UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549 

  

FORM 6-K

  

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 

 

For the month of November 2021

 

Commission File Number: 001-40649

   

REE AUTOMOTIVE LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

18 Shenkar Street
Herzliya, Israel

(Address of principal executive office)

   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

 

Form 20-F   Form 40-F  

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

On November 16, 2021, REE Automotive Ltd. (“REE”) issued a press release entitled “REE Automotive Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results,” in which REE reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2021. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press release of REE Automotive Ltd., dated November 16, 2021.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  REE AUTOMOTIVE LTD.
     
Date: November 16, 2021 By: /s/ Hai Aviv
  Name:  Hai Aviv
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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EXHIBIT 99.1

 

REE AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

Expedited execution on previously stated commercialization targets

 

Successfully completed customer validation tests on non-public roads

 

Nominated two strategic suppliers targeted for commercial production

 

  Unveiled autonomous last-mile delivery concept vehicle powered by a new modular REEboard

 

Company to host webcast and conference call on November 16th at 8.30 am ET

 

TEL-AVIV – November 16, 2021 – REE Automotive (NASDAQ: REE), a leader in e-Mobility, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

 

REE Automotive Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Barel said, “We continued to execute our business plan, reaching significant milestones on both the demand and supply sides, keeping us on track or ahead of schedule on all major milestones. We started customer platform validations and successfully completed private road testing with Navya for its L4 autonomous system. We also formed a strategic collaboration with JB Poindexter, the leader in the U.S. walk-in van market, to penetrate the U.S. Importantly, we unveiled Leopard, an autonomous last-mile delivery concept vehicle geared for delivery, e-retailers and technology companies.

 

Supporting our platform targeted to a U.S.-based delivery van program, we nominated key suppliers Brembo and American Axle. In addition, in preparation for commercial production and deliveries in 2023, we are finalizing our site selection for our first integration center in Austin, Texas. We continue to make progress on our product readiness with our UK Engineering Center, now staffed with approximately 801 engineers. We are honored to have been awarded $17 million funding from the UK government, a strong endorsement of the importance of the commercialization of our technology. We believe our investments in the business and ongoing progress demonstrate the maturation of our technology toward our target of achieving commercial production.”

 

Expand industry penetration through additional partnerships

 

  JB Poindexter – a leader in the walk-in van market in the U.S., with numerous leading logistics and delivery customers: Strategic collaboration for the development of commercial electric vehicles, which will integrate REEcornerTM technology and JB Poindexter commercial vehicle bodies for anticipated production in the U.S.

 

Continue to execute on REE’s commercial programs, including the delivery of prototypes for non-public road tests (subsequent to quarter end)

 

Navya a leading autonomous vehicle systems developer: Successful completion of the first phase of customer validation tests of REEcornerTM and control technology for Navya’s next-generation autonomous vehicles. Shipment of a REEboard platform for Navya’s second stage integration testing

 

Extend supply chain capacity through nomination of leading suppliers (subsequent to quarter end)

 

Brembo – a global leader in brake technology: Nominated to develop and supply braking system for REEcornersTM and EV platforms with initial focus on a U.S.-based delivery van program

 

American Axle – a global Tier 1 automotive supplier: Nominated to supply high-performance electric drive units for integration into REEcornerTM technology with initial focus on a U.S.-based delivery van program

 

 

 

 

Recent Technological and Growth Achievements

 

  Unveiled an autonomous last-mile delivery concept vehicle enabled by REE’s modular EV platform, with design and specifications resulting from collaboration with global delivery and technology companies

 

Received 3 patent grants and filed 9 new patent applications during Q3 2021

 

Selected Austin, Texas as location for REE’s U.S. Headquarters and first U.S. integration center

 

  Grew headcount1 to 231 employees, as of September 30, 2021, from 84 employees at year-end 2020, primarily in engineering

 

  Awarded $17 million funding from the UK government, advancing commercialization

 

Won European Design Awards for the Flatformer concept together with Hino Motors

 

Financial Highlights:

 

  GAAP net loss of $414.9 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $18.8 million in the third quarter of 2020. The year over year change was primarily related to higher non-cash share-based compensation expenses of $409.8 million, compared with $14.4 million in the third quarter of 2020. As previously disclosed in the Company’s 20-F filing, the increase resulted mainly from performance-based options, which were granted to founders prior to the merger with 10X Capital and were vested at the time of closing. This was partially offset by income from warrant revaluation in the amount of $17.3 million

 

  Non-GAAP net loss of $19.5 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to $4.4 million in the third quarter of 2020, driven mainly by higher R&D and engineering expenses as the Company ramps up its capabilities towards achieving commercial production in 2023

