UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of August 2023

 

Commission File Number: 001-39407

 

 

 

Li Auto Inc.

(Registrant’s Name)

 

 

 

11 Wenliang Street

Shunyi District, Beijing 101399

People’s Republic of China

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x      Form 40-F ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this current report on Form 6-K are incorporated by reference into the registration statement on Form F-3 of Li Auto Inc. (File No. 333-258378) that was filed on August 2, 2021 and shall be a part thereof from the date on which this current report is furnished, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1   Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of and for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2023
99.2   Li Auto Inc. Updated Disclosures
99.3   Press Release—Li Auto Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results
99.4   Announcement—Interim Results Announcement for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2023

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Li Auto Inc.
     
       
  By  

/s/ Tie Li

  Name : Tie Li
  Title : Director and Chief Financial Officer

 

Date: August 8, 2023

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1 

 

INDEX TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  Page
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023 F-2
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2023 F-4
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2023 F-5
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2023 F-6
Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements F-8

 

 

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   As of, 
   December 31,   June 30, 
   2022   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
           Note 2(e) 
ASSETS            
Current assets:               
Cash and cash equivalents   38,478,016    60,741,006    8,376,568 
Restricted cash   1,940,142    1,514,643    208,879 
Time deposits and short-term investments   18,031,395    11,513,001    1,587,715 
Trade receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of RMB327 and RMB449 as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, respectively   48,381    84,394    11,638 
Inventories   6,804,693    5,659,293    780,452 
Prepayments and other current assets, net of allowance for credit losses of RMB4,427 and RMB4,884 as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, respectively   1,689,860    3,084,491    425,371 
Total current assets   66,992,487    82,596,828    11,390,623 
Non-current assets:               
Long-term investments   1,484,491    777,446    107,215 
Property, plant and equipment, net   11,187,898    13,013,624    1,794,661 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   3,538,911    3,817,676    526,482 
Intangible assets, net   832,620    840,008    115,842 
Goodwill   5,484    5,484    756 
Deferred tax assets   74,767         
Other non-current assets, net of allowance for credit losses of RMB4,572 and RMB6,273 as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, respectively   2,421,293    2,072,851    285,859 
Total non-current assets   19,545,464    20,527,089    2,830,815 
Total assets   86,537,951    103,123,917    14,221,438 
LIABILITIES               
Current liabilities:               
Short-term borrowings   390,750    6,344,154    874,899 
Trade and notes payable   20,024,329    31,269,120    4,312,209 
Amounts due to related parties   7,190    6,741    930 
Deferred revenue, current   569,234    1,125,700    155,241 
Operating lease liabilities, current   696,454    813,495    112,186 
Accruals and other current liabilities   5,684,644    7,186,468    991,057 
Total current liabilities   27,372,601    46,745,678    6,446,522 
Non-current liabilities:               
Long-term borrowings   9,230,807    1,449,547    199,902 
Deferred revenue, non-current   581,598    587,643    81,040 
Operating lease liabilities, non-current   1,946,367    2,127,695    293,423 
Deferred tax liabilities   77,809    45,512    6,276 
Other non-current liabilities   2,142,462    2,924,365    403,288 
Total non-current liabilities   13,979,043    7,134,762    983,929 
Total liabilities   41,351,644    53,880,440    7,430,451 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 19)               

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-2

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Continued)

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   As of 
   December 31,   June 30, 
   2022   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
           Note 2(e) 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY               
Class A Ordinary Shares               
(US$0.0001 par value; 4,500,000,000 shares authorized, 1,728,765,894 shares issued and 1,598,541,812 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and 4,500,000,000 shares authorized, 1,728,765,894 shares issued and  1,611,171,914 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2023)   1,188    1,188    164 
Class B Ordinary Shares               
(US$0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 355,812,080 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023)   235    235    32 
Treasury shares   (84)   (76)   (10)
Additional paid-in capital   53,869,322    54,775,751    7,553,922 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (194,110)   (287,312)   (39,622)
Accumulated deficit   (8,817,850)   (5,595,029)   (771,590)
Total Li Auto Inc. shareholders’ equity   44,858,701    48,894,757    6,742,896 
Noncontrolling interests   327,606    348,720    48,091 
Total shareholders’ equity   45,186,307    49,243,477    6,790,987 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   86,537,951    103,123,917    14,221,438 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-3

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
           Note 2(e) 
Revenues:            
Vehicle sales   17,792,221    46,299,260    6,384,960 
Other sales and services   502,436    1,140,520    157,285 
Total revenues   18,294,657    47,439,780    6,542,245 
Cost of sales:               
Vehicle sales   (13,907,185)   (36,789,230)   (5,073,467)
Other sales and services   (345,317)   (585,166)   (80,698)
Total cost of sales   (14,252,502)   (37,374,396)   (5,154,165)
Gross profit   4,042,155    10,065,384    1,388,080 
Operating expenses:               
Research and development   (2,905,606)   (4,277,897)   (589,949)
Selling, general and administrative   (2,528,080)   (3,954,517)   (545,353)
Other operating income, net       198,103    27,320 
Total operating expenses   (5,433,686)   (8,034,311)   (1,107,982)
(Loss)/Income from operations   (1,391,531)   2,031,073    280,098 
Other (expense)/income               
Interest expense   (31,310)   (60,878)   (8,395)
Interest income and investment income, net   412,536    848,793    117,054 
Others, net   384,398    505,779    69,750 
(Loss)/Income before income tax expense   (625,907)   3,324,767    458,507 
Income tax expense   (26,005)   (80,832)   (11,147)
Net (loss)/income   (651,912)   3,243,935    447,360 
Less: Net (loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (23,080)   21,114    2,912 
Net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (628,832)   3,222,821    444,448 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing net (loss)/earnings per share               
Basic   1,930,269,050    1,959,868,447    1,959,868,447 
Diluted   1,930,269,050    2,106,262,967    2,106,262,967 
Net (loss)/earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders               
Basic   (0.33)   1.64    0.23 
Diluted   (0.33)   1.54    0.21 
Net (loss)/income   (651,912)   3,243,935    447,360 
Other comprehensive income/(loss)               
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax   973,092    (93,202)   (12,853)
Total other comprehensive income/(loss)   973,092    (93,202)   (12,853)
Total comprehensive income   321,180    3,150,733    434,507 
Less: Net (loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (23,080)   21,114    2,912 
Comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   344,260    3,129,619    431,595 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-4

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   Class A Ordinary Shares  Class B Ordinary Shares  Treasury Shares  Additional   Accumulated Other        Total  
   Number     Number           Paid-in  Comprehensive  Accumulated  Noncontrolling  Shareholders’ 
   of Shares  Amount  of Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Loss  Deficit  Interests  Equity 
      RMB     RMB     RMB  RMB  RMB  RMB  RMB  RMB 
Balance as of January 1, 2022  1,709,903,330  1,176  355,812,080  235  (136,152,984) (89) 49,390,486  (1,521,871) (6,805,635)   41,064,302 
Exercise of share options          3,079,112  3  2,014        2,017 
Share-based compensation              945,559        945,559 
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax                973,092      973,092 
Capital injection by noncontrolling interests                    318,668  318,668 
Net loss                  (628,832) (23,080) (651,912)
Balance as of June 30, 2022  1,709,903,330  1,176  355,812,080  235  (133,073,872) (86) 50,338,059  (548,779) (7,434,467) 295,588  42,651,726 
                                   
Balance as of January 1, 2023  1,728,765,894  1,188  355,812,080  235  (130,224,082) (84) 53,869,322  (194,110) (8,817,850) 327,606  45,186,307 
Exercise of share options and vesting of RSUs          12,630,102  8  8,759        8,767 
Share-based compensation              897,670        897,670 
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax                (93,202)     (93,202)
Net income                  3,222,821  21,114  3,243,935 
Balance as of June 30, 2023  1,728,765,894  1,188  355,812,080  235  (117,593,980) (76) 54,775,751  (287,312) (5,595,029) 348,720  49,243,477 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
           Note 2(e) 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES            
Net (loss)/income  (651,912)  3,243,935   447,360 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss)/income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization  405,349   772,167   106,487 
Share-based compensation expenses  945,559   897,670   123,794 
Foreign exchange loss  2,140   950   131 
Unrealized investment loss/(income)  16,090   (75,432)  (10,403)
Interest expense  12,173   8,252   1,138 
Share of (income)/loss of equity method investees  (410)  1,608   222 
Inventory write-downs and reversal of loss on purchase commitments relating to inventory     (106,979)  (14,753)
Allowance for credit losses  3,906   2,280   314 
Deferred income tax, net  (23,049)  42,471   5,857 
Loss/(Gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment  53,802   (64,871)  (8,946)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:            
Prepayments and other current assets  (398,601)  (1,247,620)  (172,055)
Inventories  (1,438,620)  459,247   63,333 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  (344,861)  (283,671)  (39,120)
Operating lease liabilities  437,470   298,370   41,147 
Other non-current assets  (340,923)  398,459   54,950 
Trade receivable  38,129   (36,135)  (4,983)
Deferred revenue  (227,799)  562,511   77,574 
Trade and notes payable  3,336,217   11,378,778   1,569,205 
Amounts due to related parties  (31,280)  (449)  (62)
Accruals and other current liabilities  647,221   1,853,144   255,560 
Other non-current liabilities  522,575   788,076   108,681 
Net cash provided by operating activities  2,963,176   18,892,761   2,605,431 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES            
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets  (1,972,743)  (2,569,324)  (354,326)
Disposal of property, plant and equipment  704   149,474   20,613 
Purchase of long-term investments  (650,305)      
Placement of time deposits     (3,194,463)  (440,537)
Redemption of time deposits  514,242       
Placement of short-term investments  (31,713,590)  (13,820,000)  (1,905,865)
Redemption of short-term investments  34,682,250   24,315,501   3,353,262 
Cash paid related to acquired insurance agent license  (36,825)      
Net cash provided by investing activities  823,733   4,881,188   673,147 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-6

 

 

LI AUTO INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
           Note 2(e) 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES               
Payment of issuance cost for at-the-market equity offering program (the “ATM Offering”)   (837)   (2,447)   (337)
Proceeds from exercise of share options and vesting of RSUs   3,692    4,888    674 
Proceeds from borrowings   1,861,916    599,387    82,659 
Repayment of borrowings   (24,925)   (2,651,231)   (365,622)
Capital injection from noncontrolling interest   90,000         
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities   1,929,846    (2,049,403)   (282,626)
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash   885,201    112,945    15,576 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   6,601,956    21,837,491    3,011,528 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period   30,493,064    40,418,158    5,573,919 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period   37,095,020    62,255,649    8,585,447 
Supplemental Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities               
Payable related to purchase of property, plant and equipment   (1,764,993)   (1,525,794)   (210,417)
Notes receivable related to the secured borrowing   299,106         
Property, plant and equipment and other assets related to capital injection by noncontrolling interest shareholders   228,668         
Supplemental Disclosures               
Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized   (19,728)   (27,559)   (3,801)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-7

 

 

1. Organization and Nature of Operations

 

(a)            Principal activities

 

Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto”, or the “Company”) was incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands in April 2017 as an exempted company with limited liability. The Company, through its consolidated subsidiaries and the consolidated variable interest entities (the “VIEs”) and the VIEs’ subsidiaries (collectively, the “Group”), is primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and sales of new energy vehicles and providing other sales and services in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”).

 

(b)            History of the Group and basis of presentation

 

In preparation for the Listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”), the Group underwent reorganization of its corporate structure (the “2021 Reorganization”) in the second quarter of 2021. The major reorganization steps were as follows:

 

·In accordance with the requirements under the Listing Decision LD43-3 of HKEX to the extent practicable, the Company underwent reorganization of the holding structure of its onshore subsidiaries and the VIEs. The 2021 Reorganization mainly involved changing certain VIEs to wholly owned or partly-owned subsidiaries of the Company, to the extent permitted under the relevant PRC laws and regulations. Please refer to Note 1 (b) (i) and (ii).

 

·In April 2021, certain new contractual arrangements were entered into to replace the original contractual arrangements in place before the completion of 2021 Reorganization. Upon the completion of 2021 Reorganization, Beijing CHJ Information Technology Co., Ltd. (or “Beijing CHJ”) and Leading Ideal HK Limited’s (“Leading Ideal HK’s”) subsidiary each held 50% of equity interest of Chongqing Lixiang Automobile which was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing CHJ.

 

The transactions relating to the 2021 Reorganization were accounted for as common control transactions within the Group. Accordingly, the Group’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial information was not impacted as a result of these transactions.

 

In March 2022, Beijing CHJ transferred its equity interest of Chongqing Lixiang Automobile to Leading Ideal HK’s subsidiary. Consequently, Chongqing Lixiang Automobile became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The transaction was accounted for as common control transaction within the Group; accordingly, there was no impact to the Group’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial information.

 

The Group’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company, its subsidiaries, the consolidated VIEs and the VIEs’ subsidiaries.

