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Volta Inc. Reports First Quarter Financial Results

05/13/2022
  • First Quarter Revenue Increased 77% Year-Over-Year to $8.4 million  
  • Media (Behavior and Commerce) Revenue Increased 73% Year-over-Year to $6.1 million
  • 39% Year-Over-Year Growth in Total Installed Stalls – 2,548 as of March 31, 2022
  • Added New Media Brand partners Showtime, Zoom, Bank of the West and T-Mobile to the platform; additional campaigns for PepsiCo, Disney, Aetna, and Sephora

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Volta Inc. (NYSE: VLTA, VLTA WS) (“Volta” or the “Company”), an industry-leading electric vehicle (“EV”) charging network powering vehicles and commerce, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

“We made continued progress against our strategy with total revenue growing 77%, media revenue up 73%, and total installed stalls growing 39% year-over-year,” said Brandt Hastings, Interim CEO, CRO at Volta. “New and expanded partnerships with top retail locations like Tanger Outlets and Six Flags, national advertisers such as T-Mobile and PepsiCo, as well as enhancements to our AI and data-science offerings, position us to further accelerate growth and ownership of the rapidly expanding electric mobility marketplace.”

Recent Key Company Highlights in 2022

New Partnership with Tanger Outlets – Announced a plan to install Volta charging stations at Tanger locations in nine U.S. markets, unlocking two new geographies for Volta. This agreement provides shoppers with access to a mix of DC Fast and AC charging with eye-catching charging stations located near the entrances of Tanger’s premium outlets. Tanger will also leverage Volta’s media network nationally, regionally, and locally as part of its omnichannel marketing partnership strategy.

Six Flags -Expanded relationship with this high-traffic entertainment venue where Volta’s charging and media model resonates. This expansion deal was for an additional five sites and 85 incremental stalls.

Volta Media Network™ Momentum - Added new media partners Showtime, Zoom, Bank of the West, and T-Mobile to the platform and ran additional campaigns for PepsiCo, Disney, Aetna, and Sephora.

Alabama's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan - The State of Alabama leveraged Volta’s PredictEV software product in its plan to deploy infrastructure intelligently, efficiently, and equitably to boost the economic impact of electric vehicle charging across the state.

Walgreens - Expanded partnership with 1,000 DC fast charging stalls at over 500 Walgreens throughout the U.S. This agreement furthers Volta’s DC fast charging expansion strategy and Walgreens’ support of initiatives that aim to lower emissions and make the planet healthier for communities everywhere.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenues increased 77% year-over-year to $8.4 million, compared to $4.7 million in the prior-year period.

Revenue by Category

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Revenues

(in thousands)

Media Revenue (formerly Behavior & Commerce)

$

6,118

 

$

3,529

Network Development

 

2,214

 

 

1,001

Charging Network Operations

 

1

 

 

Network Intelligence

 

53

 

 

210

Total Revenues

$

8,386

 

$

4,740

  • Selling, general and administrative expenses excluding stock-based compensation were $39.7 million, compared to $15.3 million in the prior period.
  • Net loss was $48.1 million, compared to a loss of $65.2 million in the prior-quarter period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $41.4 million loss, compared to $15.9 million loss in the prior-year period.
  • Cash and marketable securities were $205.4 million as of March 31, 2022.
  • Weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2022 were 172.0 million.

Total Stalls Connected, including Site Partners

Total stalls connected as of March 31, 2022 was 2,548, representing a 39% year-over-year increase. A stall is attributed to a station based on the number of vehicles that can charge concurrently and there are certain configurations of Volta sites where one station is capable of charging more than one vehicle at a time. The Company added 218 stalls in the three months ended March 31, 2022 and now has stalls in 26 states.

Full Year 2022 Outlook

Based on current business conditions, business trends and other factors, for the full year ending December 31, 2022, the Company reiterates guidance of:

  • Full year 2022 Revenue in the range of $70 million to $80 million
  • Total incremental, connected stalls in the range of 1,700 to 2,000
  • Total incremental, connected sites to be in the range of 650 to 750 sites

Second Quarter Outlook

Based on current business conditions, business trends and other factors, for the three months ending June 30, 2022, the Company provides guidance of:

  • Second quarter Revenue in the range of $13 million to $14 million

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Company management will host a webcast and conference call on May 13, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the Company’s financial results and business operations updates.

Interested investors and other parties can listen to a webcast of the live conference call and access the Company’s first quarter update presentation by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.voltacharging.com/.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing +1-844-825-9789 (domestic) or + 1-412-317-5180 (international). A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the call by dialing +1-844-512-2921, or for international callers, +1-412-317-6671. The pin number for the replay is 10166826. The replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 27, 2022.

About Volta Inc.

