Kandi Technologies Reports 2021 Financial Results
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2022-03-15
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                                          - 2021 revenue of $91.5 million, net income of $23 million -

                                                    - Year-end cash and equivalents of $129 million -

                                     - Explosive growth in self-balancing scooter segment, up over 400% -     

 

JINHUA, CHINA, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ GS: KNDI), today announced its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2021.


Full Year 2021 Highlights

• Total revenue was $91.5 million, compared to $76.9 million in 2020.

• EV parts sales were $25.3million, compared to $40.6 million in 2020.

• Off-road vehicles sales were $29.3 million, compared to $29.8 million in 2020.

• EV product sales increased by 116% to $1.5 million, compared to $0.7 million in 2020.

• Electric Scooters, Electric Self-Balancing Scooters and associated parts sales increased by 420.6% to $30.0 million, compared with $5.8 million in 2020.

• Gross margin was 17.8%, compared to 17.5% in 2020.

• Operating income was $1.34 million, compared to $0.8 million in 2020.

• Net income was $22.9 million, or $0.30 income per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $10.4 million, or $0.19 loss per fully diluted share in 2020.

• As of December 31, 2021, working capital was $278.4 million; cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and certificate of deposit totaled $223.7 million.


Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and CEO of Kandi commented, “As a company, our primary focus initially was the design, development, manufacture, and sale of electric vehicle products and electric vehicle parts. Nevertheless, some Chinese pure electric vehicle manufacturers have attempted to capture market share at any cost, resulting in substantial losses in recent years. It has become increasingly obvious that the pure electric vehicle market in China has not yet reached a healthy and orderly development stage. We do not believe it is prudent to participate in such loss-making competition given our current financial resources. It has always been our belief that pure electric vehicles can only become widely popular once the battery swap model matures. With our advanced pure electric vehicle intelligent battery swapping equipment, pure electric vehicle manufacturing capacity and dozens of patented technologies for battery swap, we will continue to focus on improving car-hailing using EVs with battery swap capability. As soon as the electric vehicle market in China enters anhealthy and orderly stage of development, we will consider re-entering the market.”


Hu continued, “We see huge demand building for electrified off-road vehicles. In 2022, we will apply EV technology to off-road vehicle products and launch a variety of pure electric utility terrain vehicles (“UTVs”), neighborhood EVs (“NEVs”), golf carts, and off-road crossover vehicles. We will make full use of our high-end technology, which is the culmination of years of development work in the EVs, to aggressively pursue the off-road vehicle market. Our goal is to become the market leader first broadly recognized brand in this field in China within three years.”


Regarding Company’s strategy, Hu commented, “The business transformation undertaken by the company in 2021 is already proving successful. Due to the strategic action, we took following the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, our development has been reignited. We are concentrating our resources on markets with the best growth potential and a reasonable level of competition. Despite the challenges associated with this type of transformation, this is a step that Kandi must take to achieve sustainable growth.”


Hu concluded, “Looking forward, we are optimistic about the future of our company. Since we will be launching several pure electric off-road vehicles soon, we believe that our 100% electric off-road vehicle products that incorporate pure EV technology will be quite popular. Additionally, we look forward to the new opportunities brought about by China entering a healthy and orderly development stage for its pure electric vehicle market. In view of our outstanding technological innovation capabilities, solution integration capabilities and operational experience, we are in an excellent position to benefit from the development of the EV and electric off-road vehicle industries.”


Full Year 2021 Financial Results

Net Revenues and Gross Profit (in USD millions)

2021

2020

Y-o-Y%

Net Revenues

$91.5

$76.9

18.9%

Gross Profit

$16.2

$13.5

20.5%

Gross Margin%

17.8%

17.5%

-

Net revenues of $91.5 million increased 18.9% from 2020. The increase was due mainly to explosive growth in the Electric Scooters, Electric Self-Balancing Scooters and associated parts segment. Since entering this market in 2020, Kandi has driven growth through sales to more customers, and high growth of customers’ end-product sales. Gross margin was stable at 17.8%, compared with 17.5% in 2020.


Operating Income/Loss (in USD millions)

2021

2020

Y-o-Y%

Operating Expenses

($14.9)

($12.7)

17.1%

Income from Operations 

$1.3

$0.8

77.1%

Operating Margin%

1.5%

1.0%

-

Total operating expenses were $14.9 million, compared with $12.7 million in 2020. The increase was due to higher R&D expense. Operating expenses were partially offset by the gain on disposal of long-lived assets recognized from the relocation of the Jinhua facility.  


Net Income/Loss (in USD millions)

2021

2020

Y-o-Y%

Net Income (Loss)

$22.9

($10.4)

-320.0%

Net Income (Loss) per Share, Basic and Diluted

$0.30

($0.19)

-

Net income was $22.9 million, comparing to a net loss of $10.4 million in 2020. The profitable result was attributable to the gain resulting from the relocation of the Jinhua headquarters.


Full Year 2021 Conference Call Details

The Company has scheduled a conference call and live webcast to discuss its financial results at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 P.M. Beijing Time) on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Management will deliver prepared remarks to be followed by a question and answer session.

The dial-in details for the conference call are as follows:

• Toll-free dial-in number: +1-877-407-3982

• International dial-in number: + 1-201-493-6780

• Webcast and replay: https://themediaframe.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=8oRuq5Ul

The live audio webcast of the call can also be accessed by visiting Kandi's Investor Relations page on the Company's website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website following the live call.