Niu Technologies (NIU: NSD) released its financial results for the 3rd quarter of 2023. The company revealed a disappointing performance that sent shares plunging by more than 20% after hours. It reported a net loss of $28.3 million on revenue of $172.8 million, well below analyst expectations.
Key Findings from the Q3 Earnings:
Here are the key highlights from the Niu Q3 financial reports.
- The revenue was RMB 927.0 million, a decrease of 19.6% from the previous year.
- The gross margin in the third quarter of last year was 22.1%, compared with 21.4% in the third quarter of the previous year.
- This quarter’s net loss was RMB 79.4 million, compared with a net income of RMB 2.9 million last quarter.
- The adjusted net loss was RMB 70.0 million, compared to RMB 20.2 million in the third quarter of last year.
Key Factors in Niu’s Q3 Performance:
Several factors contributed to Niu’s dismal performance in the third quarter. The company’s core business of electric scooters and bikes experienced a slowdown in sales, as demand cooled in the face of rising inflation and economic uncertainty. Additionally, Niu faced higher supply chain costs and logistics expenses, which further eroded its profitability.
Following the release of the Q3 results, analysts have downgraded their ratings on Niu’s stock, expressing concerns about the company’s near-term outlook. Several analysts have lowered their price targets for NIU, reflecting the diminished expectations for the company’s growth prospects.
Niu Q3 results showed a decline in revenue and earnings, as the company faced supply chain disruptions, rising costs, and lower demand due to the pandemic. However, the company also demonstrated resilience and innovation, as it continued to expand its global market share and launch new products in different segments. Investors should keep an eye on Niu’s progress and strategy in the upcoming quarters.