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Scienjoy Holding Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

2020-11-23 21:00 10231

BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scienjoy Holding Corporation ("Scienjoy", the "Company", or "We") (NASDAQ: SJ), a leading live entertainment mobile streaming platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Operating and Financial Highlights

  • Total net revenues increased by 29.1% to RMB316.4 million (US$46.6 million) from RMB245.0 million in the same period of 2019.
  • Gross profit increased by 32.3% to RMB71.8 million (US$10.6 million) from RMB54.3 million in the same period of 2019. Gross margin expanded to 22.7% from 22.2% in the same period of 2019.
  • Net income increased by 59.1% to RMB61.1 million (US$9.0 million) from RMB38.4 million in the same period of 2019. Net income margin expanded to 19.3% from 15.7% in the same period of 2019.
  • Adjusted net income [1] increased by 33.7% to RMB51.4 million (US$7.6 million) from RMB38.4 million in the same period of 2019. Adjusted net income margin expanded to 16.2% from 15.7% in the same period of 2019.
  • Total paying users increased by 28.0% to 322,841 from 252,299 in the same period of 2019.
  • Total number of broadcasters increased by 635.4% to 97,038 from 13,196 in the same period of 2019.

Mr. Victor He, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Scienjoy, commented, "Our robust performances in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 continued to showcase the strength of our platform's value proposition for both users and broadcasters. In addition, by continuously refining our platform's features and technology, we have also continued to fuel its growth, attracting more broadcasters, augmenting our brand influence, and cultivating a richer and more diverse ecosystem of quality content offerings. In August, we entered into an agreement to acquire the global live streaming platform, BeeLive. We believe that this acquisition will help us to not only enhance our overall industry leadership, but also generate increasing shareholder value over the long term. Going forward, we expect to continue driving the expansion of our business both in China and around the world by providing our users with an increasingly vibrant and interactive social experience."

Mr. Denny Tang, Chief Financial Officer of Scienjoy, added, "In addition to achieving meaningful user growth, we were also able to significantly improve our financial performance in the third quarter of 2020 despite a myriad of macroeconomic uncertainties. As a result, during the period, total net revenues grew by 29.1% year over year, gross profit grew by 32.3% year over year, and net income grew by 59.1% year over year. Looking ahead, we remain confident that our healthy financial growth, improved operating leverage, and sufficient liquidity position will continue to deliver lasting value for our shareholders over the long term."

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total net revenues in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 29.1% to RMB316.4 million (US$46.6 million) from RMB245.0 million in the same period of 2019. This increase was in line with the 28.0% year-over-year increase in total paying users during the quarter.

Cost of revenues in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 28.2% to RMB244.5 million (US$36.0 million) from RMB190.7 million in the same period of 2019. The increase was primarily attributable to a 35.0%, or RMB55.3 million, year-over-year increase in the Company's revenue sharing fees and content costs, which was consistent with the 635.4% year-over-year increase in the total number of broadcasters as well as the growth of the Company's overall live streaming operations in the third quarter of 2020.

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 32.3% to RMB71.8 million (US$10.6 million) from RMB54.3 million in the same period of 2019. Gross margin in the third quarter of 2020 increased slightly to 22.7% from 22.2% in the same period of 2019.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 22.8% to RMB20.4 million (US$3.0 million) from RMB16.6 million in the same period of 2019.

  • Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 40.7% to RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) from RMB0.9 million in the same period of 2019, due to the additional promotional activities that the Company organized during the third quarter of 2020 to attract and retain paying users.
  • General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 71.2% to RMB11.0 million (US$1.6 million) from RMB6.5 million in the same period of 2019. This increase was caused by higher employee benefits, an increased headcount, as well as additional consulting and professional fees incurred as a result of the Company's listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
  • Research and development expenses in the third quarter of 2020 increased slightly by 7.3% to RMB7.7 million (US$1.1 million) from RMB7.2 million in the same period of 2019 due to a higher R&D headcount and the related expenses incurred.
  • Provision for doubtful accounts in the third quarter of 2020 decreased by 81.0% to RMB0.4 million (US$0.1 million) from RMB2.1 million in the same period of 2019 as a result of the Company's increased collection efforts. The Company expects its provision for doubtful accounts to decline going forward as it has committed more resources to the collection of its account receivables.

Income from operations in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 36.5% to RMB51.4 million (US$7.6 million) from RMB37.7 million in the same period of 2019. Operating margin in the third quarter of 2020 expanded to 16.3% from 15.4% in the same period of 2019.

Change in fair value of contingent consideration in the third quarter of 2020 was RMB9.8 million (US$1.4 million). The Company's reverse recapitalization with Wealthbridge Acquisition Limited ("Wealthbridge") on May 7, 2020, and acquisition of BeeLive on August 21, 2020, involved payments of future contingent consideration upon the achievement of certain financial performance targets and specific market price levels. Earn out liabilities are recorded for the estimated fair value of the contingent consideration on the merger date. The fair value of the contingent consideration is re-measured at each reporting period, and the change in fair value is recognized as either income or expense. For the third quarter 2020, the change in fair value of contingent condition included approximately RMB6.9 million and RMB2.9 million of changes in fair value of contingent consideration in Wealthbridge and Beelive acquisitions, respectively.

