Rivian's IPO Filing Reveals Financial Losses and Preorder Numbers

Rivian filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday. The electric vehicle maker filed its IPO confidentially back in August. The S-1 document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission was made public and revealed financial and preorder information.

So far, Rivian has reported huge losses but that’s expected at this early stage for an EV start-up. In 2019, Rivian reported a net loss of $426 million. Its losses more than doubled to $1.02 billion in 2020 when the company expanded its factory and workforce for R1T truck and R1S SUV production.

In the first half of this year, Rivian posted a net loss of $994 million, almost the entire amount it lost last year. “We are a development stage company and have not generated material revenue to date,” Rivian writes in the filing.

As for the R1S SUV, Rivian plans to launch it this December. Rivian will sell its products in the US and Canada first, before expanding to Western Europe and Asia down the line.

The IPO filing also revealed that Rivian had 48,390 preorders for the R1T truck and R1S SUV in the US and Canada as of September. The filing also showed that Rivian has started a philanthropic mission called Forever.

According to a TechCrunch report, Rivian closed a $2.5 billion round of private funding earlier this year led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. Third Point, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Dragoneer Investment Group and Coatue also participated.

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Sources:TechCrunch,The Verge

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