The shares electric car startup Nikola is down by over 10% today after the company reported losses in its latest quarterly earnings.
Nikola Reports Losses In Q2
Electric vehicle startup Nikola Corp. reported its second-quarter earnings earlier today, and it was lower than what analysts had estimated. The shares of the company are down massively since Nikola reported its earnings.
According to its report, Nikola reported a loss of 20 cents per share versus a loss of 29 cents a share. This latest development is a continuation of bad news for the company. A few days ago, a federal grand jury charged Nikola founder Trevor Milton with three counts of criminal fraud for lying about virtually all aspects of the business. He did this to boost the company’s stock sales.
However, Milton had pled not guilty to the charges, and the case is still ongoing. Nikola is looking to dissociate itself from Milton, stating that the founder resigned as the CEO in September last year, and he isn’t involved in the company’s operations and communications since then.
Despite the losses recorded in the second quarter of the year, Nikola maintained that it is committed to reaching previously announced milestones and timelines. It intends to deliver Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks before the end of the year from the company’s manufacturing facilities.
Nikola’s Shares Down By Over 10%
The shares of Nikola are currently down by over 10% so far today. It was trading just above the $12 at the start of the day but lost roughly 8% during the pre-market trading session. NKLA is down by an additional 5% as the US market opened.
NKLA is now trading at $10.43 per share. Year-to-date, Nikola’s stock has posted a loss of over 25%. With the court case against its founder and the poor earnings, it is unclear if Nikola’s stock price would recover soon.