Wallbox (NYSE:WBX), a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, and provided a business update.
Third Quarter 2022 Highlights:
● Generated record revenues of €44.1 million, an increase of 140% compared to the third quarter of 2021, and achieved gross margins of 41.4%
● Delivered exceptional revenue growth of 535% in North America and received first orders of Hypernova, a 400kW DC fast charging station that is designed to satisfy current U.S. government subsidy requirements.
● Sold approximately 67,000 chargers, a 93% increase compared to the third quarter of 2021
● Began production at its first U.S. factory in Arlington, Texas
● Announced global strategic partnership with Fisker to provide charger and installation services to buyers of its upcoming vehicle lineup, and expanded Uber partnership into key European markets
Enric Asuncion, CEO of Wallbox, said, “Our team executed well again this quarter, meeting expectations in a market that has proven to be somewhat mixed. Revenue grew in the third quarter by 140% on a year-over-year basis, and we continued to exceed targets with gross margin of 41.4%. We’ve finalized several meaningful new partnerships, including Fisker, and expanding with Uber into Europe. We formally opened our first factory in the U.S., supporting our position as a leading U.S. manufacturer of EV charging solutions and qualifying us for recent government subsidies. And we showcased Hypernova, our new 400kW DC public charger, an innovative and reliable solution that we believe is a generation ahead of the competition. We’re navigating the challenges well, and are focused on what we can control, as seen by massive growth and meaningful market share gains in multiple geographies.”
Mr. Asuncion continued, “The automotive capacity constraints are delaying EV deliveries, which in-turn has a near-term effect on our European and home charging businesses. However, I’m encouraged by the improved revenue balance we see from both North America and our fast charging portfolio, offsetting much of that impact. I remain optimistic the industry will resolve these issues in the coming quarters and look forward to our new products contributing materially to our growth. Our portfolio has never been more complete, and we look forward to aggressively continuing our market share gains. While the economic outlook for many industries looks uncertain, we continue to see numerous opportunities to improve our competitive position and execute our strategy, all while aiming to double the size of the company each year.”
Financial Outlook - Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022
The following reflects the company’s expectations for select key financial metrics for the fourth quarter and full year 2022.
● Expects fourth quarter 2022 revenue to be in the range of €42 million and €52 million, representing an approximate quarterly year-over-year growth rate of between 60% and 100%
● Expects gross margin of approximately 40%
Full year 2022
● Expects full-year 2022 revenue in the range of €154 million and €164 million, representing an approximate annual year-over-year growth rate of between 115% and 130%
Conference Call Information
Wallbox NV will host a conference call to discuss the results and provide a business update at 8:00 AM Eastern Time today, November 9, 2022. The live audio webcast and presentation, along with supplemental information, will be accessible on Wallbox’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.wallbox.com/overview/default.aspx. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.
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Wallbox is a global technology company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy. Wallbox creates advanced electric vehicle charging and energy management systems that redefine users' relationship to the grid. Wallbox goes beyond electric vehicle charging to give users the power to control their consumption, save money, and live more sustainably. Wallbox offers a complete portfolio of charging and energy management solutions for residential, semi-public and public use in more than 113 countries around the world. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, the company now employs more than 1,200 people in its offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.wallbox.com.