Jiayuan Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2012
BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jiayuan.com International
Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating
platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the
third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Third Quarter 2012 Highlights(1)
oNet revenues for the third quarter 2012 were RMB113.5 million (US$18.1
million), a year-over-year increase of 24.8%.
oOperating income for the third quarter 2012 was RMB16.7 million (US$2.7
million), down 22.2% from RMB21.5 million for the corresponding quarter of
2011 as a result of higher operational expenses. Excluding share-based
compensation, non-GAAP(2) operating income for the third quarter 2012 was
RMB21.0 million (US$3.3 million), down 16.7% from non-GAAP operating
income of RMB25.2 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011 on higher
selling and marketing expenses and increased personnel costs in line with
the company's investments in research and development.
oNet income for the third quarter 2012 was RMB15.9 million (US$2.5
million), down 35.9% from RMB24.9 million for the corresponding quarter of
2011. Excluding share-based compensation, non-GAAP net income for the
third quarter of 2012 was RMB20.2 million (US$3.2 million), compared to
RMB28.6 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011.
"We are pleased with our solid revenue growth in the third quarter," said Mr.
Linguang Wu, co-CEO of Jiayuan. "We have always focused on providing the best
possible user experience and results for our users. With mobile Internet usage
experiencing explosive growth in China, we are working to improve user
experience by extending Jiayuan.com to mobile phones. During the quarter, we
were encouraged to see our efforts begin to pay off as Jiayuan's popular
Android and iOS apps helped drive incremental revenue from mobile users."
"Our segmentation strategy is another step forward in improving user
experience by catering to the specific needs of key vertical markets through
offerings like our new izhenxin.com website. In the quarters ahead, we intend
to launch more innovative desktop and mobile offerings to serve our users and
"We are pleased with the early user feedback for our new members-only website
izhenxin.com, which provides marriage-minded singles a more focused
environment to search for love online," said Ms. Rose Gong, Founder and co-CEO
of Jiayuan. "In an increasingly sophisticated market, I am confident that
initiatives such as izhenxin.com will reinforce Jiayuan's long-term
"In the third quarter, our topline growth was driven by an increased number of
paying users and higher ARPU, as strong mobile usage helped to increase user
stickiness and activity," commented Mr. Shang Koo, CFO of Jiayuan. "We are
confident that our segmentation strategy is the right way to expand upon
Jiayuan's industry leadership. Accordingly, in the quarters ahead we expect to
invest in research and development and new vertically-focused products to
better serve our users."
Third Quarter 2012 Operational Results
The number of registered user accounts(3) as of September 30, 2012 was
73,196,570, with approximately 5.5 million new users acquired during the
The number of average monthly active user accounts(4) for the third quarter
2012 was 5,242,237, compared to 5,560,387 for the corresponding period of 2011
and 5,333,341 for the previous quarter.
The number of average monthly paying user accounts for the third quarter 2012
was 1,272,185, compared to 1,250,439 for the corresponding period of 2011 and
an increase of 4.0% from 1,222,880 for the previous quarter.
Average monthly revenue per paying user ("ARPU") for online services for the
third quarter 2012 was RMB26.5, compared to RMB20.2 for the corresponding
period in 2011 and RMB23.4 for the previous quarter.
Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Jiayuan reported net revenues of RMB113.5 million (US$18.1 million) for the
third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 24.8%,
primarily due to steady growth in the company's online services business, and
a quarter-over-quarter increase of 14.2% from RMB99.4 million due to the
growth of online services.
l Online services contributed RMB101.1 million (US$16.1 million), or 89.1% of
net revenues for the third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year
increase of 33.1% from RMB76.0 million, and a 17.6% sequential increase from
RMB86.0 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year and
quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily attributable to improved ARPU.
l Events and VIP services contributed RMB12.1 million (US$1.9 million), or
10.6% of net revenues for the third quarter of 2012, representing a
year-over-year decrease of 11.6% from RMB13.7 million, and a slight sequential
decrease from RMB12.8 million for the previous quarter due to lower offline
events attendance during the Olympics.
Cost of revenues for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB39.6 million (US$6.3
million), representing a year-over-year increase of 42.0% from RMB27.9
million, and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 14.1% from RMB34.7 million.
This increase was in line with the growth of the company's online services
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB73.9 million (US$11.8
million), representing a year-over-year increase of 17.2% from RMB63.0
million, and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 14.2% from RMB64.7 million.