 

F-8

 

 

1. Organization and Nature of Operations (Continued)

 

As of June 30, 2023, the Company’s principal subsidiaries, the consolidated VIEs and the VIEs’ subsidiaries are as follows:

 

   Equity Interest  Date of Incorporation  Place of       
   Held  or Date of Acquisition  Incorporation  Principal Activities  Notes 
Subsidiaries                
Leading Ideal HK Limited (“Leading Ideal HK”)  100% May 15, 2017  Hong Kong, PRC  Investment holding    
Beijing Co Wheels Technology Co., Ltd. (“Wheels Technology”)  100% December 19, 2017  Beijing, PRC  Technology development and corporate management    
Beijing Leading Automobile Sales Co., Ltd. (“Beijing Leading”)  100% August 6, 2019  Beijing, PRC  Sales and after sales management    
Jiangsu Xindian Interactive Sales and Services Co., Ltd. (“Jiangsu XD”)  100% May 8, 2017  Changzhou, PRC  Sales and after sales management  (i) 
Chongqing Lixiang Automobile Co., Ltd. (“Chongqing Lixiang Automobile”)  100% October 11, 2019  Chongqing, PRC  Manufacturing of automobile and purchase of manufacturing equipment  (ii) 
                 
         Place of       
       Date of Incorporation  Incorporation  Principal Activities  Notes 
The VIEs                 
Beijing CHJ      April 10, 2015  Beijing, PRC  Technology development   
Beijing Xindian Transport Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“Xindian Information”)      March 27, 2017  Beijing, PRC  Technology development    

 

Notes:

 

(i)Jiangsu XD was Beijing CHJ’s subsidiary before the 2021 Reorganization.

 

(ii)In March 2022, Beijing CHJ transferred its equity interest in Chongqing Lixiang Automobile to a subsidiary of Leading Ideal HK. Chongqing Lixiang Automobile, at that time, then became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

F-9

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

(a)            Basis of presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted consistent with Article 10 of Regulation S-X. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited financial statements and include all adjustments as necessary for the fair statement of the Company's financial position as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, and its results of operations and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023. The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2022 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures have been prepared with the presumption that users of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have read or have access to the audited consolidated financial statements for the preceding fiscal years. Accordingly, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and related footnotes for the year ended December 31, 2022. The accounting policies applied are consistent with those of the audited consolidated financial statements for the preceding fiscal year. Interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year or for any future period.

 

(b)            Principles of consolidation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company, its subsidiaries, the VIEs and the VIEs’ subsidiaries for which the Company is the ultimate primary beneficiary.

 

A subsidiary is an entity in which the Company, directly or indirectly, controls more than one half of the voting power; has the power to appoint or remove the majority of the members of the board of directors (the “Board”); to cast majority of votes at the meeting of the Board or to govern the financial and operating policies of the investee under a statute or agreement among the shareholders or equity holders.

 

A VIE is an entity in which the Company, or its subsidiary, through contractual arrangements, has established a controlling financial interest (as defined in ASC 810) and is able to direct the activities and derive the economic benefits of the entity. Accordingly, the Company is considered the primary beneficiary of each VIE and consolidates each entity in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

All significant transactions and balances between the Company, its subsidiaries, the VIEs and the VIEs’ subsidiaries have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

(c)            Use of estimates

 

The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the balance sheet date, and the reported revenue and expenses during the reported period in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes.

 

Significant accounting estimates reflected in the Group’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, to the extent applicable, mainly include, but are not limited to, standalone selling price of each distinct performance obligation in revenue recognition and determination of the amortization period of these obligations, the determination of share-based compensation expenses, fair value of investments, useful lives and assessment for impairment of long-lived assets and intangible assets, inventory valuation for excess and obsolete inventories, lower of cost and net realizable value of inventories, losses on purchase commitments relating to inventory, product warranties, and valuation allowance for deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

 

F-10

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

(d)            Functional currency and foreign currency translation

 

The Group’s reporting currency is the Renminbi (“RMB”). The functional currencies of the Company and its subsidiary which are incorporated in Cayman Islands, United States, Hong Kong and Singapore are United States dollars (“US$”). The functional currencies of the other subsidiaries, the VIEs and the VIEs’ subsidiaries are their respective local currencies (“RMB”). The determination of the respective functional currency is based on the criteria set out by ASC 830, Foreign Currency Matters.

 

Transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency are translated into the functional currency using the exchange rates prevailing at the transaction dates. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into functional currency using the applicable exchange rates at the balance sheet date. Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in foreign currency are measured using the exchange rates at the dates of the initial transactions. Exchange gains or losses arising from foreign currency transactions are included in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss).

 

The financial statements of the Group’s entities of which the functional currency is not RMB are translated from their respective functional currency into RMB. Assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into RMB at the exchange rates at the balance sheet date. Equity accounts other than earnings generated in current period are translated into RMB at the appropriate historical rates. Income and expense items are translated into RMB using the periodic average exchange rates. The resulting foreign currency translation adjustments are recorded in other comprehensive income/(loss) in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss), and the accumulated foreign currency translation adjustments are presented as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of shareholders’ equity. Total foreign currency translation adjustment income was RMB973,092 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, and foreign currency translation adjustment loss was RMB93,202 for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

 

(e)            Convenience translation

 

Translations of balances in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income and unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows from RMB into US$ as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2023 are solely for the convenience of the reader and were calculated at the rate of US$1.00 = RMB7.2513, representing the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board on June 30, 2023. No representation is made that the RMB amounts represent or could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate on June 30, 2023, or at any other rate.

 

(f)            Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

Cash and cash equivalents represent cash on hand, time deposits and highly liquid investments placed with banks or other financial institutions, which are unrestricted as to withdrawal and use, and which have original maturities of three months or less.

 

Cash that is restricted as to withdrawal for use or pledged as security is reported separately on the face of the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets and is not included in the total cash and cash equivalents in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The Group’s restricted cash mainly represents (a) the secured deposits held in designated bank accounts for issuance of letter of credit, bank guarantee and bank acceptance bill; (b) the deposits held in designated bank accounts for security of the repayment of the notes payable (Note 10).

 

F-11

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows are presented separately on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 

   As of 
   December 31,   June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Cash and cash equivalents   38,478,016    60,741,006 
Restricted cash   1,940,142    1,514,643 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   40,418,158    62,255,649 

 

(g)            Time deposits and short-term investments

 

Time deposits are those balances placed with the banks. These deposits that have original maturities longer than three months but less than one year are classified as short-term time deposits which are reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as “Time deposits and short-term investments”, while the balances with original maturities longer than one year are classified as long-term time deposits which are reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as “Long-term investments”.

 

Short-term investments are investments in financial instruments with variable interest rates. These financial instruments which have maturity dates within one year are classified as short-term investments and are reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as “Time deposits and short-term investments”, while those financial instruments which have maturity dates longer than one year are classified as long-term investments in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Group elected the fair value method at the date of initial recognition and carried these investments subsequently at fair value. Fair value is estimated based on quoted prices provided by financial institutions at the end of each period. Changes in the fair value are reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss) as “Interest income and investment income, net”.

 

(h)            Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is calculated on the weighted average basis and includes all costs to acquire and other costs to bring the inventories to their present location and condition. The Group records inventory write-downs for excess or obsolete inventories based upon assumptions on current and future demand forecasts. If the inventory on hand is in excess of future demand forecast, the excess amounts are written off. The Group also reviews inventory to determine whether its carrying value exceeds the net amount realizable upon the ultimate sale of the inventory. This requires the determination of the estimated selling price of the vehicles less the estimated cost to convert inventory on hand into a finished product. Once inventory is written-down, a new, lower-cost basis for that inventory is established and subsequent changes in facts and circumstances do not result in the restoration or increase in that newly established cost basis.

 

(i)            Property, plant and equipment, net

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss, if any. Property, plant and equipment are depreciated at rates sufficient to write off their costs less impairment and residual value, if any, over their estimated useful lives. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the lease term or the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Direct costs that are related to the construction of property, plant and equipment and incurred in connection with bringing the assets to their intended use are capitalized as construction in progress. Interest expense on specific outstanding debt is capitalized during the period of significant capital asset construction. Capitalized interest expense on construction-in-progress is included within property, plant and equipment and is amortized over the life of the related assets. Motor vehicles represent vehicles used for the Group’s daily operation. Construction in progress is transferred to specific property, equipment and the depreciation of these assets commences when the assets are ready for their intended use.

 

F-12

 

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

The estimated useful lives are as follows:

 

    Useful Lives
Buildings   20 years
Buildings improvements   5 to 10 years
Production machineries, facilities and equipment   2 to 10 years
Motor vehicles   2 to 4 years
Mold and tooling   Unit-of-production
Leasehold improvements   Shorter of the estimated useful life or lease term

 

The cost of maintenance and repairs is expensed as incurred, whereas the cost of renewals and betterment that extends the useful lives of property, plant and equipment is capitalized as additions to the related assets. When assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the cost and related accumulated depreciation and amortization are removed from their respective accounts, and any gain or loss on such sale or disposal is reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss).

 

The Company reviews the estimated useful lives of its property, plant and equipment on an ongoing basis. In evaluating useful lives, the Company considers how long assets will remain functionally efficient and effective, given levels of production, competitive factors, and the economic environment. If the assessment indicates that the assets will continue to be used for a shorter or longer period than previously anticipated, the useful life of the assets is revised, resulting in a change in estimate. Changes in estimates are accounted for on a prospective basis by depreciating the assets’ current carrying values over their revised remaining useful lives.

 

(j)Long-term investments

 

Long-term investments are comprised of investments in publicly traded companies and privately-held companies, as well as long-term time deposits and long-term financial instruments.

 

Equity investments with readily determinable fair value

 

Equity investments with readily determinable fair values are measured and recorded at fair value using the market approach based on the quoted prices in active markets at the reporting date. The Group classifies the valuation techniques that use these inputs as Level I of fair value measurements.

 

Equity investments without readily determinable fair value

 

The Group measures equity investments other than equity method investments at fair value through earnings. For those equity investments without readily determinable fair value, the Group elects to record these investments at cost, less impairment, and plus or minus subsequent adjustments for observable price changes. Under this measurement alternative, changes in the carrying value of the equity investment are required to be made whenever there are observable price changes in orderly transactions for the identical or similar investment of the same issuer. The implementation guidance notes that an entity should make a “reasonable effort” to identify price changes that are known or that can reasonably be known.

 

Pursuant to ASC 321, for equity investments measured at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings, the Group does not assess whether those securities are impaired. For those equity investments that the Group elects to use the measurement alternative, the Group makes a qualitative assessment of whether the investment is impaired at each reporting date. If a qualitative assessment indicates that the investment is impaired, the Group estimates the investment’s fair value in accordance with the principles of ASC 820. If the fair value is less than the investment’s carrying value, the Group recognizes an impairment loss equal to the difference between the carrying value and fair value.

 

F-13

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Equity investments accounted for using the equity method

 

Investments in entities over which the Group can exercise significant influence and hold an investment in common shares or in-substance common shares (or both) of the investee but do not own a majority equity interest or control are accounted for using the equity method of accounting in accordance with ASC topic 323, Investment—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (“ASC 323”). Under the equity method, the Group initially records its investments at cost and the difference between the cost of the equity investee and the fair value of the underlying equity in the net assets of the equity investee is recognized as equity method goodwill, which is included in the equity method investment on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Group subsequently adjusts the carrying amount of the investments to recognize our proportionate share of each equity investee’s net income or loss into earnings after the date of investment. The Group evaluates the equity method investments for impairment under ASC 323. An impairment loss on the equity method investments is recognized in earnings when the decline in value is determined to be other-than-temporary. The Group performs an impairment assessment of its equity method investments whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the investment may not be fully recoverable. No impairment of equity method investments was recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023.

 

The Group assesses its investments in privately-held companies for impairment by considering factors including, but not limited to, current economic and market conditions, operating performance of the companies, including current earnings trends and undiscounted cash flows, and other company-specific information, such as recent financing rounds. The fair value determination, particularly for investments in privately-held companies whose revenue model is still unclear, requires significant judgment to determine appropriate estimates and assumptions. Changes in these estimates and assumptions could affect the calculation of the fair value of the investments. If this assessment indicates that an impairment exists, the Group estimates the fair value of the investment and writes down the investment to its fair value, taking the corresponding charge to the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss).

 

Long-term time deposits

 

Long-term time deposits are those balances placed with the banks with original maturities longer than one year.

 

Long-term financial instruments

 

Long-term financial instruments are investments in financial instruments with variable interest rates and maturity dates greater than one year. The Group elected the fair value method at the date of initial recognition and carried these investments subsequently at fair value. Fair value is estimated based on quoted prices provided by financial institutions at the end of each period. Changes in the fair value are reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss) as “Interest income and investment income, net.”

 

(k)Product warranties

 

The Group provides product warranties on all vehicles based on the contracts with its customers at the time of sale of vehicles. The Group accrues a warranty reserve for the vehicles sold by multiplying the expected unit costs for warranty services by the sales volume, which includes the best estimate of projected costs to repair or replace items under warranties and recalls when identified. These estimates are made primarily based on actual claims incurred to date and the estimates of the nature, frequency and average costs of future claims. These estimates are inherently uncertain given the Group’s relatively short history of sales, and changes to the historical or projected warranty experience may cause material changes to the warranty reserve in the future. The portion of the warranty reserve expected to be incurred within the next 12 months is included within the accruals and other current liabilities while the remaining balance is included within other non-current liabilities in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. Warranty cost is recorded as a component of cost of sales in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss). The Group reevaluates the adequacy of the warranty accrual on a regular basis.

 

The Group recognizes the benefit from a recovery of the costs associated with the warranty when specifics of the recovery have been agreed with the Group’s suppliers and the amount of the recovery is virtually certain.

 

F-14

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

The Group does not consider standard warranty as being a separate performance obligation as it is intended to provide greater quality assurance to customers and is not viewed as a distinct obligation. Accordingly, standard warranty is accounted for in accordance with ASC 460, Guarantees. The Group also provides extended lifetime warranty for certain vehicle models which is sold separately through a vehicle sales contract. The extended lifetime warranty is an incremental service offered to customers and is considered a separate performance obligation distinct from other promises and should be accounted for in accordance with ASC 606.

