CATL earnings slide as raw material outlays soar
宁德时代的客户包括特斯拉、大众汽车集团和宝马集团，其净利润为人民币 14.9 亿元（合 2.2669 亿美元）。
尽管收入从上年同期的 191.7 亿元大幅增长至 486.8 亿元，但仍低于上年同期的 19.5 亿元利润。
The world’s largest electric vehicle battery manufacturer, reported a 24 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Friday, the supplier’s first decline in two years, as it battles soaring raw material costs and a resurgence of COVID-19 in China.
CATL, whose customers include Tesla, Volkswagen Group and BMW Group, booked a net profit of 1.49 billion yuan ($226.69 million), a filing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange showed.
That was down from 1.95 billion yuan profit a year earlier despite revenue rising sharply to 48.68 billion yuan from 19.17 billion yuan a year earlier.
Prices of key metals such as lithium nearly doubled in the first three months, weighing on CATL’s profit margins and prompting it to raise battery prices in March.