Volta Inc. (NYSE: VLTA) is an industry-leading electric vehicle (“EV”) charging network powering vehicles and commerce. Volta’s vision is to build EV charging networks that capitalize on and catalyze the shift from combustion-powered miles to electric miles by placing stations where consumers live, work, shop, and play. By leveraging a data-driven understanding of driver behavior to deliver EV charging solutions that fit seamlessly into people’s daily routines, Volta’s goal is to benefit consumers, brands, and real-estate locations while helping to build the infrastructure of the future. As part of Volta’s unique EV charging offering, its stations allow it to enhance its site hosts’ and strategic partners’ core commercial interests, creating a new means for them to benefit from the transformative shift to electric mobility. To learn more, visit www.voltacharging.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains references to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA of Volta, which are adjusted from results based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and exclude certain expenses, gains and losses. The Company defines and calculates EBITDA as net loss attributable to Volta before the impact of interest income or expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Company defines and calculates Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense and warrant valuation.

These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user’s understanding of our prospects for the future and the historical performance for the context of the investor. The Company’s management team uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing performance, as well as in planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed according to GAAP and the methods the Company uses to compute them may differ from the methods used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental, should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Refer to the attached financial supplement for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021.

Total Stalls Installed

Volta management considers “Total Stalls” as the total size of its installed charging network at the end of the period, including Volta-owned and network partner-owned charging stations operated by Volta. Volta’s management uses Total Stalls Installed for internal network planning and forecasting purposes, including evaluating the potential Behavior and Commerce revenue generating capacity of its charging network, which is generated through delivery of content by Volta’s partners across both Volta-owned and its network partner-owned charging stalls. In addition, Total Stalls Installed provides the basis for Volta’s assessment of its charging network operations as well. Volta believes that this performance measure provides meaningful, supplemental information regarding the Volta charging network that helps illustrate trends in its business and operating performance. Volta believes that this performance measure is helpful to its investors as it is used by management in assessing the growth of the Volta charging network.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “feels,” “believes,” expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “should,” “is to be,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology and include, among other things, statements regarding Volta’s strategy and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein due to many factors, including, but not limited to: intense competition faced by Volta in the EV charging market and in its content activities; the possibility that Volta is not able to build on and develop strong relationships with real estate and retail partners to build out its charging network and content partners to expand its content sales activities; market conditions, including seasonality, that may impact the demand for EVs and EV charging stations or content on Volta’s digital displays; risks, cost overruns and delays associated with construction and installation of Volta’s charging stations; risks associated with any future expansion by Volta into additional international markets; cost increases, delays or new or increased taxation or other restrictions on the availability or cost of electricity; rapid technological change in the EV industry may require Volta to continue to develop new products and product innovations, which it may not be able to do successfully or without significant cost; the impact of competing technologies that could reduce the demand for EVs; the risk that Volta’s shift to including a pay-for-use charging business model and the requirement of mobile check-ins adversely impacts Volta’s ability to retain driver interest, content partners and site hosts; the EV market may not continue to grow as expected; the risk that Volta may fail to effectively build scalable and robust processes to manage the growth of its business and to expand its geographic footprint; the ability to protect its intellectual property rights; and those factors discussed in Volta’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as supplemented by other reports and documents Volta files from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Volta undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Volta Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

(in thousands, except share data)

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

205,408

 

$

262,260

Accounts receivable

 

5,213

 

 

12,587

Inventory

 

2,355

 

 

2,726

Prepaid partnership costs - current

 

8,935

 

 

8,982

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

12,820

 

 

12,091

Total current assets

 

234,731

 

 

298,646

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

88,226

 

 

76,364

Property and equipment, net

 

124,588

 

 

97,728

Other non-current assets

 

322

 

 

321

Intangible assets, net

 

446

 

 

643

Goodwill

 

221

 

 

221

Total assets

$

448,534

 

$

473,923

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

32,126

 

 

18,460

Accounts payable - due to related party

 

 

 

1

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

19,644

 

 

20,168

Operating lease liability - current portion

 

7,405

 

 

5,952

Deferred revenue

 

7,181

 

 

8,450

Term loans payable, net of unamortized debt issuance costs - current

 

15,998

 

 

15,998

Warrant liability

 

12,372

 

 

27,071

Total current liabilities

 

94,726

 

 

96,100

Term loans payable, net of unamortized debt issuance costs and current term loan payable

 

19,998

 

 

23,997

Operating lease liability - non-current portion

 

75,456

 

 

64,422

Other non-current liabilities

 

7,650

 

 

7,268

Total liabilities

$

197,830

 

$

191,787

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' (DEFICIT) EQUITY

 

 

 

Class A and Class B common stock, $0.0001 and $0.001 par value respectively: 400,000,000 (Class A 350,000,000 Class B 50,000,000) shares authorized as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 162,244,822 (Class A 161,849,487, Class B 395,335) and 162,105,399 (Class A 152,218,214, Class B 9,887,185) shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