 

The accrued warranty activity consists of the following:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Accrued warranty at beginning of the period   842,345    1,594,312 
Warranty cost incurred   (21,430)   (49,838)
Provision for warranty   319,169    857,016 
Accrued warranty at end of the period   1,140,084    2,401,490 
Including: Accrued warranty, current   147,518    217,522 
Accrued warranty, non-current   992,566    2,183,968 

 

(l)Revenue recognition

 

The Group launched the first volume manufactured extended-range electric vehicle, Li ONE, to the public in October 2018 and started making deliveries to customers in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Group released the 2021 Li ONE in May 2021, which is upgraded version of Li ONE and terminated the production of the first model Li ONE in May 2021. From June 2022, the Company launched extended-range electric vehicle Li L series to the public and started making deliveries to customers from August 2022. Revenues of the Group are primarily derived from sales of vehicles, along with multiple distinct performance obligations within each sale of vehicle, as well as the sales of Li Plus Membership, sales of goods from online store and accessories, sales and installment of charging stalls, and providing one time maintenance services and commission service.

 

The Group adopted ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, on January 1, 2018 by applying the full retrospective method.

 

Revenue is recognized when or as the control of the goods or services is transferred to a customer. Depending on the terms of the contract and the laws that apply to the contract, control of the goods and services may be transferred over time or at a point in time. Control of the goods and services is transferred over time if the Group’s performance:

 

·provides all of the benefits received and consumed simultaneously by the customer;

 

·creates and enhances an asset that the customer controls as the Group performs; or

 

·does not create an asset with an alternative use to the Group and the Group has an enforceable right to payment for performance completed to date.

 

If control of the goods and services transfers over time, revenue is recognized over the period of the contract by reference to the progress towards complete satisfaction of that performance obligation. Otherwise, revenue is recognized at a point in time when the customer obtains control of the goods and services.

 

Contracts with customers may include multiple performance obligations. For such arrangements, the Group allocates revenue to each performance obligation based on its relative standalone selling price. The Group generally determines standalone selling prices based on the prices charged to customers. If the standalone selling price is not directly observable, it is estimated using expected cost plus a margin, depending on the availability of observable information. Assumptions and estimations have been made in estimating the relative selling price of each distinct performance obligation, and changes in judgments on these assumptions and estimates may impact the revenue recognition.

 

When either party to a contract has performed, the Group presents the contract in the statement of financial position as a contract asset or a contract liability, depending on the relationship between the entity’s performance and the customer’s payment.

 

F-15

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

A contract asset is the Group’s right to consideration in exchange for goods and services that the Group has transferred to a customer. A receivable is recorded when the Group has an unconditional right to consideration. A right to consideration is unconditional if only the passage of time is required before payment of that consideration is due.

 

If a customer pays consideration or the Group has a right to an amount of consideration that is unconditional, before the Group transfers a good or service to the customer, the Group presents the contract liability when the payment is made, or a receivable is recorded (whichever is earlier). A contract liability is the Group’s obligation to transfer goods or services to a customer for which the Group has received consideration (or an amount of consideration is due) from the customer.

 

Vehicle sales

 

The Group generates revenue from sales of vehicles, currently the Li L series and Li ONE, together with a number of embedded products and services through a contract. There are multiple distinct performance obligations explicitly stated in the sales contracts including sales of Li L series and Li ONE, charging stalls, vehicle internet connection services, firmware over-the-air upgrades (or “FOTA upgrades”) and initial owner extended warranty subject to certain conditions, which are accounted for in accordance with ASC 606. The standard warranty provided by the Group is accounted for in accordance with ASC 460, Guarantees, and the estimated costs are recorded as a liability when the Group transfers the control of Li L series or Li ONE to a customer.

 

The overall contract price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation based on the relative estimated standalone selling price in accordance with ASC 606. The revenue for sales of the Li L series and Li ONE and charging stalls are recognized at a point in time when the control of the product is transferred to the customer. For the vehicle internet connection service and FOTA upgrades, the Group recognizes the revenue using a straight-line method over the service period. As for the initial owner extended warranty, given the limited operating history and lack of historical data, the Group recognizes the revenue over time based on a straight-line method over the extended warranty period initially, and will continue monitoring the cost pattern periodically and adjust the revenue recognition pattern to reflect the actual cost pattern as it becomes available.

 

As the contract price for the vehicle and all embedded products and services must be paid in advance, which means the payments are received prior to the transfer of goods or services by the Group, the Group records a contract liability (deferred revenue) for the allocated amount regarding those unperformed obligations.

 

Sales of Li Plus Membership

 

The Group also sells the Li Plus Membership to enrich the ownership experience of customers. Total Li Plus Membership fee is allocated to each performance obligation based on the relative estimated standalone selling price. And the revenue for each performance obligation is recognized either over the service period or at a point in time when the relevant goods or service is delivered or when the membership expired, whichever is earlier.

 

F-16

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Customer loyalty points

 

Beginning in January 2020, the Group offers customer loyalty points, which can be used in the Group’s online store to redeem the Group’s merchandise or services. The Group determines the value of each customer loyalty point based on cost of the Group’s merchandise or service that can be obtained through redemption of customer loyalty points.

 

The Group concludes the customer loyalty points offered to customers in connection with the purchase of the Li L series and Li ONE is a material right and is considered as a separate performance obligation according to ASC 606, and should be taken into consideration when allocating the transaction price of the sales of vehicle. The amount allocated to the customer loyalty points as separate performance obligation is recorded as contract liability (deferred revenue) and revenue should be recognized when the customer loyalty points are used or expired.

 

Customers or users of the mobile application can also obtain customer loyalty points through other ways, such as referring new customers to purchase the vehicles via the mobile application. The Group offers these customer loyalty points to encourage user engagement and generate market awareness. As a result, the Group accounts for such points as selling and marketing expenses with a corresponding liability recorded under accruals and other current liabilities upon the points offering.

 

Practical expedients and exemptions

 

The Group follows the guidance on immaterial promises when identifying performance obligations in the vehicle sales contracts and concludes certain services, including lifetime roadside assistance, are not material performance obligations considering these services are value-added services to enhance customer experience rather than critical items for vehicle driving and will be very limited. The Group also performs an estimation on the stand-alone fair value of each promise applying a cost plus margin approach and concludes that the standalone fair value of foresaid services are insignificant individually and in aggregate.

 

Considering the result of the qualitative assessment and the quantitative estimate, the Group concluded not to assess whether promises are performance obligation if they are immaterial in the context of the contract and the relative stand-alone fair value individually and in aggregate is immaterial to reported consolidated results.

 

F-17

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

(m)Cost of sales

 

Vehicle sales

 

Cost of vehicle sales consists of direct production and material costs, labor costs, manufacturing overhead (including depreciation of assets associated with the production), shipping and logistic costs and reserves for estimated warranty costs. The cost of sales also includes adjustments to warranty costs and charges to write-down the carrying value of the inventory when it exceeds its estimated net realizable value and to provide for on-hand inventory that is either obsolete or in excess of forecasted demand, loss on inventory purchase commitment as well as impairment charges of certain property, plant and equipment.

 

Other sales and services

 

Cost of other sales and services generally includes cost of accessories, installation costs of charging stalls, vehicle internet connection costs, costs associated with providing non-warranty after-sales services and shipping and logistic costs related to sale of accessories.

 

(n)Government grants

 

The Group’s PRC based subsidiaries receive government subsidies from certain local governments. The Group’s government subsidies consist of specific subsidies and other subsidies. Specific subsidies are subsidies that the local government has provided for a specific purpose, such as research and development purpose, construction of production plants and facilities and capacity subsidies related to manufacturing base. Other subsidies are the subsidies that the local government has not specified its purpose for and are not tied to future trends or performance of the Group, receipt of such subsidy income is not contingent upon any further actions or performance of the Group and the amounts do not have to be refunded under any circumstances.

 

The government subsidies with no further conditions to be met are recorded income in “Others, net” when received. The government subsidies with certain operating conditions are recorded as liabilities when received and are recognized as income in “Others, net” or as a reduction of specific operating costs and expenses when the conditions are met for which the grants are intended to compensate. If the government subsidies are related to an asset, they are recognized as a deduction of the carrying amount of the asset when the conditions are met and then recognized ratably over the expected useful life of the related asset as a reduction to the related amortization or depreciation when the Company use these assets.

 

As of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, liabilities included RMB431,735 and RMB476,266 in deferred government grants. For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, the Group recognized government grants of approximately RMB312,086 and RMB470,531, respectively, in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

(o)Earnings/(Loss) per share

 

Basic net earnings/(loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period using the two-class method. Under the two-class method, net earnings/(loss) is not allocated to other participating securities if based on their contractual terms they are not obligated to share in the earnings/(loss).

 

Diluted net earnings/(loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of ordinary shares and potential ordinary shares outstanding during the period. Potential ordinary shares include ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding share options and vesting of restricted share units by using the treasury stock method and ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of convertible debt using the if-converted method. Potential ordinary shares are not included in the denominator of the diluted earnings/(loss) per share calculation when inclusion of such shares would be anti-dilutive.

 

(p)Segment reporting

 

ASC 280, Segment Reporting, establishes standards for companies to report in their financial statements information about operating segments, products, services, geographic areas, and major customers.

 

Based on the criteria established by ASC 280, the Group’s chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer, who reviews unaudited condensed consolidated results when making decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance of the Group as a whole, and hence, the Group has only one reportable segment. The Group does not distinguish between markets or segments for the purpose of internal reporting. As the Group’s long-lived assets are substantially located in the PRC, no geographical segment information is presented.

 

F-18

 

 

3. Concentration and Risks

 

(a)Concentration of credit risk

 

Assets that potentially subject the Group to significant concentrations of credit risk primarily consist of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments, long-term time deposits and long-term financial instruments. The maximum exposure of such assets to credit risk is their carrying amounts as of the balance sheet dates. As of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, most of the Group’s cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments, long-term time deposits and long-term financial instruments were held by major financial institutions located in the PRC and Hong Kong which management believes are of high credit quality. On May 1, 2015, China’s new Deposit Insurance Regulation came into effect, pursuant to which banking financial institutions, such as commercial banks, established in the PRC are required to purchase deposit insurance for deposits in RMB and in foreign currency placed with them. This Deposit Insurance Regulation would not be effective in providing complete protection for the Group’s accounts, as its aggregate deposits are much higher than the compensation limit. However, the Group believes that the risk of failure of any of these PRC banks is remote. The Group expects that there is no significant credit risk associated with cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments, long-term time deposits and long-term financial instruments which are held by reputable financial institutions in the jurisdictions where the Company, its subsidiaries and the VIEs are located. The Group believes that it is not exposed to unusual risks as these financial institutions have high credit quality. The Group has no significant concentrations of credit risk with respect to the assets mentioned above.

 

The Group relies on a limited number of third parties to provide payment processing services (“payment service providers”) to collect amounts due from customers. Payment service providers are financial institutions, credit card companies and mobile payment platforms such as Alipay and WeChat Pay, which the Group believes are of high credit quality.

 

(b)Currency convertibility risk

 

The PRC government imposes controls on the convertibility of RMB into foreign currencies. The Group’s cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments and long-term financial instruments denominated in RMB that are subject to such government controls amounted to RMB55,065,266 and RMB71,359,835 as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, respectively. The value of RMB is subject to changes in the central government policies and to international economic and political developments affecting supply and demand in the PRC foreign exchange trading system market. In the PRC, certain foreign exchange transactions are required by law to be transacted only by authorized financial institutions at exchange rates set by the People’s Bank of China (the “PBOC”). Remittances in currencies other than RMB by the Group in the PRC must be processed through PBOC or other Chinese foreign exchange regulatory bodies which require certain supporting documentation in order to process the remittance.

 

(c)Foreign currency exchange rate risk

 

The conversion of Renminbi into foreign currencies, including U.S. dollars, is based on rates set by the People’s Bank of China. The Renminbi has fluctuated against the U.S. dollar, at times significantly and unpredictably. The value of Renminbi against the U.S. dollar and other currencies is affected by changes in China’s political and economic conditions and by China’s foreign exchange policies, among other things. The depreciation of the RMB against the US$ was approximately 5.3% and 3.8% for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, respectively. It is difficult to predict how market forces or PRC or U.S. government policy may impact the exchange rate between the RMB and the US$ in the future.

 

F-19

 

 

4. Inventories

 

Inventories consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Finished products   3,786,673    3,540,968 
Raw materials and work in process   3,376,621    2,161,422 
Inventories   7,163,294    5,702,390 
Inventory valuation allowance   (358,601)   (43,097)
Inventories, net   6,804,693    5,659,293 

 

Finished products primarily include vehicles ready for transit at production plants, vehicles in transit to fulfill customers’ orders, new vehicles available for immediate sales at the Group’s sales and servicing center locations, and spare parts used for after sales services.

 

5. Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

Property, plant and equipment and related accumulated depreciation were as follows:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Production machineries, facilities and equipment(i)   3,853,287    4,238,051 
Mold and tooling   2,721,990    3,313,141 
Construction in process   2,748,697    3,288,091 
Buildings   2,046,472    2,111,994 
Leasehold improvements   1,070,995    1,270,457 
Motor vehicles   615,231    1,204,896 
Buildings improvements   314,987    311,164 
Total   13,371,659    15,737,794 
Less: Accumulated depreciation   (2,156,225)   (2,696,634)
Less: Accumulated impairment loss   (27,536)   (27,536)
Total property, plant and equipment, net   11,187,898    13,013,624 

 

The Group recorded depreciation of RMB396,154 and RMB760,591 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

 

(i)In June 2022, Sichuan Li Xinchen Technology Co., Ltd (“Sichuan Li Xinchen”) received a capital contribution of property, plant and equipment and other assets amounting to RMB228,668 from Xinchen China Power Holdings Limited, the noncontrolling interest shareholder.

