Successful public listing in March, resulting in net proceeds of $513 million
Announcing foundational agreement with an undisclosed company for autonomous program
Completed 3rd generation LiDAR chip module one quarter ahead of schedule - enables final cost structure, form factor and is already being produced at production intent factory
B sample development on schedule to be completed by year end
Aeva Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AEVA, “Aeva” or the “Company”), a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced its first quarter 2021 results.
Key Company Highlights
- Completed business combination with InterPrivate Acquisition Corp on March 12, 2021, resulting in listing on the NYSE as “AEVA” and net proceeds of $513 million
- Foundational agreement with an undisclosed large company to develop best-in-class LiDAR solutions for their autonomous program
- Third generation LiDAR chip module is in final architecture and integrates all core LiDAR components. Reduced size and improved reliability enables final cost structure, form factor, and is already being produced at production intent factory
- Announced collaboration with Denso, a top tier-1 automotive supplier, to bring Aeva’s 4D LiDAR to the consumer vehicle market
- Announced partnership with TuSimple, a leading autonomous trucking technology company, to utilize Aeva’s 4D LiDAR in TuSimple’s self-driving trucks
- Extended Aeva’s 4D LiDAR detection range to an industry-leading 500m distance through software updates on existing hardware
- Strengthened Aeva team, including key leadership hires in supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering
- Formed new Advisory Board with the addition of veteran Apple and Volkswagen executives
“Our mission at Aeva is to bring the next wave of perception for all devices, and becoming a public company was an important step toward realizing this vision,” stated Soroush Salehian, Co-founder and CEO of Aeva.
“We have executed on our product development ahead of schedule, which is accelerating our commercial traction in the market. Today, we’re excited to announce another major step forward with a foundational agreement with an undisclosed company to utilize Aeva’s proprietary FMCW 4D LiDAR to enable safe autonomy at production scale. The opportunities ahead are tremendous as we continue to execute on our strategy to bring Aeva’s 4D LiDAR to mass market.”
First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities
- Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $523 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to $24.6 million as of December 31, 2020
- Revenue of $0.3 million, compared to $0.5 million in the prior-year period
GAAP and Non-GAAP Operating Loss
- GAAP operating loss of $20.1 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $7.0 million in the prior year period
- Non-GAAP operating loss of $15.6 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of $4.5 million, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of $6.1 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of $0.9 million, in the prior year period
- Weighted average shares outstanding of 164.0 million in first quarter 2021
- Shares outstanding of 211.5 million as of March 31, 2021
- Complete next-generation B sample development
- Build on momentum with 2 additional programs towards production
- Accelerate engagements in non-automotive applications
- Strengthen supply chain for production, including dual source strategy and securing capacity
We are evaluating the impact of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the "SEC") Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies on our warrant accounting. We are omitting certain financial tables at this time until such evaluation is complete. However, we do not expect the financial information presented in this press release to change.
Conference Call Details
The company will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss results at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET today. The live webcast and replay can be accessed at https://investors.aeva.ai.
Founded in 2017 by former Apple engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, and led by a multidisciplinary team of engineers and operators experienced in the field of sensing and perception, Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception technology to broad applications from automated driving to consumer electronics, consumer health, industrial robotics and security. Aeva is backed by Porsche SE, Adage Capital, Lux Capital and Canaan Partners, amongst others. For more information, visit www.aeva.com.
Forward looking statements
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Source: Aeva Technologies, Inc.