Total revenues decreased from RMB4.3 million to RMB1.9 million for H1 2023. The decrease in gross profit was mainly due to the decrease in product sales of swapping-stations. Total operating loss increased from RMB13.7 million to RMB20.5 million. General and administrative expenses increased from RMB11.5 million to RMB16.8 million. Net loss decreased from RMB13.0 million to RMB7.2 million.

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- U Power Limited (Nasdaq: UCAR) (the "Company" or "U Power"), a vehicle sourcing services provider with a vision to becoming a comprehensive EV battery power solution provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Mr. Jia Li, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, commented, "In the first half of fiscal 2023, we made considerable progress on the key objective of promoting the sales of commercial electric vehicles and the development of battery-swapping business models through the communication of industry insights with numerous domestic and international partners. This move helps us to customize a clearer growth plan for scaling our core business. We devoted ourselves to completing our U.S. initial public offering in a timely manner, which caused certain impacts on our financial performance. So, we actively expanded the export business of new energy vehicles with overseas partners following our listing on the Nasdaq in April 2023. We established a strategic partnership with Quantum Solutions Co., Ltd. in Japan and will provide battery-swapping vehicles for the Japanese urban express transportation market. We also entered into business cooperation with SCR Asset Management Group in Portugal, jointly exploring the sales of battery-swapping electric vehicles and two-wheeled electric motorcycles in Portuguese-speaking countries. Additionally, we partnered with Zhongneng Lithium Battery Technology Taizhou Co., Ltd, a Chinese company engaging in the research and application of lithium energy storage products, to jointly promote energy storage business based on the battery-swapping model worldwide. To strengthen our market position and enhance our competitiveness, we are committed to technological innovations to continuously develop and improve our proprietary UOTTA technology.  As such, investment in research and development remains our top priority. Our UOTTA technology is currently undergoing adaptation for use in commercial electric vehicles through collaborations with major auto manufacturers in China, and we have entered into cooperative agreements with two car manufacturers to jointly develop UOTTA-powered EV models by adapting selected EV models with our UOTTA technology."

Mr. Li continued, "We continue optimizing our business structure and have made profound improvement to our internal management system. We focus on our research and development as well as sales centered around our well-tailored business direction. Looking forward, we will work closely with overseas partners to drive the customized export business of four-wheeled electric vehicles and two-wheeled electric motorcycles using the UOTTA battery-swapping model. We will target the markets of the United States, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America with continued opportunities for further progress in the second half of this fiscal year and beyond. We are always committed to growing our business to create long term value for our shareholders."

First Half 2023 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues were RMB1.9 million (US$0.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB4.3 million for the same period of last year.

  • Revenues generated from sourcing services were RMB1.4 million (US$0.2 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased by 11.4% from RMB1.3 million for the same period of last year.
  • The Company didn't generate revenue from product sales for the six months ended June 30, 2023, because the Company could not secure sales of battery swapping stations in the new market regions due to insufficient business development in those regions, while the sales in the established market regions had been completed. Revenues generated from product sales were RMB2.6 million for the same period of last year,
  • Revenues generated from battery-swapping services were RMB461,000 (US$64,000) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased by 34.4% from RMB343,000 for the same period of last year.

Cost of Revenues

Total cost of revenues was RMB597,000 (US$82,000) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB2,748,000 for the same period of last year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit was RMB1.3 million (US$0.2 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB1.5 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in product sales of swapping-stations for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Operating Loss

Total operating loss was RMB20.5 million (US$2.8 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB13.7 million for the same period of last year.

  • General and administrative expenses were RMB16.8 million (US$2.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased slightly from RMB11.5 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the increase in audit and other professional service costs for the six months ended June 30, 2023.
  • Sales and marketing expenses were RMB1.0 million (US$0.1 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased by 16.9% from RMB0.9 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the bidding costs for selling battery swapping stations for the six months ended June 30, 2023.
  • Research and development expenses were RMB1.9 million (US$0.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, decreased by approximately 30.9% from RMB2.8 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease of certain performance-related expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023.
  • Expected credit losses were RMB2.1 million (US$0.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company didn't have expected credit lossess for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the provision of expected credit losses of accounts receivable, advance to suppliers and other current assets for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Interest Income and Expenses

  • Interest income was RMB31,000 (US$4,000) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, decreased from RMB1,196,000 for the same period of last year, primarily due to the decrease of bank interest income.
  • Interest expenses were RMB497,000 (US$69,000) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased from RMB239,000 for the same period of last year, primarily due to the increase of loan interest and bank interest.

