Arrival Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Aug 12, 2021

Significant increase in non-binding Orders and LOIs to 59k¹ vehicles
Completed redemption of public warrants with gross proceeds of c.$141 million
Announced new Indian R&D engineering facility following significant customer demand
Rockhill Microfactory over 80% and Bicester over 75% of equipment ordered/delivered

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL), pioneer of a unique new method of design and production of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) by local Microfactories, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“We are delighted to have announced our current non-binding Orders and LOIs total c.59k¹ vehicles with the most recent addition in India for our Bus platform,” said Denis Sverdlov, CEO and founder of Arrival. “This highlights the tremendous growth we are experiencing at Arrival and is a further validation of our vehicle portfolio, unique technologies and new method of producing EVs. In addition to this we have announced important partnerships with Microsoft, Hitachi, Ambarella and STMicroelectronics, which are all key to enhancing our vehicle offering and the complete ecosystem we are building at Arrival. Finally we have provided a detailed roadmap for each of our bus and van platforms with specific milestones highlighted between now and the start of production for each so that investors can closely track our progress in the coming quarters.”

Business Highlights:

  • Announced initial order¹ of 3,000 vans from Leaseplan with the company selected as the preferred operational leasing partner for Arrival electric vans in Europe. Leaseplan has a global fleet of 1.9 million vehicles and is one of the world’s leading providers of delivery vans-as-a-service
  • Announced landmark bus order for 5 buses from Anaheim, California, USA utilising a $2 million federal grant
  • Strong demand in multiple regions as evidenced by continued increase in LOIs for both bus and van since Q1 2021
  • UPS trials ongoing with positive feedback received from proving ground trials and depot driver evaluations
  • Public road trials to commence in Q1 2022 for both the van and bus with UPS and First Bus, respectively
  • Partnership with Uber progressing well with several other ride hailing companies expressing an interest in partnering with Arrival on this initiative
  • Bicester microfactory progressing ahead of plan with composite production lines installed; Microfactory capex forecasts continue to be on track as per original targets
  • Charlotte, North Carolina van microfactory site identified and the leased building is due to complete construction in October of this year with equipment to be ordered in 2022
  • Announced new Indian R&D engineering centre as first foray into Indian market on back of government interest and customer demand resulting in LOIs
  • Over 500 composite panels already manufactured using production equipment in Bicester and completed manufacture of more than 1,400 high voltage battery modules to date
  • Arrival’s Automated Driving System completed a live demonstration at a parcel depot without a human driver inside the Arrival Van
  • Announced the hire of John Wozniak as CFO who takes over from interim CFO Tim Holbrow. Tim has been an invaluable leader in Arrival’s team and will continue in a senior leadership role as SVP Strategic Finance

Recent Partnerships:

  • Announced partnership with Microsoft to create an open data platform to maximise insights from vehicle data collection
  • Partnered with Hitachi Europe to deliver new bus and infrastructure solutions to the European Bus industry
  • Announced a collaboration with STMicroelectronics where their products dedicated to processing, power and battery management are expected to be featured across Arrival’s entire vehicle portfolio
  • Partnered with Ambarella to deliver advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)

¹Source: Company estimates as of August 2021 - LOIs include UPS option for additional 10k vehicles and Leaseplan partnership which is subject to completion of final documentation expected in Q3 2021. All references to orders and LOIs are non-binding and subject to cancellation or modification at any time

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results:

  • EBITDA loss of €29 million, compared to a loss of €12 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of €35 million, compared to a loss of €12 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Administrative expenses of €35 million and not capitalised R&D expenses of €6 million (Q2 2020: Administrative expenses of €10 million and not capitalised R&D expenses of €4 million)
  • Capital expenditure of €65 million in the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2020: €20 million)
  • Cash and cash equivalents of €445 million as of June 30, 2021; includes €58 million from the public warrant redemption process with an additional c.€60 million to come

