Embark Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBK) (“Embark”), a leading developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and provided a business update.

“I am pleased with the inaugural NHTSA ADS crash data release which reflects Embark's perfect safety record,” said Alex Rodrigues, CEO of Embark. “The zero reportable crashes in the report are a testament to Embark's disciplined operational safety processes and technology stack. Furthermore, we recently completed a successful public demonstration of our emergency vehicle interaction capability, an engineering breakthrough made possible by our partnerships with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Travis County Sheriff's Office. In the second half of 2022, we are directing our attention to our next milestone - evasive maneuvers - as we work toward completing the four remaining capabilities on our technical capabilities roadmap on schedule.”

Key Company Highlights

  • Inaugural NHTSA ADS Crash Data Release Shows Embark With Perfect Safety Record. Embark continues to set a leading standard with zero reportable DOT and NHTSA crashes, backed by its operational safety processes and state-of-the-art technology stack.
  • Successful Public Demonstration of Emergency Vehicle Interaction Capability with Texas Law Enforcement Agencies. Embark worked closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Travis County Sheriff's Office to develop the capability for Embark-powered trucks to identify and stop for law enforcement vehicles, and build communication protocols and standard operating procedures between autonomous trucks and law enforcement officers. This capability was achieved successfully and on schedule.
  • Revised 2022 Cash Flow Spend Guidance Reflects Process Improvements and Extends Operational Runway. Operational process improvements, focused hiring and efficiencies enable us to remain on track to achieve our targeted 2022 milestones and AV commercialization. As a result, we are revising our full year free cash flow guidance to $100 to $115 million versus prior guidance of $125 to $140 million. Focused hiring allows us to revised stock-based compensation expense guidance for the full year to $60 to $65 million from $70 to $75 million.
  • Embark Day Event Postponed Due to Construction Delay on our New San Francisco Office Headquarters, The second annual Embark Day analyst event is postponed from September 2022 to a future date to be determined due to construction delays beyond company control at Embark's new San Francisco headquarters. A revised date will be announced once a new move-in date is committed.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Cash and cash equivalents were approximately $220.4 million as of June 30, 2022.
  • Net loss was $14.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, or $0.03 per share, compared to $20.2 million, or $0.14 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Net loss was $32.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, or $0.07 per share, compared to $28.7 million, or $0.20 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $23.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $13.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Adjusted EBITDA loss was $47.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $20.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021
  • Stock-based compensation was $12.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Stock-based compensation was $29.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $1.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021. For 2022, Embark now expects stock-based compensation in the range of $60 million to $65 million, which includes approximately $10.6 million of stock-based compensation related to Embark’s founders performance stock unit grant. This grant does not begin to vest until Embark’s share price is at least $20.00, with a vesting schedule comprised of six price-based increments up to $100 per share, aligning our founders’ interests with long-term investors.
  • Net cash used in operating activities was $40.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $20.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
  • Free cash flow spend was $24.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $14.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Free cash flow spend was $44.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $22.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021. For 2022, Embark now expects free cash flow spend in the range of $100 million to $115 million.

For a reconciliation of a non-GAAP figure to the applicable GAAP figure please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The Company will discuss these results and other related matters at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 11, 2022 in a live webcast, which will also be archived for replay on the Company’s website at https://investors.embarktrucks.com/. The Company will post the earnings press release and earnings presentation under the “Quarterly Results” section on the Investor Relations website. This press release is being furnished as a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and will be available at www.sec.gov.

About Embark

Embark Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBK) is an autonomous vehicle company building the software powering autonomous trucks, focused on improving the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the nearly $730 billion a year trucking market. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA since its founding in 2016, Embark is America’s longest-running self-driving truck program and partners with some of the largest shippers and carriers in the nation.

Embark’s mission is to realize a world where consumers pay less for the things they need, drivers stay close to the homes they cherish, and roads are safer for the people we love. To learn more about Embark, visit embarktrucks.com.

Contacts

Investor Relations: Bill Ong, investorrelations@embarktrucks.comMedia: Misha Rindisbacher, press@embarktrucks.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Embark’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Embark’s expectations with respect to future performance. These forward-looking statements also involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) ability to expand into new markets; (2) changes in the applicable laws or regulations; (3) the possibility that Embark may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (4) the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic; and (5) other risks and uncertainties separately provided to you and indicated from time to time described in filings and potential filings by Embark with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including those discussed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed on March 21, 2022, Form S-1 filed on June 1, 2022, and other documents filed with the SEC from time to time. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Embark cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, including projections, which speak only as of the date made. Embark undertakes no obligation to and accepts no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Embark Technology, Inc. Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets(in thousands)(unaudited)

  June 30,2022   December 31,2021
       
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 220,403     $ 264,615  
Restricted cash, short-term   65       130  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   6,424       12,746  
Total current assets   226,892       277,491  
Restricted cash, long-term   812       275  
Property, equipment and software, net   14,970       9,637  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   6,073        
Other assets   7,218       3,596  
Total assets $ 255,965     $ 290,999  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 4,440     $ 2,497  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   6,634       3,142  
Current portion of operating lease liabilities   2,040        
Short-term notes payable   527       358  
Total current liabilities   13,641       5,997  
Long-term notes payable   1,321       722  
Warrant liability   3,010       49,419  
Non-current portion of operating lease liabilities   4,358        
Other long-term liability   110       50  
Long-term deferred rent         177  
Total liabilities $ 22,440     $ 56,365  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock          
Class A common stock   37       36  
Class B common stock   9       9  
Additional paid-in capital   449,153       417,492  
Accumulated deficit   (215,674 )     (182,903 )
Total stockholders’ equity   233,525       234,634  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 255,965     $ 290,999  

