Luminar Technologies, Inc./DE0001758057false00017580572021-08-122021-08-12

Washington, D.C. 20549


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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2021

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Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 12, 2021, Luminar Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.


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 hereunto duly authorized.

Luminar Technologies, Inc.
Date: August 12, 2021By:/s/ Thomas J. Fennimore
Name:Thomas J. Fennimore
Title:Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1
Luminar Reports Q2 2021 Results and Business Update
Raises Guidance for Full-Year 2021 Revenue, Major Commercial Program Targets
And Forward-Looking Order Book
Orlando, Fla. — Aug. 12, 2021 — Luminar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZR), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, today announced its quarterly business update and financials for the second quarter of 2021, ended June 30, 2021. The company is increasing full-year guidance for major commercial wins, revenue, and forward-looking order book growth as a result of strong year-to-date execution and accelerating OEM adoption of Luminar.

“This has certainly been our most incredible quarter yet. We’ve been relentlessly executing and are on-track or beating each of our five key milestones. Since our last update, we made our first acquisition as a public company, and we achieved the industry’s most significant commercial win to-date for lidar and software,” said Austin Russell, Luminar Founder and CEO. “Our industry-first standardization win with Volvo has solidified Luminar as not only the standard in automotive lidar, but also the standard for next-generation vehicle safety.”

Major 2021 Milestones and Q2 Company Highlights:

Today, Luminar reported second-quarter progress on its five key 2021 milestones set forth at the beginning of the year and increased several targets driven by strong year-to-date performance.
1.Iris Industrialization for Series Production: Luminar has now locked down over 85% of its series production supply chain and tooling for Iris, and expects to enter the C-phase in the fourth quarter. The company has also completed and passed some of the most challenging automotive-grade testing for Iris, including thermal, shock, vibration, and electrical. The company also acquired OptoGration1, its exclusive InGaAs chip design partner and manufacturer, which secures a key part of its supply chain and deepens Luminar’s competitive moat. In addition, the company was awarded its one hundredth patent in the second quarter, more than all other public lidar companies combined.
2.Software & Product Development: Today, Luminar showcased its first public demonstration2 of its Proactive Safety™ software and capabilities in action. Luminar software is also a part of Volvo’s standard safety package program for their next-generation electric SUV. Luminar remains on track to deliver its alpha version of the full-stack Sentinel solution by year end.
3.Commercial Programs & Customer Adoption: Volvo’s decision to make Luminar a standard3 feature on its next-generation electric SUV represents an industry first and a catalyst for next-generation automotive safety. Luminar is now doubling its major commercial win target this year to six from three, based on accelerated adoption of Luminar for OEM programs.
4.Forward-Looking Order Book: Luminar is raising its 2021 forward-looking order book growth target to 60% over the prior year, up from the previous target of 40% growth.
5.Liquidity and Cash Position: Luminar remains on track to achieve its target of ending the year with more cash on the balance sheet compared to year-end 2020, driven by continued disciplined use of cash and greater commercial success than expected.
Key Q2 2021 Financials:
Financial Guidance Increase: The company is raising its full-year 2021 revenue guidance to $30 to $33 million versus prior guidance of $25 to $30 million.
Revenue was $6.3 million, an 84% year-over-year increase and a 19% increase compared to the prior quarter.
GAAP and Non-GAAP net loss: Non-GAAP net loss was $27.7 million, or $(0.08) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $18.0 million, or $(0.14) per share, basic and diluted, for the second quarter of 2020. GAAP net loss was $36.8 million, or $(0.11) per share compared to a GAAP net loss of $25.4 million, or $(0.20) per share for the second quarter of 2020.
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities were $580.4 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $485.7 million as of December 31, 2020. Cash spend (operating cash flow less capital expenditures) was $32.0 million during the second quarter.


