Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) (“Fluence” or the “Company”), a leading global pure-play provider of energy storage products and services as well as digital applications for renewables and storage, today announced its results for the three months ended December 31, 2023.

Financial Highlights for First Fiscal Quarter ending December 31, 2023

  • Quarterly revenue of approximately $364.0 million, which represents an increase of 17% from the same quarter last year.
  • GAAP gross profit margin improved to approximately 10.0%, compared to approximately 3.9% for the same quarter last year.
  • Adjusted gross profit margin1 improved to approximately 10.5%, compared to approximately 4.2% for the same quarter last year.
  • Net loss of approximately $25.6 million, compared to approximately $37.2 million for the same quarter last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of approximately negative $18.3 million, compared to approximately negative $26.1 million for the same quarter last year.
  • Contracted backlog2 of approximately $3.7 billion as of December 31, 2023, compared to approximately $2.9 billion as of September 30, 2023.
  • Total Cash3 of approximately $477 million, representing an increase of approximately $14 million from September 30, 2023.

Executive Summary

“We are off to a strong start for 2024 with a record quarterly order intake," said Julian Nebreda, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to see a very robust market for energy storage, which is enabling the global energy transition to a clean energy grid. Additionally, we expect to start our battery module production at our Utah manufacturing facility in the summer of this year, and we expect a gradual ramp up of production over the subsequent quarters. By manufacturing our own battery modules with domestic content, we expect this will further improve our competitive position and allow us and our customers to benefit from incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022."

Mr. Nebreda continued, "I am pleased to report that we are making substantial progress on each of our strategic objectives detailed below."

Strategic Objectives

  1. Deliver Profitable Growth
    • For the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, we achieved double-digit GAAP gross profit margin and adjusted gross profit margin4 for the second consecutive quarter. We expect GAAP gross profit margin and adjusted gross profit margin of 10% to 12%5 for the full fiscal year.
    • We reaffirm our fiscal year 2024 guidance metrics.
    • Total Cash6 as of December 31, 2023 increased by $14 million to $477 million from September 30, 2023, the third consecutive quarter in which Total Cash has increased.
  2. Develop Products and Solutions That Our Customers Need
    • Battery module production at our Utah manufacturing facility is on schedule for initial start of production in summer of calendar year 2024. We expect this will enable us to provide a product that qualifies for the US 'domestic content' requirements for battery energy storage.
  3. Convert Our Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage
    • Diversity of battery suppliers provides the ability for us to take advantage of favorable terms and battery prices.
  4. Use Fluence Digital as a Competitive Differentiator and Margin Driver
    • Strong digital customer retention through the first fiscal quarter of 2024, with 21 contracts renewed and no customer attrition.
  5. Work Better
    • In November 2023, Fluence became an official signatory member of the UN Global Compact ahead of the expected timeline outlined in our 2023 sustainability report.

Fiscal Year 2024 Guidance

The Company is reaffirming its fiscal year 2024 total revenue guidance range of $2.7 billion to $3.3 billion. Furthermore, the Company is reaffirming its fiscal year 2024 Adjusted EBITDA7 guidance range of $50 million to $80 million. Finally, the Company is reaffirming its fiscal year 2024 annual recurring revenue (ARR) guidance of approximately $80 million by the end of fiscal year 2024.

"This quarter, we reported another solid set of financial results. This reflects our disciplined focus to drive sustainable growth and profitability. We remain on track to deliver on our financial commitments for fiscal 2024," said Ahmed Pasha, the Company's Chief Financial Officer. " In addition, we believe we are in an excellent position from a balance sheet perspective, with the necessary liquidity to capitalize on the growing energy storage market."

The foregoing Fiscal Year 2024 Guidance statement represents management's current best estimate as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially depending on a number of factors. Investors are urged to read the Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in this release. Management does not assume any obligation to update these estimates.

Share Count

The shares of the Company’s common stock as of December 31, 2023 are presented below:

  Common Shares
Class B-1 common stock held by AES Grid Stability, LLC 51,499,195
Class A common stock held by Siemens AG 39,738,064
Class A common stock held by SPT Invest Management, Sarl (a) 11,761,131
Class A common stock held by Qatar Holding LLC 14,668,275
Class A common stock held by public 60,800,472
Total Class A and Class B-1 common stock outstanding 178,467,137

(a) Shares previously held by Siemens Pension-Trust e.V.

