First quarter revenue increased 257% year-over-year to $1.4 million
Sunnyvale, CA – May 16, 2022 – Quanergy Systems, Inc. (“Quanergy”), a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 Results
“The first quarter represented a positive start to the year as evidenced by strong yearover-year revenue growth. The demand environment is constructive, evidenced by our growing pipeline, a transition of customer projects from proof-of-concepts to deployments to expansion and increasing deal sizes. Our business continues to be driven by traction in our core IoT segments, including security, smart cities and industrial,” said Kevin Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Quanergy. “However, supply chain constraints continue to be a challenge, affecting our conversion of bookings to revenue as well as our gross margins. We are ramping manufacturing in three locations to add capacity and increase supply chain agility to mitigate these constraints.”
First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2022 totaled $1.4 million, compared with $383 thousand in the same period of 2021. Growth continued to be driven by Quanergy’s security and smart spaces solutions and by a growing contribution from industrial applications.
GAAP gross profit was negative $486 thousand for the quarter implying a GAAP gross margin of negative 35.6%. Excluding $683 thousand of stock-based compensation expense, non-GAAP gross profit was $197 thousand for the quarter, implying nonGAAP gross margins of 14.4%. GAAP net loss was $104.7 million for the quarter compared to $14.7 million for the same period in 2021. GAAP net loss includes $51.6 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense and $36.7 million of non-cash, net interest expense resulting from the conversion of the 2023 Notes to equity upon the closing of our business combination transaction in February.
Adjusted EBITDA loss for the first quarter of 2022 was $10.5 million, compared with $6.9 million for the same period in 2021. The higher EBITDA loss was driven by operating expenses reflecting investments to support growth and transition Quanergy to a publicly listed company.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $21.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted stock on its balance sheet. In addition, Quanergy has an untapped, fully committed $125 million share subscription facility.
Net cash from operating activities was negative $22.7 million in the first quarter of 2022 (including $9.3 million of accrued interest paid off on 2022 Notes), versus negative $6.6 million in the first quarter of 2021. Free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) was negative $22.9 million in the first quarter of 2022, including the $9.3 million accrued interest payoff, compared with negative $6.6 million in the prior year period.
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Outlook for 2022
The Company’s expectations with respect to Q2 2022 and full year 2022 are estimated. Actual revenues for Q2 2022 and full year 2022 are subject to completion of the Company’s financial closing procedures for the period, and the actual and reported financial results for Q2 2022 and full year 2022 may materially differ. As such, the Company’s expectations with respect to Q2 2022 and full year 2022 are inherently unpredictable and actual results and outcomes could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including the factors discussed below under “Forward-Looking Statements.”
2022 First Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Quanergy is hosting a conference call and webcast today, May 16, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the Company’s preliminary first quarter 2022 results and other matters. Both the call and the webcast are open to the general public. The conference call number is 212-231-2913 and the conference ID number is 22018641 (domestic or international). Please call five minutes prior to the presentation to ensure that you are connected.
About Quanergy Systems, Inc.
Quanergy’s (NYSE: QNGY and QNGY.WS) mission is to create powerful, affordable smart LiDAR solutions for automotive and IoT applications to enhance people’s experiences and safety. Quanergy has developed the only true 100% solid-state CMOS LiDAR sensor built on optical phased array (OPA) technology to enable the mass production of low-cost, highly reliable 3D LiDAR solutions. Through Quanergy’s smart LiDAR solutions, businesses can now leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform their operations in a variety of industries including industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces and much more. Quanergy solutions are deployed by nearly 400 customers across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.quanergy.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to its results determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), Quanergy believes the non-GAAP measures of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are useful in evaluating its operating performance. Quanergy calculates non-GAAP gross profit as gross profit adding back stock-based compensation expense included in cost of goods sold. Quanergy calculates non-GAAP gross margin as GAAP gross margin before the impact of stock-based compensation expense included in cost of goods sold. Quanergy calculates adjusted EBITDA as net loss adding back stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, interest expense and income, change in fair value of derivative liability, gain on forgiveness of PPP loan, other comprehensive income (net) and income tax provision (benefit). Quanergy believes that non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin and adjusted EBITDA may be helpful to investors because they provide consistency and comparability with past financial performance and may be helpful in comparing with other companies, some of which use similar non-GAAP information to supplement their GAAP results. Quanergy defines free cash flow as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes, however, that free cash flow is an important financial measure for use in evaluating the Company’s financial performance, as it measures the Company’s ability to generate additional cash from its business operations. Quanergy defines free cash flow as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. Free cash flow should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, net loss as a measure of our performance or net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Therefore, Quanergy believes it is important to view free cash flow as supplemental to the entire statement of cash flows. The non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and may be different from similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures are included at the end of this presentation.
This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forwardlooking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” “project,” “will likely result” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the constructive demand environment and our growing pipeline, the transition of customer projects from proof-of-concepts to deployments to expansion and increasing deal sizes, continued traction in IoT segments including security, smart cities and industrial driving our business, ramping of multiple manufacturing locations to add capacity and increase supply chain agility in response to continued supply chain constraints, access to a committed $125 million share subscription facility, growing contribution to revenues from industrial applications, our planned projects with Vecna Robotics, Digital Mortar, Mirasys and Surveill, and all information included in the section titled “Outlook for 2022”. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Most of these factors are outside Quanergy’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the overall level of consumer demand for Quanergy’s products; general economic conditions and other factors affecting consumer confidence, preferences, and behavior; disruption and volatility in the global currency, capital, and credit markets; the ability to maintain the listing of Quanergy’s securities on the New York Stock Exchange; the financial strength of Quanergy’s customers; Quanergy’s ability to implement its business strategy; changes in governmental regulation, Quanergy’s exposure to litigation claims and other loss contingencies; disruptions and other impacts to Quanergy’s business, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic and government actions and restrictive measures implemented in response; stability of Quanergy’s suppliers and the impact of supply chain constraints, as well as consumer demand for its products, in light of disease epidemics and health-related concerns such as the COVID-19 global pandemic; the impact that global climate change trends may have on Quanergy and its suppliers and customers; Quanergy’s ability to protect patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights; any breaches of, or interruptions in, Quanergy’s information systems; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of electricity and other raw materials and contracted products as well as foreign currency fluctuations; Quanergy’s ability to utilize potential net operating loss carryforwards; changes in tax laws and liabilities, tariffs, legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; and other risks and uncertainties indicated in Quanergy’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Quanergy’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views only as of the date of this press release. Quanergy anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while Quanergy may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Quanergy specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law.
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