Geely Automobile’s revenue increased by 45.6% in 2022, and the electrification and intelligent transformation accelerated again.

On March 21, Geely Automobile released its 2022 performance report, showing that the company realized revenue of 148 billion yuan, up 45.6% year-on-year, a record high; The net profit of returning to the mother was 5.26 billion yuan, an increase of 8.5% year-on-year; Affected by the price increase of raw materials and the increase in the proportion of new energy, the overall gross profit margin fell to 14.1%, but the average single gross profit increased by 11.1% to 17,500 yuan; Profits from technology and authorized services continued to grow steadily, up 29.9% year-on-year; Jizhi auto finance profit increased by 15.3% year-on-year.

In 2022, Geely Automobile increased its investment in intelligent electrification research and development, with the investment increasing by 51.2% to 8.4 billion yuan compared with the same period of last year; Strong financial position, operating cash flow increased by 4% to 16 billion yuan; The total cash level rose by 20.4% to 33.7 billion yuan.

Behind the sound financial performance, it is inseparable from the support of new car sales that have achieved growth in adversity. In 2022, the total sales volume of Geely Automobile reached 1.433 million vehicles, up about 8% year-on-year, outperforming the domestic automobile market, and its production and sales exceeded one million vehicles for six consecutive years.

Among them, Geely Automobile’s new energy sector has a bright market performance and has become a new driving force for the company’s growth. In 2022, the sales volume of Geely Automobile’s new energy products was 328,700, and the penetration rate of new energy in a single month exceeded 30% for many times, which doubled compared with the same period of last year. In 2023, Geely Automobile set the sales target at 1.65 million vehicles, an increase of about 220,000 vehicles over the previous year, of which the sales of new energy doubled compared with 2022.

While the sales volume is rising rapidly, Geely Automobile is accelerating the goal of sustained upward brand value. Take Extreme Krypton, a luxury intelligent pure electric brand, as an example. In 2022, Extreme Krypton delivered 71,900 vehicles throughout the year, exceeding the annual target. Among them, Extreme Krypton 001 is the only China brand luxury pure electric vehicle among ten thousand clubs in the luxury car market, with an average order amount exceeding 336,000 yuan, and it continues to be the sales champion of China brand pure electric vehicle with more than 300,000 yuan. The second model, the original pure electric luxury MPV— — The delivery of Krypton 009 was started in January 2023, and the average order amount exceeded 520,000 yuan.

In fact, with the gradual deepening of electrification and intelligence in the automobile industry, the domestic high-end new energy market has huge room for growth, and it has also become a great opportunity for major independent brands to rise upwards. According to the prediction of Zhang Yongwei, vice chairman and secretary general of China electric vehicle committee of 100, in 2023, the production and sales of China new energy vehicle market is expected to increase by 40% year-on-year, and the penetration rate is close to 40%, and the overall scale is expected to reach 10 million vehicles. Combined with the analysis of factors such as vehicle supply and vehicle life cycle cost, it is expected that the penetration of high-end new energy vehicles will accelerate this year, and the sales structure of new energy vehicles will continue to be optimized from dumbbell to spindle.

In this context, Geely Automobile is actively improving the product layout in the middle and high-end market segments. In February this year, Geely Automobile officially released a brand-new high-end new energy series — — "Geely Yinhe", the first smart electric hybrid SUV, Geely Yinhe L7 officially opened the reservation and will be delivered in the second quarter of this year. In addition, Geely has also released new energy electrification technologies such as Aegis battery safety system, Raytheon Hybrid 8848, and the brand-new car operating system "Yinhe NOS", which will be installed on the Geely Yinhe L7 model for the first time.

Soochow securities released a research report saying that the layout of "Geely Galaxy High-end Sequence+Low-end Geometry+High-end Krypton" is full-priced, the launch of "Geometry+Krypton" new car, the new release of Galaxy subsequence, the two-way power of EV+PHEV, and the blessing of Raytheon hybrid technology will help Geely Automobile to accelerate its transformation to new energy sources.

