Significant topline growth driven both organically and via strategic acquisitions
- Full Year 2022 total revenues increased 192% to $61.1 million compared to $20.9 million for full year 2021; Q4 2022 total revenues increased 184% to $22.6 million compared to $7.9 million in Q4 2021
- 213% increase in service revenues(1) to $5.7 million in Q4 2022 compared to $1.8 million in Q4 2021
- 827% increase in network fees to $2.3 million in Q4 2022 compared to $0.2 million in Q4 2021
- 370% increase in gross profit to $6.5 million in Q4 2022 compared to $1.4 million in Q4 2021
- 7,571 charging stations contracted, deployed or sold in Q4 2022; increase of 86% over Q4 2021
- Integration of recently acquired SemaConnect and EB Charging progressing on track
- Following the close of the quarter, Blink closed a public offering with gross proceeds of $100 million
Miami Beach, FL, February 28, 2023 — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022.
The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars and unaudited.
|Three Months Ended||Year Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Service Revenues (1)||5,673||1,813||213%||12,504||4,414||183%|
- Service Revenues consist of charging service revenues, network fees, and ride-sharing service revenues.
- Other Revenues consist of other revenues, warranties, and grants and rebates
“2022 was a milestone year for Blink, highlighted by revenue that nearly tripled, substantially improved gross margin performance, and the strategic acquisitions and integrations of SemaConnect and EB Charging, which significantly enhanced our global presence. The addition of SemaConnect, also provided us with vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities in the U.S., qualifying Blink for Buy American eligibility and incentives. Blink’s record topline performance throughout 2022 outpaced our industry and demonstrates our ability to drive organic growth for our EV charging products and services as well as the strength of the strategic acquisitions which have extended our recognition and reach worldwide,” commented Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “EV adoption represented 10% of all vehicles sold globally in 2022, and the important data point to watch is the trendline – EV adoption grew by 65% for the year and continues to gain traction among car buyers. As more EVs take to the road, Blink has the high-tech network, suite of equipment for any deployment landscape, flexible ownership models and reputation as a reliable provider, which uniquely position us to capitalize on the accelerating transition to electrified transportation.
“To highlight our competitive strength, we are the only fully vertically integrated EV charging provider in the U.S. It is common in the charging industry to provide either products or services, but Blink has a fully redesigned and upgraded network and we design, manufacture and deploy chargers while also offering flexible business models to best serve our customers and partners. Our business models range from simply providing the equipment and access to the network for a one-time installation fee; to our hybrid model where we provide hardware, software and maintenance services and share revenue with the site host; to our owner operator model, where we provide installation and equipment and are responsible for the ongoing operation of the chargers, creating long-term recurring revenue for Blink. Our ability to provide high quality equipment and a network featuring market-leading architecture, combined with our flexible business models, makes us attractive to new customers and allows us to effectively service our existing clients. We’ve built a strong foundation for growth and the expansion of our leadership in the EV charging industry, both domestically and internationally.”
Mr. Farkas concluded, “We are energized by the opportunities we’re seeing in the marketplace. As previously announced, we’re expanding and scaling our manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. to ensure we have the equipment to service the anticipated exponential growth in demand for charging infrastructure and we were especially pleased to have these efforts recognized earlier this month in the White House announcement of the New Standards and Major Progress for a Made-in-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers. We remain focused on aggressively competing for a share of the $7.5 billion in government funding earmarked for EV infrastructure buildout, with the goal of continuing to increase our role in facilitating the transition to EVs by ensuring there are reliable charging solutions for every venue including retail, public and home location as well as fleets.
“We enter 2023 in a strong position, thanks to our operational success in 2022 and the recent offering which generated gross proceeds of approximately $100 million. With our financial flexibility we are confident in our strategy to drive organic growth through the deployment of chargers in high density, highly trafficked locations worldwide, as well as through acquisitions or investment in businesses, products and technology that complement our offerings and can enhance our growth strategy. We look forward to continuing to expand and elevate our leadership role in the EV revolution.”
Total Revenues increased 184% to $22.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of $14.7 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.
Product Sales increased 176% to $15.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of $10.1 million compared to the same period in 2021, primarily driven by increased sales of commercial chargers, DC fast chargers, and residential chargers.
Service Revenues, which consist of charging service revenues, network fees, and ride-sharing service revenues, increased 213% to $5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, up $3.9 million from the fourth quarter of 2021, primarily driven by an increased number and greater utilization of chargers in Blink’s portfolio, significant increase in network fees, warranty and other, as well as increased revenues associated with the Blink Mobility ride-sharing service program.
Network fees grew 827% to $2.3 million compared to network fees of $0.2 million in the same period of 2021.
Gross Profit increased 370% to $6.5 million, or 29% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to gross profit of $1.4 million, or 17% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Net Loss and Loss Per Share
Net Loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $28.1 million, or $(0.55) per share, compared to net loss of $19.0 million, or $(0.45) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Adjusted EBITDA (3) and Adjusted EPS (4)
Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2022 was a loss of $14.8 million compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $9.1 million in the prior year period. Sequentially, fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA improved by nearly $3 million over third quarter of 2022.
