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Pop Culture Group Co., Ltd Reports First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

2022-05-18 04:15 3251

XIAMEN, China, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop Culture Group Co., Ltd ("Pop Culture" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CPOP), a hip-pop culture company in China, today reported its unaudited financial results for the first six months of fiscal year 2022.

First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $20.15 million, an increase of 46% from $13.84 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Revenue from event hosting was $11.97 million, an increase of 73% from $6.93 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Revenue from event planning and execution was $6.72 million, an increase of 9% from $6.18 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Revenue from brand promotion was $1.46 million, an increase of 169% from $0.54 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Gross profit was $4.12 million, an increase of 6% from $3.88 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Net profit was $0.45 million, compared with $2.37  million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.02, compared with $0.13 in the first six months of fiscal year 2021.

First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2022 Operational Highlights

  • The Company's concerts and hip-hop events generated an aggregate attendance of 203,233 during the six months ended December 31, 2021.
  • The Company's online hip-hop programs generated over 156.86 million views during the six months ended December 31, 2021.
  • The Company served 11 clients and 23 events with respect to event planning and execution during the six months ended December 31, 2021.

Mr. Zhuoqin Huang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pop Culture, commented, "The global COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably affected our offline events related to our intellectual property portfolio. Under the unfavorable circumstances, our revenue still increased by $6.31 million, or 46%, to $20.15 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022. We continued to make progress in the street dance business by improving our existing events and expanding the scale of events, which is in line with the strong development of the street dance culture worldwide. As the result, we have achieved a 73% year-over-year growth in revenue from our event hosting business, indicating the popularity of street dance is rising among Chinese consumers and sponsors, which drives the rapid development of the street dance industry. We also have achieved a 169% year-over-year revenue growth from brand promotion business."

Mr. Huang continued, "As a public company that focuses on hip-hop culture, our intellectual properties are the core of our business development. We will maintain our competitive advantages in the industry and improve our business model, which will enable us to achieve revenue growth in the short and medium term and strategic development in the long term. In addition, our customers and partners' recognition and support have laid a solid foundation for our future business growth, and we are incredibly grateful to them. Looking forward, we are committed to focusing on the operation and promotion of Chinese trendy culture and will strive to maintain our role as the pioneer of the hip-pop culture industry."

First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results  

Revenue

Following table presents the Company's revenue by revenue source and by proportion:



For the Six Months Ended December 31,



Change




2021



%



2020



%



Amount



%


Event Hosting


$

11,966,659




59

%


$

6,932,911




50

%


$

5,033,748




73

%

Event Planning and
Execution



6,724,615




33

%



6,177,834




45

%



546,781




9

%

Brand Promotion



1,456,929




7

%



542,179




4

%



914,750




169

%

Other services



-




-

%



188,278




1

%



(188,278)




(100)

%

Total revenue


$

20,148,203




100

%


$

13,841,202




100

%


$

6,307,002




46

%

Total revenue increased by $6.31 million, or 46%, to $20.15 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $13.84 million for the same period of last year. Revenue from event hosting increased by $5.03 million, or 73%, to $11.97 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $6.93 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily caused by the increased number of live events (dance competitions, musical festivals, and promotional parties) for the Company's PRC operating entities as well as increased in average sponsorship fees.

Revenue from event planning and execution increased by $0.54 million, or 9%, to $6.72 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $6.18 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily attributable to the size of the events the Company's PRC operating entities undertook.

Revenue from brand promotion increased by $0.91 million, or 169%, to $1.46 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $0.54 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily caused by a brand promotion business contract undertaken by the Company's PRC operating entities.  

No other revenue from other services occurred in the first six months of fiscal year 2022.

Cost of Revenue

The cost of revenue increased by $6.07 million, or 61%, to $16.03 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $9.96 million for the same period of last year. Event hosting costs mainly include staff costs, venue rental fees, stage construction costs, actor performance compensations, online program production costs, and other miscellaneous expenses. The increase was proportionate to the rise in revenue due to the increased number of clients and more events executed.

The cost of revenue was derived from the following sources:



For the Six Months Ended December 31,



Change




2021



%



2020



%



Amount



%


Event Hosting


$

8,956,898




56

%


$

4,718,706




47

%


$

4,238,192




90

%

Event Planning and
Execution



5,778,554




36

%



4,972,303




50

%



806,251




16

%

Brand Promotion



1,295,843




8

%



250,713




3

%



1,045,130




417

%

Other services



-




-

%



17,043




0

%



(17,043)




(100)

%

Total Cost of revenue


$

16,031,295




100

%


$

9,958,765




100

%


$

6,072,530




61

%

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit increased by $0.23 million, or 6%, to $4.12 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $3.88 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 20% in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared with 28% for the same period of last year. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary cause of the slight decrease in gross margin. The Company had to outsource part of the events to a third party.