 

 

F-20

 

 

6. Intangible Assets, Net

 

Intangible assets and related accumulated amortization were as follows:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Automotive Manufacturing Permission   647,174    647,174 
Insurance Agent License   35,000    35,000 
Indefinite-lived intangible assets, net   682,174    682,174 
Software   202,848    221,654 
Patents   694    694 
Definite-lived intangible assets   203,542    222,348 
Less: Accumulated amortization          
Software   (52,402)   (63,820)
Patents   (694)   (694)
Accumulated amortization   (53,096)   (64,514)
Definite-lived intangible assets, net   150,446    157,834 
Total intangible assets, net   832,620    840,008 

 

The Group recorded amortization of RMB9,195 and RMB11,576 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

 

As of June 30, 2023, amortization expenses related to intangible assets for future periods are estimated to be as follows:

 

   As of 
   June 30, 2023 
Year ending June 30, 2024   21,743 
Year ending June 30, 2025   19,344 
Year ending June 30, 2026   17,795 
Year ending June 30, 2027   17,631 
Thereafter   81,321 
Total   157,834 

 

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7. Other Non-current Assets

 

Other non-current assets consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Long-term deposits paid to vendors   1,319,816    1,229,282 
Prepayments for purchase of property, plant and equipment   641,748    718,341 
Deductible VAT input, non-current   454,359    127,541 
Others   9,942    3,960 
Less: Allowance for credit losses   (4,572)   (6,273)
Total   2,421,293    2,072,851 

 

8. Long-term Investments

 

The Group’s long-term investments on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Equity investments:          
Equity securities without readily determinable fair value(i)   558,004    560,332 
Equity investments accounted for using the equity method   155,053    153,443 
Equity security with readily determinable fair value   12,966    12,016 
Long-term held-to-maturity investments:          
Long-term financial instruments   50,615    51,655 
Long-term time deposits   707,853     
Total Long-term Investments   1,484,491    777,446 

 

(i) Equity securities without readily determinable fair value

 

Equity securities without readily determinable fair value represent investments in privately-held companies with no readily determinable fair value. Upon adoption of ASU 2016-01 on January 1, 2018, the Group elected the measurement alternative and recorded these investments at cost, less impairment (if any), adjusted for subsequent observable price changes.

 

In March 2022, one of the Group’s subsidiaries purchased certain Series Pre-A preferred shares of a private company with a total cash consideration of RMB400,000. The investee is engaging in design, production and sale of lithium battery cells and modules.

 

No impairment was recorded in “Interest income and investment income, net” in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023.

 

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9. Short-term Borrowings and Long-term Borrowings

  

Borrowings consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Short-term borrowings:          
Convertible debt(1)       6,144,452 
Credit guaranteed borrowing(2)   106,965    100,000 
Secured borrowing(3)   283,785    99,702 
Total short-term borrowings   390,750    6,344,154 

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Long-term borrowings:          
Secured borrowing(3)   2,065,927    1,299,547 
Credit guaranteed borrowing(2)   751,165    150,000 
Convertible debt(1)   5,913,715     
Unsecured borrowing(4)   500,000     
Total long-term borrowings   9,230,807    1,449,547 
Total borrowings   9,621,557    7,793,701 

 

(1)In April 2021, the Company issued and sold convertible debt in an aggregate principal of US$862,500 through a private placement. The convertible debt will mature in 2028, bearing the interest at a rate of 0.25% per annum. The related interest is payable semiannually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning on November 1, 2021. The net proceeds from this offering were approximately US$844,876, equivalent to RMB5,533,238.

 

The convertible debt may be converted, at an initial conversion rate of 35.2818 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”) per US$1,000 principal amount (which represents an initial conversion price of approximately US$28.34 per ADS) at each holder’s option at any time on or after November 1, 2027, until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date of May 1, 2028. Upon conversion, the Company will pay or deliver to such converting holders, as the case may be, either cash, ADSs, or a combination of cash and ADSs, at its election.

 

The initial conversion price of US$28.34 per ADS, or US$14.17 per Class A ordinary share (the latter represents the effective cost per Class A ordinary share), represents a discount of approximately 26.56% to the maximum Public Offer Price of HK$150.00 per Class A ordinary share. The initial conversion rate may be adjusted in certain circumstances, including but not limited to when the Company effects a share split or share combination. As of June 30, 2023, no adjustment had been made to the initial conversion rate.

 

Holders of the convertible debt have the rights to require the Company to repurchase all or a portion for their convertible debt on May 1, 2024 and May 1, 2026 or in the event of certain fundamental changes, at a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the convertible debt to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest. As of June 30, 2023, the convertible debt was reclassified to short-term borrowings to reflect the early redemption right by the holders of the convertible debt on May 1, 2024.

 

The Company accounted for the convertible debt as a single instrument measured at its amortized cost as borrowings on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. The issuance costs were recorded as an adjustment to the borrowings and are amortized as interest expense using the effective interest method over the contractual life to the maturity date (i.e., May 1, 2028). For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, the convertible debt related interest expense was US$2,235 (RMB14,973), and US$2,317 (RMB16,045), respectively. As of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, the principal amount of the convertible debt was RMB6,006,968 and RMB6,232,253, and the unamortized debt issuance cost was RMB93,253 and RMB87,801, respectively.

 

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9. Short-term Borrowings and Long-term Borrowings (Continued)

 

(2)As of December 31, 2022, the Group obtained credit guaranteed borrowings from several banks of RMB858,130 in the aggregate. The annual interest rates of these borrowings ranged from 1-year Loan Prime Rate (“LPR”) published by the National Interbank Funding Center, minus 0.90% to a secured overnight financing rate. The maturity dates ranged from June 29, 2024 to December 26, 2025. The borrowings are denominated in RMB and US. Borrowings of RMB601,380 was repaid in the first half of 2023.

 

As of June 30, 2023, the Group obtained credit guaranteed borrowing from one bank of RMB250,000 in the aggregate. The annual interest rate of this borrowing was approximately 1-year LPR. The maturity date was July 26, 2025. The borrowing is denominated in RMB.

 

The borrowings are guaranteed by a subsidiary of the Group as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023. One of the borrowings as of December 31, 2022 is denominated in US and contains covenants which includes limitations on liquidity ratios and requirements on stock price and vehicle deliveries.

 

(3)As of December 31, 2022, the Group obtained secured borrowings from several banks of RMB2,349,712 in the aggregate. The annual interest rates of these borrowings ranged from approximately the 5-year LPR minus 0.80% to 5-year LPR minus 0.31%. The maturity dates ranged from March 25, 2025 to June 21, 2034. The borrowings are denominated in RMB. Borrowings of RMB1,549,851 was repaid in the first half of 2023.

 

As of June 30, 2023, the Group obtained secured borrowings from several banks of RMB1,399,249 in the aggregate. The annual interest rates of these borrowings ranged from approximately 5-year LPR minus 0.80% to 5-year LPR minus 0.60%. The maturity dates ranged from March 25, 2025 to June 21, 2034. The borrowings are denominated in RMB.

 

The borrowings are pledged by certain manufacturing facilities and land use rights of the Group as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The borrowings contain covenants which include limitations on sales of collateral, requirements to maintain current assets, the quantities of electric vehicle deliveries in the foreseeable future and maintain financial assets on the specific account. The Group is in compliance with all of the loan covenants as of June 30, 2023.

 

(4)As of December 31, 2022, the Group obtained unsecured borrowing from a bank of RMB500,000 in the aggregate. The annual interest rates of these borrowings are approximately 1-year LPR minus 0.70%. The borrowings are denominated in RMB. The borrowing was fully repaid in the first half of 2023.

 

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10. Trade and Notes Payable

  

Trade and notes payable consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Trade payable for raw materials   15,410,150    24,699,813 
Notes payable(i)   4,614,179    6,569,307 
Total   20,024,329    31,269,120 

 

(i)  Certain banks offer supply chain financing channels to the Group’s suppliers. In connection with this program, the Group issues notes to participating suppliers which can elect to assign such notes, at a discount, to the banks for payment at or before the maturity of each note. The maturity of each note is consistent with the original supplier payment terms. The Group incurs insignificant bank service fees in connection with this arrangement. All terms related to the Group’s payment obligations to participating suppliers (which may be assigned to the banks) remain unchanged as part of this program.

 

11. Accruals and Other Current Liabilities

 

Accruals and other current liabilities consist of the following:

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023 
Payables for purchase of property, plant and equipment   2,335,084    2,103,363 
Salaries and benefits payable   633,215    1,211,267 
Tax payable   445,853    939,985 
Payables for research and development expenses   525,667    886,550 
Payables for logistics expenses   414,353    626,345 
Accrued costs of purchase commitments relating to inventory   498,060    278,846 
Payables for marketing and promotional expenses   150,706    238,691 
Accrued warranty   141,832    217,522 
Deposits from vendors   32,013    60,692 
Other payables   507,861    623,207 
Total   5,684,644    7,186,468 

 

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12. Revenue Disaggregation

 

Revenues by source consist of the following:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30 
   2022   2023 
Vehicle sales   17,792,221    46,299,260 
Other sales and services   502,436    1,140,520 
Total   18,294,657    47,439,780 

 

Revenue by timing of recognition is analyzed as follows:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Revenue recognized at a point in time   18,223,658    47,349,758 
Including: Vehicle sales   17,792,221    46,299,260 
Other sales and services   431,437    1,050,498 
Revenue recognized over time   70,999    90,022 
Total   18,294,657    47,439,780 

 

Revenues arising from vehicle sales are recognized at a point in time when the control of the products are transferred to the users. Revenues from other sales and services which are recognized at a point in time include (i) sales and installment of charging stalls, (ii) sales of goods from online store, (iii) sales of accessories, (iv) one time maintenance services, (v) commission service fee and (vi) certain services under the Li Plus Membership. In such instances, revenues are recognized at a point in time when the control of the products and services are transferred to the users.

 

Certain revenue arising from other sales and services is recognized over time, including vehicle internet connection services, FOTA upgrades and certain services under the Li Plus Membership.

 

13. Deferred Revenue

 

The following table includes a rollforward of the deferred revenue balance for each period presented:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Deferred revenue—at beginning of the period   694,745    1,150,832 
Additions   18,434,602    47,860,848 
Recognition   (18,234,769)   (47,298,337)
Deferred revenue—at end of the period   894,578    1,713,343 
Including: Deferred revenue, current   346,306    1,125,700 
Deferred revenue, non-current   548,272    587,643 

 

Deferred revenue represents contract liabilities allocated to the performance obligations that are unsatisfied, or partially satisfied which primarily resulted from undelivered vehicles, uninstalled charging stalls and other performance obligations identified in the vehicle sales contracts.

 

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14. Ordinary Shares

 

As of January 1, 2022, the Company had issued and outstanding ordinary shares of 1,929,562,426.

 

On June 28, 2022, the Company filed a prospectus supplement in the United States to sell up to an aggregate of US$2,000,000 of ADSs, each representing two Class A ordinary shares, through the ATM Offering on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. As of June 30, 2023, 18,862,564 Class A ordinary shares were legally issued and the proceeds has been received by the Company.

 

As of June 30, 2023, 18,200,546 share options that fulfilled the vesting conditions were exercised and 6,762,874 RSUs that fulfilled the vesting conditions were vested.

 

As of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, the Company had issued and outstanding ordinary shares of 1,954,353,892 and 1,966,983,994, respectively.

 

15. (Loss)/Earnings Per Share

 

Basic net (loss)/earnings per share and diluted net (loss)/earnings per share have been calculated in accordance with ASC 260 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023 as follows:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Numerator:          
Net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (628,832)   3,222,821 
Dilution effect on net (loss)/income arising from convertible debts       16,045 
Net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc. for computing diluted net (loss)/earnings per share   (628,832)   3,238,866 
           
Denominator:          
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding—basic   1,930,269,050    1,959,868,447 
Effects of dilutive securities          
Options and RSUs       85,533,415 
Convertible debts       60,861,105 
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding—diluted   1,930,269,050    2,106,262,967 
           
Basic net (loss)/earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (0.33)   1.64 
Diluted net (loss)/earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (0.33)   1.54 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, the Company had ordinary equivalent shares, including options and RSUs granted and convertible debt issued (shares subject to conversion) in April 2021 (Note 9). For the six months ended June 30, 2022, 86,223,898 options and RSUs on a weighted average basis and 60,861,105 convertible debt issued (shares subject to conversion) were anti-dilutive and excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share.

 

F-27

 

 

16. Share-based Compensation

 

Compensation expenses recognized for share-based awards granted by the Company were as follows:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Research and development expenses   625,981    583,284 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   299,612    293,751 
Cost of sales   19,966    20,635 
Total   945,559    897,670 

 

(i)2019 and 2020 Share Incentive Plan

 

In July 2019, the Group adopted the 2019 Share Incentive Plan (the “2019 Plan”), which allows the Company to grant options and RSUs of the Group to its employees, directors and consultants. As of June 30, 2023, the maximum number of Class A ordinary shares that may be issued under the 2019 Plan is 141,083,452.

 

The Group began to grant share options to employees from 2015. In conjunction with the Company’s Reorganization in July 2019, the Group transferred share options from Beijing CHJ to the Company according to the 2019 Plan. The share options of the Group under the 2019 Plan have a contractual term of ten years from the grant date. The options granted have both service and performance condition. The options are generally scheduled to be vested over five years, one-fifth of the awards shall be vested after one service year from the vesting commencement date. Meanwhile, the options granted are only exercisable upon the occurrence of an IPO by the Group.