Adjusted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2022 improved to ($0.41) compared to Adjusted EPS of ($0.44) in the fourth quarter of 2021 and compared to Adjusted EPS of ($0.47) in third quarter of 2022.
Cash and cash equivalents
- As of December 31, 2022, Cash and Cash Equivalents totaled $36.6 million. Following the close of the quarter, Blink closed a public offering with gross proceeds of $100 million.
Mr. Farkas commented, “We drove strong results in 2022. With our visibility today, and our optimism around the opportunities we’re seeing in the marketplace, we are targeting revenues in the range of $100 million to $110 million and targeting gross profit in excess of 30% for full year 2023. With continued solid operational execution, we believe we are well-positioned to generate continued growth and improved margin performance.”
(3) Adjusted EBITDA (defined as earnings (loss) before interest income (expense), provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, and acquisition related costs) is a non-GAAP financial measure management uses as a proxy for net income (loss). See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial measures included at the end of this release.
(4) Adjusted EPS (defined as earnings (loss) per diluted share) is a non-GAAP financial measure management uses to assess earnings per diluted share excluding non-recurring items such as acquisition-related costs, amortization expense of intangible assets and additional stock-based compensation expense. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial measures included at the end of this release.
- Blink was included in the Biden-Harris Administration Announcement of the New Standards and Major Progress for a Made-In-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers. Blink was recognized for its announced plans to expand its Bowie, Maryland facility by 30,000 square feet, investing $49 million over 10 years and creating 60 new jobs for the production of L2 chargers. Additionally, the announcement highlighted Blink’s plan for a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the U.S. that will provide up to 200,000 square feet of space to manufacture both DCFC and Level 2 chargers.
- Blue Corner signed a 10-year agreement with BluePoint, a leading venue and workspace provider and subsidiary of Belgium’s Technology Trade Federation AGORIA, to deploy 280 EV charging points to support more than 2,000 member companies at BluePoint’s business and network centers throughout Belgium.
- The Company announced an agreement with three local companies in Costa Rica, GBT (a Grupo CAPRIS company) RQL and SBS to extend its footprint and promote electromobility in the region. The agreement involves the installation of a public network of Blink charging stations across the country, as well as the retail selling of Blink’s home charging unit, the HQ 150 and HQ 200. The first 14 EV charging points will include Blink’s IQ 200 dual and single port chargers in strategic locations, which will be available for all EV drivers.
- Blink entered a national supplier agreement with Vizient, the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company, for the marketing and potential deployment of Blink charging stations and related services for Vizient members. The membership represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume.
- Blink announced an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Motors North America to make Blink chargers and turnkey install services available for all 323 U.S. dealerships. Blink will supply its MQ 200 and IQ 200 Level 2 chargers and will offer Blink DC Fast Chargers to all participating Mitsubishi dealerships across North America.
- The Company announced a collaboration with Citybest, a sustainable transport mobility App that connects passengers with sustainable taxis, drivers and ride sharing services, to provide EV chargers in Latin America. Blink will install 50 Blink MQ 200 chargers at hotel chains in Mexico with another 20 Blink EQ 200 chargers deployed in Chile. During the initial launch, Citybest will provide free charging to Citybest drivers and look to open access to public charging in the future.
- Blink unveiled five new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2023. The new products include the Vision, EQ 200, Series 3, PQ 150, and 30kW DC Fast Charger, which are designed to serve the increasing demands of the growing EV markets across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
- The Company announced a collaborative agreement with Bosch to become the official EV charger provider for General Motors dealerships in Mexico to deploy the Blink IQ 200 family of charging products and services.
- Blink will provide downtown Rockford, Illinois with EV charging stations through a procurement program established through the Region 1 Planning Council in 2022, that helps local governments in Northern Illinois purchase Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at pre-negotiated prices. Rockford has installed two Blink IQ 200 EV Charging Stations at a municipal parking lot and each L2 charging station allows two electric vehicles to charge simultaneously.
- Blink signed a distribution agreement with ZOOZ Power (TASE: ZOOZ), a leading supplier of flywheel-based Power Boosting EV charging solutions, for the distribution, sale, and deployment of ZOOZ’s Kinetic Power Booster, the ZOOZTER™-100, that utilizes advanced technology for storing kinetic energy in flywheels to power EV DC fast chargers, reducing dependency on the electrical grid.
- The Company, through its SemaConnect subsidiary, installed 50 EV charging stations at the Granite Properties development, Midtown Union in Atlanta, Georgia, a new, transformative, mixed-use development serving offices, retail and multifamily residences.
Earnings Conference Call
Blink Charging will host a conference call and webcast to discuss fourth quarter and year-end 2022 results today, February 28, 2023 at 4:30 PM, Eastern Time.
To access the live webcast, log onto the Blink Charging website at www.blinkcharging.com, and click on the News/Events section of the Investor Relations page. Investors may also access the webcast via the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2468/47588.
To participate in the call by phone, dial (888) 506-0062 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (973) 528-0011. Callers should use access code: 674206.
A replay of the teleconference will be available until March 30, 2023, and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 47588
About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed over 66,000 charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements, and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should” or other comparable terms, involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Blink Charging and members of its management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in Blink Charging’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities law, Blink Charging undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.
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