Webcast Information
Arrival will host a Zoom webinar at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, August 12, 2021, to discuss its second quarter 2021 results. The live webcast will be accessible on the Company’s website at A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures
This press release includes Adjusted EBITDA which Arrival utilizes to assess the financial performance of its business that is not a measure recognized under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). This non-IFRS measure should not be considered an alternative to performance measures determined in accordance with IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Operating loss, see the reconciliation table included later in this press release.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the products offered by Arrival and the markets in which it operates and Arrival’s projected future results. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Such statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on management’s belief or interpretation of information currently available. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including, but not limited to: (i) the impact of COVID-19 on Arrival’s business; (ii) the risk of downturns and the possibility of rapid change in the highly competitive industry in which Arrival operates, (iii) the risk that Arrival and its current and future collaborators are unable to successfully develop and commercialize Arrival’s products or services, or experience significant delays in doing so, (iv) the risk that Arrival may never achieve or sustain profitability; (v) the risk that Arrival experiences difficulties in managing its growth and expanding operations, (vi) the risk that third-parties suppliers and manufacturers are not able to fully and timely meet their obligations; (vii) the risk that the utilization of Microfactories will not provide the expected benefits due to, among other things, the inability to locate appropriate buildings to use as Microfactories, Microfactories needing a larger than anticipated factory footprint, and the inability of Arrival to deploy Microfactories in the anticipated time frame; (viii) the risk that the orders that have been placed for vehicles, including the order from UPS, are cancelled or modified; (ix) the risk of product liability or regulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to Arrival’s products and services; and (x) the risk that Arrival will need to raise additional capital to execute its business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all; and (xi) the risk that Arrival is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of Arrival’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 30, 2021 and other documents filed by Arrival with the SEC from time to time. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Arrival assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Arrival does not give any assurance that Arrival will achieve its expectations.

About Arrival
Arrival was founded in 2015 with a mission to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions - produced by local Microfactories.Six years and over 2,000 people later, we are leading the transition to EVs globally by creating products that are zero-emission, more desirable, more sustainable and more equitable than ever before. Our in-house technologies enable our radical new method of design and production using rapidly-scalable, local Microfactories around the world. This method facilitates cities and governments in achieving their sustainability goals whilst also supercharging their communities. We are a technology company, a product company, a supply chain company, an automotive company, a mobility company, a fintech company and a service company - all rolled into one with a shared goal of true sustainability. This vertically integrated business model is how we can have the radical impact our world needs today.

Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL) is a joint stock company governed by Luxembourg.

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Unaudited consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive (loss)/income

In thousands of euroSix months endedThree months ended
 June 30, 2021
 June 30, 2020*
 June 30, 2021
 June 30, 2020*
Administrative expenses(73,801) (23,405) (34,534) (9,981)
Research and development expenses(13,146) (6,909) (6,063) (4,110)
Impairment expense(1,918) (650) (1,402) (650)
Other operating income1,610  759  487  445 
Listing expense**(1,018,024) -  -  - 
Other expenses(185) (208) (121) 23 
Operating (loss)(1,105,464) (30,413) (41,633) (14,273)
Finance income96,270  1,795  13,763  1,066 
Finance cost(8,616) (2,343) (4,486) (1,215)
Net Finance income/(cost) 87,654   (548)  9,277   (149)
(Loss) before tax(1,017,810) (30,961) (32,356) (14,422)
Tax income/(expense)(6,295) 3,834  (6,315) 2,996 
(Loss) for the period(1,024,105)  (27,127)  (38,671)  (11,426)
Attributable to:           
Owners of the Company(1,024,105)  (27,127)  (38,671)  (11,426)

Unaudited consolidated statement of other comprehensive (loss)/income

In thousands of euroSix months endedThree months ended
 June 30, 2021
 June 30, 2020*
 June 30, 2021
 June 30, 2020*
(Loss) for the period(1,024,105)  (27,127)  (38,671)  (11,426)
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or (loss)    
Exchange differences on translating foreign operations14,417  (10,827) (2,315) (4,879)
Total comprehensive profit/(loss) 14,417   (10,827)  (2,315)  (4,879)
Total comprehensive (loss) for the period(1,009,688) (37,954)  (40,986)  (16,305)
Attributable to:    
Owners of the Company(1,009,688) (37,954) (40,986) (16,305)

*Comparative figures are of Arrival Luxembourg S.à r.l. in accordance with IFRS 2 for reverse merger.
**As a result of the conclusion of the merger with CIIG, Arrival issued shares and warrants to CIIG shareholders, comprised of the fair value of the Company’s shares that were issued to CIIG shareholders of €1,347 million as well as the fair value of the Company’s warrants of €189 million. In exchange, the Company received the identifiable net assets held by CIIG, which had a fair value upon closing of €534 million. The excess of the fair value of the equity instruments issued over the fair value of the identified net assets received, represents a non-cash expense in accordance with IFRS 2. This one-time expense as a result of the transaction, in the amount of €1,002 million, is recognised as a share listing expense presented as part of the operating results within the Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss. Listing expense also includes €16 million of other related transaction expenses.