Webcast Details
Founder and CEO Austin Russell and CFO Tom Fennimore will host a video webcast, featuring a business update followed by a live Q&A session.
What: Video Webcast featuring Quarterly Business Update, Q2 Financials and Live Q&A
Date: Today, August 12, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)
A live webcast of the event will be available on Luminar’s Investor site at A replay of the webcast will be available following the presentation.
For additional information or to be added to our investor distribution list, please visit us at
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Luminar considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the Company, exclusive of factors that do not directly affect what we consider to be our core operating performance, as well as unusual events. The Company’s management uses these measures to (i) illustrate underlying trends in the Company’s business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of income or expenses that are excluded from non-GAAP measures, and (ii) establish budgets and operational goals for managing the Company’s business and evaluating its performance. In addition, investors often use similar measures to evaluate the operating performance of a company. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented only as supplemental information for purposes of understanding the Company’s operating results. The non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.
This presentation includes non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net loss, Free Cash Flow (“FCF”) and Order Book. Non-GAAP net loss is defined as GAAP net loss plus stock-based compensation plus expenses related to registration statement on Form S-1 on behalf of selling stockholders plus change in fair value of warrant liabilities. FCF is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures.
Order Book is defined as the forward-looking cumulative sales estimates of Luminar’s hardware and software products over the lifetime of given programs which Luminar’s technology is integrated into or provided for, based primarily on projected/actual contractual pricing terms and good faith estimates of “take rates” of Luminar’s technology on vehicles. Such anticipated programs and volumes/take rates are based on commitments by our partners that are dependent on successful performance through development and validation and entering definitive purchase orders for series production, which may change for a variety of reasons as disclosed herein and other SEC filings, including, without limitation, the risks set forth in the “Forward-Looking Statements” section below. Customer production vehicle volume estimates (and take rates when applicable) are largely sourced from (i) the OEM/customer, (ii) IHS Markit or other third party estimates, and/or (iii) Luminar’s management good faith estimates.
Luminar defines a “major win” as a written agreement with a major industry player, including based on their past experience in high volume production, leadership in autonomy, or market leadership, that selects our technology for what is expected to be a significant commercial program, including OEM series production programs. We only include major commercial wins in our forward-looking order book calculation, and subject to the risks set forth in the “Forward-Looking Statements” section below.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements included in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “aims”, “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “set,” “continue,” “towards,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “forward,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Luminar’s preparation for series production and scale and Luminar’s expectation that its technology will be standard on Volvo Cars’ next generation electric SUV, that Sentinel software will be successfully released and validated with demonstrable safety benefits, that Luminar will succeed in achieving additional commercial wins in 2021, that major wins will successfully result into series production to achieve the order book outlook, that full year spending and expansion will continue as planned, and that Luminar will successfully integrate the technology, manufacturing, and staffing of OptoGration Inc. after

acquisition. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of Luminar's management and are not predictions of actual performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements including the risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Luminar on April 14, 2021, the registration statements on Form S-1 (Nos. 333-251657 and 333-257989) filed with the SEC and amendments thereto, and other documents Luminar files with the SEC in the future. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made and Luminar undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

About Luminar
Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR) is transforming automotive safety and autonomy by delivering lidar and associated software that meets the industry’s stringent performance, safety, and economic requirements. Luminar has rapidly gained over 50 industry partners, including a majority of the top global automotive OEMs. In 2020, Luminar signed the industry’s first production deal for autonomous consumer vehicles with Volvo Cars, which now expects to make Luminar’s technology part of the standard safety package on their next generation electric SUV. Additional customer wins include SAIC, Daimler Truck AG, Intel’s Mobileye, and Airbus UpNext. Founded in 2012, Luminar employs approximately 400 with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich. For more information, please visit


