Wallbox N.V. (NYSE:WBX), a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023 and provided a business update.
First Quarter 2023 Highlights:
- Successfully executed its cost reduction program, driving almost €10 million of cash savings from the previous quarter
- Achieved gross margins on 36.8%, a sequential improvement of 90 basis points
- Announced new products and capabilities including Pulsar Pro, ENERGY STAR, Supernova 180, and Supernova Gen2, which open new opportunities and expand the addressable market
- Generated revenues of €35.1 million, an increase of 24% compared to the first quarter of 2022
- Raised an additional €25 million of long-term debt to further strengthen the balance sheet
- Entered the Japanese market, one of the most exciting and sophisticated markets for EV charging.
Enric Asuncion, CEO of Wallbox, said, “The first quarter of 2023 played out in-line or better than we anticipated. Our cost reduction program is driving meaningful operating leverage through the business, and resulted in almost €10 million of cash savings from the prior quarter. While we are focused on achieving profitability and improving our balance sheet in the short-term, our long-term strategy of introducing new, innovative products and entering new markets is quickly yielding results. Our portfolio has never been in better shape and we are very well positioned to meet the huge demand we see ahead.”
The following reflects the company’s expectations for select key financial metrics for the second quarter and full-year 2023.
- Expect second quarter 2023 revenue between €40 million and €50 million
- Expect gross margin flat to slightly up sequentially
- Continue to expect full-year 2023 revenue between €240 million and €290 million.
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, May 4, 2023. The live audio webcast and accompanying presentation, 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.
Wallbox Forward Looking Statements
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Non-IFRS Financial Measures
Wallbox reports its financial information required in accordance with IFRS. This release includes financial measures not based on IFRS, including Adjusted EBITDA (the “Non-IFRS Measures”).
Wallbox defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, provision (benefit) for income taxes and interest expense adjusted to take account of the impact of certain non-cash and other items that we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing operating performance. These non-cash and other items include, but not are limited to: change in fair value of convertible bonds and derivative warrants, share listing expenses, foreign exchange gains/(losses), share based payment expenses, costs relating to the business combination, other items outside the scope of our ordinary activities and share of profit of equity-accounted investees. Management uses these Non-IFRS Measures as measurements of operating performance because they assist management in comparing the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis, as they remove the impact of items not directly resulting from the Company’s core operations; for planning purposes, including the preparation of management’s internal annual operating budget and financial projections; to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our strategic initiatives; and to evaluate the Company’s capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand its business.
The Non-IFRS Measures may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner. We present the Non-IFRS Measures because we consider them to be important supplemental measures of our performance, and we believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies. Management believes that investors’ understanding of our performance is enhanced by including the Non-IFRS Measures as a reasonable basis for comparing our ongoing results of operations. By providing the Non-IFRS Measures, together with reconciliations to IFRS, we believe we are enhancing investors’ understanding of our business and our results of operations, as well as assisting investors in evaluating how well we are executing our strategic initiatives.
Items excluded from the Non-IFRS Measures are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. The Non-IFRS Measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation, or as an alternative to, or a substitute for loss for the year, revenue or other financial statement data presented in our consolidated financial statements as indicators of financial performance. Some of the limitations are: such measures do not reflect revenue related to fulfillment, which is necessary to the operation of our business; such measures do not reflect our expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; such measures do not reflect changes in our working capital needs; such measures do not reflect our share based payments, income tax benefit/(expense) or the amounts necessary to pay our taxes; although depreciation and amortization are not included in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future and such measures do not reflect any costs for such replacements; and other companies may calculate such measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.
Due to these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business and are in addition to, not a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, the Non-IFRS Measures we use may differ from the non-IFRS financial measures used by other companies and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. Furthermore, not all companies or analysts may calculate similarly titled measures in the same manner. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our IFRS results and using the Non-IFRS Measures only as supplemental measures.
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 115 countries around the world. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, the company now employs approximately 1,200 people in its offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.wallbox.com.
Source: Wallbox NV