 

These awards have a service condition and a performance condition related to an IPO. For share options granted with performance condition, the share-based compensation expenses are recorded when the performance condition is considered probable. As a result, the cumulative share-based compensation expenses for these options that have satisfied the service condition were recorded upon the completion of the US IPO in the third quarter of 2020. The Group recognized the share options of the Company granted to the employees using graded-vesting method over the vesting term of the awards, net of estimated forfeitures.

 

In July 2020, the Group adopted the 2020 Share Incentive Plan (the “2020 Plan”), which allows the Company to grant options and RSUs of the Group to its employees, directors and consultants. As of June 30, 2023, the maximum number of Class A ordinary shares that may be issued under the 2020 Plan is 165,696,625. The Company commenced to grant options and RSUs from January 1, 2021 under the 2020 plan. The contractual term is ten years from the grant date and the options and RSUs granted only have service conditions. The options and RSUs are generally scheduled to be vested over five years, one-fifth of the awards shall be vested after one service year from the vesting commencement date.

 

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16. Share-based Compensation (Continued)

 

(a)The following table summarizes Company share option activity under the 2019 Plan and 2020 Plan for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023:

  

            Weighted     
       Weighted   Average   Aggregate 
    Number of   Average   Remaining   Intrinsic 
    Options   Exercise Price   Contractual Life   Value 
        US$   In Years   US$ 
Outstanding as of December 31, 2021    83,391,284    0.10    6.70    1,330,091 
Granted                   
Exercised    (3,079,112)   0.10           
Forfeited    (1,977,000)   0.10           
Outstanding as of June 30, 2022    78,335,172    0.10    6.13    1,492,677 
Outstanding as of December 31, 2022    74,336,244    0.10    5.56    750,796 
Granted                   
Exercised    (5,994,290)   0.10           
Forfeited    (2,924,200)   0.10           
Outstanding as of June 30, 2023    65,417,754    0.10    4.96    1,141,540 
                      
Vested and expected to vest as of June 30, 2022    75,132,525    0.10    6.03    1,431,650 
Exercisable as of June 30, 2022    44,128,372    0.10    4.30    840,866 
Vested and expected to vest as of June 30, 2023    63,033,570    0.10    4.85    1,099,936 
Exercisable as of June 30, 2023    44,664,754    0.10    3.68    779,400 
                      

 

The aggregate intrinsic value is calculated as the difference between the closing stock price on the last trading day of the period and the exercise price of the underlying awards.

 

No share options were granted for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023.

 

As of June 30, 2023, there were US$82,688 (RMB599,597) of unrecognized compensation expenses related to the share options granted to the Group’s employees, which are expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.80 years and may be adjusted for future changes in forfeitures.

 

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16. Share-based Compensation (Continued)

 

(b)The following table summarizes Company’s RSU activity under the 2019 plan and 2020 Plan for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023:

 

   Number of
Shares
  

Weighted Average

Grant Date

Fair Value

  

Weighted Average

Remaining

Contractual Life

 
       US$   In Years 
Unvested as of December 31, 2021   8,586    17.25    9.50 
Granted   22,210,200    16.05      
Vested             
Forfeited   (1,754,800)   16.05      
Unvested as of June 30, 2022   20,463,986    16.05    9.51 
Unvested as of December 31, 2022   

30,993,124

    17.20    9.21 
Granted   32,839,100    14.62      
Vested   (6,635,812)   16.93      
Forfeited   (2,147,800)   15.09      
Unvested as of June 30, 2023   55,048,612    15.77    9.35 

 

As of June 30, 2023, there was US$491,086 (RMB3,561,012) of unrecognized compensation expense related to RSUs granted to the Group’s employees, which are expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 4.11 years and may be adjusted for future changes in forfeitures.

 

F-30

 

 

16. Share-based Compensation (Continued)

 

(ii)2021 Share Incentive Plan

 

In March 2021, the Group adopted the 2021 Share Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”), which granted options to purchase 108,557,400 Class B ordinary shares to Mr. Li Xiang, the Company’s founder and chief executive officer. The exercise price of the options is US$14.63 per share, or US$29.26 per ADS. The date of expiration for this grant is March 8, 2031. The granted options are subject to performance-based vesting conditions. The granted options are divided into six equal tranches, or 18,092,900 each. The first tranche will become vested when the aggregate number of the Group’s vehicle deliveries in any 12 consecutive months exceeds 500,000. The second to sixth tranches will become vested when the aggregate number of vehicle deliveries in any 12 consecutive months exceeds 1,000,000, 1,500,000, 2,000,000, 2,500,000 and 3,000,000, respectively.

 

On May 5, 2021, the board of directors of the Company approved to replace the options to purchase 108,557,400 Class B ordinary shares of the Company under the Company’s 2021 Share Incentive Plan previously granted to Mr. Li Xiang on March 8, 2021 with the same amount of restricted Class B ordinary shares (the “Award Shares”) under the same plan, all of which will become legally vested upon grant on May 5, 2021. However, Mr. Li Xiang has also agreed, undertaken, and covenanted not to transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, any interest in the Class B ordinary shares acquired upon vesting of the Award Shares, which are still subject to certain restrictions, terms and performance conditions substantially similar to the vesting conditions of the options being replaced. In addition to the performance conditions, Mr. Li Xiang is required to pay US$14.63 per share, which is equal to the exercise price of the options being replaced, to have the relevant tranche of the Award Shares released from the restrictions. Mr. Li Xiang also has agreed, undertaken, and covenanted not to cast any vote or claim any dividend paid on any Award Shares before such number of Award Shares are released from the restrictions. Any Award Shares that are not released from the restrictions by March 8, 2031 are subject to compulsory repurchase by the Company at their par value.

 

In July 2021, all such 108,557,400 Award Shares were converted from Class B ordinary shares (10 votes per share) to Class A ordinary shares (1 vote per share) on one-to-one basis with effect immediately upon the Company’s listing on the Main Board of HKEX in August 2021. The modification is solely subjected to satisfy HKEX’s requirement from legal perspective. Pursuant to the grant of the Award shares, Mr. Li Xiang has undertaken and covenanted that unless and until, in respect of any tranche of Award Shares, (a) the relevant performance condition has been met and (b) the relevant exercise price (US$14.63) has been paid, Mr. Li Xiang will not offer, pledge, sell any relating award shares and claim dividend or voting rights in respect of the Award Shares.

 

There have been no shares granted (including for the six months period ended June 30, 2023) in connection with the 2021 Plan since 2021 and the Group has not recognized any compensation expense since inception of the 2021 Plan, because the Group considers it is not probable, that the performance-based vesting conditions will be satisfied. Therefore, there were US$538,445 (RMB3,904,426) of unrecognized compensation expenses related to the restricted shares granted under 2021 Plan as of June 30, 2023.

 

F-31

 

 

17. Taxation

 

(a)Value added tax

 

The Group is subject to statutory VAT rate of 13% for revenue from sales of vehicles and spare parts in the PRC.

 

One of the Group’s subsidiaries is subject to 13% VAT for software research and development and relevant services. The subsidiary is entitled to a VAT refund in excess of 3% output VAT on the total VAT payable from April 2021, after completing the registration with relevant authorities and obtaining a refund approval from local tax bureau. For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, RMB170,958 and RMB282,072 of VAT refunds were received and were recorded as Others, net.

 

(b)Income taxes

 

Cayman Islands

 

The Company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and conducts most of its business through its subsidiaries located in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Under the current laws of the Cayman Islands, the Company is not subject to tax on either income or capital gain. Additionally, upon payments of dividends to the shareholders, no Cayman Islands withholding tax will be imposed.

 

PRC

 

Beijing CHJ is qualified as a “high and new technology enterprise” under the EIT Law and eligible for a preferential enterprise income tax rate of 15%. The high and new technology enterprise certificate is effective for a period of three years. Other Chinese companies are subject to enterprise income tax (“EIT”) at a uniform rate of 25% as of June 30, 2023.

 

Wheels Technology, which is our wholly-owned entity primarily engaged in the operations of technology, software research and development and relevant services, was awarded as a Software Enterprise and was thereby entitled to an income tax exemption for two years beginning from its first profitable calendar year since 2022, and a 50% reduction in the standard statutory rate for the subsequent three consecutive years.

 

According to relevant laws and regulations promulgated by the State Administration of Tax (“STA”) of the PRC, enterprises engaging in research and development activities were entitled to claim 150% of their research and development expenses incurred as tax deductible expenses when determining their assessable profits for that year (the “Super R&D Deduction”). The STA of the PRC announced in September 2018 that enterprises engaging in research and development activities would be entitled to claim 175% of their research and development expenses as Super R&D Deduction until December 31, 2023. The STA of the PRC announced in September 2022 to increase the Super R&D Deduction rate to 200% from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Subsequently, the STA of the PRC further announced in March 2023 that the Super R&D Deduction rate of 200% will continue to be applied from January 1, 2023.

 

Withholding tax on undistributed dividends

 

According to the current EIT Law and its implementation rules, foreign enterprises, which have no establishment or place in China but derive dividends, interest, rents, royalties and other income (including capital gains) from sources in China or which have an establishment or place in China but the aforementioned incomes are not connected with the establishment or place shall be subject to the PRC withholding tax (“WHT”) at 10% (a further reduced WHT rate may be available according to the applicable double tax treaty or arrangement provided that the foreign enterprise is the tax resident of the jurisdiction where it is located and it is the beneficial owner of the dividends, interest and royalties income).

 

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17. Taxation (Continued)

 

Composition of income tax expense for the periods presented is as follows:

 

   For the Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
   2022   2023 
Current income tax expense   49,054    49,538 
Deferred income tax (benefit)/expense   (23,049)   31,294 
Income tax expense   26,005    80,832 

 

Due to certain of the Group’s subsidiaries in the PRC were exempted from corporate income tax for 2023, as well as the Super R&D deduction and the utilization of prior net operating loss, the estimated effective tax rate for 2023 was lower than the statutory rate of 25% in PRC.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, deferred income tax expense reflects the utilization of prior recognized deferred tax assets.

 

18. Fair Value Measurement

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis include: short-term investments, long-term financial instruments and investment in equity securities with readily determinable fair values.

 

The following table presents the major financial instruments measured at fair value, by level within the fair value hierarchy as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

 

       Fair Value Measurement at Reporting Date Using 
       Quoted Prices         
   Fair Value as of   in Active Markets for   Significant Other   Significant 
   December 31,   Identical Assets   Observable Inputs   Unobservable Inputs 
   2022   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Assets                    
Short-term investments   18,026,310        18,026,310     
Long-term financial instruments   50,615        50,615     
Equity securities with readily determinable fair value   12,966    12,966         
Total assets   18,089,891    12,966    18,076,925     

 

       Fair Value Measurement at Reporting Date Using 
       Quoted Prices         
   Fair Value as of   in Active Markets for   Significant Other   Significant 
   June 30,   Identical Assets   Observable Inputs   Unobservable Inputs 
   2023   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Assets                    
Short-term investments   7,578,383        7,578,383     
Long-term financial instruments   51,655        51,655     
Equity securities with readily determinable fair value   12,016    12,016         
Total assets   7,642,054    12,016    7,630,038     

 

Valuation Techniques

 

Short-term investments: Short-term investments are investments in financial instruments with variable interest rates and maturity dates within one year. Long-term financial instruments: Long-term financial instruments are investments in financial instruments with variable interest rates and maturity dates greater than one year. Fair value is estimated based on quoted prices provided by the banks at the end of each period (Level 2). The related gain/(loss) amounts are recognized in “interest income and investment income, net” in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss).

 

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18. Fair Value Measurement (Continued)

 

Equity securities with readily determinable fair value: Equity securities with readily determinable fair values are marketable equity securities which are publicly traded stocks measured at fair value. These securities are valued using the market approach based on the quoted prices in active markets at the reporting date. The Group classifies the valuation techniques that use these inputs as Level 1 of fair value measurements. The related gain/(loss) amounts are recognized in “interest income and investment income, net” in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss).

 

Assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis

 

Assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis include: investments in equity securities without readily determinable fair value and equity method investments, as well as property, plant and equipment and inventory. For investments in equity securities without readily determinable fair value, no measurement event occurred during the periods presented. The equity securities without readily determinable fair value were RMB558,004 and RMB560,332 as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023, and no impairment charges were recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023. For equity method investments, no impairment loss was recognized for all periods presented.

 

Assets and liabilities not measured at fair value but fair value disclosure is required

 

Financial assets and liabilities not measured at fair value include cash equivalents, time deposits, restricted cash, trade receivable, amounts due from related parties, prepayments and other current assets, short-term borrowings, trade and notes payable, amounts due to related parties, accruals and other current liabilities, other non-current assets, other non-current liabilities, and long-term borrowings.

 

The Group values its time deposits held in certain bank accounts using quoted prices for securities with similar characteristics and other observable inputs, and accordingly, the Group classifies the valuation techniques that use these inputs as Level 2. The Group classifies the valuation techniques that use the inputs as Level 2 for short-term borrowing as the rates of interest under the loan agreements with the lending banks were determined based on the prevailing interest rates in the market.

 

Trade receivable, amounts due from related parties, prepayments and other current assets, trade and notes payable, amounts due to related parties and accruals and other current liabilities are measured at amortized cost, their fair values approximate their carrying values given their short maturities.

 

Borrowings and convertible debt are measured at amortized cost. Their fair values were estimated by discounting the scheduled cash flows through to estimated maturity using estimated discount rates based on current offering rates of comparable institutions with similar services. The fair value of these borrowings obligations approximate their carrying value as the borrowing rates are similar to the market rates that are currently available to the Group for financing obligations with similar terms and credit risks and represent a level 2 measurement.

