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Fang Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

2019-06-17 18:29 9392

BEIJING, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or "we"), a leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $51.9 million.
  • Operating loss was $2.0 million. Non-GAAP income from operations was $0.04 million. A description of the adjustments from GAAP to non-GAAP operating income is detailed in the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" following this press release.
  • Net income attributable to Fang's shareholders was $13.4 million, which was primarily due to gains from the change in fair value of equity securities of $32.1 million, offset by the income tax expense of $12.6 million and interest expenses of US$6.0 million. Earnings per ADS was $0.03.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Fang's shareholders was $9.9 million. Non-GAAP net loss per ADS was $0.03. A description of the adjustments from GAAP net income to non-GAAP net loss attributable to Fang's shareholders and fully diluted income per ADS is detailed in the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" following this press release.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $6.9 million. A description of the adjustments from GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA is detailed in the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" following this press release.

"China Index Holdings (NASDAQ: CIH) was successfully spun off from Fang and listed on NASDAQ," commented Mr. Jian Liu, CEO of Fang. "Fang will now focus more on its core internet advertising, listing, and leads business lines which are expected to grow for the year of 2019."

Fang completed the separation of its wholly-owned subsidiary, China Index Holdings Limited ("CIH") on June 11, 2019, and the presentation of Fang's unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 in this press release does not take into account the separation of CIH and its associated business and results of operations.

First Quarter 2019 Results

Revenues

Fang reported total revenues of $51.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 19.8% from $64.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decline in revenues from listing and e-commerce services.  

Revenue from marketing services was $17.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, which was stable compared to $17.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Revenue from listing services was $21.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 20.1% from $26.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018, caused by the decreased number of paying members of listing services.

Revenue from value-added services was $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 3.1% from $8.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Revenue from financial services was $3.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 30.8% from $5.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in average loan receivable balances.

Revenue from e-commerce services was $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 84.9% from $7.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to Fang's transformation back to a technology-driven open platform model.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $11.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 44.4% from $20.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to optimization in our cost structure.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $42.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 11.8% from $48.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Selling expenses were $18.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 12.9% from $16.4 million for the corresponding period of 2018, primarily driven by an increase in advertising and promotional expenses.

General and administrative expenses were $23.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 24.0% from $31.5 million for the corresponding period of 2018, caused by decrease in bad debts and staff costs.

Operating Loss

Operating loss was $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to operating loss of $3.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, caused by the decline of operating expenses.

Change in fair value of securities

Change in fair value of securities for the first quarter of 2019 was a gain of $32.1 million, compared to a loss of $42.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, and the fluctuation was due to the increase in the market price of investment in equity securities.

Income Tax Expenses

Income tax expenses were $12.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to income tax benefit of $4.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Net Income/Loss and EPS

Net Income attributable to Fang's shareholders was $13.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $44.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018. Income per ordinary share and ADS were $0.15 and $0.03 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to loss of $0.51 and $0.10, respectively, in the corresponding period of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA, defined as GAAP net income before share-based compensation, investment income, realized gain on sale available-for-sale securities change in fair value of securities, income taxes, interest expenses, interest income and depreciation and amortization, was $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the $7.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Cash

As of March 31, 2019, Fang had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash (current and non-current) and short-term investments of $477.1 million, compared to $463.6 million as of December 31, 2018.

Business Outlook

Based on current operations and market conditions, Fang's non-GAAP net income is expected to be profitable for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. These estimates represent management's current and preliminary view, which are subject to change.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Fang's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Fang uses in this press release the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission: (1) non-GAAP income from operations, (2) non-GAAP net loss, (3) non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per ordinary share and per ADS, and (4) adjusted EBITDA. The presentation of the non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

Fang believes that these non-GAAP measures help identify underlying trends in Fang's business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of the change in fair value of equity securities, and the expenses and gains that Fang includes in income from operations and net income. Fang believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about its operating results, enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by Fang's management in its financial and operational decision-making. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that share-based compensation, investment income, interest income and expenses, income tax expenses, and depreciation expenses have been and will continue to be a significant recurring item that will continue to exist in Fang's business for the foreseeable future. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measures and their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call Information

Fang's management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:00 AM U.S. EST (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

International Toll:

+65 67135090

Toll-Free/Local Toll:


United States

+1 866-519-4004 / +1 845-675-0437

Hong Kong

+852 800-906-601 / +852 3018-6771

Mainland China

+86 800-819-0121 / +86 400-620-8038

Passcode:

SFUN

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call from 11:00 AM ET on June 17, 2019 through 9:59 AM ET June 25, 2019. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International Toll:

+61 2-8199-0299

Toll-Free/Local Toll:


United States

+1 855-452-5696 / +1 646-254-3697

Hong Kong

+852 800-963-117 / +852 3051-2780

Mainland China

+86 400-602-2065 / +86 800-870-0205

Conference ID:

2266449

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on Fang's website at http://ir.fang.com.