Selling and marketing expenses were RMB37.5 million (US$6.0 million) for the
third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 45.1% from
RMB25.8 million, and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 25.9% from RMB29.8
million. The year-over-year increase was attributable to higher advertising
prices and additional spending to promote the company's wireless platform. The
sequential increase was attributable to an increase in marketing activities.
General and administrative expenses were RMB15.2 million (US$2.4 million) for
the third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 21.5%
from RMB12.6 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011, and a
quarter-over-quarter increase of 24.3% from RMB12.3 million for the second
quarter of 2012. The year-over-year increase was due to an increase in labor
cost in support of the company's business expansion, and an increase in
administrative expenses associated with a listed company.
Research and development expenses were RMB4.4 million (US$699,000) for the
third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB3.1 million for the corresponding
quarter of 2011 and RMB4.1 million for the previous quarter. The
year-over-year increase was due to continued investment in research and
development for the company's online and wireless services.
Operating income for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB16.7 million (US$2.7
million), representing a year-over-year decrease of 22.2% from RMB21.5 million
for the corresponding quarter of 2011, and a sequential decline of 9.5% from
RMB18.5 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease was due
to increased marketing expenses and the sequential decline was due to an
increase in share-based compensation expenses of RMB3.8 million from the
previous quarter.(5) Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP
operating income for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB21.0 million (US$3.3
million), representing a decline of 16.7% from RMB25.2 million for the
corresponding quarter of 2011, and an increase of 10.7% from RMB19.0 million
for the previous quarter.
Foreign currency exchange net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB1.4
million (US$226,000), compared to a foreign currency exchange net loss of
RMB1.2 million for the second quarter of 2012 and a net gain of RMB6.5 million
for the corresponding quarter of 2011. The foreign currency exchange net loss
for the third quarter of 2012 was mainly attributable to RMB depreciation
against the US dollar.
Net income(6) for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB15.9 million (US$2.5
million), representing a decline of 35.9% from RMB24.9 million for the
corresponding quarter of 2011 and a decrease of 22.4% from RMB20.5 million for
the second quarter of 2012. Excluding share-based compensation expenses,
non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2012 was RMB20.2 million (US$3.2
million), a decrease of 29.3% from RMB28.6 million for the corresponding
quarter of 2011, and a decrease of 4.0% from RMB21.0 million for the previous
Basic and diluted net income per ADS(7) for the third quarter of 2012 were
RMB0.52 (US$0.08) and RMB0.51 (US$0.08), compared with basic and diluted net
income per ADS of RMB0.80 and RMB0.75 for the corresponding quarter of 2011,
and basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.66 and RMB0.64, for the
second quarter of 2012.
Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP basic and diluted net
income per ADS for the third quarter of 2012 were RMB0.66 (US$0.10) and
RMB0.64 (US$0.10), compared to RMB0.91 and RMB0.86 for the corresponding
quarter of 2011 and RMB0.67 and RMB0.65 for the second quarter of 2012.
As of September 30, 2012, Jiayuan had cash and cash equivalents and short-term
deposits of RMB592.5 million (US$94.3 million). Cash flows from operating
activities for the third quarter of 2012 were RMB19.2 million (US$3.1
The weighted average number of ADSs outstanding used in calculating diluted
net income per ADS and non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS in the third
quarter of 2012 were 31.4 million. As of September 30, 2012, the company had
32.1 million ADSs outstanding including 0.3 million ADSs issued to the
depository for future exercise of options.
Fourth Quarter 2012 Outlook
Jiayuan currently expects to generate net revenues in the range of RMB106
million to RMB108 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. This forecast
reflects Jiayuan's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.
Conference Call Information
Jiayuan's management will host a conference call to discuss its results and
outlook today, Nov 20, 2012, at 8 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Nov 21, 2012
Beijing / Hong Kong Time).
Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:
United States: +1-646-2543-515
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Hong Kong: +852-3051-2745
International/All other regions: + 65-6723-9385
A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following
number until November 28, 2012:
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at
Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE) operates the largest
online dating platform in China. Jiayuan is committed to providing a trusted,
effective, and user-focused online dating platform that addresses the dating
and marriage needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population.
According to iResearch, Jiayuan.com ranked first in terms of number of unique
visitors and time spent among all online dating websites in China in 2011.
