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Cipher Mining Provides Second Quarter 2022 Business Update

First of Four Initial Data Centers Completed

Three Additional Data Centers on Track for Deployment this Year

Power and Machine Contract Cost Discipline Provides Flexible and Resilient Business Model

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cipher Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFR) (“Cipher” or the “Company”), a U.S.-based bitcoin mining company, today announced results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2022, along with an update on its operations and deployment strategy.

“We are pleased to announce another quarter of successfully meeting our significant build-out milestones. We completed our Alborz data center, mining rigs are en route to finalize the initial phases of the Bear and Chief data centers, and our 205 megawatt facility at Odessa is scheduled to deploy over the remainder of 2022,” said Tyler Page, CEO of Cipher. “Against challenging cryptocurrency market conditions, our attractive bitcoin mining unit economics uniquely position us to move ahead successfully with our plans to become the world’s most efficient U.S.-based, large-scale bitcoin miner.”

Operations Updates

  • Cipher’s initial data centers are on track and continue to reach major milestones:
    • Alborz: All mining rigs have been installed at this 40 MW wind-powered site with Cipher’s joint venture partner, producing up to 1.3 EH/s;
    • Bear and Chief: All mining rigs are en route to these two sites, which will have a total initial capacity of 20MW, expected to produce up to 0.6 EH/s; and
    • Odessa: Initial mining rigs are shipping soon to this 205 MW site, and Cipher anticipates ramping up production throughout the rest of the year.
  • Across the four initial data centers, Cipher remains on track to deploy up to 6.9 EH/s by early 2023, with a highly efficient machine fleet, averaging 32.1 J/TH, and purchased at an average price of $34.96/TH/s.
  • The weighted average power price at the company’s sites currently under contract is approximately 2.73 c/kWh.
  • The company has sufficient capital to complete the non-rig infrastructure buildout at all of its initial data centers, and no debt obligations other than its share of an equipment finance facility at its Alborz joint venture of approximately $11 million.
  • Cipher’s best-in-class team now consists of 20 senior members, with a wide range of skills and experience, drawn from industry leaders in crypto, finance, energy, operations, data science, and technology fields, who oversee approximately 180 contractors at its data center sites.
  • Cipher’s data science team is working to optimize efficiency at our sites with predictive wind models developed using machine learning.

Business Update Call and Webcast

Cipher will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the second quarter results for 2022 and management’s outlook for future financial and operational performance. The live webcast and a webcast replay of the conference call can be accessed from the investor relations page of Cipher’s website at https://investors.ciphermining.com. To access this conference call, dial (800) 715-9871 or (646) 307-1963 and use the conference ID 9118892.

About Cipher

Cipher is an emerging technology company focused on the development and operation of bitcoin mining data centers in the United States.  Cipher is dedicated to expanding and strengthening the Bitcoin network’s critical infrastructure.  Together with its diversely talented team and strategic partnerships, Cipher aims to be a market leader in bitcoin mining growth and innovation.  To learn more about Cipher, please visit https://www.ciphermining.com/.

Forward Looking Statements     

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws of the U.S. The Company intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and includes this statement for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. Any statements made in this press release or during the business update conference call that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations regarding our performance, strategy, expansion plans, future operations, future operating results, projected costs, prospects, plans, and objectives of our management, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of our business plan and strategies. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “forecast,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions (including the negative versions of such words or expressions).

These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Cipher and its management, are inherently uncertain. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: volatility in the price of Cipher’s securities due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and regulated industry in which Cipher operates, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Cipher’s business, and the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations and to identify and realize additional opportunities. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 4, 2022, the “Risk Factors” section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 10, 2022 and in Cipher’s subsequent filings with the SEC including Cipher’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 9, 2022. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Cipher assumes no obligation and, except as required by law, does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts:
Investor Contact:
Lori Barker
Blueshirt Group Investor Relations
[email protected]

Media Contact:
Ryan Dicovitsky / Kendal Till
Dukas Linden Public Relations
[email protected]

CIPHER MINING INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands except for share and per share amounts)

  June 30, 2022     December 31, 2021  
  (unaudited)        
ASSETS          
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 37,042     $ 209,841  
Receivables, related party   467        
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,554       13,819  
Cryptocurrencies   787        
Total current assets   47,850       223,660  
Deposits on equipment   196,707       114,857  
Property and equipment, net   23,637       5,124  
Security deposits   11,417       10,352  
Investment in equity investee   56,828        
Right-of-use asset   5,512        
Deferred investment costs         174  
Total assets $ 341,951     $ 354,167  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable $ 4,739     $ 242  
Accounts payable, related party   12,038        
Operating lease liability, current portion   975        
Accrued expenses   5,811       257  
Total current liabilities   23,563       499  
Operating lease liability, net of current portion   5,023        
Warrant liability   26       137  
Total liabilities   28,612       636  
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders’ equity          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021          
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 251,001,072 and 252,131,679 shares issued as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, and 247,489,582 and 249,279,420 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   251       252  
Additional paid-in capital   431,966       425,438  
Treasury stock, at par, 3,511,490 and 2,852,259 shares at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   (4 )     (3 )
Accumulated deficit   (118,874 )     (72,156 )
Total stockholders’ equity   313,339       353,531  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 341,951     $ 354,167  