 

The Company had approximately $294.5 million in cash at quarter end, which is sufficient to execute on its business plan

 

Outlook:

 

Based on current market conditions and the current regulatory environment, the Company expects to achieve the following:

 

Commercial: Continue to execute on REE’s commercial programs, including the delivery of prototypes for non-public road tests

 

Market Growth: Expand industry penetration through additional partnerships, expansion of existing partnerships, and expansion of variety of EV types ‘Powered by REE’

 

Supply Chain: Extend supply chain capacity by executing additional collaborations with leading suppliers

 

Service: Establish North American ‘Powered by REE’ maintenance and support network

 

  Headcount: Expected total employees by December 31, 2021 to approximate 2701

 

Total annual capital and operational expenditures on a non-GAAP basis in 2021 not expected to exceed $75 million

 

 

 

1Employee headcount includes both internal direct employees and external consultants deployed to REE on an FTE basis.

 

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Webcast and Conference Call Information

 

The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, to discuss results and latest developments. Individuals wishing to participate in the webcast can access the Events page at the Company’s website by visiting https://investors.ree.auto/news-events/events or via https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/rkvhaymk. If you wish to participate in the call, please dial 1-877-407-9039 domestically or 1-201-689-8470 internationally and provide your name and company affiliation.

 

A replay will be available on REE’s investor website at https://investors.ree.auto/.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

The Company has disclosed financial measurements in this press release that present financial information considered to be non-GAAP financial measures. These measurements are not a substitute for GAAP measurements, although the Company's management uses these measurements as an aid in monitoring the Company's on-going financial performance. Non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share, measure net loss and earnings (loss) per share, respectively, excluding non-recurring or unusual items that are considered by management to be outside the Company’s standard operation and excluding certain non-cash items. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measurement that is considered by management to be useful in comparing the profitability among companies within the industry by reflecting operating results of the Company excluding non-operating factors. There are limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures, including that such measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies due to potential differences among calculation methodologies. Thus, there can be no assurance whether (i) items excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures will occur in the future or (ii) there will be cash costs associated with items excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures. The Company compensates for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by providing the reconciliations for the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures. Investors should consider adjusted measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

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REE AUTOMOTIVE LTD.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30, 
   2021   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Revenues   -    -    119    6    336 
Cost of sales   324    4    224    339    569 
Gross loss   (324)   (4)   (105)   (333)   (233)
Operating expenses:                         
Research and development expenses, net   212,438    9,545    4,465    229,132    24,618 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   219,507    21,590    14,301    246,545    32,520 
Total operating expenses   431,945    31,135    18,766    475,677    57,138 
Operating loss   (432,269)   (31,139)   (18,871)   (476,010)   (57,371)
Income from warrant revaluation   17,263    -    -    17,263    - 
Financial income, net   114    8    84    126    377 
Net loss before income tax   (414,892)   (31,131)   (18,787)   (458,621)   (56,994)
Income tax expense   13    45    -    58    - 
Net loss   (414,905)   (31,176)   (18,787)   (458,679)   (56,994)
Net comprehensive loss   (414,905)   (31,176)   (18,787)   (458,679)   (56,994)
Basic and diluted net loss per share   (1.57)   (0.16)   (0.12)   (2.09)   (0.37)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares and preferred shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share   264,141,657    198,999,979    159,596,841    219,207,053    152,393,020 

 

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REE AUTOMOTIVE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
   Unaudited   Audited 
ASSETS        
         
CURRENT ASSETS:        
Cash and cash equivalents  $294,489   $44,707 
Restricted cash   1,074    800 
Short-term deposits   -    1,667 
Inventory   253    271 
Trade receivables   1    55 
Other receivables and prepaid expenses   10,612    428 
Total current assets   306,429    47,928 
           
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:          
Deferred transaction costs   -    328 
Property and equipment, net   1,921    755 
Total non-current assets   1,921    1,083 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $308,350   $49,011 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Trade payables  $3,399   $970 
Other payables and accrued expenses   7,358    2,260 
Deferred revenues   578    - 
Total current liabilities   11,335    3,230 
           
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Warrants liability   14,795    - 
Total non-current liabilities   14,795    - 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES   26,130    3,230 
           
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:          
Ordinary and Preferred shares(1)   -    - 
Additional paid-in capital   850,077    154,959 
Accumulated deficit   (567,857)   (109,178)
Total shareholders' equity   282,220    45,781 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  $308,350   $49,011 

  

 

(1)Shares and per share data are presented on a retroactive basis to reflect the stock split following completion of the Merger on July 22, 2021.

