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Solid Power, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Solid Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLDP), an industry-leading developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Recent Business Highlights        

  • Cell development progressing, with initial deliveries of 20 Ah cells to joint development partners.
  • EV cell pilot line optimization and acceptance testing activities ongoing.
  • Electrolyte production facility targeted to come online in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Year-to-date revenue exceeds high end of full-year outlook.
  • Investments in operations, production equipment and technology development continue on accelerated timeline.

“Third quarter results reflect our team’s continued strong execution against our strategic milestones,” said Doug Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Solid Power. “We are pleased with the progress we made scaling up to our 20 Ah cells. The performance of these cells drove customers to confirm additional 20 Ah cell orders, which led to a significant increase in production during the third quarter. However, as we began the larger-scale production of these additional 20 Ah cell orders, we experienced lower yields. The lower yields, combined with limited labor resources, required us to devote substantial resources to our 20 Ah cell builds. As a result, initial builds of the EV cells on our EV cell pilot line began later than initially anticipated.”

Campbell continued, “Our team remains committed to meeting our objective of producing and delivering A-sample EV cells in 2022, but due to the time we spent on 20 Ah builds, there is a possibility that entry into A-sample may slip into 2023 instead. We remain intently focused on positioning Solid Power for long-term success and further solidifying our status as an industry-leading developer of next-generation all solid-state battery cells.”

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

Revenue for the third quarter of 2022 was $2.8 million, bringing total year-to-date revenue to $7.6 million. This compares with revenue of $0.6 million and $1.7 million in the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively.

As anticipated, operating expenses were higher in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021, due to planned investments in product development and the scaling of operations. Third quarter 2022 operating loss was $15.6 million and net loss was $12.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Solid Power’s liquidity position remained strong as of September 30, 2022, with total liquidity totaling $507.6 million, as shown below.

             
($ in thousands)   September 30, 2022   December 31, 2021
             
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 97,700   $ 513,447
Marketable securities     270,839     75,885
Long-term investments     139,034    
             
    Total liquidity   $ 507,573   $ 589,332
             

Capital expenditures during the third quarter and first nine months of 2022 were $17.0 million and $47.9 million, respectively, representing ongoing investments in the company’s technical development and operational capabilities.

2022 Outlook

Given the timing of development of the EV cell and the targeted commencement of production at the electrolyte production facility, Solid Power now expects total 2022 cash investment to be between $120 – $130 million. Solid Power expects to have total combined cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and long-term investments of between $460 to $470 million at the end of the year.

Solid Power is focused on delivering on its near-term milestones. Through the date of this release, the following have been completed:

  • Initial deliveries of 2 Ah and 20 Ah silicon cells to automotive partners.
  • Installation of the EV cell pilot line and commencement of EV cell production for internal testing.

Solid Power remains focused on the following key near-term milestones:

  • Bringing the electrolyte production facility on-line in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Producing and delivering silicon-based EV cells to automotive partners.
  • Formally entering the automotive qualification process (A-sample) with our silicon-based EV cell.

Webcast and Conference Call

Solid Power will host a conference call at 3:00 p.m. MT (5:00 p.m. ET) today, November 8, 2022. Participating on the call will be Doug Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin Paprzycki, Chief Financial Officer.

Interested investors and other parties can listen to a webcast of the live conference call through Solid Power’s Investor Relations website at ir.solidpowerbattery.com.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing +1-877-407-0792 (domestic) or +1-201-689-8263 (international).

A recording of the conference call will be available approximately three hours after the completion of the call at ir.solidpowerbattery.com or by dialing +1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or +1-412-317-6671 (international). The pin number for the replay is 13730469. The replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on November 22, 2022.

About Solid Power, Inc.

Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of all-solid-state rechargeable battery cells for electric vehicles and mobile power markets. Solid Power replaces the flammable liquid electrolyte in a conventional lithium-ion battery with a proprietary sulfide-based solid electrolyte. As a result, Solid Power’s all-solid-state battery cells are expected to be safer and more stable across a broad temperature range, provide an increase in energy density compared to the best available rechargeable battery cells, enable less expensive, more energy-dense battery pack designs and be compatible with traditional lithium-ion manufacturing processes. For more information, visit http://www.solidpowerbattery.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of present or historical fact contained herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including Solid Power’s or its management team’s expectations, objectives, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. When used herein, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “outlook,” “seek,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These statements include our financial guidance for 2022, future financial performance and our strategy, expansion plans, market opportunity, future operations, future operating results, estimated revenues, losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management and expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and industry.  These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Solid Power disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements and Solid Power cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of Solid Power, including the following factors: (i) risks relating to the uncertainty of the success of our research and development efforts, including our ability to achieve the technological objectives or results that our partners require, and to do so in advance of the development of competing technologies; (ii) risks relating to the non-exclusive nature of our original equipment manufacturers and joint development agreement relationships; (iii) our ability to negotiate and execute supply agreements with our partners on commercially reasonable terms; (iv) our ability to protect our intellectual property, including in jurisdictions outside of the United States; (v) broad market adoption of electric vehicles and other technologies where we are able to deploy our all-solid-state batteries, if developed successfully; (vi) our success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, our officers, key employees, including technicians and engineers, or directors; (vii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (viii) risks related to technology systems and security breaches; (ix) the possibility that COVID-19 or a future pandemic may adversely affect our results of operations, financial position and cash flows; (x) the possibility that we may be adversely affected by other economic, business or competitive factors, including supply chain interruptions, and may not be able to manage other risks and uncertainties; (xi) risks relating to our status as an early stage company with a history of financial losses, and an expectation to incur significant expenses and continuing losses for the foreseeable future; (xii) rollout of our business plan and the timing of expected business milestones; (xiii) the termination or reduction of government clean energy and electric vehicle incentives; (xiv) delays in the construction and operation of production facilities; and (xv) changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the “Risk Factors” section of Solid Power’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other documents filed by Solid Power from time to time with the SEC, all of which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Solid Power gives no assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

Contact Information
For Investors:
Kevin Paprzycki
Chief Financial Officer
1 (800) 799-7380
investors@solidpowerbattery.com

For Media:
Will McKenna
Marketing Communications Director
(720) 598-2877
press@solidpowerbattery.com

Website: www.solidpowerbattery.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolidPowerInc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/solid-power

Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except par value and number of shares)
               
          As of
          September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 97,700     $ 513,447  
  Marketable securities     270,839       75,885  
  Contract receivables     3,301       829  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,444       4,216  
      Total current assets     374,284       594,377  
               
Property, plant and equipment, net     74,381       22,082  
Right-of-use operating lease asset, net     7,181        
Right-of-use financing lease asset, net     800        
Other assets     1,178       602  
Long-term investments     139,034        
Intangible assets, net     921       619  
               
      Total assets   $ 597,779     $ 617,680  
               
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable   $ 9,946     $ 4,326  
  Current portion of long-term debt     24       120  
  Deferred revenue     200       500  
  Accrued and other current liabilities:        
    Accrued compensation     2,905       1,151  
    Other accrued liabilities     1,157       2,269  
    Operating lease liabilities, short-term     691        
    Financing lease liabilities, short-term     231        
      Total current liabilities     15,154       8,366  
               
Long-term debt     2       10  
Operating lease liabilities, long-term     7,134        
Financing lease liabilities, long-term     545        
Warrant liabilities     21,837       50,020  
Other long-term liabilities           393  
Deferred taxes     156       226  
               
      Total liabilities   $ 44,828     $ 59,015  
               
Stockholders equity:        
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 175,741,566 and 167,557,988 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively     18       17  
  Additional paid-in capital     575,381       568,183  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (3,837 )      
  Accumulated deficit     (18,611 )     (9,535 )
               