Other Income and Expenses

  • Other income was RMB16,145,000 (US$2,226,000) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB10,000 for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the government grant recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2023.
  • Other expenses were RMB1.0 million (US$0.1 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB0.3 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the investment loss recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Net Loss

Net loss was RMB7.2 million (US$1.0 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB13.0 million for the same period of last year. Basic and diluted loss per share were RMB0.07 (US$0.01) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB0.22 for the same period of last year.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB107.8 million (US$14.9 million), compared to RMB4.9 million as of December 31, 2022.

Net cash used in operating activities were RMB6.0 million (US$0.8 million) for the six months year ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB12.1 million for the same period of last year.

Net cash provided by investing activities were RMB6.3 million (US$0.9 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to net cash used in financing activities of RMB1.9 million for the same period of last year.

Net cash provided by financing activities were RMB102.7 million (US$14.1 million) for six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to RMB1.1 million for the same period of last year.

Exchange Rate Information

This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi ("RMB") amounts into U.S. dollars ("US$") solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise specified, all translations from RMB into US$ amounts in this press release were calculated at the rate of US$1.00 to RMB7.2513, representing the noon buying rate in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on June 30, 2023.

About U Power Limited

U Power Limited is a vehicle sourcing services provider, with a vision to becoming an EV market player primarily focused on its proprietary battery-swapping technology, or UOTTA technology, which is an intelligent modular battery-swapping technology designed to provide a comprehensive battery power solution for EVs. Since its operation in 2013, the Company has established a vehicle sourcing network in China's lower-tier cities. The Company has developed two types of battery-swapping stations for compatible EVs and is operating one manufacturing factory in Zibo City, Shandong Province, China. For more information, please visit the Company's website: http://ir.upincar.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements reflect our current view about future events. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "is/are likely to," "propose," "potential," "continue" or similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company's registration statement and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

U Power Limited

Investor Relations Department

Email: ir@upincar.com

Ascent Investor Relations LLC

Tina Xiao

Phone: +1-646-932-7242

Email: investors@ascent-ir.com

 

 

 

U POWER LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands of RMB and US$, except for number of shares)








As of






December 31,



June 30,



June 30,




Notes


2022



2023



2023






RMB



RMB



US$


ASSETS












Current assets:












Cash and cash equivalents





4,881




107,830




14,870


Restricted cash





1,027




1,027




142


Accounts receivable


5



1,617




655




90


Inventories


6



5,457




6,605




911


Advance to suppliers


7



6,993




17,413




2,401


Other current assets


8



33,917




37,744




5,205


Amount due from related parties


17



120




175




24


Total current assets





54,012




171,449




23,643

















Non-current assets:















Property, plant and equipment, net


9



16,282




14,046




1,937


Intangible assets, net


10



286




236




33


Operating lease right-of-use assets, net


15



19,250




16,819




2,319


Long-term investments


11



111,811




111,791




15,417


Refundable deposit for investment


12



80,183




74,877




10,326


Other non-current assets





30




24




3


Total non-current assets





227,842




217,793




30,035


Total assets





281,854




389,242




53,678

















LIABILITIES AND EQUITY















Current liabilities:















Current portion of loan payables


16



6,500




6,500




896


Accounts payable





11,130




13,182




1,818


Accrued expenses and other liabilities


14



33,735




30,430




4,196


Income tax payables


19



2,580




3,932




542


Advances from customers





3,258




4,913




678


Operating lease liabilities – current


15



1,696




1,271




175


Amount due to related parties


17



251




11,263




1,553


Total current liabilities





59,150




71,491




9,858

















Non-current liabilities:















Operating lease liabilities – non-current


15



4,789




4,361




601


Non-current portion of long-term borrowing


13



10,000




10,000




1,379


Non-current portion of loan payables


16



-




-




-


Total non-current liabilities





14,789




14,361




1,980


Total liabilities





73,939




85,852




11,838

















Commitments and contingencies


22



2,900




2,900




400

















Shareholders' equity:















Ordinary shares (US$0.0000001 par value;
     500,000,000,000 shares authorized; 50,000,000 and
     52,500,000 issued and outstanding as of December 31,
     2022 and June 30, 2023, respectively)





-




-




-


Additional paid-in capital





319,775




417,428




57,566


Accumulated deficit





(153,838)




(157,305)




(21,693)


Total U POWER LIMITED's shareholders' equity





165,937




260,123




35,873


Non-controlling interests





39,078




40,367




5,567


Total equity





205,015




300,490




41,440


Total liabilities and equity





281,854




389,242




53,678


 

*

The shares and per share data are presented on a retroactive basis to reflect the reorganization (Note 1).