 

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19. Commitments and Contingencies

 

(a)Capital commitments

 

The Group’s capital commitments primarily relate to commitments on construction and purchase of production facilities, equipment and tooling. Total capital commitments contracted but not yet reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2023 were as follows:

 

   Total   Less than One Year   1-3 Years   3-5 Years   Over 5 Years 
Capital commitments   3,947,783    3,507,224    437,616    2,943     

 

(b)Purchase obligations

 

The Group’s purchase obligations primarily relate to commitments on purchase of raw materials. Total purchase obligations contracted but not yet reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2023 were as follows:

 

   Total   Less than One Year   1-3 Years   3-5 Years   Over 5 Years 
Purchase obligations   9,272,415    9,272,415             

 

(c)Legal proceedings

 

The Group records a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. The Group reviews the need for any such liability on a regular basis. The Group does not have any material litigation, and has not recorded any material liabilities in this regard as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

 

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20. Related Party Balances and Transactions

 

The principal related parties with which the Group had transactions during the periods presented are as follows:

 

Name of Entity or Individual   Relationship with the Company
Beijing Yihang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (“Beijing Yihang”)   Affiliate
Neolix Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Neolix Technologies”)   Affiliate
Foshan Che Yijia New Energy Technology Co.,Ltd. ("Foshan Cheyijia")   Affiliate
Meituan   Controlled by Principal Shareholder
Airx (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. (“Airx”)   Controlled by Principal Shareholder

 

The Group entered into the following related party transactions:

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
Purchase service from Meituan   2,561    4,013 
Purchase materials from Foshan Cheyijia       4 
Purchase services from Beijing Yihang   281    2 
Purchase materials from Beijing Yihang   68     

 

The Group had the following related party balances:

 

   As of 
   December 31,
2022
   June 30,
2023
 
Due from Neolix Technologies   678     
Total   678     

 

   As of 
   December 31,
2022
   June 30,
2023
 
Due to Beijing Yihang   5,921    5,923 
Due to Meituan   1,246    791 
Due to Airx   23    23 
Due to Foshan Cheyijia       4 
Total   7,190    6,741 

 

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Exhibit 99.2

 

Li Auto Inc. Updated Disclosures

 

Recent Development

 

Vehicle Delivery

 

In July 2023, we delivered 34,134 vehicles, representing an increase of 227.5% from July 2022.

 

As of July 31, 2023, we had 337 retail stores in 128 cities, as well as 323 servicing centers and Li Auto-authorized body and paint shops operating in 222 cities.

 

Family Tech Day

 

On June 17, 2023, we hosted a Family Tech Day where we announced our plan to unveil our super flagship 5C BEV model, Li MEGA, by the end of 2023, and presented the optimization of battery cells and thermal management system, as well as our 5C super charging network deployment to enable 5C charging capability. We also showcased our technological advancements for smart space and autonomous driving, and introduced our roll-out plans for city NOA and commute NOA. Both city NOA and commute NOA were launched for test drives in June 2023, and are expected to be released to 100 cities nationwide by the end of 2023.

 

Li L9 Pro

 

On August 3, 2023, we launched the Pro trim of Li L9 to cater to a wider range of family users. Li L9 Pro comes standard with the Li AD Pro autonomous driving system powered by a Horizon Robotics Journey 5 chip, as well as the SS Max+ smart space system. The retail price for Li L9 Pro is RMB429,800.

 

At-The-Market Offering

 

On June 28, 2022, we announced the at-the-market offering program to sell up to US$2,000,000,000 of ADSs, each representing two Class A ordinary shares of Li Auto Inc.

 

As of the date of this document, we have sold 9,480,014 ADSs representing 18,960,028 Class A ordinary shares of Li Auto Inc. under this at-the-market offering program raising gross proceeds of US$368.3 million before deducting fees and commissions payable to the distribution agents of up to US$4.8 million and certain other offering expenses.

 

Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2023

 

Set forth below is a discussion of our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income data for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023. All translations from Renminbi to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB7.2513 to US$1.00, the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board on June 30, 2023. No representation is made that the RMB amounts represent or could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate on June 30, 2023, or at any other rate.

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2023 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

Revenues

 

Our total revenues increased from RMB18.29 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB47.44 billion (US$6.54 billion) for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

 

Revenues from vehicle sales increased from RMB17.79 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB46.30 billion (US$6.38 billion) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to the increase in vehicle deliveries.

 

Revenues from other sales and services increased from RMB502.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB1.14 billion (US$157.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to the increased sales of accessories and provision of services, which is in line with higher accumulated vehicle sales, and the increased sales of charging stalls, which is in line with higher vehicle deliveries.

 

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Cost of Sales

 

Our cost of sales increased from RMB14.25 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB37.37 billion (US$5.15 billion) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to the increase in vehicle deliveries.

 

Gross Profit

 

As a result of the foregoing, our gross profit increased from RMB4.04 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB10.07 billion (US$1.39 billion) for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

Our research and development expenses increased from RMB2.91 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB4.28 billion (US$589.9 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to increased expenses to support our expanding product portfolios and technologies, as well as increased employee compensation as a result of our growing number of staff.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Our selling, general and administrative expenses increased from RMB2.53 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB3.95 billion (US$545.4 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to increased employee compensation as a result of our growing number of staff, as well as increased rental expenses associated with the expansion of our sales and servicing network.

 

(Loss)/Income from Operations

 

As a result of the foregoing, income from operations was RMB2.03 billion (US$280.1 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared with RMB1.39 billion loss from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

 

Interest Income and Investment Income, Net

 

Our interest income and investment income, net increased from RMB412.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to RMB848.8 million (US$117.1 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, primarily attributable to an increase in cash position.

 

Net (Loss)/Income

 

As a result of the foregoing, we achieved net income of RMB3.24 billion (US$447.4 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared with net loss of RMB651.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

 

Cash Flows and Working Capital

 

As of June 30, 2023, we had RMB73.77 billion (US$10.17 billion) in cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments. Our cash and cash equivalents primarily consist of cash on hand, time deposits, and highly-liquid investments placed with banks or other financial institutions, which are unrestricted for withdrawal or use and have original maturities of three months or less.

 

Our net operating cash inflow for the six months ended June 30, 2023 was RMB18.89 billion (US$2.61 billion), compared with RMB2.96 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2022. We believe that our current cash and cash equivalents and our anticipated cash flows from operations will be sufficient to meet our anticipated working capital requirements, capital expenditures, and debt repayment obligations for at least the next 12 months. We may decide to enhance our liquidity position or increase our cash reserve for future operations and investments through additional financing. The issuance and sale of additional equity would result in further dilution to our shareholders. The incurrence of indebtedness would result in increasing fixed obligations and could result in operating covenants that would restrict our operations. We cannot assure you that financing will be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, if at all.

 

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Cash Flow

 

The following table sets forth a summary of our cash flows for the periods indicated.

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
             
   (in thousands, unaudited) 
Selected Consolidated Cash Flow Data:               
Net cash provided by operating activities    2,963,176    18,892,761    2,605,431 
Net cash provided by investing activities    823,733    4,881,188    673,147 
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities    1,929,846    (2,049,403)   (282,626)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash    885,201    112,945    15,576 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash    6,601,956    21,837,491    3,011,528 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period    30,493,064    40,418,158    5,573,919 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period    37,095,020    62,255,649    8,585,447 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2023 was RMB18.89 billion (US$2.61 billion), primarily attributable to our net income of RMB3.24 billion (US$447.4 million) adjusted for (i) non-cash items of RMB1.48 billion (US$203.8 million), which primarily consisted of share-based compensation expenses and depreciation and amortization and (ii) a net change in operating assets and liabilities of RMB14.17 billion (US$1.95 billion).

 

Net cash provided by investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2023 was RMB4.88 billion (US$673.1 million). This was primarily attributable to (i) our net redemption of short-term investments and time deposits of RMB7.30 billion (US$1.01 billion) and (ii) purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets of RMB2.57 billion (US$354.3 million).

 

Net cash used in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2023 was RMB2.05 billion (US$282.6 million), primarily attributable to net payment of borrowings of RMB2.05 billion (US$283.0 million) with several commercial banks in China.

 

Material Cash Requirements

 

Our material cash requirements as of June 30, 2023 and any subsequent interim period primarily include the cash needs in our business operations and capital expenditures.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

Our capital expenditures were RMB2.01 billion and RMB2.57 billion (US$354.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023, respectively. In these periods, our capital expenditures were primarily used for the acquisition of factory buildings, equipment, tooling and leasehold improvements mainly for retail stores and delivery and servicing centers, laboratories, and production facilities. We plan to continue to incur capital expenditures in the future to meet our business growth. We intend to fund our future capital expenditures with net proceeds from equity and debt offerings, loan financings, existing cash on hand, and cash from sales of vehicles. We expect that our level of capital expenditures will be significantly affected by user demand for our products and services. The fact that we have a limited operating history means that we have limited historical data on the demand for our products and services. As a result, our future capital requirements may be uncertain and actual capital requirements may be different from those we currently anticipate.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measure

 

We use adjusted net income/(loss), a non-GAAP financial measure, in evaluating our operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. By excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, we believe that the non-GAAP financial measure helps identify underlying trends in our business and enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects. We also believe that the non-GAAP financial measure allows for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in our financial and operational decision-making.

 

The non-GAAP financial measure is not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as analytical tools and when assessing our operating performance, investors should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for net loss or other consolidated statements of comprehensive loss data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

 

We mitigate these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance.

 

The following table reconciles our adjusted net income to net (loss)/income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, for the periods indicated.

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
             
   (in thousands, unaudited) 
Net (loss)/income   (651,912)   3,243,935    447,360 
Share-based compensation expenses   945,559    897,670    123,794 
Non-GAAP net income   293,647    4,141,605    571,154 

 

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Exhibit 99.3

 

 

Li Auto Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

 

Quarterly total revenues reached RMB28.65 billion (US$3.95 billion)1

Quarterly deliveries reached 86,533 vehicles

 

BEIJING, China, August 08, 2023 — Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LI; HKEX: 2015), a leader in China’s new energy vehicle market, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

 

Operating Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2023

 

·Total vehicle deliveries were 86,533 units in the second quarter of 2023, representing a 201.6% year-over-year increase.

 

Deliveries  2023 Q2   2023 Q1   2022 Q4   2022 Q3 
    86,533    52,584    46,319    26,524 

 

Deliveries  2022 Q2   2022 Q1   2021 Q4   2021 Q3 
    28,687    31,716    35,221    25,116 

 

·As of June 30, 2023, the Company had 331 retail stores covering 127 cities, as well as 323 servicing centers and Li Auto-authorized body and paint shops operating in 223 cities.

 

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2023

 

·Vehicle sales were RMB27.97 billion (US$3.86 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 229.7% from RMB8.48 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 52.6% from RMB18.33 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Vehicle margin2 was 21.0% in the second quarter of 2023, compared with 21.2% in the second quarter of 2022 and 19.8% in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Total revenues were RMB28.65 billion (US$3.95 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 228.1% from RMB8.73 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 52.5% from RMB18.79 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Gross profit was RMB6.24 billion (US$859.9 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 232.0% from RMB1.88 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 62.8% from RMB3.83 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Gross margin was 21.8% in the second quarter of 2023, compared with 21.5% in the second quarter of 2022 and 20.4% in the first quarter of 2023.

 

 

 1 All translations from Renminbi (“RMB”) to U.S. dollar (“US$”) are made at a rate of RMB7.2513 to US$1.00, the exchange rate on June 30, 2023 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

 

2 Vehicle margin is the margin of vehicle sales, which is calculated based on revenues and cost of sales derived from vehicle sales only.

 

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·Income from operations was RMB1.63 billion (US$224.2 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB978.5 million loss from operations in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 301.3% from RMB405.2 million income from operations in the first quarter of 2023. Non-GAAP income from operations3 was RMB2.04 billion (US$281.8 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB520.8 million non-GAAP loss from operations in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 130.8% from RMB885.4 million non-GAAP income from operations in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Net income was RMB2.31 billion (US$318.6 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB641.0 million net loss in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 147.4% from RMB933.8 million net income in the first quarter of 2023. Non-GAAP net income3 was RMB2.73 billion (US$376.1 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB183.4 million non-GAAP net loss in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 92.9% from RMB1.41 billion non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB11.11 billion (US$1.53 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB1.13 billion net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 42.8% from RMB7.78 billion net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Free cash flow4 was RMB9.62 billion (US$1.33 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB451.7 million free cash flow in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 43.6% from RMB6.70 billion free cash flow in the first quarter of 2023.

 

Key Financial Results

 

(in millions, except for percentages)

 

    For the Three Months Ended     % Change5  
    June 30,
2022
    March 31,
2023
    June 30,
2023
    YoY     QoQ  
    RMB     RMB     RMB              
Vehicle sales     8,483.6       18,327.3       27,971.9       229.7 %     52.6 %
Vehicle margin     21.2 %     19.8 %     21.0 %     (0.2) %     1.2 %
                                         
Total revenues     8,732.6       18,787.1       28,652.7       228.1 %     52.5 %
Gross profit     1,878.3       3,830.1       6,235.3       232.0 %     62.8 %
Gross margin     21.5 %     20.4 %     21.8 %     0.3 %     1.4 %
                                         
(Loss)/income from operations     (978.5 )     405.2       1,625.9       N/A       301.3 %
Non-GAAP (loss)/income from operations     (520.8 )     885.4       2,043.3       N/A       130.8 %
                                         
Net (loss)/income     (641.0 )     933.8       2,310.1       N/A       147.4 %
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income     (183.4 )     1,414.1       2,727.5       N/A       92.9 %
                                         
Operating cash flow     1,129.4       7,780.4       11,112.4       N/A       42.8 %
Free cash flow (non-GAAP)     451.7       6,702.1       9,621.4       N/A       43.6 %

 

 

3 The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures exclude share-based compensation expenses. See “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” set forth at the end of this press release.

