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Hyzon Motors, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial and Operational Results With Significant Milestones Achieved and Building Momentum Across Asia, Europe and North America

By November 12, 2021 9   min read  (1674 words)

November 12, 2021 |

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Hyzon Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: HYZN) (“Hyzon” or the “Company”), a leading global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell electric heavy vehicles, today announced third quarter 2021 financial and operational results.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Received the first two purchase orders, for 62 trucks in total, pursuant to terms of the previously announced MOU to supply Shanghai Hydrogen Hongyun Automotive
  • Announced a new strategic partnership with TC Energy, formerly TransCanada Corporation, for a broad, multi-year collaboration intended to leverage TRP’s energy infrastructure across North America to accelerate the hydrogen supply and infrastructure build-out in the United States and Canada; the agreement covers planned co-investment by Hyzon and TC Energy in hydrogen production hubs and collaborative hydrogen demand creation
  • Announced a joint demonstration project with Zhangjiagang Haili Terminal Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Fortune Global 500 company Sha Steel Group, the 4th largest steel company and the largest private steel enterprise in the world
  • Signed a non-binding MoU with ITOCHU to jointly develop hydrogen supply chain strategies, as well as model customer projects for the deployment of Hyzon fuel cell electric vehicles and fuel cell technology in the mining sector
  • Hyzon channel partner Hiringa in New Zealand announced an equity investment from Mitsui & Co in their refueling network, in addition to funding from the New Zealand Government
  • Two Australian Federal Government agencies, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency, announced funding support for the deployment of Hyzon ultra-heavy trucks for customer Ark Energy in Queensland, Australia

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Reported a robust cash balance of $498 million as of September 30, 2021
  • Delivered Hyzon vehicles and recorded first vehicle revenues during the quarter as anticipated, despite the challenging supply chain environment
  • Advanced Hyzon’s core technology which is expected to expand the Company’s competitive advantages and achieve significant cost savings in vehicle assembly through our continued investments in innovation
  • Continued the buildout of the Hyzon management team with the appointments of Jiajia Wu as Chief Accounting Officer and Patrick Griffin as President of Vehicle Operations

Business Outlook

  • Hyzon reaffirms its forecast for 85 vehicles shipped before December 31, 2021, and expects to have Hyzon vehicles on the road in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America by the end of the year
  • U.S. manufacturing facilities are well underway, and both the Rochester, NY and Bolingbrook, IL facilities are now anticipated to be in full production by the end of the first half of 2022
  • Hyzon is well positioned to capitalize on the impending uptake in zero emission commercial vehicle solutions in light of recent developments surrounding the COP 26 Climate Summit, and through US federal and state policy developments pursuing carbon abatement

“During the third quarter we continued to execute on our long-term strategy and build momentum across our entire platform,” said Mr. Craig Knight, Chief Executive Officer of Hyzon. “The Hyzon strategy remains unchanged: we are squarely focused on being at the forefront of the rapidly expanding hydrogen mobility industry. This means delivering our vehicles to customers across the globe, while simultaneously expanding access to cost efficient, green hydrogen for our customers.  We have laid out our path to optimize our performance through ongoing R&D, strategic investment and partnerships in the highest value segments across Vehicle, Fuel and Service.  Continued execution of that path is expected to allow us to expand margin across all segments of the value chain over time while, in parallel, we expand our high caliber team and place our commercial vehicles with leading global customers today.  “This strategy helped Hyzon continue our sequential improvement in both financial and operational results,” Mr. Knight continued.  “During the third quarter of 2021, the Company generated revenue of $1 million and continues to mobilize its teams across Europe, Asia and North America to capture the increasing momentum for hydrogen in the commercial vehicle market.  As this momentum continues – Hyzon trucks are expected to be on the road in four continents by the end of the year, with two vehicles delivered during the third quarter 2021.  With the well-reported supply chain disruptions around the world, no industry is immune, and we have experienced operational challenges, delaying our backlog conversion.  However, our global footprint has allowed us to leverage our strategic partnerships and to meet customer demands for zero emission heavy commercial vehicles despite these challenges.

“In addition, the Company is well positioned, from a liquidity standpoint, to execute our plan, with $498.0 million in cash on the balance sheet as of the quarter end, and we are committed to maintaining substantial capital allocation to research, development, and technology investments. This commitment is further evidenced by newly filed patent applications to advance our core technologies, which is expected to achieve significant future cost savings in assembling zero emission vehicles, and further expand our competitive advantages.  I am extremely proud of our team’s dedication and execution towards ‘Zero Emissions with Zero Compromise’ as we deliver real solutions today. All of our efforts have enabled our customers to validate our longstanding thesis – that hydrogen is the ideal fuel for use in heavy duty, high-utilization commercial applications,” Mr. Knight concluded.

