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Cyngn Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

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MENLO PARK, Calif. Cyngn Inc. (the “Company” or “Cyngn”) (NASDAQ: CYN), a developer of innovative autonomous driving software solutions for industrial applications, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.

Recent Operating Highlights:

“The fourth quarter was a transformational one for Cyngn on our mission to bring autonomous vehicles to industrial businesses across the globe” said Lior Tal, Cyngn’s CEO. “Our first commercial sales to U.S. Continental mark the transition of Cyngn from an R&D company to a commercial company. During the fourth quarter we also reported our first revenues from one of the two development contracts that we have signed to bring autonomy to electric forklifts and heavy industrial vehicles. Both these projects have the potential to realize significant benefits for the Company as we move through 2023 and into 2024.

“When we first listed on Nasdaq in October 2021, we set out our ambition to develop one vehicle and deploy it on a single site by the end of 2022. It is a testament to the quality of our people and the ambition of the Company that by the end of the year we had a signed commercial contract for our first vehicle type, two further vehicle types in development for full commercialization with sponsor customers, multiple pilot deployments completed, and a significant expansion of our team. We are determined to carry this momentum into 2023 and build on the significant progress we have made.”

Financial Review

Fourth Quarter ending December 31, 2022:

  • Revenue was $262 thousand for the quarter compared to zero revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021. This revenue was primarily related to multi-phase non-recurring engineering (“NRE”) development contracts. Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $5.8 million, up $2.2 million from $3.6 million in the prior year quarter, mainly due to increases in personnel costs, professional and contractor fees, and occupancy costs. General and Administrative (“G&A”) expenses were $1.4 million higher in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, due to the increase in personnel costs and professional services necessary to support public company compliance requirements. The increase in operating expense was also driven by a $0.7 million year-over-year increase in Research and Development (“R&D”) expense due to higher personnel costs incurred for the addition of top-quality engineering staff, contractor costs, increased occupancy costs, and R&D-related travel costs.

  • Net loss was $5.5 million for the fourth quarter, up from $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Based on a weighted average of approximately 33.7 million basic and diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter, net loss per share was $0.16 for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to basic and diluted net loss per share of $0.10 against a weighted average of approximately 20.4 million basic and diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Full-year ending December 31, 2022:

  • Full-year revenue was $262 thousand compared to zero revenue in 2021 primarily as a result of the NRE contracts mentioned above. Total operating expenses in 2022 were $19.5 million, an increase of $10.1 million from $9.4 million for the fiscal year 2021. The increase was due to higher G&A and R&D expenses for the reasons outlined above.

  • Net loss for the fiscal year in 2022 was $19.2 million compared to $7.8 million in the prior year. Net loss per share on a basic and diluted basis was $0.62 based on a weighted average of 31.2 million shares for the year ended December 31,2022. Net loss per share in 2021 was $1.33 based on a weighted average of 5.9 million shares.

Balance sheet highlights:

Cyngn ended the year with unrestricted cash and short-term investments of $22.6 million. Working capital was $22.4 million and total stockholders’ equity was $24.1 million at the end of 2022; compared to unrestricted cash and short-term investments of $21.9 million, working capital of $22.1 million and total stockholders’ equity of $22.2 million respectively at the end of 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast Information:

Cyngn will host a conference call at 1.30 p.m. PDT/4.30 p.m. EDT today (Wednesday, March 15, 2023), during which management will discuss the results of the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.

As the call will include a video presentation, the Company recommends viewing the live webcast of the call which will be available on the Cyngn website under “Events & Presentations” or by clicking here.

To participate via telephone:

Toll-Free: 877-407-0890

International: 201-389-0918

Those who are unable to attend the live conference call may access the recording, approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call, at the above webcast link or at the “Investor Relations” page of the Company’s website (

About Cyngn

Cyngn develops and deploys scalable, differentiated autonomous vehicle technology for industrial organizations. The Company addresses significant challenges facing industrial organizations today, such as the increasing cost of staff for manual vehicle operation, labor shortages and costly safety incidents while increasing workforce reliability and productivity.

Cyngn’s DriveMod Kit can be installed on new industrial vehicles at end of line or via retrofit, empowering customers to seamlessly adopt self-driving technology into their operations without high upfront costs or the need to completely replace existing vehicle investments.

Cyngn’s flagship product, its Enterprise Autonomy Suite, includes DriveMod (autonomous vehicle system), Cyngn Insight (customer-facing suite of AV fleet management, teleoperation, and analytics tools), and Cyngn Evolve (internal toolkit that enables Cyngn to leverage data from the field for artificial intelligence, simulation, and modeling).

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, such as statements about the Company’s growth, ability to deliver sustainable long-term value, ability to respond to the changing environment, operational focus, strategic growth plans, product launches and corresponding revenue generation, operations and financial results. Forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Such statements are based on the current expectations and certain assumptions of the Company’s management, and some or all of such expectations and assumptions may not materialize or may vary significantly from actual results. Actual results may also vary materially from forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors, known and unknown, including the risk factors described from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation the risk factors discussed in the Company’s annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements are applicable only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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Investor Contact: Ben Mimmack,
Media Contact: Bill Ong,

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