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
June 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$134,689 $208,944 
Restricted cash725 775 
Marketable securities445,755 276,710 
Accounts receivable2,444 5,971 
Inventories, net4,318 3,613 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets13,660 4,797 
Total current assets601,591 500,810 
Property and equipment, net9,258 7,689 
Operating lease right-of-use assets11,976 — 
Goodwill701 701 
Other non-current assets2,641 1,151 
Total assets$626,167 $510,351 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$6,996 $6,039 
Accrued and other current liabilities12,904 10,452 
Operating lease liabilities4,275 — 
Debt, current64 99 
Total current liabilities24,239 16,590 
Warrant liabilities44,825 343,400 
Debt, non-current194 302 
Operating lease liabilities, non-current8,760 — 
Other non-current liabilities1,133 1,318 
Total liabilities79,151 361,610 
Stockholders’ equity:
Class A common stock24 22 
Class B common stock11 11 
Additional paid-in capital1,244,228 733,175 
Accumulated other comprehensive income34 
Accumulated deficit(697,254)(584,501)
Total stockholders’ equity547,016 148,741 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$626,167 $510,351 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
Revenue$6,309 $3,424 $11,622 $7,296 
Cost of sales7,853 7,442 15,492 11,285 
Gross loss(1,544)(4,018)(3,870)(3,989)
Operating expenses:
Research and development19,913 9,708 33,923 18,116 
Sales and marketing3,507 1,232 6,142 3,075 
General and administrative19,237 4,892 29,510 9,505 
Total operating expenses42,657 15,832 69,575 30,696 
Loss from operations(44,201)(19,850)(73,445)(34,685)
Other income (expense), net:
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities6,928 (4,265)(39,721)(4,574)
Loss on extinguishment of debt— (866)— (866)
Interest expense and other(288)(489)(488)(1,021)
Interest income and other731 35 901 130 
Total other income (expense), net7,371 (5,585)(39,308)(6,331)
Net loss$(36,830)$(25,435)$(112,753)$(41,016)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders$(36,830)$(25,435)$(112,753)$(41,016)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted$(0.11)$(0.20)$(0.33)$(0.32)
Shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted340,255,023 129,650,239 336,641,349 128,780,581 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss$(112,753)$(41,016)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization1,332 1,241 
Noncash lease expense related to operating right-of-use assets1,748 — 
Amortization of premium on marketable securities602 — 
Unrealized loss on marketable securities60 — 
Change in fair value of warrants39,721 4,574 
Impairment of inventories1,453 2,481 
Loss on extinguishment of debt— 866 
Share-based compensation16,367 3,413 
Other512 — 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable3,527 (3,940)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(8,469)(1,049)
Other non-current assets(1,490)638 
Accounts payable854 92 
Accrued and other current liabilities2,652 2,531 
Other non-current liabilities(1,659)(369)
Net cash used in operating activities(58,183)(33,978)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities(376,289)— 
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities169,619 — 
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities36,937 285 
Purchases of property and equipment(2,710)(708)
Net cash used in investing activities(172,443)(423)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Cash received from Gores on settlement of recapitalization of escrow10 — 
Proceeds from the issuance of debt— 31,910 
Repayment of debt(143)(3,843)
Principal payments on finance leases (capital lease prior to adoption of ASC 842)(143)(108)
Proceeds from exercise of warrants153,927 — 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options2,812 — 
Proceeds from issuance of restricted common stock— 
Payments of employee taxes related to vested restricted stock units(140)— 
Repurchase of common stock and redemption of warrants(2)(4)
Net cash provided by financing activities156,321 27,964 
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(74,305)(6,437)
Beginning cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash209,719 27,305 
Ending cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$135,414 $20,868 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
GAAP net loss$(36,830)$(25,435)$(112,753)$(41,016)
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Stock-based compensation14,530 2,284 16,367 3,413 
Expenses related to registration statement on Form S-1 on behalf of selling stockholders1,521 — 1,982 — 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities(6,928)4,265 39,721 4,574 
Loss on extinguishment of debt— 866 — 866 
Non-GAAP net loss$(27,707)$(18,020)$(54,683)$(32,163)
GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted$(0.11)$(0.20)$(0.33)$(0.32)
Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted$(0.08)$(0.14)$(0.16)$(0.25)
Shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted340,255,023 129,650,239 336,641,349 128,780,581 
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic and diluted340,255,023 129,650,239 336,641,349 128,780,581 


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