Shares of the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer NIO (NYSE:NIO) saw an increase of over 5% intra-day today following the announcement of its third-quarter results. This rise in stock value came despite Nio reporting revenue figures and adjusted losses per share that fell short of market expectations.
Nio disclosed that its revenue for the third quarter was 19.07 billion yuan, which was 300 million yuan below the consensus estimate. The company also reported an adjusted loss per share of 2.67 yuan, weaker than the anticipated loss of 2.53 yuan per share.
The gross margin for Nio was 8%, a decrease from the 13.3% reported in the same period the previous year, and slightly below the forecasted 8.2%. However, the vehicle margin was better than expected, coming in at 11% compared to the predicted 10.2%. This higher vehicle margin is attributed to an increased average selling price, ongoing reductions in vehicle costs, and benefits gained from economies of scale.
Looking ahead to the current quarter, Nio’s sales expectations are set between 16.08 billion yuan and 16.70 billion yuan. This projection is significantly lower than the consensus estimate of 21.35 billion yuan. The company’s anticipated vehicle deliveries for the fourth quarter are estimated at around 48,000 units, with a possible variation of 1,000 units. This figure is notably lower than analysts’ expectations, which were set at 59,426 deliveries.