Conference Call Information

The Company will conduct a teleconference starting at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 8th, 2024, to discuss the first fiscal quarter results. To participate, analysts are required to register by clicking Fluence Energy Q1 Earnings Call Registration Link. Once registered, analysts will be issued a unique PIN number and dial-in number. Analysts are encouraged to register at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

General audience participants, and non-analysts are encouraged to join the teleconference in a listen-only mode at: Fluence Energy Listen - Only Webcast , or on www.fluenceenergy.com by selecting Investors, News & Events, and Events & Presentations. Supplemental materials that may be referenced during the teleconference will be available at: www.fluenceenergy.com, by selecting Investors, News & Events, and Events & Presentations.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 8th, 2024. The replay will be available on the Company’s website at www.fluenceenergy.com by selecting Investors, News & Events, and Events & Presentations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present our operating results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”). We believe certain financial measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Gross Profit, Adjusted Gross Profit Margin, and Free Cash Flow, which are non-GAAP measures, provide users of our financial statements with supplemental information that may be useful in evaluating our operating performance. We believe that such non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our operating results presented under GAAP, can be used to better assess our performance from period to period and relative to performance of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, historical cost basis or capital structure. Such non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. These measures have limitations as analytical tools, including that other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate these measures differently, reducing their usefulness as comparative measures.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated from the consolidated statements of operations using net income (loss) adjusted for (i) interest income, net, (ii) income taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) stock-based compensation, (v) other income or expenses and (vi) non-recurring income or expenses. Adjusted EBITDA may in the future also be adjusted for amounts impacting net income related to the Tax Receivable Agreement liability.

Adjusted Gross Profit is calculated using gross profit, adjusted to exclude (i) stock-based compensation expenses, (ii) amortization (iii) certain other income or expenses and (iv) non-recurring income or expenses. Adjusted Gross Profit Margin is calculated using Adjusted Gross Profit divided by total revenue.

Free Cash Flow is calculated from the consolidated statements of cash flows and is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less purchase of property and equipment made in the period. We expect our Free Cash Flow to fluctuate in future periods as we invest in our business to support our plans for growth. Limitations on the use of Free Cash Flow include (i) it should not be inferred that the entire Free Cash Flow amount is available for discretionary expenditures (for example, cash is still required to satisfy other working capital needs, including short-term investment policy, restricted cash, and intangible assets); (ii) Free Cash Flow has limitations as an analytical tool, and it should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of other GAAP financial measures, such as net cash provided by operating activities; and (iii) this metric does not reflect our future contractual commitments.

Please refer to the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures included in tables contained at the end of this release.  

The Company is not able to provide a quantitative reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA guidance for fiscal year 2024 and expected Adjusted Gross Profit Margin for fiscal year 2024 to the nearest respective GAAP measure within this press release because of the uncertainty around certain items that may impact Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Profit Margin, including, but not limited to, stock compensation expenses, which are not within our control or cannot be reasonably predicted without unreasonable effort.

About Fluence

Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements set forth above under “Fiscal Year 2024 Guidance,” "Strategic Objectives", and other statements regarding the Company's future financial and operational performance, including anticipated GAAP gross profit margin and adjusted gross profit margin for the full fiscal year 2024, the implementation and anticipated benefits of the Company's enumerated strategic objectives, anticipated demand for the Company's energy storage products, services and digital applications, the anticipated timeline for battery module production at our Utah manufacturing facility, expected impact and benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, relationships with new and existing customers and suppliers, expectations relating to our current supply chain strategy, market outlook, future results of operations, future revenue recognition and estimated prospects, plans and objectives of management. Such statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “possible,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions and variations thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events, and their potential effects on our business. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance, and there can be no assurance that future developments affecting our business will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, which include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully execute our strategic objectives, including maintaining profitable growth, our ability to develop new product and solution offerings and services and adoption of such new product offerings and services by customers, changes in market or industry conditions, regulatory environment, competitive conditions, capacity constraints within the shipping industry, increased shipping costs and delays in the shipping of our energy storage products, projects delays and site closures and cost-overruns, our ability to execute projects, failure to realize potential benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and other factors set forth under Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2023, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 29, 2023, and in other filings we make with the SEC from time to time. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all such risk factors, nor can we assess the effect of all such risk factors on our business or the extent to which any factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made in this press release. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof, except as otherwise may be required by law.

