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The pair reported April supply figures over the weekend. NIO (ticker: NIO), for its half, reported it delivered 7,102 vehicles, up 125% yr over yr. The year-over-year change, nonetheless, doesn’t matter. NIO is a high-growth firm and has been including capability quickly. Deliveries have been at about the identical degree as current months. NIO delivered 7,257 vehicles in March.
Present manufacturing capability is about 7,500 automobiles a month, however manufacturing hasn’t been capable of hit that degree due to the worldwide semiconductor shortage roiling the automotive trade.
The 7,100 determine places NIO on observe to hit is second quarter supply steerage of roughly 21,000 automobiles given this previous week when the corporate reported stronger than anticipated first-quarter numbers. That’s a optimistic. Nonetheless, administration mentioned on their earnings convention name that the chip scarcity was anticipated to get worse in May, leaving traders some lingering concern over how deliveries will develop within the remaining two months of the quarter.
XPeng (XPEV) reported deliveries of 5,147 vehicles in April. That, like these of NIO, is a large year-over-year enhance. XPeng delivered 5,102 vehicles in March, however month-to-month deliveries are flat whereas the semiconductor scarcity persists.
XPeng hasn’t reported first quarter numbers but. It’s slated to take action on May 13. There isn’t any second quarter supply steerage for traders to weigh. The corporate’s information launch included a rundown of current bulletins together with the usage of lidar sensors to boost autonomous driving options and new battery chemistries that can assist reduce vehicle cost. But it surely didn’t point out the chip scarcity.
Going into Monday buying and selling, the information is probably going ok for each shares. There is no such thing as a damaging shock hidden in both press launch.
Shares of each corporations have had a roughly experience up to now in 2020. Excessive valuation, new EV competitors in China and the chip scarcity have all conspired to hurt investor sentiment. XPeng shares are down about 30% this yr, far worse than comparable features of the
Dow Jones Industrial Average.
NIO inventory is down about 18% this yr.