The following table displays the gross profit:



For the Six Months Ended December 31,



Change




2021



%



Gross
Margin



2020



%



Gross
Margin



Amount



%


Event Hosting


$

3,009,761




73

%



25

%


$

2,214,205




57

%



32

%


$

795,556




36

%

Event Planning and
Execution



946,061




23

%



14

%



1,205,531




31

%



20

%



(259,470)




(22)

%

Brand Promotion



161,086




4

%



11

%



291,466




8

%



54

%



(130,380)




(45)

%

Other services



-




-

%



-

%



171,235




4

%



91

%



(171,235)




(100)

%

Total gross profit


$

4,116,908




100

%



20

%


$

3,882,437




100

%



28

%


$

234,471




6

%

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses increased by $2.26 million, or 289%, to $3.04 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $0.78 million for the same period of last year. Operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue increased to 15.1% in the first six months of fiscal year 2022 from 5.6% in the same period of last year.

Selling and marketing expenses increased by $0.09 million, or 85%, to $0.19 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $0.10 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the domain service fee of approximately $0.04 million, salary and bonus growth in 2021 of approximately $0.06 million, and increased travel expenses which aligned with the increased revenue.

General and administrative expenses increased by $2.17 million, or 321%, to $2.84 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, from $0.68 million for the same period of last year. The increase was mainly due to the Company's salary and bonus growth in 2021 of approximately $0.1 million, the relevant expense for IPO of approximately $0.6 million, and the increase of bad debt provisions of $0.9 million.

Operating Profit for the Period

Operating profit was $0.96 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared to $3.05 million for the same period of last year.

Income Tax Expenses

Income tax expenses were $512,259 and $686,102 for the first six months of fiscal year 2022 and 2021, respectively. The decrease resulted from the decreased taxable income.

Net Profit for the Period

Net profit was $0.45 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared with $2.37 million for the same period of last year. Net profit attributable to the Company's shareholders was $0.45 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared with $2.20 million for the same period of last year.

Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share

Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.02 in the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared with basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.13 for the same period of last year.

Cash Flows

Net cash used in operating activities was $5.49 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $0.08 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in operating cash flow was primarily attributable to net profit decrease from $2.4 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 to $0.4 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2022 primarily due to the combined impact of significant increases in both operating costs and expenses. Net cash used in investing activities was $0.07 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared to $nil for the same period of last year, primarily attributable to a vehicle purchase. Net cash provided by financing activities was $32.39 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2022, compared to $2.27 million for the same period of last year. The increase in cash provided by financing activities was primarily attributable to the proceeds received in amount of $34.1 million from the Class A ordinary shares issued in July 2021.

Cash, Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits and Short-term Investments

As of December 31, 2021, the combined balance of the Company's cash, cash equivalents, term deposits, and short-term investments amounted to $28.51 million, compared to $1.32 million as of June 30, 2021. Cash injection by selling ordinary shares of the Company drove the increase.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("US$") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to US$ were made at the rate of RMB6.3726 to $1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on December 31, 2021, in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or US$ amounts referred could be converted into US$ or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

Recent Developments

Regular Season of 2021 China Battle Championships Completed

The preseason of 2021 China Battle Championships was completed in September 2021. A total of 294 outstanding street dancers from eight regions, namely Guangxi autonomous region, Shaanxi province, Fujian province, Yunnan province, Sichuan province, Shandong province, Chongqing city, and Hubei province, participated in this online competition.

The regular season was divided into a northern division and a southern division and was held during the China National Day holidays. Four teams representing Guangxi autonomous region, Yunnan province, Fujian province and Hubei province competed in the southern division and four teams representing Sichuan province, Chongqing city, Shaanxi province and Shandong province competed in the northern division.

Established Joint Venture Shenzhen Jam Box Technology Co., Ltd

On November 18, 2021, the Company established a joint venture with Shenzhen HipHopJust Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("HIT"), Shenzhen Jam Box Technology Co., Ltd ("JBT"). The Company owns a 60% controlling interest in JBT, while HIT owns a 20% interest and a third-party the investor owns a 20% interest.

The Company believes that JBT will be the first-ever software-as-a-service("SaaS") platform provider that focuses on street dance chain in China, and it will enable the Company to scale its business and to support the growing number of dance organizations. JBT is expected to provide comprehensive services on its SaaS platform, covering event intellectual property services, educational services, teaching and research services, sales services, and management services.

