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(Bloomberg) -- Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle upstart that was on the brink of insolvency last year, hired a BMW AG veteran to lead efforts to finally bring its debut car to market and raise more money.Carsten Breitfeld, who spent two decades at BMW and then 3 1/2 years leading two other electric-vehicle startups, will take over as chief executive officer from Faraday founder Jia Yueting, who’s becoming chief product and user officer. Faraday aims to start production of its 1,050-horsepower FF 91 model next year and follow that up with its mass-market offering, the FF 81, in 2021.“The top priority right now is fundraising. We will have to go to the capital markets,” Breitfeld said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “In the first stage, it will be a three-digit million dollar amount that’s still missing to make all of this happen.”Breitfeld will also focus on hiring around Silicon Valley. Faraday has 600 employees globally now, almost half of which are in California.The FF 91 will be be available in two- or three-motor configurations and be built in small numbers in Hanford, California. It’ll sell for upwards of $150,000 and come standard with zero-gravity, lie-flat rear seats. Eleven screens inside the cabin boast about 100 inches worth of displays, including a 27-inch fold-down monitor for passengers.Breitfeld expects production to start in Hanford within the next 12 months. The FF 81 and another mass-market car being developed will be built in China, which he expects to begin within 2 1/2 years.Faraday won a much-needed cash infusion when it formed a joint venture earlier this year with The9 Ltd., the Chinese online-gaming company. A unit of China Evergrande Group, the property developer owned by Hui Ka Yan, China’s third-richest man, pursued a $2 billion investment last year, though the deal soured over Faraday’s ability to take on additional investors.Jia, who left for the U.S. two years ago amid a cash crunch at his companies in China, is establishing a repayment trust with Faraday equity to resolve his debts, according to the company. In July 2017, a Shanghai court froze 1.24 billion yuan ($182 million) of assets that he and his tech conglomerate LeEco held at the time.Before Breitfeld left BMW, he led the German carmaker’s development of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. He became CEO of Byton Ltd. in 2016 and was chief of Iconiq Motors for a few months earlier this year.“What is missing now is execution,” Breitfeld said of Faraday. “This is where I see a bit of my value coming in here, because this company has a great vision.”To contact the reporter on this story: Ed Ludlow in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Trudell at email@example.com, Jonathan RoederFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Now that Faraday Future has parted ways with its last partner, Chinese real estate firm Evergrande , money seems to be flowing in again. After getting a $600 million injection from mobile gaming company The9 Limited, Faraday announced that it has scored another $225 million in bridge financing via a funding round led by Birch Lake Associates. The cash will be used to bring the company flagship FF91 EV to market and reassure jittery suppliers that the company is still on sound footing.
The 50/50 joint venture agreement aims to manufacture, market, distribute and sell Faraday’s new V9, a luxury electric vehicle based on the FF 91.
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, which has been on life support for the past couple of years , has received a surprise cash injection from a mobile gaming company called The9 Limited. The9 will inject up to $600 million into Faraday, which it will use to build a new car called the V9 (based on its FF91 pre-production car) in China. The joint venture said it will build up to 300,000 EVs, with the first pre-production model scheduled to be arrive by 2020. It will also try to launch the FF91 into production in the US this year, Faraday said.
