Analyst Significantly Lowers Delivery, Profit Estimates For Nio Rival Li Auto: What You Should Know

Brokerage firm US Tiger Securities Inc on Tuesday substantially lowered its 2nd-quarter delivery, profits, and profit estimates for electric vehicle maker Li Auto Inc (NASDAQ: LI).

The Li Automobile Analyst: US Tiger Securities analyst Bo Pei has managed a acquire rating and a $40 rate focus on on the U.S. detailed, Beijing-headquartered Li Vehicle.

The Li Auto Thesis: Li Auto’s deliveries in April had been strike significantly final month thanks to provide chain disruptions connected to COVID-19 linked lockdowns in China. 

Beijing-dependent Li Auto competes with nearby rivals Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO), Xpeng Inc (NYSE: XPEV) and global EV leader Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA).

“We are updating our model to reflect the modern supply chain disruptions due to the fact late March caused by COVID lockdowns in China,” Pei wrote in a observe.

“In April, Li sent 4,167 Li One particular, down 62% thirty day period-on-month and the cheapest stage due to the fact February 2021, as in excess of 80% of its suppliers are found in the Yangtze Delta location affected by the pandemic.”

As opposed to rivals, Li Automobile has just 1 design to provide and is operating on launching a lot more. As opposed with Tesla, Li Vehicle is reasonably young and faces far more uncertainties. Its upcoming EV lineup is not predicted to be readily available till 2023, and there is no guarantee it will be as thriving as the Li Just one.

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New Estimates: US Tiger Securities now estimates existing quarter deliveries to be 20,211 Li One particular models, down by 42.5% about its earlier estimate. The brokerage also expects a wider reduction for the a few months ended June 2022 to 14 cents for each share, from five cents a share approximated earlier. 

Income estimates for the 2nd quarter have been lowered by 40% to $946.8 million.

For the whole calendar year, the brokerage estimates Li Car to deliver 144,577 electrical automobiles, 10% decreased than its preceding steering.

Selling price Action: Li Auto closed 1.7% decreased at $22.93 on Tuesday.

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