Fastned nearly triples sales in first half of 2022
- Increased revenue related to charging to €12.6 million (+188% vs. H1 2021)
- Grew volume of renewable energy delivered to 20.2 GWh (+166% vs. H1 2021)
- Handled 935k charging sessions (+124% vs. H1 2021)
- 161,000 active customers (+146% vs. Q2 2021)
- Acquired 30 new locations, bringing the total number of acquired locations to 358
- Operational EBITDA increased to €3.0 million in H1 2022 from €0.7 million in the same period last year (+298% YoY)
- Underlying net loss for the period was €10.4 million (vs. €7.7 million in H1 2021)
Fastned, the European fast charging company, grew revenues related to charging to 12.6 million euro (+188%) in the first half of 2022, almost three times the revenues in the same period last year. This puts the Q2 annualised revenue run-rate at more than 27 million euro. This strong increase is the result of European network growth, and higher charging demand on the back of strong electric vehicle sales across Fastned’s markets, as well as larger volumes per session. Operational EBITDA increased fourfold to 3.0 million euro (+298%) compared to the same period last year, growing at a faster pace than revenues due to the inherent operational leverage Fastned has in its business.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned: “Halfway through the year, we’re making excellent progress on our goals. In the first six months of 2022, charging revenues were already higher than in all of 2021. The expansion pace of our network is picking up, and we’re on track to double our number of stations to more than 400 before the end of 2024.
In the past weeks, news about the effects of rising temperatures in Europe and beyond, have made all the more clear that we need to do what we can to speed up the energy transition. Electricity, derived from renewable energy, plays a crucial part in this transition. It’s not only forest fires and melting glaciers that fuel the need for energy from renewable sources. This ‘energy of freedom’, as German Finance Minister Lindner called it earlier, will also help European countries become less dependent on Russian fossil fuels.
Making that green electricity available to electric vehicle drivers and helping others to make that switch to electric mobility, is our mission. I’m proud to see so many talented individuals joining us on that mission, committed to building a greener future.
As more and more drivers are making the switch, and new car models have larger and faster batteries, fast charging will become a crucial part in the charging infrastructure mix. Fastned is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the creation of that European infrastructure, and help create that greener future.”
- Charging revenues reached 12.6 million euro in H1 2022, up 188% vs. H1 2021. The results were driven by a strong battery electric vehicle (BEV) market momentum. Year-to-date the percentage of new electric car sales across our key markets increased significantly compared to previous years: in Germany, it reached 14% in H1 2022 vs. 11% in H1 2021, in the UK 14% vs. 8%, and in the Netherlands 18% vs. 10%, in France 12% vs. 8%, in Switzerland 16% vs. 10%, in Belgium 6% vs. 4%.
- Annualised Q2 revenue run-rate increased to more than 27 million euro.
- In H1 2022, the company added 23 new stations to its network. Fastned opened seven stations in the Netherlands, five in Germany, four in Belgium, three in France and four in the UK. This brings the total number of stations to 208 in six countries at the end of H1. As we have many stations in construction planning, we’re confident we will commit to our target of opening at least 65 new stations in 2022.
- In H1 2022, Fastned secured 30 new locations to build new stations in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK, bringing the total number of acquired locations to 358.
- A total of 186 additional ultra fast DC chargers were installed during the first half of the year, following new station construction as well as upgrades of existing stations, bringing the total number of chargers in the network to 945. The average number of chargers per station increased to 4.5 at the end of H1 2022, compared to 3.8 in the same period the previous year.
- Utilisation during the second quarter of 2022 was 10.1% vs. 7.2% in the same quarter of the previous year, driven upwards by more charging sessions and downwards by opening new stations as well as upgrading stations resulting in significantly more capacity, in anticipation of increasing demand over the coming years. Like-for-like utilisation was 12.9% with respect to Q2 2021.
- Fastned’s network of charging stations enabled more than a 100 million electric kilometres and helped avoid an estimated 15.9 thousand tonnes of CO2.
- In May 2022, Fastned opened Scotland’s biggest ultra-rapid charging station for EVs in Hamilton. The station comprises eight hyper chargers and will provide customers with 100% renewable energy. In July we opened Oxford Redbridge station in the UK, with ten 300kW chargers as part of Energy Superhub Oxford, Europe’s largest energy superhub.
- In June, Fastned raised nearly €23 million with the issue of new bonds. In addition, investors have extended over €7 million worth of investments from earlier issues, bringing the total issued amount in this round to nearly €30 million.
- In the first half of 2022, the Fastned organisation continued its rapid growth. In this period, the employee base grew to 137 people, 28 more than at the beginning of the year. Employees are key in securing and accelerating Fastned’s growth in the coming years.
- To mitigate the impact of the rising energy prices we’ve increased prices across all markets starting 1 August or 1 September. As we expect energy markets to remain volatile in the foreseeable future, we will reconsider our prices on a monthly basis going forward and change them if needed, to make sure they remain fair to our customers while ensuring a sustainable margin.
- In June, we held our first capital markets day where we presented Fastned’s strategy and provided the guidance that Fastned expects to have a network of 400 operational stations before year end 2024 and that average revenues per station will be above 400 thousand euro before 2025 and one million euros per station by 2030. We expect the operational EBITDA margin to be more than 40% by 2025 while Underlying company EBITDA is expected to become positive in 2023.
There will be a webcast about this H1 2022 trading update today from 11:00am to 12:00pm CET. To join the webcast please click here to register. Please find the investor presentation here. Download Fastned’s Interim report on the first half of 2022 here.
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Fastned has been developing fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Europe since 2012. Fastned’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. Based in Amsterdam, the company has built 210 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. The company specialises in developing and operating fast charging infrastructure where drivers can charge their electric vehicle with up to 300 km of range in 15 minutes before continuing their journey. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker AMS: FAST).