16

 

 

16

Additional paid-in capital

 

727,267

 

 

710,638

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

301

 

 

213

Accumulated deficit

 

(476,880)

 

 

(428,731)

Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

250,704

 

 

282,136

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ (deficit) equity

$

448,534

 

$

473,923

Volta Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

REVENUES

(in thousands except share data)

Service revenue

$

7,974

 

$

4,231

Product revenue

 

275

 

 

299

Other revenue

 

137

 

 

210

Total revenues

$

8,386

 

$

4,740

 

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES

 

 

 

Costs of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)

 

9,262

 

 

4,609

Costs of products (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)

 

420

 

 

352

Selling, general and administrative

 

56,219

 

 

60,857

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,695

 

 

2,173

Other operating expense

 

326

 

 

120

Total costs and expenses

 

69,922

 

 

68,111

Loss from operations

 

(61,536)

 

 

(63,371)

 

 

 

 

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSES

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

1,313

 

 

1,687

Other expense, net

 

 

 

201

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(14,700)

 

 

(88)

Total other (income) expenses

 

(13,387)

 

 

1,800

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(48,149)

 

 

(65,171)

Income tax expense

 

 

 

NET LOSS

$

(48,149)

 

$

(65,171)

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

88

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

$

(48,061)

 

$

(65,171)

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average Class A common stock outstanding, basic and diluted

 

153,696,945

 

 

7,974,872

Net loss per Class A common stock, basic and diluted

$

(0.28)

 

$

(4.15)

Weighted-average Class B common stock outstanding, basic and diluted

 

18,294,483

 

 

7,733,885

Net loss per Class B common stock, basic and diluted

$

(0.28)

 

$

(4.15)

Volta Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

 

(in thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(48,149)

 

$

(65,171)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Reduction in the carrying amount of ROU assets

 

2,289

 

 

1,094

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,695

 

 

2,173

Stock-based compensation

 

16,485

 

 

45,519

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

84

 

 

Accretion expense

 

43

 

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

 

84

Revaluation of warrant liability to estimated fair value

 

(14,700)

 

 

(88)

Expenses related to invoices in dispute

 

 

 

624

Loss on disposal of property and equipment and inventory

 

326

 

 

Other

 

 

 

120

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

7,450

 

 

244

Inventory

 

372

 

 

582

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(743)

 

 

(4,793)

Prepaid partnership costs

 

(845)

 

 

349

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

(13,703)

 

 

(4,657)

Other non-current assets

 

(1)

 

 

(216)

Accounts payable

 

13,666

 

 

4,906

Accounts payable - due to related party

 

(1)

 

 

143

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

(13,225)

 

 

(4,709)

Accrued interest

 

(1,294)

 

 

(1,399)

Deferred revenue

 

(1,959)

 

 

(476)

Lease incentive liability

 

22

 

 

(5)

Operating lease liability

 

12,486

 

 

3,960

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

3,365

 

 

(18)

Contingent liability

 

500

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(33,837)

 

$

(21,734)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(17,384)

 

 

(3,572)

Capitalization of internal-use software

 

(1,611)

 

 

(14)

Disposal of property and equipment

 

 

 

179

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(18,995)

 

$

(3,407)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Due from employees for taxes paid on partial recourse notes

 

 

 

(8,340)

Proceeds from issuance of Series D-1 convertible notes

 

 

 

28,721

Payments of long term debt

 

(4,083)

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

159

 

 

864

Payment of issuance costs related to Series D and D-1 preferred stock

 

 

 

(1,290)

Payment of financing activity principal

 

(184)

 

 

(145)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

$

(4,108)

 

$

19,810

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

88

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(56,852)

 

 

(5,331)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

262,260

 

 

58,806

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

205,408

 

$

53,475

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

2,523

 

 

1,504

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment not yet settled

 

18,167

 

 

5,281

Initial recognition of operating lease right-of-use asset

 

13,989

 

 

4,835

Initial recognition of operating lease liability

 

13,511

 

 

4,471

Volta Inc. and Subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Reconciliation

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

The following table provides a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure reported in Volta’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the following periods:

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

 

(in thousands)

Net (Loss)

$

(48,149)

 

$

(65,171)

Interest expense

 

1,313

 

 

1,687

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,695

 

 

2,173

EBITDA

$

(43,141)

 

$

(61,311)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

16,485

 

 

45,519

Warrant valuation

 

(14,700)

 

 

(88)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(41,356)

 

$

(15,880)

 

For Investor/Analyst:
Katherine Bailon, VP of Investor Relations
Katherine@voltacharging.com

For Media/Press:
Jette Speights, VP of Communications
Jette@voltacharging.com

Source: Volta Inc.

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