FLUENCE ENERGY, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  Unaudited    
  December 31,2023   September 30,2023
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 317,614     $ 345,896  
Restricted cash   135,864       106,835  
Trade receivables, net   172,021       103,397  
Unbilled receivables   182,232       192,064  
Receivables from related parties   75,427       58,514  
Advances to suppliers   112,570       107,947  
Inventory, net   564,466       224,903  
Current portion of notes receivable - pledged as collateral   55,251       24,330  
Other current assets   50,054       31,074  
Total current assets   1,665,499       1,194,960  
Non-current assets:      
Property and equipment, net $ 13,427     $ 12,771  
Intangible assets, net   56,780       55,752  
Goodwill   27,535       26,020  
Deferred income tax asset   86       86  
Note receivable - pledged as collateral         30,921  
Other non-current assets   52,167       31,639  
Total non-current assets   149,995       157,189  
Total assets $ 1,815,494     $ 1,352,149  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 318,548     $ 62,899  
Deferred revenue   382,832       273,164  
Current portion of borrowings against note receivable - pledged as collateral   51,621       22,539  
Personnel related liabilities   18,783       52,174  
Accruals and provisions   172,009       172,223  
Payables and deferred revenue with related parties   265,048       116,488  
Taxes payable   30,994       29,465  
Other current liabilities   12,087       16,711  
Total current liabilities   1,251,922       745,663  
Non-current liabilities:      
Deferred income tax liability   5,370       4,794  
Borrowings against note receivable - pledged as collateral         28,024  
Other non-current liabilities   19,047       17,338  
Total non-current liabilities   24,417       50,156  
Total liabilities   1,276,339       795,819  
Stockholders’ Equity:      
Preferred stock, $0.00001 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023          
Class A common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, 1,200,000,000 shares authorized; 127,657,916 shares issued and 126,967,942 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2023; 119,593,409 shares issued and 118,903,435 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2023, respectively   1       1  
Class B-1 common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 51,499,195 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023; 58,586,695 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2023, respectively          
Class B-2 common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023          
Treasury stock, at cost   (7,797 )     (7,797 )
Additional paid-in capital   610,230       581,104  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   4,382       3,202  
Accumulated deficit   (190,907 )     (174,164 )
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Fluence Energy, Inc.   415,909       402,346  
Non-Controlling interests   123,246       153,984  
Total stockholders’ equity   539,155       556,330  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,815,494     $ 1,352,149  
               

FLUENCE ENERGY, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS ANDCOMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  Three Months EndedDecember 31,
    2023       2022  
Revenue $ 247,382     $ 209,454  
Revenue from related parties   116,574       101,006  
Total revenue   363,956       310,460  
Cost of goods and services   327,570       298,420  
Gross profit   36,386       12,040  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development   15,440       19,162  
Sales and marketing   10,706       8,792  
General and administrative   37,728       31,267  
Depreciation and amortization   2,483       2,424  
Interest income, net   (1,993 )     (656 )
Other income, net   (1,187 )     (11,142 )
Loss before income taxes   (26,791 )     (37,807 )
Income tax benefit   (1,235 )     (614 )
Net loss $         (25,556 )   $         (37,193 )
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest $         (8,813 )   $         (12,551 )
Net loss attributable to Fluence Energy, Inc. $         (16,743 )   $         (24,642 )
       
Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding      
Basic and diluted   121,113,282       115,393,437  
Loss per share of Class A common stock      
Basic and diluted $ (0.14 )   $ (0.21 )
       
Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of income tax expense of $0.3 million in 2023 and 2022, respectively   1,635       (3,585 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss) $ 1,635     $ (3,585 )
Total comprehensive loss $ (23,921 )   $ (40,778 )
Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest $ (8,358 )   $ (13,761 )
Total comprehensive loss attributable to Fluence Energy, Inc. $         (15,563 )   $         (27,017 )
               

FLUENCE ENERGY, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)(U.S. Dollars in Thousands)

