DALIAN, China, May 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAT) ("CBAK Energy," or the "Company") a leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer and electric energy solution provider in China, today reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter 2023 ended March 31, 2023.
First Quarter of 2023 Financial Highlights
- Net revenues from sales of batteries were $29.60 million, up by 97.1% from $15.02 million in the same period of 2022.
- Net revenues from batteries used in light electric vehicles were $1.97 million, up by 2,117.2% from $0.09 million in the same period of 2022.
- Net revenues from batteries used in electric vehicles were $1.82 million, increased by 5889.8 times from $309 in the same period of 2022.
- Net revenues from uninterruptible supplies were $25.82 million, up by 72.9% from $14.93 million in the same period of 2022.
- Gross margin for battery business was 10.85%, improved by 4.31% from 6.54% in the same period of 2022.
Yunfei Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: "Our raw materials manufacturing unit, Hitrans, experienced a decline in sales due to the rapid decrease in raw material prices. However, our battery business continued to grow, achieving a 97.1% increase in sales. The benefit of the lower raw material price is expected to positively impact our battery business later this year on both revenues and gross profits. On client development, we are pleased to have established a collaboration with PowerOak and its portable power supply brand, BlueTTI, which is one of the top three players in the portable power supply market. We are confident that as the impact of the decreasing raw material price on Hitrans weakens, our overall sales and client orders will quickly resume momentum."
Xiangyu Pei, our Interim Chief Financial Officer, highlighted the following points: "The industry as a whole is currently waiting for the raw material price to stabilize before committing to new orders. However, despite this cautious sentiment, we achieved a significant increase in our battery business. The gross margin for our battery business reached 10.85%, improved by 4.31 percentage points year on year. Furthermore, we were able to reduce our sales and marketing expenses by 13.1%. As we look to the future, we anticipate that the industry will recover later this year, and the relatively lower price of raw materials will be helpful to enhance our profitability."
First Quarter of 2023 Business Highlights & Recent Developments
- In April, CBAK Energy announced that it had secured battery orders worth approximately RMB18.60 million (equivalent to $2.71 million) from PowerOak, the parent company of BlueTTI, a globally recognized brand in the portable power supply market. As of April 18, 2023, CBAK Energy had received orders worth approximately RMB36.85 million (equivalent to $5.36 million) from PowerOak for batteries to be used in their portable power supply units, including their sub-brand, BlueTTI. We anticipate that the order amount will continue to grow.
First Quarter of 2023 Financial Results
Net revenues were $42.40 million, representing a decline of 47.1% compared to the same period in 2022. This decline was primarily attributable to a decrease in sales at Hitrans, our indirect majority-owned subsidiary engaged in the production and sale of battery raw materials, which was primarily caused by the falling prices of raw materials.
Among these revenues, detailed revenues from our battery business are:
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Light Electric Vehicles
Cost of revenues was $39.49 million, a decrease of 47.3% from $74.88 million in the same period of 2022. This decrease was primarily due to the decline in net revenues.
Gross profit was $2.91 million, representing a decrease of 45.3% from $5.32 million in the same period of 2022. However, our gross margin improved by 0.22%, increasing from 6.63% to 6.85%.
Total operating expenses were $5.79 million, which represented a slight decrease of 13.0% from $6.65 million in the same period of 2022.
- Research and development expenses were $2.46 million, a decrease of 25.9% from $3.31 million in the same period of 2022.
- Sales and marketing expenses were $0.72 million, decreased by 13.1% from $0.83 million in the same period of 2022.
- General and administrative expenses were $2.48 million, an increase of 10.8% from $2.24 million in the same period of 2022.
- Provision for doubtful accounts was $0.13 million, compared to $0.27 million in the same period of 2022.
Operating loss amounted to $2.88 million, representing a significant increase of 115.8% compared to the same period in 2022, where we recorded an operating loss of $1.34 million.
Finance income, net amounted to $5,311, slightly increased from $5,014 recorded in the same period of 2022.
Change in fair value of warrants was $85,000, compared to $1.63 million in the same period of 2022. The change in fair value of the warrants liability is mainly due to share price movement.
Net loss attributable to shareholders of CBAK Energy was $1.38 million, which was in contrast to net income attributable to shareholders of CBAK Energy of $0.44 million recorded in the same period of 2022.
Net loss attributable to shareholders of CBAK Energy (after deducting change in fair value of warrants) was $1.47 million, compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of CBAK Energy of $1.19 million in the same period of 2022.
Basic and diluted loss per share were both $0.02, while in the same period of 2022, basic and diluted income per share were both $0.01.
CBAK's management will host an earnings conference call at 10:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (10:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on May 10, 2023).
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The earnings release and the link for the replay are available at ir.cbak.com.cn.
About CBAK Energy
CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAT) is a leading high-tech enterprise in China engaged in the development, manufacturing, and sales of new energy high power lithium batteries and raw materials for use in manufacturing high power lithium batteries. The applications of the Company's products and solutions include electric vehicles, light electric vehicles, electric tools, energy storage, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and other high-power applications. In January 2006, CBAK Energy became the first lithium battery manufacturer in China listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. CBAK Energy has multiple operating subsidiaries in Dalian, Nanjing and Shaoxing, as well as a large-scale R&D and production base in Dalian.
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