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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On February 28, 2023, Solid Power, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 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 February 28, 2023|
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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: February 28, 2023||SOLID POWER, INC.|
|By:||/s/ James Liebscher|
|Name: James Liebscher|
|Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|
SOLID POWER, INC. ANNOUNCES FULL YEAR 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS
|-||Financial results and business update call scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET today|
LOUISVILLE, Colo., February 28, 2023 – Solid Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLDP), a developer of solid state battery technology, today announced its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2022.
Recent Business Highlights
|·||Electrolyte production facility on track to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2023.|
|·||EV cell production began in fourth quarter, with initial EV cells expected to be delivered to partners in 2023. Deliveries of 20 Ah cells are ongoing.|
|·||Deepened relationship with BMW through expanded joint development agreement.|
|·||Secured Department of Energy funding to continue the development of Solid Power’s nickel- and cobalt-free cell.|
“I am extremely proud of our team’s hard work and unwavering dedication moving the company forward during 2022,” said Dave Jansen, Interim Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Solid Power. “Last year was about positioning Solid Power to further advance our electrolyte and cell development. We invested in key operational infrastructure, achieved important development milestones, deepened our relationship with a long-standing partner, and added needed personnel to support our development programs.”
Jansen continued, “2023 will be an important development year for us as we begin scaling production of our electrolyte powder and look to deliver our A-sample EV cells to our joint development partners. Meeting those objectives will better position us to achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a leading supplier of sulfide-based electrolyte material. We remain intently focused on positioning Solid Power to deliver long-term value for our partners, our employees and our shareholders.”
Full Year 2022 Financial Highlights
Revenue was $11.8 million in 2022, up $9.1 million compared to 2021, owing to strong execution under the Company’s joint development agreements and government contracts, as well as additional product sales during 2022.
As expected, operating expenses were higher in 2022 compared with 2021 due to planned investments in product development and the scaling of operations. Operating loss for 2022 was $59.1 million and net loss was $9.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Solid Power’s liquidity position remained strong as of December 31, 2022, with total liquidity totaling $496.1 million, as shown below.
|($ in thousands)||December 31, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||50,123||$||513,447|
Capital expenditures during 2022 were $58.3 million, primarily representing investments in the Company’s new electrolyte production facility and EV cell line.
Solid Power is focused on delivering on the following key objectives for 2023:
|·||With respect to electrolyte:|
|o||Initiate and scale production from Solid Power’s electrolyte production facility.|
|o||Deliver electrolyte to potential customers for sampling and feedback.|
|·||With respect to cell development:|
|o||Continue to improve key cell performance metrics, including energy density, pressure, cycle life, low temperature operations and safety.|
|o||Deliver EV cells to our joint development partners and officially enter the automotive qualification process.|
As Solid Power executes on its milestones, the Company estimates that in 2023, cash used in operations will be between $70 million and $80 million and capital expenditures will range from $50 million to $60 million. Total cash investment is expected to range between $120 million and $140 million.
2023 revenue is expected to be the in range of $15 million to $20 million.
Webcast and Conference Call
Solid Power will host a conference call at 3:00 p.m. MT (5:00 p.m. ET) today, February 28, 2023. Participating on the call will be Dave Jansen, Interim Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board, 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 13733387. The replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2023.
About Solid Power, Inc.
