Lucid Group shares fell as much as 10% in Thursday’s premarket after a disappointing earnings update.
The EV maker missed on revenue and said it will make fewer cars this year than Wall Street expected.
Demand for its luxury electric cars has taken a hit as rival Tesla’s grows thanks to aggressive price cuts.
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Electric-vehicle maker Lucid Group‘s stock price slumped ahead of Thursday’s opening bell after the Tesla rival released disappointing guidance for the year ahead.
Shares fell 10.1% to $8.97 in premarket trading after the luxury electric car manufacturer said it would make fewer cars than Wall Street expected this year. It also reported weak order numbers in its fourth-quarter earnings release, in a potential sign of faltering demand.
In the results, published after the market close Wednesday, Lucid said it plans to produce between 10,000 and 14,000 vehicles this year. That’s well below the 21,815 projected by analysts, according to Visible Alpha.
The company also said it had produced 7,180 cars last year but only delivered 4,369 of those. That suggests it’s struggling to maintain demand in the face of Tesla’s aggressive price cuts.
“We’ve gotten past the major bottlenecks limiting manufacturing, but this had some impact on the demand we generated early on, and this has been exacerbated by the challenging macroeconomic environment,” Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said on a call with analysts Wednesday.
The EV maker reported a loss of 28 cents per share, narrower than the loss of 40 cents a share forecast. It missed on revenue, which grew quarter-on-quarter to almost $258 million, but fell short of the $303 million expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.
Lucid’s stock has risen as part of a broader tech rally. It’s also been boosted by rumors of a looming takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which invests on behalf of the government and already owns over 60% of the carmaker’s shares.