CarLotz Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

November 8, 2021

Record Revenue of $68.0 million in the Third Quarter, Increasing 128% versus Last Year

Retail Unit Sales Grew 58% to 2,490

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CarLotz, Inc. (“CarLotz” or the “Company”), a leading consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Net revenue increased 128% to $68.0 million from $29.8 million in the same period in 2020
  • Retail unit sales were 2,490 compared to 1,571 in the prior year period, an increase of 58%
  • Retail GPU was $939. Adjusted retail GPU, excluding the increase in the inventory reserve, was $1,315.
  • Net Loss attributable to common shareholders was $(3.5) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share, versus $(0.5) million, or $(0.01) per diluted share in the prior year period
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(22.8) million compared to $(0.6) million in the third quarter of 2020

“We are pleased with our record third quarter revenue of $68.0 million, representing growth of 128% and driven by a 58% increase in retail unit sales, a 190% increase in finance and insurance revenue, and more than doubling our hub locations versus last year,” said Michael Bor, Co-Founder and CEO of CarLotz. “I am encouraged by this performance while navigating the impact of the ongoing chip shortage on our core consignment business model.”

Mr. Bor continued, “While the chip shortage has caused a disruption to our consignment business model, we are focused on maximizing returns on the significant investments we have made this year, leveraging the assets we already have in place, and offering the best customer experience in the industry, all while building awareness of the CarLotz brand and what consignment means. We firmly believe in our long-term consignment business model and the opportunity to provide value to our corporate sourcing partners and retail buyers and sellers.”   

Outlook

The Company expects sequential quarterly improvement in retail units sold and retail GPU in Q4.

The Company will continue to open new hubs in 2022, although fewer than in 2021.

As a result of the continued disruption caused by the chip shortage and the corresponding lack of visibility into the wholesale market and commercial vehicle sourcing, the Company is not providing additional financial outlook information for fiscal 2021 at this time.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the third quarter 2021 financial results is scheduled for today, November 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET. Interested parties may listen to the conference call via telephone by dialing 1-833-962-1461, or for international callers, 1-929-517-0392 with Conference ID: 1488810. A telephone replay will be available until 11:59 pm ET on November 15, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056, or for international callers, 1-404-537-3406 and entering replay Pin number: 1488810.

The conference call webcast will be available at www.investors.carlotz.com.

About CarLotz  
CarLotz is a leading consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace that provides our corporate vehicle sourcing partners and retail sellers of used vehicles with the ability to easily access the retail sales channel. Our mission is to create the world's greatest vehicle buying and selling experience. We operate a technology-enabled buying, sourcing, and selling model that offers an omni-channel experience and comprehensive selection of vehicles. Our proprietary technology provides our corporate vehicle sourcing partners with real-time performance metrics and data analytics, along with custom business intelligence reporting that enables vehicle triage optimization between the wholesale and retail channels.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts, such as statements concerning possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations, including statements regarding CarLotz’ expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions. Forward-looking statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “plans,” “scheduled,” “anticipates” or “intends” or similar expressions. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include those disclosed in CarLotz’ filings with the SEC, including those resulting from the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on our business and general business and economic conditions and our ability to successfully execute our geographic expansion plans. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and CarLotz is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update, alter or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investors:

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Media:

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CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 September 30,
2021
 December 31,
2020
Assets   
Current Assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$57,504  $2,208 
Restricted cash214  605 
Marketable securities – at fair value143,460  1,032 
Accounts receivable, net8,833  4,132 
Inventories58,142  11,202 
Other current assets9,201  6,679 
Total Current Assets277,354  25,858 
Marketable securities – at fair value2,432   
Property and equipment, net15,516  1,868 
Capitalized website and internal-use software costs, net12,555   
Lease vehicles, net877  173 
Other assets4,566  299 
Total Assets$313,300  $28,198 
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)  
Current Liabilities:  
Long-term debt, current$397  $6,370 
Floor plan notes payable24,284  6,039 
Accounts payable9,824  6,283 
Accrued transaction expenses  6,052 
Accrued expenses10,902  3,563 
Accrued expenses – related party  5,082 
Other current liabilities638  256 
Total Current Liabilities46,045  33,645 
Long-term debt, less current portion8,706  2,999 
Redeemable convertible preferred stock tranche obligation  2,832 
Earnout shares liability17,663   
Merger warrant liability14,231   
Other liabilities1,061  1,959 
Total Liabilities87,706  41,435 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 15)   
Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock: 
Series A Preferred Stock, $0.0001 stated value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; after recapitalization there are no preferred shares issued or outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020   
Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit):  
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 authorized shares, 113,707,013 and 58,621,042 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 202011  6 
Additional paid-in capital285,423  20,779 
Accumulated deficit(59,740) (34,037)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income(100) 15 
Treasury stock, $0.001 par value; after recapitalization there are no treasury shares issued or outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020   
Total Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)225,594  (13,237)
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)$313,300  $28,198 


CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except per share and share data)
 
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenues:   
Retail vehicle sales$56,284  $26,694  $150,897  $71,388 
Wholesale vehicle sales8,989  2,088  18,217  7,124 
Finance and insurance, net2,639  910  5,973  2,697 
Lease income, net129  101  334  373 
Total Revenues68,041  29,793  175,421  81,582 
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation)66,017  26,217  167,207  72,805 
Gross Profit2,024  3,576  8,214  8,777 
Operating Expenses:   
Selling, general and administrative24,780  4,147  63,039  11,136 
Stock-based compensation expense3,447    49,114  37 
Depreciation and amortization expense1,214  78  1,692  269 
Management fee expense – related party  63  2  195 
Total Operating Expenses29,441  4,288  113,847  11,637 
Loss from Operations(27,417) (712) (105,633) (2,860)
Interest Expense650  104  1,009  360 
Other Income, net      
Change in fair value of merger warrants liability12,111    24,794   
Change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock tranche obligation  333    962 
Change in fair value of earnout shares12,565    56,621   
Other income (expense)(85) (6) (476) 58 
Total Other Income, net24,591  327  80,939  1,020 
Loss Before Income Tax Expense(3,476) (489) (25,703) (2,200)
Income tax expense  3    12 
Net Loss$(3,476) $(492) $(25,703) $(2,212)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.03) $(0.01) $(0.23) $(0.04)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted113,707,013  58,621,041  109,447,939  58,621,041 


CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except per share and share data)
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2021 2020
Cash Flow from Operating Activities 
Net loss$(25,703) $(2,212)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities 
Depreciation – property and equipment1,623  148 
Amortization and accretion - marketable securities1,712   
Depreciation – lease vehicles69  121 
Loss on disposition of property and equipment   
Loss (Gain) on marketable securities  (13)
Provision for doubtful accounts85  5 
Stock-based compensation expense49,114  37 
Change in fair value of Merger warrants liability(24,794)  
Change in fair value of historic warrants liability  (30)
Change in fair value of earnout shares(56,621)  
Amortization of debt issuance costs and stock warrant  18 
Change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock tranche obligation  (962)
Unpaid interest expense on capital lease obligations199  —  
Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities: 
Accounts receivable(4,786) 290 
Inventories(46,774) (602)
Other current assets(8,414) (247)
Other assets(4,267) 28 
Accounts payable3,541  893 
Accrued expenses5,441  771 
Accrued expenses – related party(229) 75 
Other current liabilities382  (115)
Other liabilities(753) 756 
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities(110,175) (1,039)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities 
Purchase of property and equipment(6,766) (37)
Capitalized website and internal-use software costs(11,511)  
Purchase of marketable securities(359,381) (999)
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities212,823  53 
Purchase of lease vehicles(939) (76)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities(165,774) (1,059)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities 
Issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock   
Payments made on long-term debt and capital leases(51) (7)
Advance from holder of marketable securities4,722   
Repayment of advance from marketable securities(4,722)  
PIPE Issuance125,000   
Merger financing309,999   
Payment made on accrued dividends(4,853)  
Payments to existing shareholders of Former CarLotz(62,693)  
Transaction costs and advisory fees(47,579)  
Payments made on cash considerations associated with stock options(2,465)  
Repayment of Paycheck Protection Program loan(1,749)  
Payments made on note payable(3,000)  
Borrowings on long-term debt  2,249 
Payments on floor plan notes payable(109,034) (16,877)
Borrowings on floor plan notes payable127,279  16,834 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities330,854  2,199 
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents Including Restricted Cash54,905  101 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning2,813  4,102 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending57,718  4,203 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information   
Cash paid for interest$1,000  $248 
Supplementary Schedule of Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities: 
Transfer from lease vehicles to inventory$166  $199 
Redeemable convertible preferred stock distributions accrued$  $1,399 
Issuance of common stock warrants  15 
KAR/AFC exercise of stock warrants(144)  
KAR/AFC conversion of notes payable$(3,625) $ 
Convertible redeemable preferred stock tranche obligation expiration$(2,832) $ 
Capitalized website and internal use software costs accrued$(1,898) $ 
Purchases of property under capital lease obligation$(7,651) $ 


CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Results of Operations and Retail Gross Profit per Unit
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 Change Change
Revenue:       
Retail vehicle sales$56,284  $26,694  $29,590  111%
Wholesale vehicle sales8,989  2,088  6,901  331%
Finance and insurance, net2,639  910  1,729  190%
Lease income, net129  101  28  28%
Total revenues68,041  29,793  38,248  128%
Cost of sales:     
Retail vehicle cost of sales$56,584  $24,177  $29,362  134%
Wholesale vehicle cost of sales9,433  2,040  2,324  362%
Total cost of sales$66,017  $26,217  $39,800  152%
Gross profit:     
Retail vehicle gross profit (loss)$(300) $2,517  $(2,817) (112)%
Wholesale vehicle gross profit (loss)(444) 48  (492) NM 
Finance and insurance gross profit2,639  910  1,729  190%
Lease income, net129  101  28  28%
Total gross profit$2,024  $3,576  $(1,552) (43)%
        
Retail gross profit per unit(1):    
Retail vehicle gross profit (loss)$(300) $2,517  $(2,817) (112)%
Finance and insurance gross profit2,639  910  1,729  190%
Total retail vehicle and finance and insurance gross profit2,339  3,427  (1,088) (32)%
Retail vehicle unit sales2,490  1,571  919  58%
Retail vehicle gross profit per unit$939  $2,181  $(1,242) (57)%

(1) Gross profit per unit is calculated as gross profit for retail vehicles and finance and insurance, each of which is divided by the total number of retail vehicles sold in the period.

CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Results of Operations and Retail Gross Profit per Unit
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 Change Change
Revenue:       
Retail vehicle sales$150,897  $71,388  $79,509  111%
Wholesale vehicle sales18,217  7,124  11,093  156%
Finance and insurance, net5,973  2,697  3,276  121%
Lease income, net334  373  (39) (10)%
Total revenues175,421  81,582  93,839  115%
Cost of sales:     
Retail vehicle cost of sales$147,142  $65,723  $81,419  124%
Wholesale vehicle cost of sales20,065  7,082  12,983  183%
Total cost of sales$167,207  $72,805  $94,402  130%
Gross profit:     
Retail vehicle gross profit$3,755  $5,665  $(1,910) (34)%
Wholesale vehicle gross profit(1,848) 42  (1,890) NM 
Finance and insurance gross profit5,973  2,697  3,276  121%
Lease income, net334  373  (39) (10)%
Total gross profit$8,214  $8,777  $(563) (6)%
        
Retail gross profit per unit(1):     
Retail vehicle gross profit$3,755  $5,665  $(1,910) (34)%
Finance and insurance gross profit5,973  2,697  3,276  121%
Total retail vehicle and finance and insurance gross profit9,728  8,362  1,366  16%
Retail vehicle unit sales7,053  4,400  2,653  60%
Retail vehicle gross profit per unit$1,379  $1,900  $(521) (27)%

(1) Gross profit per unit is calculated as gross profit for retail vehicles and finance and insurance, each of which is divided by the total number of retail vehicles sold in the period.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted retail GPU as presented herein are supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). They are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as substitutes for net income (loss), retail gross profit or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that these measures provide investors additional meaningful methods to evaluate certain aspects of the Company’s results period over period and for the other reasons set forth below.

