EUGENE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV) — makers of the Fun Utility Vehicle® (FUV®) — an affordable, practical, and thrilling pure electric vehicle for everyday commuters and fleets, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Recent Company Highlights:
- Pre-orders for the FUV increased to 2,461 units, compared to 1,281 units at March 31, 2017
- Demonstrated the FUV at several notable industry events across the country
- Completed a third and fourth Signature Series FUV, both to be used for marketing purposes
- Continued to build-out Arcimoto’s vertically-integrated metal fabrication and automation capabilities to both reduce vehicle production costs and increase the pace of production
- On-track to methodically ramp FUV production in stages to mitigate risk, which entails the construction of 6 additional station-built Signature Series FUVs, followed by 15 line-built Beta Series FUVs starting in Q2 2018, and 25 line-built Pilot Series FUVs starting in Q3 2018, after which full Retail Series FUV production is expected to begin
“We have made significant progress on the goals cited in our Reg A offering materials,” said Mark Frohnmayer, Founder and President of Arcimoto. “Our operations team remains laser-focused on meeting our goal of scalable retail series production of the FUV by the end of 2018.
“The primary focus of our business and marketing team is defining the end-to-end customer experience, including innovative tools and initiatives to build brand awareness and facilitate purchase. Our activities to-date have driven significant media attention and continue to increase the demand for our vehicles. As of May 8, 2018, FUV pre-orders are 2,660 vehicles, representing approximately $40 million in anticipated revenue. We expect that the pace of new orders will accelerate as we deliver more FUVs to our pre-order customers and fully develop our in-market experience center locales.
“The entirety of Arcimoto remains focused on executing upon our stated goal of delivering a vehicle to enhance the daily driving routine of our customers, and that we believe truly moves the needle on mobility emissions, while creating value for our shareholders.”
First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenues in the first quarter of 2018 were $656 as compared to $40,580 revenue in the first quarter of 2017. Sources of revenue in the first quarter of 2018 were $0 from the sale of vehicles, $0 from merchandise sales, $656 in metal fabrication revenue, and $0 in grant revenue.
The Company incurred an operating loss of $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared to an operating loss of $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2018 was $2.0 million, or ($0.13) per share, as compared to a net loss of $0.5 million, or ($0.04) per share in the first quarter of 2017.
The Company had $11.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, 2018, compared to $14.1 million as of December 31, 2017.
Earnings Webcast Details
Management will host an investor webcast today at 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss Arcimoto’s first quarter 2018 financial results, provide a corporate update, and conclude with a Q&A from participants. To participate, please use the following information:
Q1 2018 Investor Webcast
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time)
Please login to the webcast 10 minutes before the start of the webcast to ensure timely participation.
A playback of the webcast will be available for replay for 60 days on the IR section of the Arcimoto website at https://www.arcimoto.com/investor/.
The Company will be broadcasting an earnings update video as part of the webcast. The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/lrL-_n8YE1E.
About Arcimoto, Inc.
Headquartered and manufactured in Eugene, Oregon, Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) is devising new technologies and patterns of mobility that together raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint and affordability. Available for pre-order today with a target base model purchase price of approximately $11,900, Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicle is one of the lightest, most affordable, and most appropriate electric vehicles suitable for the daily driver. For more information please visit www.arcimoto.com.
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