Today we publish our financial results for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2022.
- Third quarter 2022 revenues increased 105.0% over the prior year period to €22.3 million, largely driven by a doubling of charging and services revenues.
- Total energy sold was 37.0 gigawatt hour (GWh), an increase of 81.0% over the prior-year period.
- Total number of charging sessions were 2.2 million, 36.6% higher compared to 1.6 million in the prior-year period.
- Third quarter 2022 average utilization rate1 increased to 11.5% from 6.6%.
- Signed 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA), which is expected to begin January 1, 2023, with a major European independent renewable power producer in Germany for 25 gigawatt hours (GWh), to drastically lower and stabilize the impact of commodity price volatility.
- Implemented substantial price increases to minimize margin impact; price hikes in January, September and October of this year.
- Strong commercial activities with multiple contracts and locations signed. Backlog of ultra-fast charging ports increased by 24% in the quarter to approximately 8,400 charging ports on 1,270 sites, compared to the prior-year period.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Mathieu Bonnet, stated “I am pleased with the progress we continue to make as we near the end of our first fiscal year as a public company. The Carrefour project remains on track and has entered the second phase of the development process, as we are currently installing more than 310 new ultrafast charging ports. We have signed new important contracts all around Europe representing more than 1,800 ultrafast charging ports to be installed. As we expand and develop more sites across more jurisdictions, we believe we are very well positioned to maintain and advance our pivotal role in Europe’s EV charging infrastructure that is accelerating.”
Bonnet continued, “I am pleased to report that we have signed our first 10-year PPA with a European independent renewable power producer in Germany for 25 GWh. Sourced through a solar farm, the electricity provides our customers with 100% green energy, effective January 1, 2023. PPAs will enable us to lock in very attractive, long-term energy prices, meaningfully reducing our exposure to increases in commodity prices. As previously announced, our goal is to hedge approximately 80% of our energy input costs by 2023 by executing long-term, low-cost power contracts based on renewable power assets. The agreement represents a first step in that strategy that we are aiming to accelerate over the next months.”
Our Chief Financial Officer, Ton Louwers, commented, “Our multi-pronged approach of signing PPAs, price increases, minimizing supply chain disruptions by proactively managing our European supplier partnerships, and the natural hedge that we have from income from the sale of certificates (or carbon credits) generated from the sale of green energy, has significantly reduced the risk of margin contraction to earnings. We expect to benefit from all the steps we have taken thus far and believe we are on track to achieve our long-term revenue and growth targets.”
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