Mullen Automotive, Inc. Announces Major Milestones of Moving from Protype to Production for Class 3 Commercial Vehicles and Recording First Revenues
BREA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2023.
Recent Company Updates:
The Board of Directors of the Company has authorized a stock buyback program, pursuant to which the Company may, until December 31, 2023, purchase up to $25 million in shares of its outstanding common stock. The shares may be repurchased, from time to time, in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions depending upon market conditions and other factors, and in accordance with applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The authorization of the stock buyback program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares and may be terminated or amended by the Board at any time prior to its expiration date.
The Company ended fiscal third quarter on June 30, 2023, with stockholders’ equity of $351.8 million, compared to $157.0 million on Sept 30, 2022, which represents an increase of 124%.
During the quarter ended June 30, 2023, the Company successfully secured $100 million in funding from its Series D preferred stock investors which completes all remaining investment obligations to the Series D holders. With this latest investment, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents exceed $200 million as of July 3, 2023, bolstering our liquidity and supporting our move from prototype to production for commercial vehicles.
During the quarter ended June 30, 2023, the Company recorded its first revenues on the sale of Campus EV Cargo Vans.
The Company will host a commercial EV production launch event on August 24, 2023. This event will commemorate the production of our first Class 3 commercial vehicles and showcase the Tunica, Mississippi commercial assembly plant. Select media, customers, dealers, suppliers, and local government leadership have indicated plans to attend.
Mullen will be resuming its Mullen “Strikingly Different” tour this summer, featuring additional EV vehicles, including the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, FIVE RS High Performance EV Crossover, Mullen GT Electric Sports Car, Mullen ONE Commercial Class 1 EV Cargo Van, Mullen THREE Commercial Class 3 Electric Truck, and Bollinger B2 Pickup Truck. The second stage of the tour starts on August 20, 2023, in Austin, Texas and will span multiple U.S. cities, showcasing Mullen’s cutting-edge electric vehicles to a broad audience.
In July 2023, Mullen announced that Bollinger Motors, in which the Company holds a majority ownership, has received final approval for a $3 million grant from the state of Michigan. This grant aims to promote job creation and economic development, further solidifying Mullen’s commitment to driving progress and growth in the electric vehicle industry.
Mullen implemented a 1-for-9 reverse stock split (“Reverse Stock Split”) of its common stock on August 11, 2023, in an effort to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s $1.00 minimum