U.S. equities are holding near major technical support levels -- the 2,800 mark on the S&P 500 and 26,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- as traders digest the latest Federal Reserve policy decision. Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a dovish message, which the Street had expected given the fresh memory of Q4 market volatility, a lack of inflation pressure, and recent softness in the economic data (aside from job gains).Weighing on sentiment slightly was a disappointing earnings report and outlook from FedEx (NYSE:FDX), which called attention to weaker global trade growth trends.Still, stocks overall are showing a desire to move higher with value hunters eager swooping in on any names that have lagged the epic surge out of the late December lows. There are still bargains if you know where to look. Energy, for instance, is benefiting from fresh strength in crude oil.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter Here are seven stocks trading under the $4-a-share threshold that are worth a look: Cheap Stocks to Buy: Weatherford (WFT)Weatherford (NYSE:WFT) shares continue to consolidate below the $1-a-share level but are riding on the back of a rising 50-day moving average. Watch for a breakout from its five-month trading range, setting up a run at the 200-day moving average that would be worth a gain of 132% from here.The move comes despite a downgrade from analysts at BMO Capital Markets in January. The company, based in Switzerland, is an oilfield service company that supports the drilling, evaluation, completion, and production of oil and gas wells. The company is trying to return to profitability, and trades at just a 0.14 price to sales ratio. Northern Oil and Gas (NOG)Shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG), an independent energy producer, are looking ready for another breakout attempt from its five-month consolidation range, making another challenge on its 200-day moving average. Watch for a run to the November reaction high, which would be worth a gain of 23% from here.The company last reported results on March 12. Earnings of 25 cents per share beat estimates of 14 cents on revenues of $152.6 million vs. the $153.6 million that was expected. * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly Management noted an expectation for capital expenditures to be upwards of $285 million in 2019. Groupon (GRPN)Shares of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are continuing to rise alongside their 50-day moving average, continuing a three-month uptrend. The 200-day moving average has been a hurdle since the stock peaked last summer, so watch for another run to prior resistance near the $4-a-share level. Management has been focusing on higher-value customers and being more efficient with its marketing spend.The company will next report results on May 8 after the close. Analysts are looking for no earnings on revenues of $552.8 million. When the company last reported on Feb. 12, earnings of 10 cents per share missed estimates by three cents on an 8.4% decline in revenues. Chesapeake Energy (CHK)Shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) are extending a three-month uptrend pattern as it closes in on its 200-day moving average. Watch for a run to the 200-day moving average, which would be worth an easy 10% gain from here. That should be helped by energy prices broadly pushing higher heading into the summer driving season -- benefiting U.S. shale operators like CHK. In January, Imperial Capital analysts noted management continues to focus on capital discipline and improving its balance sheet.The company will next report results on May 1 before the bell, according to Nasdaq.com. Analysts are looking for earnings of 12 cents per share on revenues of $2.3 billion. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them When the company last reported on Feb. 27, earnings of 21 cents per share beat estimates by four cents on a 21.8% rise in revenues. The9 Ltd. (NCTY)The9 Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCTY) is a Chinese online game developer in China, creating online and massively multiplayer franchises. It was formerly known as GameNow.net and has been around since 1999. Properties include the CrossFire brand mobile shooting games and FireFall.This is an extremely speculative pick, but has been benefiting from the rising interest in Chinese equities on hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing. The company has also pushed into the blockchain space, forming a technology group to explore opportunities in that area. Nabors Industries (NBR)Shares of Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) continue to enjoy a smooth, three-month uptrend after suffering a massive 90% decline from its early 2017 high. Watch for shares of the company to make a run at its 200-day moving average, which would be worth a gain of 35% from here. The company provides drilling and drilling-related services to land-based and offshore energy wells.The company will next report results on April 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for a loss of 25 cents per share on revenues of $776.3 million. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade When the company last reported on Feb. 26, a loss of 55 cents per share missed estimates by 38 cents on a 10.4% rise in revenues. But this cheap stock could be ready to rebound. Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE)Shares of Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), operator of natural gas stations for alternative-fuel vehicle fleets such as heavy-duty trucks and buses, are surging higher nearly doubling off of the low seen in late December. This returns the stock to the middle of the trading range that has been in place over the past three years -- providing a solid base of support to any extension to the upside.On March 12, the company reported that quarterly revenues grew 7.7% from the year prior on a 14.2% rise in the amount of natural gas delivered. While electric vehicles get all the attention these days, natural gas vehicles are often a cheaper and easier solution especially for long-haul operators.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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