Is There Support Here? CarLotz, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOTZ)

CarLotz, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOTZ) stock is trading sharply lower in the pre-market session on Wednesday.

CarLotz Provides Update on Profit-Sharing Sourcing Partner Arrangement, Timing of New Hub Openings and Updated 2021 Outlook

  • today filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission stating that the Company’s profit-sharing corporate vehicle sourcing partner informed the Company that, in light of current wholesale market conditions, it has paused consignments to the Company.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2021, this sourcing partner accounted for more than 60% of the cars sold and sourced and, for the second quarter to date, accounted for less than 50% of the cars sold and approximately 25% of cars sourced.
  • Michael Bor, CarLotz’ Chief Executive Officer commented, “The surge in wholesale vehicle prices and the continuing new car chip shortage continues to place limitations on inventory sourcing throughout the industry. This fact, combined with the pause of our profit-sharing account, has created challenges in obtaining our expected inventory levels.
  • The Company is updating its 2021 outlook and financial guidance and comments with respect to its expected second quarter 2021 performance previously provided on May 10, 2021 as a result of:
  • the current business climate, as impacted by the lack of vehicles from this profit-sharing account, coupled with the unpredictable timeline of the chip shortage for new cars and its impact on the wholesale and retail automotive markets.
  • For the full year 2021, the Company expects the following results. This 2021 outlook assumes that, in the second quarter of 2021, the Company will sell greater than 2,000 retail units and will achieve a gross profit per unit of at least $1,800.

Market Action

As of 8:26, LOTZ stock fell $0.97 or 18.62% to $4.24 on very high volume of 1.06 million shares.

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