  Three Months Ended December 31,
    2023       2022  
Operating activities      
Net loss $ (25,556 )   $ (37,193 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization   2,883       2,424  
Amortization of debt issuance costs   682       229  
Inventory (benefit) provision   298       (330 )
Stock-based compensation expense   5,630       8,477  
Deferred income taxes   295       (951 )
Provision on loss contracts, net   (524 )     (2,720 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Trade receivables   (70,550 )     (21,821 )
Unbilled receivables   11,895       (85,959 )
Receivables from related parties   (16,882 )     55,349  
Advances to suppliers   3,216       8,033  
Inventory   (336,408 )     (430,541 )
Other current assets   (48,709 )     (3,507 )
Other non-current assets   26,459       375  
Accounts payable   255,347       200,722  
Payables and deferred revenue with related parties   148,417       51,716  
Deferred revenue   99,051       196,026  
Current accruals and provisions   (455 )     (20,907 )
Taxes payable   (1,438 )     (3,216 )
Other current liabilities   (5,496 )     (4,806 )
Other non-current liabilities   (28,792 )     (298 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   19,363       (88,898 )
Investing activities      
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments         1,178  
Payments for purchase of investment in joint venture         (5,013 )
Capital expenditures on software   (1,128 )      
Purchase of property and equipment   (1,468 )     (2,496 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (2,596 )     (6,331 )
Financing activities      
Repurchase of Class A common stock placed into treasury         (288 )
Payment of debt issuance costs   (3,583 )      
Payments for acquisitions   (3,892 )      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   1,116       2,398  
Proceeds from borrowing against note receivable - pledged as collateral         21,142  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (6,359 )     23,252  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   3,418       (5,776 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   13,826       (77,753 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of the beginning of the period   462,731       429,721  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of the end of the period $ 476,557     $ 351,968  
Supplemental Cash Flows Information      
Interest paid $ 722     $ 274  
Cash paid for income taxes $ 916     $ 284  
               

FLUENCE ENERGY, INC. KEY OPERATING METRICS (UNAUDITED)

The following tables present our key operating metrics as of December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023, and order intake for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022. The tables below present the metrics in either Gigawatts (GW) or Gigawatt hours (GWh). Our key operating metrics focus on project milestones to measure our performance and designate each project as either “deployed”, “assets under management”, “contracted” or “pipeline”.

    December 31, 2023   September 30, 2023 Change   Change %
Energy Storage Products and Solutions        
Deployed (GW)   3.6   3.0 0.6 20%
Deployed (GWh)   8.7   7.2   1.5   21%
Contracted Backlog (GW)   5.1   4.6 0.5 11%
Pipeline (GW)   13.2   12.2   1.0   8%
Pipeline (GWh)   37.8   34.2 3.6 11%
(amounts in GW)   December 31, 2023   September 30, 2023 Change   Change %
Service Contracts      
Assets under Management   3.3 2.8 0.5 18%
Contracted Backlog   3.5 2.9 0.6 21%
Pipeline   14.7 13.7 1.0 7%
(amounts in GW)   December 31, 2023   September 30, 2023 Change   Change %
Digital Contracts      
Assets under Management   17.0 15.5 1.5 10%
Contracted Backlog   5.7 6.8 (1.1) (16%)
Pipeline   31.7 24.4 7.3 30%
(amounts in GW)   Three Months Ended December 31,      
  2023   2022 Change Change %
Energy Storage Products and Solutions
Contracted 1.2   0.6 0.6 100%
Service Contracts      
Contracted 1.1   0.1 1.0 1000%
Digital Contracts      
Contracted 0.4   0.8 (0.4) (50)%

Deployed

Deployed represents cumulative energy storage products and solutions that have achieved substantial completion and are not decommissioned. Deployed is monitored by management to measure our performance towards achieving project milestones.

Assets Under Management

Assets under management for service contracts represents our long-term service contracts with customers associated with our completed energy storage system products and solutions. We start providing maintenance, monitoring, or other operational services after the storage product projects are completed. In some cases, services may be commenced for energy storage solutions prior to achievement of substantial completion. This is not limited to energy storage solutions delivered by Fluence. Assets under management for digital software represents contracts signed and active (post go live). Assets under management serves as an indicator of expected revenue from our customers and assists management in forecasting our expected financial performance.

Contracted Backlog

For our energy storage products and solutions contracts, contracted backlog includes signed customer orders or contracts under execution prior to when substantial completion is achieved. For service contracts, contracted backlog includes signed service agreements associated with our storage product projects that have not been completed and the associated service has not started. For digital applications contracts, contracted backlog includes signed agreements where the associated subscription has not started.

Contracted/Order Intake

Contracted, which we use interchangeably with “Order Intake”, represents new energy storage product contracts, new service contracts and new digital contracts signed during each period presented. We define “Contracted” as a firm and binding purchase order, letter of award, change order or other signed contract (in each case an “Order”) from the customer that is received and accepted by Fluence. Our order intake is intended to convey the dollar amount and gigawatts (operating measure) contracted in the period presented. We believe that order intake provides useful information to investors and management because the order intake provides visibility into future revenue and enables evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s sales activity and the attractiveness of its offerings in the market.

Pipeline

Pipeline represents our uncontracted, potential revenue from energy storage products, service, and digital software contracts, which have a reasonable likelihood of contract execution within 24 months. Pipeline is an internal management metric that we construct from market information reported by our global sales force. Pipeline is monitored by management to understand the anticipated growth of our Company and our estimated future revenue related to customer contracts for our battery-based energy storage products and solutions, services and digital software.