EBITDA is defined as net loss attributable to common stockholders adjusted to exclude interest expense, and depreciation and amortization expense.

Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted to exclude certain expenses related to the Company’s capital structure and management fee expense prior to the merger, stock compensation expense and other nonoperating income and expenses, including interest, investment gain/loss and nonrecurring income/expense.

Adjusted retail GPU is retail gross profit per unit adjusted to exclude the change in the inventory reserve for owned inventory to record inventory at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Retail gross profit per unit is the aggregate retail and F&I gross profit in a given period divided by retail vehicles sold during that period.

Management believes the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to EBITDA applied in presenting Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in comparing the Company’s performance prior to the merger and the Company’s performance following the merger.

Management believes the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to retail gross profit per unit in presented Adjusted retail GPU is useful to investors in presenting the Company’s gross profit per unit on units actually sold during the period in comparing the Company’s performance to prior periods that did not have a material change in the inventory reserve.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted retail GPU have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the results as reported under GAAP. These measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

The following tables reconcile EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net loss attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted retail GPU to retail gross profit per unit for the periods presented:

CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Adjusted Retail Gross Profit per Unit
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 Change Change
Adjusted retail gross profit per unit(1):    
Retail vehicle gross profit (loss)$(300) $2,517  $(2,817) (112)%
Finance and insurance gross profit2,639  910  1,729  190%
Total gross profit2,339  3,427  (1,088) (32)%
Change in inventory reserve(2)935    935  100%
Total adjusted gross profit3,274  3,427  (153) (4)%
Retail vehicle unit sales2,490  1,571  919  58%
Retail vehicle adjusted gross profit per unit$1,315  $2,181  $(867) (40)%

(1)   Adjusted gross profit per unit is calculated as gross profit for retail vehicles and finance and insurance, excluding any cost of sales associated with recording existing inventory to net realizable value, each of which is divided by the total number of retail vehicles sold in the period.
(2)   The change in inventory reserve represents the impact on the Consolidated Statements of Operations related to the adjustment for lower of cost or net realizable value of inventory in the period.

CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — Adjusted Gross Profit per Unit
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 Change Change
Adjusted retail gross profit per unit(1):    
Retail vehicle gross profit (loss)$3,755  $5,665  $(1,910) (34)%
Finance and insurance gross profit5,973  2,697  3,276  121%
Total gross profit9,728  8,362  1,366  16%
Change in inventory reserve(2)965  (50) 1,015  NM 
Total adjusted gross profit10,693  8,312  2,381  29%
Retail vehicle unit sales7,053  4,400  2,653  60%
Retail vehicle adjusted gross profit per unit$1,516  $1,889  $(373) (20)%

(1)   Adjusted gross profit per unit is calculated as gross profit for retail vehicles and finance and insurance, excluding any cost of sales associated with recording existing inventory to net realizable value, each of which is divided by the total number of retail vehicles sold in the period.
(2)   The change in inventory reserve represents the impact on the Consolidated Statements of Operations related to the adjustment for lower of cost or net realizable value of inventory in the period.

CarLotz, Inc. and Subsidiaries — EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
 
(unaudited)
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2021 2020 Change 2021 2020 Change
Net Loss$(3,476) $(492) $(2,984) $(25,703) $(2,212) $(23,491)
Adjusted to exclude the following:           
Interest expense650  104  546  1,009  360  649 
Income tax expense  3  (3)   12  (12)
Depreciation and amortization expense1,214  78  1136  1,692  269  1423 
EBITDA$(1,612) $(307) $(1,305) $(23,002) $(1,571) $(21,431)
Other expense85  6  79  476  (58) 534 
Stock compensation expense3,447    3,447  49,114  37  49,077 
Management fee expense - related party  63  (63) 2  195  (193)
Change in fair value of warrants liability(12,111)   (12,111) (24,794)   (24,794)
Change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock tranche obligation  (333) 333    (962) 962 
Change in fair value of earnout provision(12,565)   (12,565) (56,621)   (56,621)
Adjusted EBITDA$(22,756) $(571) $(22,185) $(54,825) $(2,359) $(52,466)



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