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Allego Reports First Half 2022 Results; Creating New Technology-Enabled EV Infrastructure

  • Total energy sold during the first half of 2022 was 71.8 gigawatt hour (GWh), an increase of 105% over the first half of 2021; utilizing 100% green energy.

  • Total revenues rose 148.3% to €50.7 million during the first half of 2022, as compared to the same 2021 period; charging revenue more than doubled, and services revenue increased nearly three-fold.

  • Charging revenue benefited from the acquisition of Mega-E assets (consolidated as of March 17, 2022), which added more than 100 sites and nearly 770 charge ports, mainly fast-and-ultra-fast, consistent with the Company’s strategic focus.

  • The total number of charging sessions increased 74.2% to 4.4 million during the first half of 2022, compared to the similar 2021 period of 2.6 million.

  • In the first half of 2022, the average utilization rate1 nearly doubled to 8.3% from 4.3% in the same period in 2021. The momentum continued in July, with utilization at 11.5%, compared with 6.1% in the similar prior-year month.

  • Backlog increased to 1,100 sites, representing an increase of 120% compared to the prior-year period.

  • Acquired MOMA, an R&D software platform, to further solidify Allego’s technological edge to fully control the Company’s entire set of proprietary technologies and enhance its energy management.

  • Entered several milestone partnerships with blue-chip customers, further strengthening the Company’s footprint in 15 European countries.

  • Successfully exercised an accordion under the existing credit facility of €50.0 million, increasing the total facility to €170.0 million and maintaining flexibility.

ARNHEM, Netherlands & PARIS & NEW YORK, August 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allego N.V. ("Allego" or the "Company") (NYSE: ALLG), a leading pan-European public electric vehicle fast-charging network, today announced results for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

First half of 2022 revenue increased by 148.3% to €50.7 million, compared to €20.4 million in the first half of 2021. Charging revenues increased 118.0% year-over-year to €24.0 million due to a 74.2% increase in charging sessions to 4.4 million and price increases. Allego’s broad European footprint and the Company’s strategic locations leveraging its proprietary AllamoTM tool helped drive the increase. Allego continues to benefit from increased sales of electric vehicles (EV), with penetration rates in Europe growing by 500 basis points (bps) year-over-year to 21.5% in the first half of 2022, which is three times greater than the United States market2, driving high utilization rates of 8.3% versus 4.3% in the same 2021 period.

Total energy sold is 100% green and increased approximately 105% to 71.8 GWh in the first half of 2022, compared to 35.0 GWh in the first half of 2021, driven by the higher utilization rate of our expanding operational footprint across Europe, which is comprised of more than 34,000 public and non-public charging ports.

Total service revenues increased 183.7% from the ramp-up of the Carrefour project entered into in November 2021. The Carrefour project entails deploying more than 2,000 fast and ultra-fast EV charge points across over 200 locations throughout France, with an operations and maintenance contract spanning over 12 years. The Company expects the revenues from this contract to be higher in the second half compared to the first half of this year.

Net loss totaled €(246.6) million for the first half of 2022, compared to €(143.8) million in the first half of 2021, attributable primarily to non-cash one-time items. Operational EBITDA was €(1.5) million compared to €(3.8) million in the first half of 2021. The improved operational EBITDA was impacted by €7.1 million higher energy costs, partially offset by higher income generated from the sale of carbon credit certificates. Allego anticipates mitigating these cost pressures in the second half of 2022 through new arrangements from renewable sources and an average 10% price increase effective September 1, 2022 in most markets.

CEO and CFO Comments and Outlook

CEO Mathieu Bonnet stated, "Allego’s long-term revenue targets remain on track despite the inflationary headwinds raised by the geo-political events this year. The increase in the utilization rate of our ultrafast chargers highlights our winning strategy. The power purchase agreements ("PPA") that are expected to commence in the second half of 2022 are designed to stabilize our energy supply structure and mitigate the impact of volatility in commodity prices in the future."

Bonnet added, "On June 29, 2022, the European Parliament voted on approving a ban on selling Internal Combustion Engine ("ICE") vehicles starting in 2035. This very important legislation, once in place, taken together with the need for European emphasis on energy independence and aggressive carbon reduction targets, we believe will continue to drive significantly higher EV penetration and propel our utilization rates. We expect the investment in charging infrastructure for the foreseeable future will power Allego’s growth throughout Europe utilizing our proprietary technology platforms leading to ample value creation for all our stakeholders."

