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Chinese Tesla rival Nio narrows losses as revenue surges 127%

Nio plans to begin deliveries of its ET7 electric sedan in 2022.

Evelyn Cheng | CNBC

GUANGZHOU, China — Nio shares rose more than 1% in after-hours trade on Wednesday after the Chinese electric carmaker posted a narrower than expected loss and a surge in revenue.

The start-up lost 0.42 yuan (US$0.07) per share in the second quarter, less than the 0.68 yuan loss expected, according to Refinitiv data. That was narrower than the 1.15 yuan loss per share recorded in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, revenue surged 127.2% year-on-year to hit 8.45 billion yuan ($1.31 billion), more than the 8.32 billion yuan analysts had estimated.

Nio forecast revenues for the third quarter to be between 8.91 billion yuan and 9.63 billion yuan, a rise of around 96.9% to 112.8% from the same quarter of 2020.

The electric carmaker said it delivered 21,896 vehicles in the second quarter, within its own previously-stated range. For the third quarter, Nio forecasts that it will deliver between 23,000 and 25,000 vehicles.

Supply chain ‘uncertainties’

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“The issue for Nio, for Tesla, for others, every car that they’re making, they’re selling. It’s really production and chip shortage, and … that’s going to be an overhang on the overall EV (electric vehicle) space,” Daniel Ives, managing director at Wedbush Securities, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Thursday.

William Bin Li, CEO of Nio said in a statement that while the global supply chain “still faces uncertainties.” The company has been “working closely” with its partners to “improve the overall supply chain production capacity,” he said.

Nio is facing increased competition from other electric vehicle start-ups in China including Li Auto and Xpeng as well as incumbent Tesla.

U.S.-listed Nio said it delivered 7,931 vehicles in July, less than both Li Auto and Xpeng.

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2021-08-12 19:25:41

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