Unaudited consolidated statement of financial position

In thousands of euroJune 30, 2021 December 31, 2020* 

Non-Current Assets  
Property, plant and equipment157,005 112,719 
Intangible assets and goodwill256,261 171,726 
Deferred tax asset1,279 1,134 
Trade and other receivables29,716 10,786 
Total Non-Current Assets 444,261  296,365 
Current Assets  
Inventory13,439 11,820 
Loans to executives- 4,244 
Trade and other receivables56,818 51,424 
Prepayments32,597 18,956 
Cash and cash equivalents445,044 67,080 
Total Current Assets 547,898  153,524 
TOTAL ASSETS 992,159  449,889 
Capital and reserves  
Share capital61,417 239,103 
Share premium4,836,426 288,539 
Other reserves(2,839,603) 51,425 
Accumulated deficit(1,282,861) (258,756) 
Total Equity 775,379  320,311 
Non-Current Liabilities  
Loans and borrowings118,844 87,907 
Warrants16,905 - 
Deferred tax liability7,275 2,750 
Total Non-Current Liabilities 143,024  90,657 
Current Liabilities  
Current tax liabilities378 501 
Warrants25,243 - 
Loans and borrowings5,361 4,255 
Trade and other payables42,774 34,165 
Total Current Liabilities 73,756  38,921 

*Comparative figures are of Arrival Luxembourg S.à r.l

Unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows

In thousands of euro June 30, 2021 June 30, 2020* 
Cash flows used in operating activities     
Loss for the period (1,024,105) (27,127) 
Adjustments for:   
- Depreciation/Amortization 9,099 3,904 
- Impairment losses 2,000 665 
- Net unrealised foreign exchange differences 4,275 (588) 
- Net finance interest (2,376) 2,157 
- Fair value of employee share scheme 1,300 - 
- Change in fair value of warrants (88,640) - 
- Listing cost 1,002,609 - 
- Reversal of difference between fair value and nominal value of loans that have been repaid (1,454) - 
- Loss on disposal of fixed assets 190 - 
- Profit from the cancellation of leases (1,058) (87) 
- Tax income/(expense) 4,307 (3,833) 
Cash flows used in operations before working capital changes (93,853) (24,909) 
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables (30,000) 6,827 
Increase/ (Decrease) in trade and other payables 20,602 (16,483) 
(Increase) of inventory (1,635) (3,587) 
Cash flows used in operations  (104,886) (38,152) 
Income tax and other taxes received 6,588 4,843 
Interest received 48 (21) 
Net cash used in operating activities  (98,250)  (33,330) 

Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of intangible assets (75,656) (31,442) 
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment (18,398) (6,496) 
Grants received 146 783 
Prepayments for tangible and intangible assets (12,638) (2,123) 
Cash received on acquisition of entities, net of consideration paid - 34 
Proceeds from the sale of fixed assets - 6 
Net cash used in investing activities  (106,546)  (39,238) 

Cash flows from financing activities
Cash received from merger with CIIG 534,413 - 
Issuance of share to warrant holders 57,477 - 
Cash received for warrants redemption for which no shares have been issued 474 - 
Issuance of Preferred A shares - 10,000 
Repayment of interest (57) (39) 
Repayment of lease liabilities (5,757) (3,453) 
Net cash from financing activities  586,550  6,508 
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 381,754 (66,060) 
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1 67,080 96,644 
Effects of movements in exchange rates on cash held (3,790) (706) 
Cash and cash equivalents at June 30  445,044  29,878 

*Comparative figures are of Arrival Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Non-IFRS measures

In thousands of euro  Six months ended
 Three months ended
  June 30, 2021 June 30, 2020* June 30, 2021 June 30, 2020* 
(Loss) for the period (1,024,105) (27,127) (38,671) (11,426) 
Interest (income)/expense, net (2,374) 2,158 (1,081) 1,097 
Tax (income)/expense 6,295 (3,834) 6,315 (2,996) 
Depreciation and amortisation 9,099 3,904 4,915 1,501 
EBITDA (1,011,085)  (24,899)  (28,522)  (11,824) 
Impairment 1,918 650 1,402 650 
Share option expense 1,300 - 101 - 
Listing expense 1,018,024 - - - 
Fair value of warrants (88,640) - (10,719) - 
Reversal of difference between fair value and nominal value of loans that got repaid (1,454) - - - 
Foreign exchange 4,650 (1,762) 2,431 (1,054) 
Transaction bonuses*** 13,392 - - - 
Adjusted EBITDA  (61,895)  (26,011)  (35,307)  (12,228) 

***Following the successful merger with CIIG certain executive officers of the Group received a one time bonus. This is included in administrative expenses in the Income Statement


During the period, the shareholders of Arrival Luxembourg S.à r.l. contributed their shares in the company for shares of Arrival. As a result of this transaction, Arrival has become the parent company of the Arrival group of companies.

For the purpose of the above financial statements, comparative financial statements for year ended December 31 2020 and quarter ended June 30, 2020 consist of consolidated financial statements of Arrival Luxembourg S.à r.l. pre-merger