Allego’s Chief Financial Officer, Ton Louwers, commented, "We are fortifying our balance sheet to support a secured backlog of 1,100 premium sites, equating to about two-and-one-half years of deployment activity. We are proactively managing the supply chain, and the disruptions are minimal thus far, owing to our extensive and robust supplier partnerships with a European production base. With the expected closing of the new and further expanded credit facility in early fall and the ample availability of "green infrastructure" financings in Europe, we are confident in our ability to fund our future growth."

Strategic Business Additions and Significant Customer Wins

  • Acquired Modélisation, Mesures et Applications S.A. ("MOMA"), an R&D technological platform, supporting the Company’s proprietary EV Cloud platform in June of 2022. The acquisition provides Allego with access to a team of more than 40 engineers, developers, and PhDs to further enhance the Company’s intellectual property and technological lead as for instance in chargers monitoring, or energy management while elevating the customer experience.

  • Exercised the option to acquire Mega-E, adding more than 100 sites with nearly 770 charge ports (mainly fast-and-ultra-fast) and €88.0 million of charging assets (June 2022), consistent with the Company’s strategic focus.

  • Expanded the strategic partnership with ATU, a leading provider of automotive repair services in Germany, to equip an additional 400 ATU branch locations with e-charging stations (May 2022).

  • Partnered with G&V Energy Group, the number one independent player in the Belgium fuel stations market, to install ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations at 100 G&V fuel stations across Belgium, which are expected to become energy hubs (May 2022).

Financial & Operational Summary:

The summary financial and operational highlights for the first half of 2022 are provided below:

  • Total revenues: €50.7 million

  • Gross Profit: €9.9 million

  • Net Loss: €(246.6) million

  • Operational EBITDA: €(1.5) million

  • Cash Flow from Operations: €(94.9) million

Key Metrics

Six Months Ended June 30,

Metrics(1)

2022

2021

% Change

Average Utilization Rate

8.3%

4.3%

90.0%

Public Charging Ports(2)

29,698

25,767

15.3%

# Fast & Ultra-Fast charging sites(2)

903

748

20.7%

# Fast & Ultra-Fast charging ports(2)

1,293

1,018

27.0%

Recurring users %

80.1%

81.5%

-1.8%

Owned Public Charging Ports(2)

24,255

20,868

16.2%

Third-Party Public Charging Ports(2)

5,443

4,899

11.1%

Total # sessions ('000)

4,444

2,551

74.2%

Total Energy sold (GWh)

71.8

35.0

105.1%

Secured Backlog (sites)(2)

1,100

500

120.0%

(1) Includes Mega-E for all periods.

(2) As of June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2021, respectively.

July 2022 Update

In July, the total energy sold was 12.3 GWh, an increase of 80% year-over-year and utilization rate increased 540 bps to 11.5%. The recurring customer rate was steady at approximately 80%. Concurrently, higher electricity costs continue to pose a challenge. We secured long-term fixed-priced supply agreements, announced an average price increase of 10% effective September 1, 2022 in most markets and are actively monitoring the market for further actions.

Guidance:

2022 Full Year Guidance Range:

  • Total Revenues: €135.0 million - €155.0 million

  • Energy Sold: 150 GWh – 160 GWh

  • Operational EBITDA: Positive

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call for investors at 8:30 AM Eastern Time today, Monday, August 22, 2022, to discuss its first half 2022 results. Participants may access the call at 1-877-407-9716; international callers may use 1-201-493-6779 and request to join the Allego earnings call. A live webcast will also be available at https://ir.allego.eu/events-publications.

A telephonic replay of the call will be available shortly after the call's conclusion and until September 5, 2022. Participants may access the replay at 1-844-512-2921; international callers may use 1-412-317-6671 and enter access code 13732265. An archived replay of the call will also be available on the investor portion of the Allego website at https://ir.allego.eu/