      Total stockholders’ equity     552,951       558,665  
               
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 597,779     $ 617,680  
               

Solid Power, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)  
(in thousands, except number of shares and per-share amounts)  
                       
        Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,  
          2022       2021       2022       2021    
Revenue   $ 2,813     $ 628     $ 7,591     $ 1,669    
                       
Operating expenses                  
  Direct costs     3,544       709       8,561       1,764    
  Research and development     9,710       4,400       24,811       10,709    
  Marketing and sales     864       729       2,615       1,819    
  General and administrative     4,294       3,271       13,212       6,200    
    Total operating expenses     18,412       9,109       49,199       20,492    
                       
Operating loss     (15,599 )     (8,481 )     (41,608 )     (18,823 )  
                       
Non-operating income (expense)                  
  Interest income     1,777       18       2,713       27    
  Interest expense     (12 )     (32 )     (22 )     (374 )  
  Other income (expense)     1,351       (2 )     1,587       (3,102 )  
  Change in fair value of warrant liabilities                 28,183          
  Loss from change in fair value of embedded derivative liability                       (2,680 )  
    Total non-operating income (expense)     3,116       (16 )     32,461       (6,129 )  
                       
Pretax loss     (12,483 )     (8,497 )     (9,147 )     (24,952 )  
                       
  Income tax benefit     (84 )     (47 )     (71 )     (88 )  
                       
Net loss   $ (12,399 )   $ (8,450 )   $ (9,076 )   $ (24,864 )  
                       
Net loss per share – basic and diluted   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.28 )  
                       
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted     175,025,984       102,389,770       173,859,649       87,258,952    
                       
                       

Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                   
              Nine Months Ended September 30,
                2022       2021  
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net loss     $ (9,076 )   $ (24,864 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash and cash equivalents from operating activities:        
  Depreciation and amortization     3,437       1,673  
  Amortization of right-of-use assets     51        
  Loss on sale of property and equipment     4       4  
  Stock compensation expense     6,498       975  
  Deferred taxes     (71 )     (88 )
  Change in fair value of warrant liabilities     (28,183 )      
  Amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts on marketable securities     (1,170 )      
  Accrued interest on convertible notes payable to be paid in kind           263  
  Loss from change in fair value of embedded derivative liability           2,680  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash and cash equivalents:        
    Contract receivables     (2,473 )     (365 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets     2,101       (876 )
    Accounts payable     (2,215 )     1,070  
    Deferred revenue     (300 )     20  
    Accrued and other liabilities     719       1,530  
    Operating lease liability     192       (55 )
      Net cash and cash equivalents used by operating activities     (30,486 )     (18,033 )
                   
Cash flows from investing activities        
  Purchases of property and equipment     (47,915 )     (6,573 )
  Purchases of marketable securities and long-term investments     (448,757 )      
  Proceeds from sales of marketable securities     111,198        
  Purchases of intangible assets     (308 )     (189 )
      Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities     (385,782 )     (6,762 )
                   

Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(Continued, In thousands)
 
              Nine Months Ended September 30,
                2022       2021  
                   
Cash flows from financing activities        
  Proceeds from debt           957  
  Payments of debt     (104 )     (1,883 )
  Proceeds from issuance of convertible note payable           4,875  
  Proceeds from exercise of common stock options     771       102  
  Proceeds from exercise of common stock warrants           15  
  Proceeds from issuance of Series B preferred stock           135,579  
  Preferred stock issuance costs           (4,511 )
  Redemption of preferred stock           (6,041 )
  Cash paid for withholding of employee taxes related to stock-based compensation     (58 )      
  Payments on finance lease liability     (76 )      
  Transaction costs     (12 )      
      Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities   521       129,093  
                   
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (415,747 )     104,298  
                   
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     513,447       4,974  
                   
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 97,700     $ 109,272  
                   
Supplemental information:        
Cash paid for interest     5       112  
Accrued capital expenditures     7,818        
                   

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