 

4 Free cash flow represents operating cash flow less capital expenditures, which is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.

 

5 Except for vehicle margin and gross margin, where absolute changes instead of percentage changes are presented.

 

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Recent Developments

 

Delivery Update

 

·In July 2023, the Company delivered 34,134 vehicles, representing an increase of 227.5% from July 2022. As of July 31, 2023, the Company had 337 retail stores covering 128 cities, in addition to 323 servicing centers and Li Auto-authorized body and paint shops operating in 222 cities.

 

Family Tech Day

 

·On June 17, 2023, the Company hosted a Family Tech Day where it announced its plan to unveil its super flagship 5C BEV model, Li MEGA, by the end of 2023, and presented the optimization of battery cells and thermal management system as well as its 5C super charging network deployment to enable 5C charging capability. The Company also showcased its technological advancements for smart space and autonomous driving, and introduced its roll-out plans for city NOA and commute NOA. Both city NOA and commute NOA were launched for test drives in June 2023, and are expected to be released to 100 cities nationwide by the end of 2023.

 

Li L9 Pro

 

·On August 3, 2023, the Company launched the Pro trim of Li L9 to cater to a wider range of family users. Li L9 Pro comes standard with the Li AD Pro autonomous driving system powered by a Horizon Robotics Journey 5 chip and the SS Max+ smart space system. The retail price for Li L9 Pro is RMB429,800.

 

At-The-Market Offering

 

·On June 28, 2022, the Company announced an at-the-market offering program (the “ATM Offering”) to sell up to US$2,000,000,000 of American depositary shares (“ADSs”), each representing two Class A ordinary shares of the Company.

 

As of the date of this press release, the Company has sold 9,480,014 ADSs representing 18,960,028 Class A ordinary shares of the Company under the ATM Offering, raising gross proceeds of US$368.3 million before deducting fees and commissions payable to the distribution agents of up to US$4.8 million and certain other offering expenses.

 

CEO and CFO Comments

 

Mr. Xiang Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Li Auto, commented, “We crossed the 30,000 monthly delivery milestone in June, closing the second quarter with an all-time high vehicle delivery, while all of the three Li L series models maintained sales leadership in their respective categories. These accomplishments solidified our standing as the preferred premium brand for families, firmly positioning us to achieve the revenue target of RMB100 billion in 2023. Facing the competitive market dynamics in China’s NEV industry, in the second quarter we achieved our highest-ever profitability while continuing to strengthen our competitive advantage through ongoing investments in research and development and business expansion, as well as improvements in our organizational processes and operational capabilities.”

 

“In June, we launched China’s first city NOA and commute NOA independent of high-definition maps for test drives, showcasing their outstanding abilities to perceive, plan, and control in complex urban traffic environments. Furthermore, our super flagship 5C BEV model, Li MEGA, is scheduled to be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year. Embodying our latest technological advancements in electrification and intelligentization, we are confident that Li MEGA will become a new sales blockbuster in the RMB500,000 and higher price segment. As a growth-driven organization, we will relentlessly explore and train ourselves to achieve further developments while building products and services that exceed user needs.”

 

Mr. Tie Li, chief financial officer of Li Auto, added, “We had a strong showing in the second quarter, setting new records across revenue, net income, and free cash flow. Specifically, we grew our revenue by 228.1% year-over-year to RMB28.65 billion, fueled by the significant increase in vehicle deliveries. We achieved net income of RMB2.31 billion while recording free cash flow of RMB9.62 billion. The robust financial performance empowers the Company to deepen its commitment to research and development and accelerate business expansion as we strive to deliver greater value to our users, shareholders and society as a whole.”

 

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Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2023

 

Revenues

 

·Total revenues were RMB28.65 billion (US$3.95 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 228.1% from RMB8.73 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 52.5% from RMB18.79 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Vehicle sales were RMB27.97 billion (US$3.86 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 229.7% from RMB8.48 billion in the second quarter of 2022. The increase in vehicle sales over the second quarter of 2022 was mainly attributable to the increase in vehicle deliveries. The increase of 52.6% from RMB18.33 billion in the first quarter of 2023 was mainly attributable to the increase in vehicle deliveries, partially offset by the lower average selling price due to different product mix between two quarters.

 

·Other sales and services were RMB680.8 million (US$93.9 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 173.4% from RMB249.0 million in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 48.1% from RMB459.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in revenue from other sales and services over the second quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 was mainly attributable to the increased sales of accessories and provision of services, which is in line with higher accumulated vehicle sales, and the increased sales of charging stalls, which is in line with higher vehicle deliveries.

 

Cost of Sales and Gross Margin

 

·Cost of sales was RMB22.42 billion (US$3.09 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 227.1% from RMB6.85 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 49.9% from RMB14.96 billion in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in cost of sales over the second quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 was mainly attributable to the increase in vehicle deliveries.

 

·Gross profit was RMB6.24 billion (US$859.9 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 232.0% from RMB1.88 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 62.8% from RMB3.83 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Vehicle margin was 21.0% in the second quarter of 2023, compared with 21.2% in the second quarter of 2022 and 19.8% in the first quarter of 2023. Excluding the impact of Li ONE, the vehicle margin of the Li L series remained stable over the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Gross margin was 21.8% in the second quarter of 2023, compared with 21.5% in the second quarter of 2022 and 20.4% in the first quarter of 2023.

 

Operating Expenses

 

·Operating expenses were RMB4.61 billion (US$635.7 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 61.4% from RMB2.86 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 34.6% from RMB3.42 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Research and development expenses were RMB2.43 billion (US$334.5 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 58.4% from RMB1.53 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 31.0% from RMB1.85 billion in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in research and development expenses over the second quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 was primarily driven by increased employee compensation as a result of our growing number of staff as well as increased expenses to support our expanding product portfolios and technologies.

 

·Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB2.31 billion (US$318.5 million) in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 74.3% from RMB1.33 billion in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 40.4% from RMB1.65 billion in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses over the second quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 was primarily driven by increased employee compensation as a result of our growing number of staff as well as increased rental expenses associated with the expansion of our sales and servicing network.

 

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Income/(Loss) from Operations

 

·Income from operations was RMB1.63 billion (US$224.2 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB978.5 million loss from operations in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 301.3% from RMB405.2 million income from operations in the first quarter of 2023. Non-GAAP income from operations was RMB2.04 billion (US$281.8 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB520.8 million non-GAAP loss from operations in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 130.8% from RMB885.4 million non-GAAP income from operations in the first quarter of 2023.

 

Net Income/(Loss) and Net Earnings/(Loss) Per Share

 

·Net income was RMB2.31 billion (US$318.6 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB641.0 million net loss in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 147.4% from RMB933.8 million net income in the first quarter of 2023. Non-GAAP net income was RMB2.73 billion (US$376.1 million) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB183.4 million non-GAAP net loss in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 92.9% from RMB1.41 billion non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Basic and diluted net earnings per ADS6 attributable to ordinary shareholders were RMB2.34 (US$0.32) and RMB2.18 (US$0.30) in the second quarter of 2023, respectively, compared with RMB0.64 for both basic and diluted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders in the second quarter of 2022, and RMB0.95 and RMB0.89 basic and diluted net earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2023, respectively. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders3 were RMB2.76 (US$0.38) and RMB2.58 (US$0.36) in the second quarter of 2023, respectively, compared with RMB0.17 for both non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders in the second quarter of 2022, respectively, and RMB1.44 and RMB1.35 non-GAAP basic and diluted net earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

 

Cash Position, Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow

 

·Balance of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, time deposits and short-term investments was RMB73.77 billion (US$10.17 billion) as of June 30, 2023.

 

·Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB11.11 billion (US$1.53 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB1.13 billion net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 42.8% from RMB7.78 billion net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of 2023.

 

·Free cash flow was RMB9.62 billion (US$1.33 billion) in the second quarter of 2023, compared with RMB451.7 million free cash flow in the second quarter of 2022 and representing an increase of 43.6% from RMB6.70 billion free cash flow in the first quarter of 2023.

 

 

 6 Each ADS represents two Class A ordinary shares.

 

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Business Outlook

 

For the third quarter of 2023, the Company expects:

 

·Deliveries of vehicles to be between 100,000 and 103,000 vehicles, representing an increase of 277.0% to 288.3% from the third quarter of 2022.

 

·Total revenues to be between RMB32.33 billion (US$4.46 billion) and RMB33.30 billion (US$4.59 billion), representing an increase of 246.0% to 256.4% from the third quarter of 2022.

 

This business outlook reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view on the business situation and market condition, which is subject to change.

 

Conference Call

 

Management will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 (8:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on August 08, 2023) to discuss financial results and answer questions from investors and analysts.

 

For participants who wish to join the call, please complete online registration using the link provided below prior to the scheduled call start time. Upon registration, participants will receive the conference call access information, including dial-in numbers, passcode, and a unique access PIN. To join the conference, please dial the number provided, enter the passcode followed by your PIN, and you will join the conference instantly.

 

Participant Online Registration: https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10032372-jb217p.html

 

A replay of the conference call will be accessible through August 15, 2023, by dialing the following numbers:

 

United States: +1-855-883-1031
Mainland China: +86-400-1209-216
Hong Kong, China: +852-800-930-639
International: +61-7-3107-6325
Replay PIN: 10032372

 

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.lixiang.com.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measure

 

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP cost of sales, non-GAAP research and development expenses, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP income/loss from operations, non-GAAP net income/loss, non-GAAP net income/loss attributable to ordinary shareholders, non-GAAP basic and diluted net earnings/loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders, non-GAAP basic and diluted net earnings/loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders and free cash flow, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. By excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, the Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures help identify underlying trends in its business and enhance the overall understanding of the Company’s past performance and future prospects. The Company also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by the Company’s management in its financial and operational decision-making.

 

The non-GAAP financial measures are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and when assessing the Company’s operating performance, investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for net loss or other consolidated statements of comprehensive loss data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

 

The Company mitigates these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP performance measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company’s performance.

 

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” set forth at the end of this press release.

 

Exchange Rate Information

 

This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollars at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to U.S. dollars and from U.S. dollars to Renminbi are made at a rate of RMB7.2513 to US$1.00, the exchange rate on June 30, 2023, set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the Renminbi or U.S. dollars amounts referred could be converted into U.S. dollars or Renminbi, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all.

 

About Li Auto Inc.

 

Li Auto Inc. is a leader in China’s new energy vehicle market. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and sells premium smart electric vehicles. Its mission is: Create a Mobile Home, Create Happiness (创造移动的家,创造幸福的家). Through innovations in product, technology, and business model, the Company provides families with safe, convenient, and comfortable products and services. Li Auto is a pioneer to successfully commercialize extended-range electric vehicles in China. The Company started volume production in November 2019. Its current model lineup includes Li L9, a six-seat flagship family SUV, Li L8, a six-seat premium family SUV, and Li L7, a five-seat flagship family SUV. The Company leverages technology to create value for its users. It concentrates its in-house development efforts on its proprietary range extension system, next-generation electric vehicle technology, and smart vehicle solutions while expanding its product line by developing new BEVs and EREVs to target a broader user base.

 

For more information, please visit: http://ir.lixiang.com.

 

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Safe Harbor Statement

 

This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “targets,” “likely to,” “challenges,” and similar statements. Li Auto may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEX”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements made by its officers, directors, or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Li Auto’s beliefs, plans, and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: Li Auto’s strategies, future business development, and financial condition and results of operations; Li Auto’s limited operating history; risks associated with extended-range electric vehicles; Li Auto’s ability to develop, manufacture, and deliver vehicles of high quality and appeal to customers; Li Auto’s ability to generate positive cash flow and profits; product defects or any other failure of vehicles to perform as expected; Li Auto’s ability to compete successfully; Li Auto’s ability to build its brand and withstand negative publicity; cancellation of orders for Li Auto’s vehicles; Li Auto’s ability to develop new vehicles; and changes in consumer demand and government incentives, subsidies, or other favorable government policies. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Li Auto’s filings with the SEC and the HKEX. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Li Auto does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

 

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

 

Li Auto Inc.

Investor Relations

Email: ir@lixiang.com

 

The Piacente Group, Inc.