About Allego

Allego delivers charging solutions for electric cars, motors, buses, and trucks, for consumers, businesses, and cities. Allego’s end-to-end charging solutions make it easier for businesses and cities to deliver the infrastructure drivers need, while the scalability of our solutions makes us the partner of the future. Founded in 2013, Allego is a leader in charging solutions, with an international charging network comprising approximately 34,000 public charging ports operational throughout the pan-European market – and proliferating. Our charging solutions are connected to our proprietary platform, EV-Cloud, which gives our customers and us a full portfolio of features and services to meet and exceed market demands. We are committed to providing independent, reliable, and safe charging solutions, agnostic of vehicle model or network affiliation. At Allego, we strive every day to make EV charging easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable for all.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Allego intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements may generally be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "should," "would," "plan,", "project," "forecast," "predict," "potential," "seem," "seek," "future," "outlook," "target" or other similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Allego’s expectations with respect to future performance. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, and potentially adversely, from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside Allego’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) changes adversely affecting Allego’s business, (ii) the risks associated with vulnerability to industry downturns and regional or national downturns, (iii) fluctuations in Allego’s revenue and operating results, (iv) unfavorable conditions or further disruptions in the capital and credit markets, (v) Allego’s ability to generate cash, service indebtedness and incur additional indebtedness, (vi) competition from existing and new competitors, (vii) the growth of the electric vehicle market, (viii) Allego’s ability to integrate any businesses it may acquire, (ix) Allego’s ability to recruit and retain experienced personnel, (x) risks related to legal proceedings or claims, including liability claims, (xi) Allego’s dependence on third-party contractors to provide various services, (xii) Allego’s ability to obtain additional capital on commercially reasonable terms, (xiii) the impact of COVID-19, including COVID-19 related supply chain disruptions and expense increases, (xiv) general economic or political conditions, including the armed conflict in Ukraine and (xv) other factors detailed under the section entitled "Item 3.D. Risk Factors" of Allego’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in Allego’s other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. If any of these risks materialize or Allego’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Allego presently does not know or that Allego currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Allego’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Allego anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Allego’s assessments to change. However, while Allego may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Allego specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, unless required by applicable law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Allego’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION; NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

Some of the financial information and data contained in this press release, such as EBITDA and Operational EBITDA, have not been prepared in accordance with Dutch generally accepted accounting principles, United States generally accepted accounting principles or the International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). We define (i) EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization and (ii) Operational EBITDA as EBITDA further adjusted for reorganization costs, certain business optimization costs, lease buyouts, and transaction costs. Allego believes that the use of these non-IFRS measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Allego’s financial condition and results of operations. Allego’s management uses these non-IFRS measures for trend analyses, for purposes of determining management incentive compensation and for budgeting and planning purposes. Allego believes that the use of these non-IFRS financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating projected operating results and trends and in comparing Allego’s financial measures with other similar companies, many of which present similar non-IFRS financial measures to investors. Management does not consider these non-IFRS measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS. The principal limitation of these non-IFRS financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by IFRS to be recorded in Allego’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expense and income are excluded or included in determining these non-IFRS financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-IFRS financial measures in connection with IFRS results, and reconciliations to the most directly comparable IFRS measure are provided in this press release.

Interim condensed consolidated statement of profit or loss for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)

(in €‘000)

2022

2021

Revenue from contracts with customers

Charging sessions

23,994

11,006

Service revenue from the sale of charging equipment

18,442

4,326

Service revenue from installation services

5,964

3,693

Service revenue from operation and maintenance of charging equipment

1,822

1,393

Service revenue from consulting services

470

-

Total revenue from contracts with customers

50,692

20,418

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization expenses)

(40,778

)

(13,705

)

Gross profit

9,914

6,713

Other income

8,987

2,552

Selling and distribution expenses

(1,697

)

(1,142

)

General and administrative expenses

(278,826

)

(144,021

)

Operating loss

(261,622

)

(135,898

)

Finance costs

15,173

(7,261

)

Loss before income tax

(246,449

)

(143,159

)

Income tax

(161

)

(597

)

Loss for the half-year

(246,610

)

(143,756

)

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the Company

(246,448

)

(143,756

)

Non-controlling interests

(162

)

-

Interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position as at June 30, 2022 (unaudited) and December 31, 2021

(in €‘000)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 20213

Assets

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

140,268

41,544

Intangible assets

23,129

8,333

Right-of-use assets

33,955

30,353

Deferred tax assets

571

570

Other financial assets

65,131

19,582

Total non-current assets

263,054

100,382

Current assets

Inventories

16,515

9,231

Prepayments and other assets

20,703

11,432

Trade and other receivables

33,801

42,077

Contract assets

789

1,226

Other financial assets

-

30,400

Cash and cash equivalents

29,775

24,652

Total current assets

101,583

119,018

Total assets

364,637

219,400

(in €‘000)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Equity

Share capital

32,061

1

Share premium

369,851

61,888

Reserves

4,500

4,195

Retained earnings

(309,536

)

(142,736

)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

96,876

(76,652

)

Non-controlling interests

1,179

-

Total equity

98,055

(76,652

)