 

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REE AUTOMOTIVE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

U.S. dollars in thousands

(Unaudited)

 

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2021   2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   (458,679)   (56,994)
Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   292    115 
Capital loss   92    18 
Share-based compensation   433,962    48,039 
Revaluation of warrants liability   (17,263)   - 
Transaction costs related to warrants   2,887    - 
Decrease in inventory   18    49 
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables   54    (61)
Increase in other receivables and prepaid expenses   (10,124)   (343)
Increase in trade payables   2,635    866 
Increase in other payables and accrued expenses   4,879    767 
Deferred revenues   578    - 
Net cash used in operating activities   (40,669)   (7,544)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
           
Proceeds from deposits   1,667    - 
Purchase of property and equipment   (1,428)   (510)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   239    (510)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
           
Proceeds from exercise of warrants to preferred shares   2,907    - 
Proceeds from merger, net of transaction costs   287,579    - 
Proceeds from exercise of ordinary shares   -    209 
Proceeds from issuance of Preferred shares, net   -    25,825 
Net cash provided by financing activities   290,486    26,034 
           
Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   250,056    17,980 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year   45,507    27,712 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period  $295,563   $45,692 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Metrics to Non-GAAP

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

 

   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30, 
   2021   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Net Loss on a GAAP Basis   (414,905)   (31,176)   (18,787)   (458,679)   (56,994)
Financial income, net   (114)   (8)   (84)   (126)   (377)
Income tax expense   13    45    -    58    - 
Depreciation and amortization   123    95    50    292    115 
Income from warrant revaluation   (17,263)   -    -    (17,263)   - 
Transaction costs related to
warrants
   2,887    -    -    2,887    - 
Share-based compensation   409,829    20,027    14,388    433,962    48,040 
Adjusted EBITDA(1)   (19,430)   (11,017)   (4,433)   (38,869)   (9,216)

 

 

(1)Adjusted EBITDA excludes non-GAAP adjustments for share-based compensation, income from warrant revaluation and transaction costs related to warrants.

 

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Reconciliation of GAAP cost of sales expenses to Non-GAAP cost of sales expenses; GAAP research and development expenses to Non-GAAP research and development expenses; GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses to Non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses; GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP net loss, and GAAP net loss per Share, basic and diluted to Non-GAAP net loss per Share, basic and diluted

 

   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30, 
   2021   2021   2020   2021   2020 
GAAP cost of sales   324    4    224    339    569 
Share-based compensation   (309)   -    -    (309)   - 
Non-GAAP cost of sales   15    4    224    30    569 
                          
GAAP research and development expenses   212,438    9,545    4,465    229,132    24,618 
Share-based compensation (1)   (200,194)   (1,537)   (1,832)   (203,376)   (19,574)
Non-GAAP research and development expenses   12,244    8,008    2,633    25,756    5,044 
                          
GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses   219,507    21,590    14,301    246,545    32,520 
Transaction costs related to warrants   (2,887)   -    -    (2,887)   - 
Share-based compensation (1) (2)   (209,326)   (18,490)   (12,556)   (230,277)   (28,466)
Non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses   7,294    3,100    1,745    13,381    4,054 
                          
GAAP net loss   (414,905)   (31,176)   (18,787)   (458,679)   (56,994)
Transaction costs related to warrants   2,887    -    -    2,887    - 
Income from warrant revaluation(3)   (17,263)   -    -    (17,263)   - 
Share-based compensation(1) (2)   409,829    20,027    14,388    433,962    48,040 
Non-GAAP net loss   (19,452)   (11,149)   (4,399)   (39,093)   (8,954)
                          
Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share   (0.07)   (0.06)   (0.03)   (0.18)   (0.06)

 

 

  (1) As disclosed in the Company’s 20-F form as of July 28, 2021, the share-based compensation expenses resulted mainly from performance-based options, which were granted to founders prior to the merger with 10X Capital and were vested at the time of closing. As a result, the Company recorded non-cash share-based compensation expenses in the amount of $194.2 million and $194.2 million in research and development expenses and in selling, general and administrative expenses, respectively.
  (2) In June and August 2021, the Company issued ordinary shares to a strategic partner. For the second and third quarter of 2021, the Company recorded non-cash share-based compensation expenses in the amount of $15.9 million and $3.0 million in selling, general and administrative expenses, respectively.
(3)In July 2021, the Company assumed public and private warrants as part of its merger with 10x Capital. For the third quarter of 2021, the change in fair value of the warrants resulted in the Company recording non-cash income of $17.3 million.