Yang Song

Tel: +86-10-6508-0677

Email: Li@tpg-ir.com

 

Brandi Piacente

Tel: +1-212-481-2050

Email: Li@tpg-ir.com

 

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Li Auto Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for ADS/ordinary share and per ADS/ordinary share data)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   June 30, 2022   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2023 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   US$ 
Revenues:                    
Vehicle sales   8,483,612    18,327,316    27,971,944    3,857,507 
Other sales and services   249,009    459,737    680,783    93,884 
Total revenues   8,732,621    18,787,053    28,652,727    3,951,391 
Cost of sales:                    
Vehicle sales   (6,687,273)   (14,705,143)   (22,084,087)   (3,045,535)
Other sales and services   (167,048)   (251,804)   (333,362)   (45,973)
Total cost of sales   (6,854,321)   (14,956,947)   (22,417,449)   (3,091,508)
Gross profit   1,878,300    3,830,106    6,235,278    859,883 
Operating expense:                    
Research and development   (1,531,644)   (1,852,297)   (2,425,600)   (334,506)
Selling, general and administrative   (1,325,113)   (1,645,307)   (2,309,210)   (318,455)
Other operating income, net       72,701    125,402    17,294 
Total operating expenses   (2,856,757)   (3,424,903)   (4,609,408)   (635,667)
(Loss)/Income from operations   (978,457)   405,203    1,625,870    224,216 
Other (expense)/income:                    
Interest expense   (21,172)   (32,438)   (28,440)   (3,922)
Interest income and investment income, net   249,662    418,531    430,262    59,336 
Others, net   104,695    181,488    324,291    44,722 
(Loss)/Income before income tax   (645,272)   972,784    2,351,983    324,352 
Income tax benefit/(expense)   4,226    (38,947)   (41,885)   (5,776)
Net (loss)/income   (641,046)   933,837    2,310,098    318,576 
Less: Net (loss) /income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (23,080)   4,169    16,945    2,337 
Net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (617,966)   929,668    2,293,153    316,239 
                     
Net (loss)/income   (641,046)   933,837    2,310,098    318,576 
Other comprehensive income/(loss)                    
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax   1,058,208    27,607    (120,809)   (16,660)
Total other comprehensive income/(loss)   1,058,208    27,607    (120,809)   (16,660)
Total comprehensive income   417,162    961,444    2,189,289    301,916 
Less: Net (loss) /income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (23,080)   4,169    16,945    2,337 
Comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   440,242    957,275    2,172,344    299,579 
Weighted average number of ADSs                    
Basic   965,395,732    979,166,653    980,693,361    980,693,361 
Diluted   965,395,732    1,052,402,047    1,053,852,487    1,053,852,487 
Net (loss)/earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders                    
Basic   (0.64)   0.95    2.34    0.32 
Diluted   (0.64)   0.89    2.18    0.30 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares                    
Basic   1,930,791,463    1,958,333,306    1,961,386,723    1,961,386,723 
Diluted   1,930,791,463    2,104,804,095    2,107,704,975    2,107,704,975 
Net (loss)/earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders                    
Basic   (0.32)   0.47    1.17    0.16 
Diluted   (0.32)   0.45    1.09    0.15 

 

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Li Auto Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

(All amounts in thousands)

 

   As of 
   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2023 
   RMB   RMB   US$ 
ASSETS               
Current assets:               
Cash and cash equivalents   38,478,016    60,741,006    8,376,568 
Restricted cash   1,940,142    1,514,643    208,879 
Time deposits and short-term investments   18,031,395    11,513,001    1,587,715 
Trade receivable   48,381    84,394    11,638 
Inventories   6,804,693    5,659,293    780,452 
Prepayments and other current assets   1,689,860    3,084,491    425,371 
Total current assets   66,992,487    82,596,828    11,390,623 
Non-current assets:               
Long-term investments   1,484,491    777,446    107,215 
Property, plant and equipment, net   11,187,898    13,013,624    1,794,661 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   3,538,911    3,817,676    526,482 
Intangible assets, net   832,620    840,008    115,842 
Goodwill   5,484    5,484    756 
Deferred tax assets   74,767    -    - 
Other non-current assets   2,421,293    2,072,851    285,859 
Total non-current assets   19,545,464    20,527,089    2,830,815 
Total assets   86,537,951    103,123,917    14,221,438 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY               
Current liabilities:               
Short-term borrowings   390,750    6,344,154    874,899 
Trade and notes payable   20,024,329    31,269,120    4,312,209 
Amounts due to related parties   7,190    6,741    930 
Deferred revenue, current   569,234    1,125,700    155,241 
Operating lease liabilities, current   696,454    813,495    112,186 
Accruals and other current liabilities   5,684,644    7,186,468    991,057 
Total current liabilities   27,372,601    46,745,678    6,446,522 
Non-current liabilities:               
Long-term borrowings   9,230,807    1,449,547    199,902 
Deferred revenue, non-current   581,598    587,643    81,040 
Operating lease liabilities, non-current   1,946,367    2,127,695    293,423 
Deferred tax liabilities   77,809    45,512    6,276 
Other non-current liabilities   2,142,462    2,924,365    403,288 
Total non-current liabilities   13,979,043    7,134,762    983,929 
Total liabilities   41,351,644    53,880,440    7,430,451 
Total Li Auto Inc. shareholders’ equity   44,858,701    48,894,757    6,742,896 
Noncontrolling interests   327,606    348,720    48,091 
Total shareholders’ equity   45,186,307    49,243,477    6,790,987 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   86,537,951    103,123,917    14,221,438 

 

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Li Auto Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

(All amounts in thousands)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
  

June 30,
2022

  

March 31,
2023

  

June 30,
2023

  

June 30,
2023

 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   US$ 
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,129,407    7,780,366    11,112,395    1,532,469 
Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities   (740,518)   (2,692,753)   7,573,941    1,044,494 
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities   1,026,855    (195,821)   (1,853,582)   (255,621)
Effect of exchange rate changes   962,704    (25,241)   138,186    19,058 
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   2,378,448    4,866,551    16,970,940    2,340,400 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   34,716,572    40,418,158    45,284,709    6,245,047 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period   37,095,020    45,284,709    62,255,649    8,585,447 
                     
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,129,407    7,780,366    11,112,395    1,532,469 
Capital expenditures   (677,755)   (1,078,295)   (1,491,029)   (205,622)
Free cash flow (non-GAAP)   451,652    6,702,071    9,621,366    1,326,847 

 

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Li Auto Inc.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

 

(All amounts in thousands, except for ADS/ordinary share and per ADS/ordinary share data)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   June 30,
2022
   March 31,
2023
   June 30,
2023
   June 30,
2023
 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   US$ 
Cost of sales   (6,854,321)   (14,956,947)   (22,417,449)   (3,091,508)
Share-based compensation expenses   9,301    11,186    9,449    1,303 
Non-GAAP cost of sales   (6,845,020)   (14,945,761)   (22,408,000)   (3,090,205)
                     
Research and development expenses   (1,531,644)   (1,852,297)   (2,425,600)   (334,506)
Share-based compensation expenses   301,449    336,220    247,064    34,072 
Non-GAAP research and development expenses   (1,230,195)   (1,516,077)   (2,178,536)   (300,434)
                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (1,325,113)   (1,645,307)   (2,309,210)   (318,455)
Share-based compensation expenses   146,858    132,823    160,928    22,193 
Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses   (1,178,255)   (1,512,484)   (2,148,282)   (296,262)
                     
(Loss)/Income from operations   (978,457)   405,203    1,625,870    224,216 
Share-based compensation expenses   457,608    480,229    417,441    57,568 
Non-GAAP (loss)/income from operations   (520,849)   885,432    2,043,311    281,784 
                     
Net (loss)/income   (641,046)   933,837    2,310,098    318,576 
Share-based compensation expenses   457,608    480,229    417,441    57,568 
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income   (183,438)   1,414,066    2,727,539    376,144 
                     
Net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (617,966)   929,668    2,293,153    316,239 
Share-based compensation expenses   457,608    480,229    417,441    57,568 
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   (160,358)   1,409,897    2,710,594    373,807 
                     
Weighted average number of ADSs (non-GAAP)                    
Basic   965,395,732    979,166,653    980,693,361    980,693,361 
Diluted   965,395,732    1,052,402,047    1,053,852,487    1,053,852,487 
Non-GAAP net (loss)/earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders                    
Basic   (0.17)   1.44    2.76    0.38 
Diluted   (0.17)   1.35    2.58    0.36 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares (non-GAAP)                    
Basic   1,930,791,463    1,958,333,306    1,961,386,723    1,961,386,723 
Diluted   1,930,791,463    2,104,804,095    2,107,704,975    2,107,704,975 
Non-GAAP net (loss)/earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders7                    
Basic   (0.08)   0.72    1.38    0.19 
Diluted   (0.08)   0.67    1.29    0.18 

 

 

 

7 Non-GAAP basic net earnings/loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income/loss attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the periods. Non-GAAP diluted net earnings/loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income/loss attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares, dilutive potential ordinary shares outstanding during the periods, including the dilutive effects of convertible senior notes as determined under the if-converted method and the dilutive effect of share-based awards as determined under the treasury stock method.

 

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Exhibit 99.4

 

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Li Auto Inc.

(A company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 2015)

 

INTERIM RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

 

The board (the “Board”) of directors (the “Directors”) of Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the unaudited interim consolidated results of the Company for the six months ended June 30, 2023 (the “Reporting Period”), together with the comparative figures for the corresponding period in 2022. These interim results have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (the “U.S. GAAP”) and have been reviewed by the audit committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2023 were reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the independent auditor of the Company, in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements 2410, “Review of interim financial information performed by the independent auditor of the entity” and by the Audit Committee.

 

In this announcement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company and where the context otherwise requires, the Group (as defined under the “General Information” section).

 

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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

   For the Six Months     
   Ended June 30,     
   2022   2023   Change (%) 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)     
   (RMB in thousands, except percentages) 
Revenues   18,294,657    47,439,780    159.3%
Gross profit   4,042,155    10,065,384    149.0%
(Loss)/Income from operations   (1,391,531)   2,031,073    N/A 
(Loss)/Income before income tax expense   (625,907)   3,324,767    N/A 
Net (loss)/income   (651,912)   3,243,935    N/A 
Comprehensive income attributable to the ordinary shareholders of Li Auto Inc.   344,260    3,129,619    N/A 
Non-GAAP Financial Measures:               
Non-GAAP (loss)/income from operations   (445,972)   2,928,743    N/A 
Non-GAAP net income   293,647    4,141,605    N/A 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

The Company uses Non-GAAP financial measures, such as Non-GAAP income/loss from operations and Non-GAAP net income/loss, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. By excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, the Company believes that the Non-GAAP financial measures help identify underlying trends in its business and enhance the overall understanding of the Company’s past performance and future prospects. The Company also believes that the Non-GAAP financial measures allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by the Company’s management in its financial and operational decision-making.

 

The Non-GAAP financial measures are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may be different from Non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and when assessing the Company’s operating performance, investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for net income/loss or other consolidated statements of comprehensive income/loss data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

 

The Company mitigates these limitations by reconciling the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP performance measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company’s performance.

 

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The following table sets forth unaudited reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP results for the period indicated.

 

   For the Six Months 
   Ended June 30, 
   2022   2023 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
   (RMB in thousands) 
(Loss)/Income from operations   (1,391,531)   2,031,073 
Share-based compensation expenses   945,559    897,670 
Non-GAAP (loss)/income from operations   (445,972)   2,928,743 
           
Net (loss)/income   (651,912)   3,243,935 
Share-based compensation expenses   945,559    897,670 
Non-GAAP net income   293,647    4,141,605 

 

BUSINESS REVIEW AND OUTLOOK                                 

 

Business Review for the Reporting Period

 

In the first half of 2023, we delivered an exceptional operational and financial performance. By fortifying our business across research and development, supply chain, and manufacturing, as well as our direct sales, servicing, and charging networks, we continued to provide outstanding products and services for users that exceed their needs.

 

Our commitment to excellence is yielding positive results, as demonstrated by our Li L series models’ leadership in their respective categories, which has established Li Auto as a preferred premium automotive brand for Chinese families. Our total deliveries in the first half of 2023 increased by 130.3% year over year to 139,117 vehicles, and our total revenues reached RMB47.44 billion, representing a 159.3% year-over-year increase. We delivered a cumulative of 396,451 vehicles as of June 30, 2023.

 

Products

 

We continually add new models and trims to expand our product portfolio and enhance our product strength through OTA upgrades, striving to offer a broader selection of premium SUVs catering to diverse family groups.

 

On February 8, 2023, we officially launched Li L7, a five-seat flagship family SUV, in three trim levels, Air, Pro, and Max, and we added Li L8 Air to our model lineup. Supported by our self-developed all-wheel drive range extension system, each of the Li L7 trims, as well as Li L8 Air, boasts a CLTC range of 1,315 kilometers and a WLTC range of 1,100 kilometers. Both Li L7 Air and Li L8 Air come standard with the Li AD Pro autonomous driving system, the SS Pro smart space system, and a continuous damping control system. Li L7 Pro and Li L7 Max employ Li Magic Carpet air suspension and are equipped with Li AD Pro and Li AD Max as well as SS Pro and SS Max, respectively. Li L7’s Air, Pro, and Max trims are priced at RMB319,800, RMB339,800, and RMB379,800, respectively, while Li L8 Air bears a retail price of RMB339,800.

 

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In complement, Li L8 Pro and Li L8 Max launched in September 2022, are priced at RMB359,800 and RMB399,800 respectively. As such, Li L7 and Li L8 provided complete coverage of the RMB300,000 to RMB400,000 price range.

 

Owing to our product strength and comprehensive optimization of our organizational processes and operating capabilities, our three Li L series models, Li L7, Li L8 and Li L9, have garnered prodigious user recognition, becoming blockbuster models in their respective market segments. Li L7 and Li L8 have topped the large SUV sales chart since they commenced deliveries, while Li L9 remains the sales leader among full-size SUVs in China. Their stellar sales performance has driven continued market share gains, placing Li Auto among the top three NEV brands priced above RMB200,000 in China.

 

As always, user safety is paramount in our product design. According to the vehicle safety evaluation results released in April 2023 by the China Insurance Automotive Safety Index, Li L8 achieved a G rating, the highest safety rating, in occupant safety, pedestrian safety, and assistance safety. It also received a G rating in 25% frontal offset impact tests on both the driver and passenger sides.

 

In the same month, Li L9 achieved a five-star safety rating in the China New Car Assessment Program (“C-NCAP”) tests released by China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. Li L9 received a weighted score of 91.3%, currently the highest score among vehicles tested under the C-NCAP management protocol (2021 edition).

 

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