Why Zapp Electric Vehicles Stock Is Charging Higher

Zinger Key Points
  • Zapp reports an IFRS net loss of $5 million compared to $8.6 million from the same six-month period in 2023.
  • Zapp EV expects to sell more than 5,000 units in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2025.

Zapp Electric Vehicles Group Limited ZAPP shares are trading higher Thursday after the company announced its financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2024 and raised its business outlook.

The Details:

Zapp reported an IFRS net loss of $5 million compared to $8.6 million from the same six-month period in 2023 and an operating loss of $3.1 million compared to $3.9 million from the same period in 2023. 

The company now expects the first customer deliveries of its i300 in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2024 and expects to sell more than 5,000 units in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2025. Zapp said sales in fiscal year 2025 will be weighted toward the second half of the year with a resulting run-rate of more than 25,000 units per year to start fiscal year 2026.

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“The distinctive look of i300 is also a fit for purpose form factor. Of an estimated $130 billion and growing in two-wheelers sold globally, we see a large, underserved category of consumers that want superbike specifications but still need the maneuverability of a step-through for the city streets where they spend the most time. After first deliveries of i300 to customers in Europe and Thailand this summer, we expect to scale rapidly in Southeast Asia and India where urban mobility on two wheels is essential," said Swin Chatsuwan, CEO of Zapp EV.

Zapp EV shares are moving on heavy trading volume following the business update with more than 56 million shares already changing hands Thursday. According to data from Benzinga Pro, the stock has a float of less than 770,000 shares. 

How To Buy ZAPP Stock:

By now you're likely curious about how to participate in the market for Zapp Electric Vehicles – be it to purchase shares, or even attempt to bet against the company.

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ZAPP Price Action: According to Benzinga Pro, Zapp Electric Vehicles shares are up 116% at $2.98 at the time of publication Thursday.

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