 

 

 

U POWER LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(Amounts in thousands of RMB and US$, except for number of shares and per share data)








For the six months ended June 30,




Notes


2022



2023



2023






RMB



RMB



US$














Net revenues















  Product sales





2,634




-




-


  Sourcing services





1,300




1,435




198


  Battery-swapping services





343




461




64


Total net revenues





4,277




1,896




262


  Cost of revenues





(2,748)




(597)




(82)


Gross profit





1,529




1,299




180

















Operating expenses:















  Sales and marketing expenses





(866)




(1,012)




(140)


  General and administrative expenses





(11,525)




(16,792)




(2,316)


  Research and development expenses





(2,810)




(1,941)




(268)


  Expected credit losses





-




(2,086)




(288)


  Total operating expenses





(15,201)




(21,831)




(3,012)


Operating loss





(13,672)




(20,532)




(2,832)


  Interest income





1,196




31




4


  Interest expenses





(239)




(497)




(69)


  Other income





10




16,145




2,226


  Other expenses





(276)




(981)




(135)


Loss before income taxes





(12,981)




(5,834)




(806)


  Income tax expenses


19



(5)




(1,344)




(185)


Net loss





(12,986)




(7,178)




(991)


  Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests





(2,029)




(3,711)




(512)


Net loss attributable to the Company's shareholders 
   and total comprehensive loss





(10,957)




(3,467)




(479)

















Loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of
   the Company's shareholders *
 















  Basic and diluted 


21



(0.22)




(0.07)




(0.01)

















Weighted average shares used in calculating basic and 
  diluted loss per share *















  Basic and diluted





50,000,000




50,416,667




50,416,667


 

*

The shares and per share data are presented on a retroactive basis to reflect the reorganization (Note 1).

 

 

 

U POWER LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands of RMB and US$, except for number of shares)






For the six months ended June 30,




2022



2023



2023




RMB



RMB



US$


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES










Net loss



(12,986)




(7,178)




(991)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:













Depreciation and amortization



850




1,320




182


Amortization of right-of-use assets



6,521




2,762




381


Loss on termination of right-of-use assets



-




-




-


Expected credit losses



-




2086




288


Impairment of inventory



-




-




-


Share of loss in equity method investee



-




-




-















Changes in operating assets and liabilities:













Accounts receivables



(2,913)




933




129


Inventories



(1,513)




(1,149)




(158)


Advance to suppliers



36,101




(10,853)




(1,497)


Other current assets



(3,392)




(5,452)




(752)


Amount due from related parties



139




(55)




(8)


Other non-current assets



45




-




-


Accounts payables



2,220




2,053




283


Accrued expenses and other payables



2,104




(3,304)




(456)


Income tax payables



-




1,351




186


Advance from customers



(34,291)




1,655




228


Amount due to related parties



1,021




11,012




1,519


Operating lease liabilities



(6,049)




(1,184)




(163)


Net cash used in operating activities



(12,143)




(6,003)




(829)















CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES













Purchases of property and equipment



(862)




972




134


Purchases of intangible assets



(12)




-




-


Loans provided to third parties



(914)




-




-


Loans repayments from third parties



1,653




5,307




732


Loans provided to related parties



(1)




-




-


Loans repayments from related parties



-




-




-


(Payment for) Return of long-term investments



(1,750)




20




3


Net cash used in (provided by) investing activities



(1,886)




6,299




869















CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES













Capital contribution by non-controlling shareholders



1




5,000




690


Loans received from a third party



1,101




-




-


Loans received from long-term bank borrowing



-




-




-


Proceeds from issuance of loan payable



-




-




-


Capital contribution from issurance of ordinary shares



-




97,653




13,467


Repayments of long-term bank borrowing



-




-




-


Repayments of loan payable



-




-




-


Net cash provided by financing activities



1,102




102,653




14,157















Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash



(12,927)




102,949




14,197


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year



25,687




5,908




815


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period



12,760




108,857




15,012















Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activities:













Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease
liabilities



-




331




46


Derecognition of right-of use-assets



-




-




-


Derecognition of lease liabilities



-




-




-


 

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SOURCE U Power Limited

U Power made considerable progress in promoting sales of commercial electric vehicles and battery-swapping business models. They established strategic partnerships and expanded their export business.

U Power plans to work closely with overseas partners to drive the customized export business of electric vehicles using the UOTTA battery-swapping model. They will target markets in the United States, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America.

Total revenues decreased to RMB1.9 million. Gross profit decreased to RMB1.3 million. Total operating loss increased to RMB20.5 million. Net loss decreased to RMB7.2 million.

U Power is committed to technological innovations and investment in research and development.

U Power had cash and cash equivalents of RMB107.8 million (US$14.9 million) as of June 30, 2023.
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