We cannot guarantee that our contracted backlog or pipeline will result in actual revenue in the originally anticipated period or at all. Contracted backlog and pipeline may not generate margins equal to our historical operating results. We have only recently begun to track our contracted backlog and pipelines on a consistent basis as performance measures, and as a result, we do not have significant experience in determining the level of realization that we will achieve on these contracts. Our customers may experience project delays or cancel orders as a result of external market factors and economic or other factors beyond our control. If our contracted backlog and pipeline fail to result in revenue as anticipated or in a timely manner, we could experience a reduction in revenue, profitability, and liquidity.

Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)

ARR represents the annualized value of software subscriptions, licensing, long term service agreements, and warranty fee arrangements as of the measurement date.

FLUENCE ENERGY, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

The following tables present our non-GAAP measures for the periods indicated.

($ in thousands) Three Months Ended December 31, Change Change %
  2023     2022  
Net loss $ (25,556 )   $ (37,193 ) $ 11,637   31 %
Add:              
Interest income, net   (1,993 )   (656 )   (1,337 ) 204 %
Income tax benefit   (1,235 )   (614 )   (621 ) 101 %
Depreciation and amortization   2,883     2,424     459   19 %
Stock-based compensation(a)   5,630       8,477       (2,847 ) (34)%
Other expenses(b)   1,984     1,507     477   32 %
Adjusted EBITDA $ (18,287 )   $ (26,055 )   $ 7,768   30 %

(a) Includes incentive awards that will be settled in shares and incentive awards that will be settled in cash.

(b) Amount for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include approximately $1.2 million of costs related to the termination of the Revolving Credit Agreement and $0.8 million in costs related to the secondary offering.

Amount for the three months ended December 31, 2022 includes approximately $1.5 million of costs related to the restructuring plan, including severance. Costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Cargo Loss Incident, which the Company had historically excluded from Adjusted EBITDA, are no longer excluded. Adjusted EBITDA results for the three months ended December 31, 2022 have been recast for comparative purposes.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended December 31, Change Change %
    2023     2022  
Total revenue   $ 363,956   $ 310,460   $ 53,496   17 %
Cost of goods and services   327,570     298,420     29,150   10 %
Gross profit   36,386     12,040     24,346   202 %
Add:      
Stock-based compensation(a)     1,259       900       359   40 %
Amortization (b)     400             400     100 %
Other expenses(c)       189     (189 ) (100)%
Adjusted Gross Profit   $ 38,045   $ 13,129   $ 24,916   190 %
Adjusted Gross Profit Margin %   10.5 %   4.2 %

​​​(a) Includes incentive awards that will be settled in shares and incentive awards that will be settled in cash.

(b) Amount relates to amortization of capitalized software included in cost of goods and services.

(c) Amount for the three months ended December 31, 2022 includes $0.2 million of costs related to the restructuring plan, including severance, respectively. Costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Cargo Loss Incident, which the Company had historically excluded from Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit Margin, are no longer excluded. Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit Margin results for the three months ended December 31, 2022 have been recast for comparative purposes.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended December 31, Change Change %
    2023       2022  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   $ 19,363     $ (88,898 ) $ 108,261 122 %
Less: Purchase of property and equipment     (1,468 )   (2,496 )   1,028 41 %
Free Cash Flow   $ 17,895   $ (91,394 ) $ 109,289 120 %

1 Non-GAAP Financial Metric. See the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures, as well as a reconciliation to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP.2 For our energy storage products and solutions contracts, contracted backlog includes signed customer orders or contracts under execution prior to when substantial completion is achieved. For service contracts, contracted backlog includes signed service agreements associated with our storage product projects that have not been completed and the associated service has not started. For digital application contracts, contracted backlog includes signed agreements where the associated subscription has not started.3 Total Cash includes Cash and cash equivalents + Restricted Cash. 4 Non-GAAP Financial Metric. See the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures, as well as a reconciliation to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP.5Non-GAAP Financial Metric. See the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures and a discussion of why we are unable to reconcile forward-looking adjusted gross profit margin to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. 6 Total Cash includes Cash and cash equivalents + Restricted Cash7 Non-GAAP Financial Metric. See the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP financial measures and a discussion of why we are unable to reconcile Adjusted EBITDA guidance to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

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Lexington May, Vice President Finance & Investor Relations
+1 713-909-5629
Email: InvestorRelations@fluenceenergy.com 

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Email: media.na@fluenceenergy.com 
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