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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2022


Solid Power, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-40284   86-1888095
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


486 S. Pierce Avenue, Suite E

Louisville, Colorado

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)


(303) 219-0720

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   SLDP   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   SLDPW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On November 8, 2022, Solid Power, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 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 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


See the Exhibit index below, which is incorporated herein by reference.


99.1   Solid Power, Inc. Press Release, dated November 8, 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: November 8, 2022


  By: /s/ James Liebscher
    Name: James Liebscher
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary





Exhibit 99.1






-Financial results and business update call scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET today


LOUISVILLE, Colo., November 8, 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 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



For Media:

Will McKenna

Marketing Communications Director

(720) 598-2877



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)


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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    -