About Fang

Fang operates a leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through its websites, Fang provides primarily marketing, listing, financial and value-added services for China's fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Its user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains approximately 65 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering 658 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding Fang's future financial performance, revenue guidance, growth and growth rates, market position and continued business transformation. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Fang's control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the impact of Fang's transformation back to a technology-driven Internet platform and the impact of current and future government policies affecting China's real estate market. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Fang's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fang does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Zijin Li
Acting CFO 
Phone: +86-10-5631 8805 
Email: lizijin.bj@fang.com

Ms. Jessie Yang 
Investor Relations Director
Phone: +86-10-5631 8805 
Email: jessieyang@fang.com 

 

 

Fang Holdings Limited

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)


ASSETS

March 31,

December 31,



2019

2018

Current assets:

(Unaudited)

(Audited)


Cash and cash equivalents

198,894

195,108


Restricted cash, current

250,203

245,474


Short-term investments

21,480

16,043


Accounts receivable, net

57,877

60,950


Funds receivable

6,677

5,474


Prepayment and other current assets

29,513

27,995


Commitment deposits

195

191


Loans receivable, current

103,445

117,602

Total current assets 

668,284

668,837

Non-current assets:




Property and equipment, net

735,187

728,312


Land use rights

33,574

33,153


Loans receivable, non-current

4,424

6,249


Deferred tax assets

2,010

2,202


Deposits for non-current assets

490

902


Restricted cash, non-current portion

6,496

6,990


Long-term investments

412,397

373,233


Other non-current assets

10,978

4,558

Total non-current assets

1,205,556

1,155,599

Total assets

1,873,840

1,824,436





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:




Short-term loans

296,987

297,811


Deferred revenue

170,370

163,346


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

128,233

131,268


Customers' refundable fees

3,448

3,976


Income tax payable

3,160

4,493


Amounts due to a related party

-

19

Total current liabilities

602,198

600,913

Non-current liabilities:




Long-term loans

122,474

123,215


Convertible senior notes

253,778

254,435


Deferred tax liabilities

105,658

97,578


Other non-current liabilities

162,342

153,095

Total non-current liabilities

644,252

628,323

Total Liabilities  

1,246,450

1,229,236





Equity:




Class A ordinary shares, par value Hong Kong Dollar ("HK$") 1 per share,
600,000,000 shares authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, issued
shares as of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019: 72,069,645 and

72,069,645; outstanding shares as of December 31, 2018 and March 31,
2019: 65,004,587 and 65,356,951

9,286

9,286


Class B ordinary shares, par value HK$1 per share, 600,000,000 shares
authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, and 24,336,650 shares and
24,336,650 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and
March 31, 2019, respectively

3,124

3,124


Treasure stock

(129,801)

(136,615)


Additional paid-in capital

513,019

517,802


Accumulated other comprehensive income

(59,078)

(75,837)


Retained earnings

290,146

276,746

Total Fang Holdings Limited shareholders' equity

626,696

594,506


Non controlling interests

694

694

Total equity

627,390

595,200

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,873,840

1,824,436

 

 

Fang Holdings Limited

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)






Three months ended



March 31,


March 31,



2019


2018



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Revenues:





  Marketing services

17,249


17,326


  Listing services

21,352


26,738


  Value-added services

8,706


8,443


  Financial services

3,499


5,053


  E-commerce services

1,081


7,168

Total revenues

51,887


64,728






Cost of Revenues:





  Cost of services

(11,451)


(20,592)






Gross Profit

40,436


44,136






Operating expenses and income:




Selling expenses

(18,568)


(16,442)


General and administrative expenses

(23,925)


(31,467)


Other income (loss)

104


(140)






Operating Loss

(1,953)


(3,913)


  Foreign exchange loss

(262)


(3)


  Interest income

1,699


2,645


  Interest expense

(6,045)


(5,485)


  Investment income

5


102


  Realized gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

299


-


Change in fair value of securities

32,050


(42,243)


  Government grants

235


215


  Other non-operating loss

1


(370)

Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests

26,029


(49,052)

Income tax expenses





  Income tax (expenses) benefits

(12,629)


4,176

Net income (loss)

13,400


(44,876)


  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

-


-

Net income (loss) attributable to Fang Holdings Limited shareholders

13,400


(44,876)

Earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares:


Basic

0.15


(0.51)


Diluted

0.15


(0.51)

Earnings per ADS:





Basic

0.03


(0.10)


Diluted

0.03


(0.10)

Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares outstanding:


Basic

89,688,711


88,730,798


Diluted

90,632,307


88,730,798

Weighted average number of ADSs outstanding:




Basic

448,443,554


443,653,988


Diluted

453,161,533


443,653,988

 

Fang Holdings Limited

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

( in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)




Three months ended



March 31,


March 31,



2019


2018


GAAP loss from operations

(1,953)


(3,913)


Share-based compensation expense

1,991


4,499


Non-GAAP income from operations

38


586







GAAP net income (loss)

13,400


(44,876)


Reconciliation items:





Share-based compensation

1,991


4,499


Investment income

(5)


(102)


Realized gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

(299)


-


Change in fair value of securities

(32,050)


42,243


Subtotal

(16,963)


1,764







Tax impact of reconciliation items

7,073


(11,116)







Non-GAAP net income

(9,890)


(9,352)







GAAP earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares:





Basic

0.15


(0.51)


Diluted

0.15


(0.51)


GAAP earnings per ADS:





Basic

0.03


(0.10)


Diluted

0.03


(0.10)


Non-GAAP earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares:





Basic

(0.11)


0.02


Diluted

(0.11)


0.02


Non-GAAP earnings per ADS





Basic

(0.02)


0.00


Diluted

(0.02)


0.00


Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares
outstanding:





Basic

89,688,711


88,730,798


Diluted

90,632,307


88,730,798

Weighted average number of ADSs outstanding:




Basic

448,443,554


443,653,988


Diluted

453,161,533


443,653,988






GAAP net income (loss)

13,400


(44,876)

Add back:





Share-based compensation expense

1,991


4,499


Interest expense

6,045


5,485


Income tax expenses (benefits)

12,629


(4,176)


Depreciation and amortization expenses

6,931


6,703

Subtract:





Interest income

(1,699)


(2,645)


Investment income

(5)


(102)


Realized gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

(299)


-


Change in fair value of securities

(32,050)


42,243

Adjusted EBITDA

6,943


7,131

 

 

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