Organizational Structure Upgraded

The Company has upgraded its organizational structure and determined its growth strategies, which center on three core business groups: POPIDEA, POPSPORTS, and POPFUN. As a result of the organizational structure upgrade, the Company now has businesses in Northeast, North, Central, East, and South China, which are expected to establish an efficient operating system and abundant resource reserves.

The POPIDEA business includes marketing strategic consulting services, creative design services, implementation of offline brand promotion activities, and online marketing promotion activities. In the future, this business portfolio will be strategy-oriented to provide customers with a variety of one-stop services

The POPSPORTS business is dedicated to find excellent hip-hop dancers and coaches through the promotion and use of SaaS system of hip-hop dance training institutions and the holding of the China Battle Championships and other hip-hop dance events, to transport excellent hip-hop dance talents for the local and national hip-hop dance team, and cooperate to establish a hip-hop dance vocational education system, and to build a hip-hop dance industry base, to seek the business opportunities for the Company.

The POPFUN business includes the strategic cooperation of multiple hip-hop music labels, the entertainment and performing arts brokerage services, the Chinese cultural and hip-hop relative commodities e-commerce, and the business development in metaverse about the digital contents of hip-hop, to further develop the Company's business in the field of digital content copyright.

Won the Tender for Hanfu Cultural Festival

On October 22, 2021, the Company won the tender for Hanfu Cultural Festival (the "Festival") put out by Migu Comic Co., Ltd., a digital content provider that operates the app Migu Quanquan. Migu Quanquan promotes Hanfu (traditional styles of clothing worn by the Han people in China) culture and provides Hanfu fans with a one-stop service of various Hanfu culture related activities. The Company expects to provide customized services for the Festival, including online and offline special event planning, event execution, and app promotion.

According to a report by iiMedia Research, the sales of Hanfu in China surged from RMB190 million (approximately US$29.7 million) in 2015 to RMB6.36 billion in 2020 (approximately US$1 billion). The Hanfu market is projected by iiMedia Research to grow significantly, as the sales are expected to exceed RMB10 billion (approximately US$1.6 billion) in 2021. As of the end of 2020, the number of Hanfu merchandizers had grown to over 1,500 in China, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "2020 Hanfu Consumer Trend Insight Report" released by CBNData and Tmall.com shows that the number of consumers who had purchased Hanfu on Tmall.com reached 18 million in 2020.

About Pop Culture Group Co., Ltd

Headquartered in Xiamen, China, Pop Culture Group Co., Ltd is a hip-hop culture company. The Company aims to promote hip-hop culture and its values of love, peace, unity, respect, and having fun, and to promote cultural exchanges with respect to hip-hop between the United States and China. With the values of hip-hop culture at its core and the younger generation as its primary target audience, the Company hosts entertainment events, operates hip-hop related online programs, and provides event planning and execution services and marketing services to corporate clients. The Company has in recent years focused on developing and hosting its own hip-hop events. For more information, visit the Company's website at http://ir.cpop.cn/.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this announcement are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including the further spread of the COVID-19 virus or new variants thereof, or the occurrence of another wave of cases and the impact it may have on the Company's operations and the demand for the Company's services, and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "potential," "continue," "is/are likely to," or other similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company's registration statement and its other filings with the SEC. 

For more information, please contact:

Pop Culture Group Co., Ltd
Investor Relations Department
Email: ir@cpop.cn

Ascent Investors Relations LLC
Tina Xiao 
President
Phone: 917-609-0333
Email: tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com   

 

 

 

POP CULTURE GROUP CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

(In U.S. dollars, except share data)










As of
December 31



As of
June 30




2021



2021


ASSETS







CURRENT ASSETS:







Cash


$

28,510,993



$

1,319,977


Accounts receivable, net



26,566,497




25,537,236


Advance to suppliers



6,452,036




1,999,876


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



1,384,074




3,553,028


TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS



62,913,600




32,410,117


Property and equipment, net



105,068




48,393


Intangible asset, net



1,545,488




1,635,321


Operating right-of-use asset



155,359




194,747


Deferred tax assets



403,302




140,757


Other non-current assets



740,197




-


TOTAL ASSETS


$

65,863,014



$

34,429,335











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









CURRENT LIABILITIES:









Short-term bank loans


$

3,985,814



$

5,140,990


Accounts payable



1,238,992




1,900,883


Deferred revenue



393,874




1,648,847


Taxes payable



4,544,132




4,232,391


Due to a related party



-




225,000


Accrued liabilities and other payables



262,447




77,567


Operating lease liability - current



96,227




98,427


TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES



10,521,486




13,324,105


Long-term bank loans



1,506,449




1,672,370


Operating lease liability - non-current



50,583




104,755


TOTAL LIABILITIES



12,078,518




15,101,230











Commitments and contingencies







-











SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Ordinary Shares (par value $0.001 per
share; 44,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares authorized
as of December 31, 2020
and 2021; 11,021,834 and 18,286,923 Class A Ordinary
Shares issued and outstanding as of December 31,
2020 and 2021, respectively; 6,000,000 Class B
Ordinary Shares authorized, 5,763,077 Class B
Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding as of
December 31 2020 and 2021, respectively)



24,050




17,850


Subscription receivable



(15,441)




(15,441)


Additional paid-in capital



40,706,356




6,643,118


Statutory reserve



1,391,770




1,241,573


Retained earnings



10,794,621




10,498,183


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income



883,140




942,822


TOTAL POP CULTURE GROUP CO., LTD
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



53,784,496




19,328,105


Non-controlling interests



-




-


TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



53,784,496




19,328,105


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


$

65,863,014



$

34,429,335


 

 

 

POP CULTURE GROUP CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In U.S. dollars, except share data)

(UNAUDITED)







For the Six Months
Ended
December 31,




2021



2020


REVENUE, NET


$

20,148,203



$

13,841,202


Cost of revenue



16,031,295




9,958,765


GROSS PROFIT



4,116,908




3,882,437











Selling and marketing



193,720




104,961


General and administrative



2,844,154




675,325


Total operating expenses



3,037,874




780,286











INCOME FROM OPERATIONS



1,079,034




3,102,151











Other (expenses) income:









Interest expenses, net



(194,616)




(99,126)


Other (expenses) income, net



74,476




49,704


Total other expenses, net



(120,140)




(49,422)











INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX PROVISION



958,894




3,052,729











PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES



512,259




686,102











NET INCOME



446,635




2,366,627


Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests



-




164,468


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO POP CULTURE
   GROUP CO., LTD SHAREHOLDERS



446,635




2,202,159











Other comprehensive (loss) income:









Foreign currency translation adjustment



(59,682)




1,223,994


COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



386,953




3,590,621


Less: comprehensive income attributable to non-
   controlling interest



-




240,471


COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO POP
   CULTURE GROUP CO., LTD SHAREHOLDERS


$

386,953



$

3,350,150











Net income per share









Basic and diluted


$

0.02



$

0.13











Weighted average shares used in calculating net income
    per share



20,950,000




16,784,911


Basic and diluted









 

 

 

POP CULTURE GROUP CO. LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In U.S. dollars)

(UNAUDITED)







For the Six Months
Ended

December 31




2021



2020


Cash flows from operating activities:







Net Income


$

446,635



$

2,366,627


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
by (used in) operating activities:









Allowance for doubtful accounts



1,038,762




147,505


Depreciation and amortization



129,203




117,086


Deferred tax benefit



39,388




(38,797)


Non-cash lease expense



(1,105)




62,813


Loss from disposal of property and equipment



(262,545)




-


Changes in assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable



(2,093,244)




(3,285,638)


Advance to suppliers



(4,452,160)




1,178,486


Amounts due from related parties



-




-


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



2,111,735




(1,196,329)


Other non-current assets



(740,197)




257,493


Accounts payable



(661,891)




317,130


Deferred revenue



(1,254,973)




(419,123)


Taxes payable



311,741




665,261


Accrued liabilities and other payables



184,880




(32,207)


Due to a related party



(225,000)




-


Operating lease liability



(56,372)




(63,208)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities



(5,485,143)




77,099











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:









Purchase of property and equipment



(74,411)




-


Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities



(74,411)




-











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:









Proceeds from short-term bank loans



1,569,218




4,200,348


Repayments of short-term bank loans



(2,981,515)




(1,448,396)


Proceeds from long-term bank loans



(351,740)




-


Contribution from shareholders



34,069,438




-


Payment for deferred offering costs



82,440




(478,953)


Net cash provided by financing activities



32,387,841




2,272,999











Effect of exchange rate changes



362,729




190,760











Net increase (decrease) in cash



27,191,016




2,540,858


Cash at beginning of year



1,319,977




1,359,137


Cash at end of year


$

28,510,993



$

3,899,995











SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW
INFORMATION:









Income tax paid


$

418,718



$

8,883


Interest expense paid


$

56,771



$

98,163


 

 

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