Solid Power is developing solid state battery technology to enable the next generation of batteries for the fast-growing EV and other markets. Solid Power’s core technology is its electrolyte material, which Solid Power believes can enable extended driving range, longer battery life, improved safety, and lower cost compared to traditional lithium-ion. Solid Power’s business model – selling its electrolyte to cell manufacturers and licensing its cell designs and manufacturing processes – distinguishes the company from many of its competitors who plan to be commercial battery manufacturers. Ultimately, Solid Power endeavors to be a leading producer and distributor of sulfide-based solid electrolyte material for powering both EVs and other applications. 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 2023, future financial performance and our strategy, expansion plans, market opportunity, future operations, future operating results, estimated revenues, losses, projected costs, prospects, and plans and objectives of management. 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 commercialize our technology in advance 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 EVs and other technologies where we are able to deploy our cell technology and electrolyte material, 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) risks and potential disruptions related to management transitions; (viii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (ix) risks related to technology systems and security breaches; (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 a research and development 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, 2022 (the “Form 10-K”) and other documents filed by Solid Power from time to time with the SEC, all of which are or will be, in the case of the Form 10-K, 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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Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except par value and number of shares)
|December 31, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||50,123||$||513,447|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,888||4,216|
|Total current assets||327,808||594,377|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||82,761||22,082|
|Right-of-use operating lease asset, net||7,725||-|
|Right-of-use financing lease asset, net||922||-|
|Intangible assets, net||1,108||619|
|Current portion of long-term debt||7||120|
|Accrued and other current liabilities:|
|Other accrued liabilities||1,256||2,269|
|Operating lease liabilities, short-term||549||-|
|Financing lease liability, short-term||273||-|
|Total current liabilities||20,733||8,366|
|Operating lease liabilities, long-term||8,622||-|
|Financing lease liabilities, long-term||602||-|
|Other long-term liabilities||-||393|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 176,007,184 and 167,557,988 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively||18||17|
|Additional paid-in capital||577,603||568,183|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(3,159||)||-|
|Total stockholders' equity||555,372||558,665|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||594,446||$||617,680|
Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except number of shares and per-share amounts)
|Years Ended December 31,|
|Research and development||38,592||17,102|
|Marketing and sales||3,692||3,428|
|General and administrative||19,032||5,655|
|Total operating expenses||70,908||29,258|
|Non-operating income (expense)|
|Change in fair value of warrant liabilities||40,903||51,233|
|Other income (expense)||3,784||(3,602||)|
|Loss from change in fair value of embedded derivative liability||-||(2,680||)|
|Total non-operating income (expense)||49,337||44,613|
|Income tax benefit||(227||)||(25||)|
|Net (loss) income||$||(9,555||)||$||18,092|
|Basic (loss) earnings per share||$||(0.05||)||$||0.13|
|Diluted (loss) earnings per share||$||(0.05||)||$||0.11|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - basic||174,374,386||95,477,472|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted||174,374,386||114,910,129|
Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
|For the Years Ended December 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Net (loss) income||$||(9,555||)||$||18,092|
|Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash and cash equivalents from operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||5,176||2,360|
|Amortization of right-of-use assets||745||-|
|Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment||11||11|
|Stock compensation expense||8,672||2,714|
|Change in fair value of warrant liabilities||(40,903||)||(51,233||)|
|Amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts on marketable securities||(3,118||)||-|
|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 assets||2,687||(3,865||)|
|Accrued and other liabilities||645||2,801|
|Operating lease liability||(401||)||-|
|Net cash and cash equivalents used by operating activities||(33,824||)||(25,440||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchases of property, plant and equipment||(58,296||)||(12,617||)|
|Purchases of marketable securities and long-term investments||(561,565||)||(75,885||)|
|Proceeds from sales of marketable securities||190,374||-|
|Purchases of intangible assets||(498||)||(381||)|
|Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities||(429,985||)||(88,883||)|
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Solid Power, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Continued, In thousands)
|Years Ended December 31,|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from debt||-||960|
|Payments of debt||(121||)||(3,557||)|
|Proceeds from issuance of convertible note payable||-||4,875|
|Proceeds from exercise of common stock options||818||106|
|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||(142||)||-|
|Business transaction, net of transaction costs||-||495,370|
|Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities||485||622,796|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(463,324||)||508,473|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||513,447||4,974|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||50,123||$||513,447|
|Cash paid for interest||42||144|
|Accrued capital expenditures||7,561||-|
|Net assets acquired in business combination||-||(100,697||)|