 

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About REE Automotive

 

REE (Nasdaq: REE) is an automotive technology leader whose mission is to empower companies to build any size or shape of electric or autonomous vehicle – from Class 1 through Class 6 – for any application and any target market. REE aims to serve as the underpinning on top of which EVs and AVs will be built and envisions a future where EVs and AVs will be ‘Powered by REE’.

 

REE’s revolutionary technology – the REEcorner™ – packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel, enabling REE to build the industry’s flattest EV platforms with more room for passengers, cargo and batteries. REE uses x-by-wire technology to control each of the corners of the vehicles with full drive-by-wire, brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire.

REE’s EV platforms afford complete freedom of design, enabling auto-manufacturers, OEMs, delivery & logistic fleets, Mobility-as-a-Service providers and new mobility players to design mission-specific EVs and AVs based on their exact business requirements and significantly reduce their time-to-market, lower TCO and meet zero-carbon regulations.

Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, REE has an Engineering Center in the UK, as well as subsidiaries worldwide including Japan and Germany, and plans to open its U.S. headquarters and first Integration Center in Austin, Texas. REE’s unique CapEx-light manufacturing model leverages Tier-1 partners’ existing production lines; the company’s extensive partner ecosystem encompasses leading names including Hino Motors (truck arm of Toyota), Magna International, JB Poindexter, Navya and American Axle & Manufacturing to provide a full turnkey solution.

REE’s patented technology, together with its unique value proposition, position it to break new ground in e-Mobility. For more information visit https://www.ree.auto.

 

Caution About Forward-Looking Statements

 

This communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plan,” “projects,” “believes,” “views,” “estimates”, “future”, “allow”, “aims”, “strives” “endeavors” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements include, among other things, the Company’s statements about the Company’s strategic and business plans, relationships or outlook, the impact of trends on and interest in its business, intellectual property or product and its future results. These forward-looking statements are based on REE’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These factors are difficult to predict accurately and may be beyond REE’s control. Forward-looking statements in this communication or elsewhere speak only as of the date made and REE undertakes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws. In light of these risks and uncertainties, investors should keep in mind that results, events or developments discussed in any forward-looking statement made in this communication may not occur. Uncertainties and risk factors that could affect REE’s future performance and cause results to differ from the forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to: REE’s ability to commercialize its strategic plan; REE’s ability to maintain and advance relationships with current Tier 1 suppliers and strategic partners; development of REE’s advanced prototypes into marketable products; REE’s ability to grow and scale manufacturing capacity through relationships with Tier 1 suppliers; REE’s estimates of unit sales, expenses and profitability and underlying assumptions; REE’s reliance on its UK Engineering Center of Excellence for the design, validation, verification, testing and homologation of its products; REE’s limited operating history; risks associated with REE’s commercial production in 2023 and thereafter; REE’s dependence on potential suppliers, some of which will be single or limited source; development of the market for commercial EVs; intense competition in the e-mobility space, including with competitors who have significantly more resources; risks related to the fact that the Company is incorporated in Israel and governed by Israeli law; REE’s ability to make continued investments in its platform; the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and any other worldwide health epidemics or outbreaks that may arise; the need to attract, train and retain highly-skilled technical workforce; changes in laws and regulations that impact REE; REE’s ability to enforce, protect and maintain intellectual property rights; REE’s ability to retain engineers and other highly qualified employees to further its goals; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in REE’s final prospectus relating to its business combination filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 1, 2021 and in subsequent filings with the SEC. While the list of factors discussed above and the list of factors presented in the final prospectus are considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements.

 

Contacts:  
   
Investor Relations Media
Limor Gruber Keren Shemesh
VP Investor Relations | REE Automotive Chief Marketing Officer | REE Automotive
+972-50-5239233 +972-54-5814333
investors@ree.auto media@ree.auto

 

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REE unveils Leopard, a fully autonomous concept vehicle based on REE’s modular EV platform geared for customers including last-mile autonomous and electric delivery companies, delivery fleet operators, e-retailers and technology companies seeking to build fully autonomous solutions.

 

 

 

REE platform and frame that will be used to secure hardware such as lidars and sensors during completion of first phase of validation tests of REEcornerTM and control technology for Navya’s next-generation autonomous vehicles.

 

 

 

REE prototype platform for first phase of REEcornerTM and control technology validation tests for Navya’s next-generation autonomous vehicles.

 

 

 

REE co-founder and CEO Daniel Barel with REE team at UK Engineering Center at Mira Technology Park, where engineering design, validation and testing takes place in preparation for commercial production in 2023.

 

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