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Rivian stock looks set to soar today! Should I buy?

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Issues have out of the blue obtained very thrilling for Rivian (NASDAQ: RIVN). Its inventory leapt 9% in yesterday’s (25 June) buying and selling session in New York. That also leaves it over 90% down since its 2021 itemizing.

As soon as the markets closed although, the worth soared. In pre-trading in the present day it’s up an exceptional 38%. What on earth is happening – and will I get a number of the motion?

Main partnership introduced

Electrical car (EV) maker Rivian has been bleeding money. Final 12 months, the agency delivered slightly over 50,000 autos. Income was a not-insubstantial $4.4bn.

However the web loss, though lowered from the prior 12 months, nonetheless got here in at a still-painful $5.4bn. Free money outflow was $5.9bn.

Sure, the corporate is promoting 1000’s of autos and, sure, these gross sales are set to develop strongly in coming years. However it’s massively lossmaking and is burning via money like a drunken sailor.

Enter the polar reverse of a drunken sailor… a big, sober, confirmed German company. Particularly, Volkswagen. Yesterday, it was introduced the large carmaker and Rivian are coming into a three way partnership.

Why traders are excited

That announcement is why the inventory soared in after hours buying and selling. It’s also why I count on we are going to see a pointy transfer upwards as quickly as the principle market opened this morning (US time). That stated, we might even see wild strikes each up or down in in the present day’s New York buying and selling session.

Why are traders so excited?

For an organization burning via money like Rivian, the prospect of any funding that improves the stability sheet could be thrilling, relying on what strings are connected.

On prime of that, relating to making and promoting autos, Volkswagen clearly is aware of what it’s doing. Final 12 months, it bought 9.2m.

So for such a seasoned operator to see vital worth in Rivian bolsters the sense that the EV firm could actually have developed one thing that has excessive worth.

Volkswagen will not be spending $5bn on the inventory

However right here’s the rub. Volkswagen will not be placing its cash into this inventory proper now – and possibly by no means.

It’s establishing a three way partnership with the corporate, which each companies will personal and management equally. The announcement talked of “a complete anticipated deal measurement of $5 billion”. Of that, solely $1bn is more likely to come quickly. ”As much as $4 billion in deliberate further funding” is an aspiration topic to situations being met — not a concrete dedication to inject the cash.

That $1bn might be in a type of convertible mortgage notes, so ought to convert into Rivian inventory.

The opposite $4bn, if it finally ends up coming in any respect, might be within the type of $2bn put into the inventory and the identical quantity break up throughout a money injection and mortgage for the three way partnership.

Strategic funding perspective

I’m an investor not a dealer. So I’d not purchase the shares hoping for a short-term bounce.

From a long-term perspective, Volkswagen seems to love Rivian’s expertise. I see its transfer as a vote of confidence from a strategic investor on the tech. That’s not the identical as a vote of confidence from a monetary investor on the valuation of the inventory. I’ve no plans to take a position.


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