Over the years, Geely Automobile has insisted on independent innovation, increased R&D investment and achieved remarkable results. It not only leads domestic counterparts, but also successfully exports advanced technology to overseas markets. Now, the income from technology and authorized services has become another bright spot of Geely Automobile’s profit growth.

In 2022, Geely Automobile Technology and Authorized Services achieved a total revenue of 1.66 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29.9%.

Specifically, with Proton Automobile and Geely Automobile entering the seventh year hand in hand, Geely strategically exported a variety of products and engine technologies to help Proton achieve sales growth and make efforts in overseas markets. In 2022, Proton Motor’s performance increased for the fourth consecutive year, with a total sales volume of 141,400 vehicles, accounting for about 19.6% of the market. It was the only company in Malaysia’s automobile industry that achieved performance growth from 2019 to 2022. At the same time, Proton Motor’s sales in the international market increased to 5,406 vehicles in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 79.1%, making it an export leader in the industry.

Not only that, Geely Automobile’s technical empowerment has also penetrated into the developed countries of automobile industry for the first time. In May last year, Geely Automobile invested in Renault Korea Automobile, and will launch efficient and energy-saving fuel and smart hybrid vehicles in the Korean market. The new product adopts the world-class CMA modular architecture developed by Geely’s R&D center in Sweden, and uses the advanced hybrid technology of Geely Holding Group to provide users with an experience beyond expectations.

Behind Geely Automobile’s achievements, it is inseparable from the support and empowerment of Geely Holding Group.

"In the past two or three years, the financial position of Geely Holding is very good. Geely Holding has always maintained a fully supportive attitude towards the development of Geely Automobile and continued to help the development of listed companies. In the future, under the premise of complying with regulatory rules and marketization principles, the assets cultivated by Geely Holding are also open to listed companies. " Li Donghui, CEO of Geely Holding Group, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, said.

In recent years, Geely Holding Group has made full progress towards technological transformation, making cross-border innovations in the fields of new energy technology, intelligent driving, three-electricity, on-board chips, operating systems, low-orbit satellites, etc., building the full-stack self-research ecosystem capacity around core technologies and accelerating the formation of a moat.

According to industry analysis, Geely Holding Group has laid out a series of front-end technologies, which has promoted the core competitiveness of enterprises and continuously released the ecological value of science and technology, thus continuing to empower Geely Automobile, bringing users a product experience that exceeds expectations and creating long-term returns for investors.

Focusing on building cars is not limited to cars. Under the guidance of Geely Holding Group, Geely Automobile’s accelerated transformation to intelligent technology companies has achieved initial results. Geely Automobile actively lays out the entire industrial chain of smart electric vehicles, realizes software-defined vehicles, tamps down core technologies, and develops the hard-core "technology ecology" of Geely Holding Group, promoting the rapid landing of the "Smart Geely 2025" strategy, and enabling Geely’s technology ecology to travel in the future.

Yan Jiayue, CEO of Geely Automobile Group, revealed that in the field of intelligent driving, the "Heaven and Earth Integration" version of Galaxy Intelligent Driving Scheme based on Geely Satellite will be launched soon. Geely’s self-developed centimeter-level satellite high-precision positioning module has passed the certification of vehicle regulations, and can realize real-time accurate positioning by integrating Geely satellite communication, navigation and remote sensing technologies.

In addition, the first "cloud, number and intelligence" integrated super cloud computing platform for global car companies — — Geely Star Smart Computing Center was officially launched, with a cloud computing power of 8.1 billion times per second, which can improve the overall research and development efficiency of Geely by 20%. The official launch of the Geely Star Smart Computing Center marks that Geely has entered the "smart computing era" of building cars and achieved the leading intergenerational advantage in the smart computing industry.

In the future, Geely will persist in scientific and technological innovation, continue to promote new energy technologies, and strengthen scientific and technological ecology to empower smart driving and smart travel; Deepen international business, speed up resource coordination, and lay a more solid foundation for the sustainable development of Geely Automobile.

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