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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On August 9, 2022, Solid Power, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1
Such exhibit and the information set forth therein will not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor will it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
See the Exhibit index below, which is incorporated herein by reference.
|99.1||Solid Power, Inc. Press Release, dated August 9, 2022|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: August 9, 2022
|SOLID POWER, INC.|
/s/ James Liebscher
|Name: James Liebscher|
|Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|
SOLID POWER, INC. ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS
|-||Financial results and business update call scheduled for 5:00 PM ET today|
LOUISVILLE, Colo., August 9, 2022 – 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
Recent Business Highlights:
|·||Cell development remains on track, with initial 20 Ah silicon anode cells (“Silicon EV cells”) expected to be shipped during the third quarter to joint development partners.|
|·||EV cell pilot line installation completed in June, with optimization activities ongoing. Production of EV-scale cells for internal testing still expected during the third quarter.|
|·||Construction of electrolyte production facility progressing, with initial production expected in the first quarter of 2023.|
|·||First half 2022 revenue reaches $4.8 million, nearing the high end of full-year revenue guidance.|
|·||Investments in operations, production equipment and technology development continue on accelerated timeline.|
"First half results reflect continued solid execution by our team as we continue to position the company for long-term success,” said Doug Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Solid Power. “With the recent installation of the EV cell pilot line, we now have the operational capabilities needed to produce EV-scale cells, which is a critical step towards initiating the formal automotive qualification process. During the third quarter, we expect to begin producing EV-scale cells for our internal testing and delivering 20 Ah Silicon EV cells to our joint development partners for their initial testing.”
Campbell continued, “We continue to invest in our team, facilities and technology. Construction of our electrolyte production facility continues to progress nicely, though we are not immune to supply chain challenges. We remain on track with our objectives to produce EV-scale cells and enter A sample by the end of the year. We believe the ongoing investments in our product development and operational capabilities are not only key to entering into formal automotive qualification and meeting the needs of our customers, but will also enable us to build on our position as a leader in the battery technology sector.”
Second Quarter Financial Highlights:
Revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $2.6 million, bringing total revenue for the first half of 2022 to $4.8 million. This compares with revenue of $0.6 million and $1.0 million in the second quarter and first half of 2021, respectively.
As anticipated, operating expenses were higher in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021, driven by accelerated investments in product development and the scaling of our operations. Operating loss was $14.7 million for the second quarter of 2022. Changes in Solid Power’s warrant liabilities resulted in a non-cash gain of $27.5 million in the second quarter of 2022, driving the company to net income of $13.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Solid Power’s liquidity position remained strong as of June 30, 2022, with total liquidity totaling $534.2 million, as shown below.
|($ in thousands)||June 30, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||301,603||$||513,447|
Capital expenditures during the second quarter and first half of 2022 were $20.4 million and $31.0 million, respectively, representing ongoing investments in the company’s technical development and operational capabilities.
After delivering strong first half 2022 revenue results, Solid Power now expects 2022 revenue to exceed the high end of the previous guidance range of between $3 million and $5 million.
Solid Power reiterates its outlook for total 2022 cash investment of between $150 million and $170 million. Solid Power expects to have total combined cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and long-term investments of between $420 to $440 million at the end of the year.
Solid Power is focused on delivering on its 2022 milestones. To date, the following 2022 milestones have been completed:
|·||Delivery of 2 Ah Silicon EV cells to automotive partners.|
|·||Installation of the EV cell pilot line.|
Solid Power remains committed to delivering on the following key 2022 milestones:
|·||Delivering 20 Ah Silicon EV cells to automotive partners, anticipated during the third quarter.|
|·||Commencing EV-scale cell production for internal testing, anticipated during the third quarter.|
|·||Constructing the electrolyte production facility, with electrolyte powder production expected beginning in the first quarter of 2023.|
|·||Delivering EV-scale Silicon EV cells to our automotive partners by the end of the year.|
|·||Formally entering the automotive qualification process with our EV-scale Silicon 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, August 9, 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 13730468. The replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on August 23, 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.
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except par value and number of shares)
|June 30, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||301,603||$||513,447|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,864||4,216|
|Total current assets||489,192||594,377|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||59,409||22,082|
|Right-of-use operating lease asset, net||7,346||-|
|Right-of-use financing lease asset, net||204||-|
|Intangible assets, net||843||619|
|Current portion of long-term debt||58||120|
|Accrued and other current liabilities:|
|Other accrued liabilities||805||2,269|
|Operating lease liabilities, short-term||674||-|
|Financing lease liabilities, short-term||47||-|
|Total current liabilities||13,565||8,366|
|Operating lease liabilities, long-term||7,312||-|
|Financing lease liabilities, long-term||152||-|
|Other long-term liabilities||-||393|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 174,447,804 and 167,557,988 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively||17||17|
|Additional paid-in capital||572,456||568,183|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(1,291||)||-|
|Total stockholders' equity||564,970||558,665|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||608,076||$||617,680|
Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except number of shares and per-share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Research and development||8,440||3,203||15,101||6,309|
|Marketing and sales||957||535||1,752||1,090|
|General and administrative||4,894||2,332||8,918||2,929|
|Total operating expenses||17,278||6,610||30,788||11,383|
|Non-operating income (expense)|
|Other income (expense)||196||(3,100||)||235||(3,100||)|
|Change in fair value of warrant liabilities||27,473||-||28,183||-|
|Loss from change in fair value of embedded derivative liability||-||-||-||(2,680||)|
|Total non-operating income (expense)||28,399||(3,212||)||29,344||(6,113||)|
|Pretax income (loss)||13,703||(9,261||)||3,334||(16,455||)|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||36||12||13||(41||)|
|Net income (loss)||$||13,667||$||(9,273||)||$||3,321||$||(16,414||)|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$||0.08||$||(0.10||)||$||0.02||$||(0.21||)|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||0.08||$||(0.10||)||$||0.02||$||(0.21||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - basic||174,128,230||88,944,577||173,266,760||79,568,181|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted||174,703,533||88,944,577||173,566,001||79,568,181|
Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
|Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Net income (loss)||$||3,321||$||(16,414||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash and cash equivalents from operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,782||1,102|
|Amortization of right-of-use assets||16||-|
|Loss on sale of property and equipment||-||2|
|Stock compensation expense||3,910||217|
|Change in fair value of warrant liabilities||(28,183||)||-|
|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:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||744||(74||)|
|Accrued and other liabilities||(465||)||1,500|
|Operating lease liability||188||(35||)|
|Net cash and cash equivalents used by operating activities||(22,958||)||(10,156||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(30,957||)||(3,770||)|
|Purchases of marketable securities and long-term investments||(212,792||)||-|
|Proceeds from sales of marketable securities||54,819||-|
|Purchases of intangible assets||(228||)||(85||)|
|Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities||(189,158||)||(3,855||)|
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(Continued, In thousands)
|Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from debt||-||958|
|Payments of debt||(71||)||(1,574||)|
|Proceeds from issuance of convertible note payable||-||4,875|
|Proceeds from exercise of common stock options||354||70|
|Receivable for exercise of common stock options||79||-|
|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||(20||)||-|
|Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities||272||129,371|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(211,844||)||115,360|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||513,447||4,974|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||301,603||$||120,334|
|Cash paid for interest||5||82|
|Accrued capital expenditures||8,146||2|