Net income in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 59.1% to RMB61.1 million (US$9.0 million) from RMB38.4 million in the same period of 2019. Net margin in the third quarter of 2020 expanded to 19.3% from 15.7% in the same period of 2019.

Adjusted net income in the third quarter of 2020, which excludes changes in fair value of contingent consideration, increased by 33.7% to RMB51.4 million (US$7.6 million) from RMB38.4 million in the same period of 2019. Adjusted net margin in the third quarter of 2020 expanded to 16.2% from 15.7% in the same period of 2019.

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share in the third quarter of 2020 were both RMB2.54 (US$0.37). In comparison, basic and diluted net income per ordinary share in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB1.98 and RMB1.92, respectively.

Adjusted basic and diluted net income per ordinary share in the third quarter of 2020 were both RMB2.13 (US$0.31). In comparison, adjusted basic and diluted net income per ordinary share in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB1.98 and RMB1.92, respectively.

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB166.9 million (US$24.6 million) compared to RMB137.4 million as of December 31, 2019.

Business Outlook

The Company expects its total net revenues to be in the range of RMB389.0 million to RMB405.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change, particularly in respect to the potential impact of COVID-19 on the economy in China and other markets around the world.

Recent Developments

On August 10, 2020, the Company entered into an Equity Acquisition Framework Agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire 100% of the equity interest in BeeLive from its two controlling companies. Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company is required to pay (i) a cash consideration of RMB50.0 million and (ii) RMB250.0 million in ordinary shares to be issued by the Company. The share consideration payments are subject to certain performance conditions and requirements over the following three years. The Company believes the acquisition will generate powerful synergies and significantly bolster the Company's competitive advantages in the industry going forward. The transaction was closed on August 10, 2020. The information related to acquisition of BeeLive with its historical and pro-forma financial results is included in the Company's Form F-1/A filed with SEC on October 16, 2020.

About Scienjoy Holding Corporation Limited

Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates four primary online live streaming brands on five mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, Haixiu, and Beelive International and BeeLive Chinese (Mifeng), each using Scienjoy's own mobile applications. Through this collection of online live streaming brands, Scienjoy has created a vibrant, interactive, and close community. Scienjoy operates a mobile live streaming business through which it provides live streaming entertainment from professional "broadcasters" to end-users, allowing for the operation of live social video communities. Using Scienjoy's mobile applications, users can select broadcasters and enter real time video rooms to interact with them. In addition to real-time interactions, users can also view photos posted by broadcasters on their personal pages, leave comments, and engage in private chats with broadcasters when they are not streaming. In addition, users can also play fun and simple games by using virtual currencies within the video rooms while watching the live streaming of a broadcaster. For more information, please see http://ir.Scienjoy.com/.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted net income is calculated as net income adjusted for change in fair value of contingent consideration. Adjusted basic and diluted net income per ordinary share is non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation of non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ordinary share. The non-GAAP financial measures are presented to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. As non-GAAP financial measures have material limitations as analytical metrics and may not be calculated in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measures as a substitute for, or superior to, such metrics in accordance with US GAAP.

For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results" near the end of this release.

Exchange Rate Information

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.7896 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on September 30, 2020, in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled in U.S. dollars at that rate on September 30, 2020, or at any other rate.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements made in this release are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "estimates," "projected," "expects," "anticipates," "forecasts," "plans," "intends," "believes," "seeks," "may," "will," "should," "future," "propose" and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the Company's control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, are: the ability to manage growth; ability to identify and integrate other future acquisitions; ability to obtain additional financing in the future to fund capital expenditures; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions; costs or other factors adversely affecting our profitability; litigation involving patents, intellectual property, and other matters; potential changes in the legislative and regulatory environment; a pandemic or epidemic. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") from time to time. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

Investor Relations Contact

Ray Chen
VP, Investor relations
Scienjoy Inc.
+86-010-64428188
ray.chen@scienjoy.com

Jack Wang
ICR Inc.
+1 (212) 537-9254
scienjoy.ir@icrinc.com

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(All amounts in thousands, except share and per share data or otherwise stated)




As of December 31



As of September 30




2019



2020



2020




RMB



RMB



US$


ASSETS










Current assets










Cash and cash equivalents



137,351




166,865




24,577


Accounts receivable, net



120,110




178,036




26,222


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



11,557




12,419




1,829


Amounts due from related parties



7




7




1


Loan receivables - related parties



500




-




-


Total current assets



269,525




357,327




52,629















Property and equipment, net



736




1,178




174


Intangible assets, net



195




240,502




35,422


Goodwill 



-




92,056




13,558


Long term investment



5,000




5,000




736


Long term deposits and other assets



2,761




1,321




195


Deferred IPO costs



1,307




-




-


Deferred tax assets



474




6,306




929


Total non-current assets



10,473




346,363




51,014


TOTAL ASSETS



279,998




703,690




103,643















LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY













LIABILITIES













Current liabilities:













Accounts payable



27,163




24,927




3,672


Accrued salary and employee benefits



8,727




10,763




1,585


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



6,852




6,478




954


Current portion of contingent consideration – earn-out liability



-




110,596




16,289


Income tax payable



8,435




8,849




1,303


Loan payables - related parties



5,525




-




-


Amounts due to related parties



8,482




-




-


Deferred revenue



40,288




48,353




7,122


Interest payable



-




393




58


Total current liabilities



105,472




210,359




30,983


Non-current liabilities













Deferred tax liabilities - non current



-




60,142




8,858


Contingent consideration – earn-out liability



-




102,809




15,142


Total non-current liabilities



-




162,951




24,000


TOTAL LIABILITIES



105,472




373,310




54,983


Commitments and contingencies













Shareholders' equity













Ordinary share, no par value, unlimited shares authorized, 19,400,000 and
27,037,302 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and
September 30, 2020*, respectively



9,664




(60,229)




(8,871)


Statutory reserves



12,059




18,392




2,709


Retained earnings



152,803




366,935




54,044


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



-




5,282




778


Total shareholder's equity



174,526




330,380




48,660


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



279,998




703,690




103,643


 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(All amounts in thousands, except share and per share data or otherwise stated)



























For three months ended



For nine months ended



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



2019



2020



2020



2019



2020



2020



RMB



RMB



US$



RMB



RMB



US$

























Live streaming - consumable
























virtual items revenue



237,350




306,859




45,195




626,980




743,882




109,562

Live streaming - time based
























virtual items revenue



6,523




8,162




1,202




20,321




20,431




3,009

Technical services



1,162




1,339




197




2,212




3,491




514

Total revenues



245,035




316,360




46,594




649,513




767,804




113,085

























Cost of revenues



(190,721)




(244,521)




(36,014)




(519,511)




(585,379)




(86,217)

Gross profit



54,314




71,839




10,580




130,002




182,425




26,868

Operating expenses
























Sales and marketing expenses



(872)




(1,227)




(181)




(2,397)




(3,739)




(551)

General and administrative
























expenses



(6,450)




(11,040)




(1,626)




(9,851)




(19,739)




(2,907)

Provision (recovery) for
























doubtful accounts



(2,088)




(397)




(58)




(2,896)




2,746




404

Research and development
























expenses



(7,201)




(7,727)




(1,138)




(15,554)




(20,770)




(3,059)

Total operating expenses



(16,611)




(20,391)




(3,003)




(30,698)




(41,502)




(6,113)

Income from operations



37,703




51,448




7,577




99,304




140,923




20,755

Interest income



314




805




119




609




2,154




317

Other expenses, net



3




477




70




(355)




(4,778)




(704)

Foreign exchange (loss) gain,
























net



-




1,151




170




(3)




983




145

Change in fair value of
























contingent consideration



-




9,750




1,436




-




87,648




12,909

























Income before income taxes



38,020




63,631




9,372




99,555




226,930




33,422

Income tax expenses



399




(2,521)




(371)




(2,349)




(6,465)




(952)

Net income



38,419




61,110




9,001




97,206




220,465




32,470

Other comprehensive
























income - foreign currency
























translation adjustment



-




6,361




937




-




5,282




778

Comprehensive income
























attributable to the
























Company's shareholders



38,419




67,471




9,938




97,206




225,747




33,248

Weighted average number of
























shares
























Basic



19,400,000




24,082,829




24,082,829




19,400,000




21,746,691




21,746,691

Diluted



20,002,000




24,082,829




24,082,829




20,002,000




21,746,691




21,746,691

Earnings per share
























Basic



1.98




2.54




0.37




5.01




10.14




1.49

Diluted



1.92




2.54




0.37




4.86




10.14




1.49

 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results

(All amounts in thousands, except share and per share data or otherwise stated)




For the three months ended



For the nine months ended




September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,



September 30,




2019



2020



2020



2019



2020



2020




RMB



RMB



US$



RMB



RMB



US$





















Net income



38,419




61,110




9,001




97,206




220,465




32,470


Less:

























Change in fair value
of contingent consideration



-




9,750




1,436




-




87,648




12,909


Adjusted net income



38,419




51,360




7,565




97,206




132,817




19,561



























Adjusted net
income per
ordinary share*

























Basic



1.98




2.13




0.31




5.01




6.11




0.90


Diluted



1.92




2.13




0.31




4.86




6.11




0.90



[1] "Adjusted net income" is defined as net income excluding change in fair value of contingent consideration. For more information,
refer to "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.

 

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