Production Win with May Mobility as Exclusive Supplier of Long-Range LiDAR
Nikon Awarded Production Program for High Precision Industrial Inspection Products
Appointment of Dr. Stefan Sommer, Former CEO of ZF and Board Member at Volkswagen Group, to Aeva’s Board of Directors
$145M Capital Raise in Combined Private Placement and Preferred Facility from Existing Long-term Stockholders Strengthens Aeva’s Position to Win Additional OEM Programs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 8, 2023 – Aeva® (NYSE: AEVA), a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced its third quarter 2023 results.
Key Company Highlights
- May Mobility selected Aeva 4D LiDAR as the exclusive production supplier of long-range LiDAR through 2028, replacing ToF long-range LiDAR to help expand May Mobility’s operational design domain
- Awarded multi-year production program to use Aeva’s LiDAR-on-Chip technology on Nikon’s high precision industrial inspection products with Aeva SOP planned for late-2024
- In the final phase with top-10 OEM. Continued progress ahead of production award decision, including receiving their highest manufacturing readiness rating
- Appointment of Dr. Stefan Sommer, former CEO of ZF Group and Board member at Volkswagen Group, to Aeva’s Board of Directors brings leading automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier expertise to help advance Aeva’s automotive opportunities
- $145M capital raise in combined private placement of $20M and non-voting preferred shares facility of $125M with existing long-term stockholders strategically strengthens Aeva’s position to win additional OEM programs while structured to minimize near-term dilution
“Aeva is delivering significant breakthroughs with production wins in both automotive and industrial, expanding our Board of Directors with a proven leader in automotive and a further bolstering of our strong balance sheet that builds confidence in Aeva’s ability to support additional programs, including with larger automotive OEMs looking to select suppliers who can support their programs beyond SOP,” said Soroush Salehian, Co-Founder and CEO at Aeva. “With growing interest for Aeva’s unique 4D LiDAR-on-chip technology and continued advancement on a number of large opportunities, we believe Aeva is in a strong position for success.”
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights
- Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities
- Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $233.7 million as of September 30, 2023
- Revenue of $0.8 million in Q3 2023, compared to revenue of $1.4 million in Q3 2022
- GAAP and Non-GAAP Operating Loss*
- GAAP operating loss of $35.5 million in Q3 2023, compared to GAAP operating loss of $37.8 million in Q3 2022
- Non-GAAP operating loss of $30.3 million in Q3 2023, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of $31.7 million in Q3 2022
- GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Loss per Share*
- GAAP net loss per share of $0.15 in Q3 2023, compared to GAAP net loss per share of $0.17 in Q3 2022
- Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.13 in Q3 2023, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.14 in Q3 2022
- Shares Outstanding
- Weighted average shares outstanding of 222.8 million in Q3 2023
*Tables reconciling GAAP to non-GAAP measures are provided at the end of this release. Aeva believes that such non-GAAP measures are useful as supplemental measures of Aeva’s performance.
Subsequent to the quarter end, Aeva made the strategic decision to bolster its balance sheet with additional capital and entered into agreements for a capital raise of $145 million with existing long-term stockholders.
On November 8, 2023, Aeva entered into agreements with Adage Capital (“Adage”) and Sylebra Capital (“Sylebra”) to purchase approximately $20 million of common stock in a private placement offering at the average closing price of the prior five trading days as of November 7, 2023, without a discount. The private placement is expected to close on or about November 9, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
In addition, on November 8, 2023, the Company entered into a Standby Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Facility Agreement”) with Sylebra. Pursuant to the Facility Agreement, the Company will have the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Sylebra up to $125 million of its shares of preferred stock, at the Company’s request until November 8, 2026. The preferred stock will be issued at a price per share of $10,000 and holders of the preferred stock will be entitled to a quarterly dividend at the rate of 7.0% per annum payable in cash or in kind at the option of the Company. The facility is currently undrawn, and Aeva can draw on the facility at its discretion, subject to a new passenger auto-OEM or commercial OEM production program award.
The Company believes the additional capital strategically puts Aeva in a stronger position to win additional programs by building OEM confidence in our ability to support multiple programs, including with major automotive OEMs looking at a select few suppliers who can support their high-volume production programs beyond SOP.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as sole placement agent in connection with the offering.
The securities sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be resold absent registration under, or exemption from registration under, the Securities Act.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Conference Call Details
Aeva will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss results at 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET today, November 8, 2023. The live webcast and replay can be accessed at investors.aeva.com.
About Aeva Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AEVA)
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR® sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions. For more information, visit www.aeva.com, or connect with us on X or LinkedIn.
Aeva, the Aeva logo, 4D LiDAR, Aeries, Ultra Resolution, 4D Perception, and 4D Localization are trademarks/registered trademarks of Aeva, Inc. All rights reserved. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Forward looking statements
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