Embark Technology, Inc.Consolidated Condensed Statement of Operations(in thousands, except share and per share data)(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
    2022       2021       2022       2021  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development $ 19,041     $ 9,111     $ 37,736     $ 15,342  
General and administrative   18,765       4,702       40,691       6,992  
Total operating expenses   37,806       13,813       78,427       22,334  
Loss from operations   (37,806 )     (13,813 )     (78,427 )     (22,334 )
Other income (expense):              
Change in the fair value of derivative liability         (4,773 )           (4,773 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability   24,253             46,409        
Other income (expense)   (620 )     (3 )     (594 )     6  
Interest income   160       40       173       70  
Interest expense   (311 )     (1,677 )     (332 )     (1,677 )
Loss before provision for income taxes   (14,324 )     (20,226 )     (32,771 )     (28,708 )
Net loss $ (14,324 )   $ (20,226 )   $ (32,771 )   $ (28,708 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (14,324 )   $ (20,226 )   $ (32,771 )   $ (28,708 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:              
Basic and diluted, Class A and Class B $ (0.03 )   $ (0.14 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.20 )
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:              
Basic and diluted   457,195,552       141,997,299       454,963,170       141,997,299  

Embark Technology, Inc.Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows(in thousands)(unaudited)

  Six Months Ended June 30,
    2022       2021  
   
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net loss $ (32,771 )   $ (28,708 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization   834       474  
Amortization expense - right-of-use assets - operating leases   1,004        
Stock-based compensation, net of amounts capitalized   29,023       1,099  
Issuance of warrants for services         1,433  
Change in fair value of warrants   (46,409 )      
Net amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts on investments         229  
Amortization of debt discount         1,677  
Change in the fair value of derivative liability         4,773  
Issuance of common stock for services   666        
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   6,200       (2,439 )
Other assets   (3,622 )     (3,135 )
Accounts payable   2,086       1,650  
Other long-term liabilities   60        
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   2,663       2,863  
Net cash used in operating activities   (40,266 )     (20,084 )
Cash flows from investing activities      
Maturities of investments         35,239  
Purchase of property, equipment and software   (4,403 )     (1,547 )
Deposit for purchase of trucks         (400 )
Refund of deposit for trucks         47  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (4,403 )     33,339  
Cash flows from financing activities      
Cash proceeds received from convertible note payable         25,000  
Payment towards notes payable   (209 )     (135 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   1,142       98  
Repurchase of early exercised stock options   (4 )      
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   929       24,963  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (43,740 )     38,218  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   265,020       11,460  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 221,280     $ 49,678  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:      
Cash paid during the year for interest $ 18     $ 34  
Supplemental schedule of noncash investing and financing activities      
Acquisition of property, equipment and software in accounts payable $ 387     $ 71  
Acquisition of trucks by assuming notes payable $ 976     $ 278  
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations $ 7,077     $  
Deferred offering costs in accrued liability $     $ 2,176  
Stock-based compensation capitalized into internally developed software $ 932     $ 92  
Vesting of early exercised stock options $ 20     $ 11  
Issuance of common stock for services $ 666     $  

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

Embark Technology, Inc.Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA(in thousands)(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
    2022   2021   2022   2021
Net loss   $ (14,324 )   $ (20,226 )   $ (32,771 )   $ (28,708 )
Interest income and expense, net     151       1,637       159       1,607  
Depreciation and amortization     451       252       834       474  
Amortization on right-of-use assets -operating leases     516             1,004        
EBITDA   $ (13,206 )   $ (18,337 )   $ (30,774 )   $ (26,627 )
Stock-based compensation expense(1)     12,421       537       29,023       1,099  
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities(2)     (24,253 )           (46,409 )      
One-time adjustment(3)     434       4,773       434       4,773  
Upfront CEF commitment fee (noncash)(4)     666             666        
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (23,938 )   $ (13,027 )   $ (47,060 )   $ (20,755 )

(1)  Reflects, for the periods presented, stock-based compensation expense related to the issuance of stock options, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) including performance-based restricted stock units (PSUs) and Common Stock Units (CSUs) to Embark employees and non-employees

(2)  Reflects the decrease in the fair values of Embark's warrants.

(3)  Professional service fees incurred in connection with business combination in 2021.

(4)  Upfront commitment fee incurred in connection with committed equity facility ("CEF") in 2022.

Embark Technology, Inc.Free Cash Flow(in thousands)(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021
Net cash used in operating activities (GAAP) $         (22,041 )   $         (13,293 )   $         (40,266 )   $         (20,084 )
Capital expenditures including truck deposits, net of returns           (2,686 )             (927 )             (4,403 )             (1,900 )
Free cash flow (Non GAAP) $         (24,727 )   $         (14,220 )   $         (44,669 )   $         (21,984 )
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