Non-current liabilities

Provisions and other liabilities

1,330

133

Borrowings

114,556

213,128

Lease liabilities

30,402

26,097

Deferred tax liabilities

1,272

-

Total non-current liabilities

147,560

239,358

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

35,695

29,333

Contract liabilities

6,061

21,192

Current tax liabilities

243

401

Lease liabilities

6,224

5,520

Provisions and other liabilities

1,226

248

Borrowings

23,404

-

Warrant liabilities

6,713

-

Other financial liabilities

39,456

-

Total current liabilities

119,022

56,694

Total liabilities

266,582

296,052

Total equity and liabilities

364,637

219,400

Interim condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)

(in €‘000)

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities

Cash generated from/(used in) operations

(91,071

)

(13,209

)

Interest paid

(3,494

)

(2,680

)

Income taxes paid

(320

)

(220

)

Net cash flows from/(used in) operating activities

(94,885

)

(16,109

)

Cash flows from investing activities

Acquisition of Mega-E, net of cash acquired

874

-

Acquisition of MOMA, net of cash acquired

(28,733

)

-

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(13,492

)

(10,071

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

97

412

Purchase of intangible assets

(1,355

)

(40

)

Proceeds from investment grants

234

2,275

Payment of purchase options derivative premiums

-

(1,500

)

Net cash flows from/(used in) investment activities

(42,375

)

(8,924

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from borrowings

-

24,202

Payment of principal portion of lease liabilities

(2,819

)

(907

)

Payment of transaction costs

(925

)

(532

)

Proceeds from issuing equity instruments (Spartan shareholders)

10,079

-

Proceeds from issuing equity instruments (PIPE financing)

136,048

-

Net cash flows from/(used in) financing activities

142,383

22,763

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

5,123

(2,270

)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the half-year

24,652

8,274

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

-

6

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the half-year

29,775

6,010

Reconciliation of Loss for the First Half of 2022 to EBITDA and Operational EBITDA (unaudited)

(in €mm)

1H2022

1H2021

2021

2020

2019

Loss for the period

-246.6

-143.8

-319.4

-43.4

-43.1

Income tax

0.2

0.6

0.4

-0.7

0.3

Finance costs

-15.1

7.3

15.4

11.3

5.9

Amortization and impairments of intangible assets

1.7

1.3

2.7

3.7

2.3

Depreciation and impairments of right-of-use assets

2.9

0.9

3.4

1.8

1.3

Depreciation, impairments and reversal of impairments of property, plant and equipment

5.9

3.5

5.6

4.8

4.7

EBITDA

-251.0

-130.2

-292.2

-22.5

-28.6

Fair value gains / (losses) on derivatives (purchase options)

-3.8

-0.2

-2.9

-

-

Share-based payment expenses

241.3

121.9

291.8

7.1

-

Transaction costs

9.1

4.6

11.8

-

-

Bonus payments to consultants

-

-

0.6

-

-

Lease buyouts

-

-

-

0.1

-

Business optimization costs

2.9

-

-

1.8

0.8

Reorganization and Severance

-

-

0.1

3.8

-

Operational EBITDA

-1.5

-3.9

9.2

-9.7

-27.8

Historical Key Metrics(1)

2020

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

4Q21

2021

1Q22

2Q22

Average Utilization Rate

3.5

%

4.1

%

4.6

%

6.3

%

7.0

%

5.5

%

7.5

%

9.0

%

Public Charging Ports(2)

21,922

23,384

25,767

26,837

27,982

27,982

28,838

29,698

# Fast & Ultra-Fast Charging Sites(2)

710

731

748

755

831

831

872

903

# Fast & Ultra-Fast Charging Ports(2)

943

967

1,018

1,057

1,215

1,215

1,225

1,293

Recurring Users %

82.0

%

82.2

%

81

%

77.9

%

78.4

%

80

%

80.1

%

80

%

Owned Public Charging Ports(2)

18,006

18,945

20,868

21,743

22,716

22,716

23,469

24,255

Third-Party Public Charging Ports(2)

3,916

4,439

4,899

5,094

5,266

5,266

5,369

5,443

Total # Sessions (in, 000)

3,701

1,162

1,389

1,589

1,980

6,120

2,139

2,305

Total Energy Sold (GWh)

48.0

16.5

18.5

21.8

30.5

87.3

34.4

37.4

Secured Backlog (sites)(2)

NA

NA

500

500

800

800

800

1,100

(1) Includes Mega-E for all periods.

(2) As of the end of the period presented.

1 Utilization rate, a key performance measure, is defined as the number of charging sessions per charge point per day divided by a maximum number of charging sessions per charger per day of 50 (for the ultra-fast charging pole).
2 BNEF, August 18, 2022
3 Consolidated statement of financial position as at December 31, 2021 audited.

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