Expansion of Hydrogen Supply and Hub Strategy

“The rapidly growing interest in, and commitment to, hydrogen adoption in the commercial mobility segment has provided tailwinds for our efforts to expand the hydrogen supply network and decarbonize the commercial vehicle industry alongside our strategic partners,” said Parker Meeks, Chief Strategy Officer.  “Hyzon is not only committed to providing zero-emission mobility solutions to the commercial market but also is actively engaged in building and fostering a clean hydrogen supply ecosystem with leading partners from feedstocks through production, dispensing and financing.  This is further underpinned by our recent announcement with TC Energy to collaborate on development, construction, operation, and ownership of hydrogen production facilities across North America. The collaboration has the goal of hydrogen delivery to fuel cell heavy duty vehicles as soon as 2022, producing up to 20 tonnes of hydrogen per day at each hub.

“Previous announcements of Hyzon’s partnerships with TotalEnergies, ReCarbon and Raven SR, and other leading partners, also supports buildout of the complete hydrogen production and refueling ecosystem in each major region of our operations, ideally complementing our back-to-base model and near-term fleet deployments.  We are excited about our future-focused customers driving forward with their decarbonization plans, and we see the ability to deliver and scale below-diesel-parity clean hydrogen close to fleet operations in the very near term as clearly differentiating Hyzon in terms of cost, carbon intensity, and speed to market,” concluded Mr. Meeks.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial and Operational Results

For the third quarter ending September 30, 2021, the Company reported total operating expenses of $50.6 million and net income attributable to Hyzon of $32.4 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.13. Net income included non-cash gains from the change in fair value of earnout liability of $73.6 million and private placement warrant liability of $7.6 million. Third quarter operating expenses were comprised of $4.8 million in research and development and $44.8 million in selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses were primarily made up of $26.7 million in stock-based compensation, $13.4 million of which was triggered by a key executive retirement arrangement, with an additional $13.1 million related to earnout equity awards pursuant to the Business Combination. Also included were salary and related expenses of $3.3 million, and approximately $11.0 million in expenses related to buildout of the Company’s corporate infrastructure, along with legal and accounting costs associated with the Business Combination. For the prior year third quarter ending September 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss of $0.6 million, resulting in earnings per share of nil.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company reported total operating expenses of $63.6 million and net income attributable to Hyzon of $14.8 million resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.07. Net income included non-cash gains from the change in fair value of earnout liability of $73.6 million and private placement warrant liability of $7.6 million. For the prior year period January 21, 2020 (Inception) through September 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss attributable to Hyzon of $0.9 million, resulting in diluted loss per share of $0.01.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had $498.0 million in cash. At the end of the third quarter, the Company had 247,500,505 shares of common stock outstanding.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reported EBITDA of $31.7 million and $18.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $(15.2) million and $(27.1) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA adjustments are primarily driven by (a) non-cash items from change in fair value of earnout liability of $73.6 million and private placement warrant liability of $7.6 million, for a total of $81.2 million; (b) charges from an executive transition arrangement of $13.9 million and Business Combination transaction expenses of $6.5 million and (c) non-cash items from stock-based compensation of $13.8 million and $14.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Conference Call Information

The Hyzon management team will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The call can be accessed via a live webcast accessible on the Events & Presentations page in the Investor Relations section of Hyzon’s website at www.hyzonmotors.com. An archive of the webcast will be available for a period of time shortly after the call on the Investor Relations section of Hyzon’s website as well.

About Hyzon Motors Inc.

Hyzon is a global leader in fuel cell electric mobility, with US operations in the Rochester, Chicago and Detroit areas, and international operations in the Netherlands, China, Singapore, Australia, and Germany. Hyzon is an energy transition accelerator and technology innovator, providing end-to-end solutions primarily for the commercial mobility sector with a focus on the commercial vehicle market and hydrogen supply infrastructure.. Utilizing its proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to supply zero-emission heavy duty trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world to mitigate emissions from diesel transportation, which is one of the single largest sources of carbon emissions globally. The Company is contributing to the escalating adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles through its demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and history of rapid innovation.

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