NEW YORK, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) ("Ideanomics" or the "Company"), a global company focused on monetizing the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and associated energy consumption, as well as enabling the next generation of financial services and fintech products, announced today its Full Year 2019 operating results for the period ended December 31, 2019 (a full copy of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K is available at www.sec.gov).
Conference Call: Ideanomics' management, including Alf Poor (Chief Executive Officer), Conor McCarthy (Chief Financial Officer) and Tony Sklar (VP of Communications and Head of Investor Relations), will host live an earnings release conference call at 4:30 pm ET, Monday, March 16, 2020 (4:30am Tuesday March 17, 2020 Beijing/Hong Kong Time).
To join the webcast, please visit the 'Events & Presentations' section of the Ideanomics corporate website (http://www.ideanomics.com/), or Dial-in Number: (Toll-Free US & Canada): 877-407-3107 or 201-493-6796; for China: +86-400-120-2840. Time permitting, Ideanomics management will answer questions during the live Q&A session.
A replay of the earning call will be available soon after the conclusion of the event.
Ideanomics Full Year 2019 Operating Results
Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $44.6 million as compared to $377.7 million for the same period in 2018, and decrease of approximately $333.2million, or 88%. This was due to the transition away from the oil trading and electronics trading business units, as Ideanomics' reorganized its business to focus on its Mobile Energy Global ("MEG") and Ideanomics Capital divisions.
2019 saw the company complete the business transformation which began in 2018. The management team has taken important steps to focus our company on two transformative industries which we are confident will provide us with both near- and long-term revenues and the subsequent increase in shareholder value. Those two industries are Electric Vehicles (EV) and Financial Services.
The most significant development in 2019 was the formation of our MEG division. We believe that enabling commercial fleet operators to migrate from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles into clean, energy-saving, electric vehicles affords Ideanomics and its MEG subsidiary with an opportunity to participate in a high-growth industry segment that offers the possibility of meaningful revenues. The commercial fleet segments MEG is focused on are Heavy Trucks, Buses & Coaches, Logistical Vans and Small Trucks, and Taxis. We believe these represent the major opportunities in commercial fleet transitioning to EV.
To help develop MEG for growth, we hired industry executives from the EV Automotive, Financial Services, EV Battery, and Electrical Energy Storage and Management industries to run our China operations, announced the MEG sales hub in the coastal port city of Qingdao, as well as partnerships with leading automotive and EV battery manufacturers, and of course energy partners including GCL, Three Gorges, and PetroChina.
In our MEG division we've built a diverse pipeline of orders and opportunities covering each of the 4 commercial vehicle segments, leveraging our team's network and the strategic partnerships and JVs we have established over the past 18 months. In addition to our direct sales, these partnerships help us source order flow directly from their fleet operator customers and have generated a consistent level of inbound inquiries.
This acquisition of commercial EV fleet customers provides us with opportunities to earn upfront revenues from vehicle procurement buying spreads and origination fees from financing services, and extends the customer life cycle through long-term, recurring, revenues from the consumption of electrical energy.
Cost of revenues was $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to $$374.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. Our cost of revenues declined by $ $373.1 million which is in line with our decrease in revenues.
Our gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2019 was approximately $43.1million, as compared to $3.2 million during the same period in 2018.
Our selling, general and administrative expense for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $ 24.9 million as compared to $22.5 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of $2.4 million or 11%.
Professional fees are generally related to public company reporting and governance expenses as well as legal fees related to business transition and expansion. Our professional fees increased approximately by $1.1million, or 23%, for the year ended December 31, 2019, compared with the same period in 2018. The increase was related to an increase in legal, valuation, audit and tax as well as fees associated with continuing to build out our technology ecosystem and establishing strategic partnerships and M&A activity as part of this technology ecosystem.
Our loss from operations increased by $42.4 million to $68.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, from $26.2 million during 2018. This was due principally to the impairments of our holdings of GTB cryptocurrency ,impairments related to buildings we demolished at Fintech Village and expenses related to the true-up of DBOT selling stockholders. Loss per share for 2019 was $0.82 as compared to $0.35 in 2018. As of December 31, 2019, the company had cash of $2.6 million, total assets of $126.9 million, and total equity of $33.6 million.
"The results for 2019 reflect the finalization of our business transformation and position us to focus on our core activities in EV and Financial Services from 2020 forward" said Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics. "The impairments taken in our 2019 financials are due to US GAAP accounting rules and reflect our decision to clear a path to profitability and growth which will see our resources fully focused on the near-term revenue opportunities in MEG and the strategic development of Ideanomics Capital. The fact that these are non-cash impairments, and the assets are still within the group and available to be sold or otherwise divested, means we have taken definitive decisions to ensure we are best-placed to grow our revenues and shareholder value from this point forward".
Ideanomics (Nasdaq: IDEX) is a global company focused on facilitating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and developing next generation financial services and Fintech products. Its electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides financial services and incentives for commercial fleet operators, including group purchasing discounts and battery buy-back programs, in order to acquire large-scale customers with energy needs which are monetized through pre-paid electricity and EV charging offerings. Ideanomics Capital includes DBOT ATS and Intelligenta which provide innovative financial services solutions powered by AI and blockchain. MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with better efficiencies and technologies and greater access to global markets.
The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Beijing, China.
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net
Other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net
Intangible assets, net
Operating lease right of use assets
Other non-current assets
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK AND EQUITY
Current liabilities: (including amounts of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to Ideanomics, Inc. See note 5)
Amount due to related parties
Other current liabilities
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
Current acquisition earn-out liability
Promissory note-short term
Convertible promissory note due to third-parties
Convertible promissory note due to related parties
Total current liabilities
Deferred tax liabilities
Asset retirement obligations
Convertible promissory note due to third parties-long term
Convertible promissory note due to related parties-long term
Operating lease liability-long term
Non-current acquisition earn-out liability
Other non-current liabilities
Commitments and contingencies (Note 19)
Convertible redeemable preferred stock:
Series A - 7,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, liquidation and deemed liquidation preference of $3,500,000 as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively
Common stock - $0.001 par value; 1,500,000,000 shares authorized, 149,692,953 and 102,766,006 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Total IDEX shareholder's equity
Total liabilities, convertible redeemable preferred stock and equity
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
For the years ended December 31,
Revenue from third-parties
Revenue from related parties
Cost of revenue from third-parties
Cost of revenue from related parties
Selling, general and administrative expenses
Research and development expense
Depreciation and amortization
Acquisition earn-out expense
Impairment of assets
Total operating expenses
Loss from operations
Interest and other income (expense):
Interest expense, net
Loss on extinguishment of debt
Impairment of and equity in loss of equity method investees
Loss on disposal of subsidiaries, net
Loss on remeasurement of DBOT investment
Loss before income taxes and non-controlling interest
Income tax (expense) benefit
Deemed dividend related to warrant repricing
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest
Net loss attributable to IDEX common shareholders
Basic and diluted loss per share
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.