  

CIPHER MINING INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands except for share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended     Five Months Ended  
  June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021     June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021  
Costs and expenses                      
General and administrative $ 16,704     $ 546     $ 34,094     $ 659  
Depreciation   8       1       15       1  
Impairment of cryptocurrencies   535             539        
Equity in loss of equity investment   12,079             12,232        
Total costs and expenses   29,326       547       46,880       660  
Operating loss   (29,326 )     (547 )     (46,880 )     (660 )
Other income (expense)                      
Interest income   44             51        
Interest expense         (1 )           (1 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability   63             111        
Total other income (expense)   107       (1 )     162       (1 )
Net loss $ (29,219 )   $ (548 )   $ (46,718 )   $ (661 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.12 )   $     $ (0.19 )   $  
Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding   247,730,410       200,000,000       248,945,581       200,000,000  

CIPHER MINING INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

  Six Months Ended     Five Months Ended  
  June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021  
Cash flows from operating activities          
Net loss $ (46,718 )   $ (661 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   15        
Amortization of right-of-use assets   347        
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (111 )      
Share-based compensation   19,578        
Equity in loss of equity investment   12,232        
Impairment of cryptocurrencies   539        
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Receivables, related party   (467 )      
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,134       (18 )
Security deposits   (1,065 )     (441 )
Accounts payable   104       27  
Accounts payable, related party         44  
Accrued expenses   1,209       46  
Lease liability   271        
Net cash used in operating activities   (9,932 )     (1,003 )
Cash flows from investing activities          
Deposits on equipment   (156,811 )      
Purchases of property and equipment   (13,069 )      
Capital distribution from equity investee   10,065        
Net cash used in investing activities   (159,815 )      
Cash flows from financing activities          
Repurchase of common shares to pay employee withholding taxes   (3,052 )      
Proceeds from borrowings on related party loan         4,300  
Payments for deferred offering costs         (132 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (3,052 )     4,168  
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (172,799 )     3,165  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period   209,841        
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 37,042     $ 3,165  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information          
Cash paid for interest $     $  
Cash paid for income taxes, net $     $  
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities          
Equity method investment acquired for non-cash consideration $ 75,933     $  
Common stock cancelled $ 10,000     $  
Deposits on equipment in accounts payable, related party $ 10,612     $  
Right-of-use asset obtained in exchange for operating lease liability $ 5,859     $  
Investment in equity investee in accrued expenses $ 4,345     $  
Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable $ 4,033     $  
Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable, related party $ 1,426     $ 3  
Cryptocurrencies received from equity method investment $ 1,326     $  
Reclassification of deferred investment costs to equity method investment $ 174     $  
Property and equipment purchases in related party loan $     $ 109  
Deposits on equipment in accounts payable $ 360     $  
Deferred offering costs included in accrued expenses $     $ 1,791  
Deferred offering costs included in accounts payable $     $ 20  
Deferred investment costs included in accrued expenses $     $ 187  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following is a reconciliation of our non-GAAP loss from operations, which excludes the impact of (i) depreciation of fixed assets and (ii) stock compensation expense, to its most directly comparable GAAP measure for the periods indicated:

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended     Five Months Ended  
    June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021     June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021  
Reconciliation of non-GAAP loss from operations:                        
Operating loss   $ (29,326 )   $ (547 )   $ (46,880 )   $ (660 )
Depreciation     8       1       15       1  
Stock compensation expense     10,064             19,578        
Non-GAAP loss from operations   $ (19,254 )   $ (546 )   $ (27,287 )   $ (659 )

The following are reconciliations of our non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share, in each case excluding the impact of (i) depreciation of fixed assets (ii) change in fair value of warrant liability and (iii) stock compensation expense, to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the periods indicated:

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended     Five Months Ended  
    June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021     June 30, 2022     June 30, 2021  
Reconciliation of non-GAAP net loss:                        
Net loss   $ (29,219 )   $ (548 )   $ (46,718 )   $ (661 )
Non-cash adjustments to net loss:                        
Depreciation     8       1       15       1  
Change in fair value of warrant liability     63             111        
Stock compensation expense     10,064             19,578        
Total non-cash adjustments to net loss     10,135       1       19,704       1  
Non-GAAP net loss   $ (19,084 )   $ (547 )   $ (27,014 )   $ (660 )
                         
Reconciliation of non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share:                        
Basic and diluted net loss per share   $ (0.12 )   $     $ (0.19 )   $  
Depreciation of fixed assets (per share)                        
Change in fair value of warrant liability (per share)                        
Stock compensation expense (per share)     0.04             0.08        
Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share   $ (0.08 )   $     $ (0.11 )   $  

 

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