Every two of Jiayuan's American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary
For more information, please visit http://ir.jiayuan.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These 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," "anticipates," "future,"
"intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar
statements. Jiayuan may also make written or verbal forward-looking statements
in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its
annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials
and in verbal statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third
parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about
our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could
cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any
forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our
growth strategies; our future business development, including development of
new products and services; our ability to attract and retain users;
competition in the Chinese online dating markets; changes in our revenues and
certain cost or expense items as a percentage of our revenues; the outcome of
any litigation or arbitration; the expected growth of the number of Internet
and broadband users in China; Chinese governmental policies relating to the
Internet and online dating websites and general economic conditions in China
and elsewhere. Further information regarding these and other risks is included
in our documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jiayuan does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking
statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided
in this press release is as of the date of the press release, and Jiayuan
undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We disclose non-GAAP financial measures of operating income, net income to
Jiayuan.com International Ltd, net income attributable to ordinary
shareholders and net income per ADS, each of which is adjusted to exclude
share-based compensation expense. We review non-GAAP financial measures to
obtain an additional understanding of our operating performance. We also
believe it is useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to
assess our operating performance without the effect of non-cash share-based
compensation expense, which have been and will continue to be significant
recurring expenses in our business. For a reconciliation of each of these
non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial
measures, please see "Reconciliation To Unaudited Condensed Consolidated
Statement of Operations" included in this press release.
However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an
analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures
is that it does not include all items that impact our non-GAAP financial
measures during the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures
are not calculated in the same manner by all companies, it may not be
comparable to other similar titled measures used by other companies. In light
of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial
measures in isolation from or as an alternative to GAAP financial measures.
Management compensates for this limitation by providing specific information
regarding the GAAP amount excluded from the non-GAAP measure.
(1) This announcement contains translations of certain Renminbi ("RMB")
amounts into U.S. dollar ("US$") amounts at specified rates solely for the
convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB
amounts into US$ amounts as of and for the quarter ended September 30, 2012,
were made at an exchange rate of RMB6.2848 to US$1.00, representing the rate
as certified by the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve
Board on September 28, 2012. Jiayuan's functional currency is U.S. dollar and
reporting currency is RMB.
(2) Explanation of Jiayuan's non-GAAP financial measures and related
reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are included in the accompanying
''Non-GAAP Financial Measures'' and ''Reconciliations to Unaudited Condensed
Consolidated Statements of Operations''.
(3) The number of registered user accounts is an accumulated amount and
include both accounts that are registered on Jiayuan's online platform and
those registered on its wireless platforms.
(4) Active user accounts are registered user accounts through which registered
users have logged in to the Jiayuan platform at least once within a calendar
month, in the case of user accounts registered in prior months, or on at least
two separate days within a calendar month, including the day of completion of
the registration process, in the case of user accounts newly registered in the
(5) General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2012 include
one-time reductions in share-based compensation expenses of RMB4.3 million
related to forfeited and unvested granted options.
(6) From the third quarter of 2012, we disclose net income and non-GAAP net
income. This is because from the third quarter of 2011, net income/(loss)
attributable to Jiayuan is equivalent to net income/(loss) attributable to
ordinary shareholders as all outstanding preferred shares were converted into
ordinary shares upon the completion of Jiayuan's IPO in May 2011.
(7) Basic and diluted net income per ADS are calculated based on net income
attributable to ordinary shareholders and the corresponding basic and diluted
number of ADSs, assuming that, during each period presented, every two ADSs
represent three ordinary shares of Jiayuan.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Jiayuan.com International Ltd.
+86 (10) 6442-2321
Brunswick Group LLP
+86 (10) 5960-8600
Brunswick Group LLP
+1 (212) 333-3810
JIAYUAN.COM INTERNATIONAL LTD.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Sept 30, June 30, Sept 30,
2011 2012 2012 2012
RMB RMB RMB US$
Cash and cash equivalents 480,660 401,093 433,507 68,977
Short-term deposits 114,500 203,783 159,035 25,305
Term deposits – current portion - - 10,000 1,591
Available-for-sale securities - - 5,010 797
Accounts receivable, net 12,374 27,808 28,306 4,504
Deferred tax assets 1,943 3,196 3,095 492
Prepaid expenses and other current 9,652 13,774 23,269 3,702
Total current assets 619,129 649,654 662,222 105,368
Term deposits - 10,000 - -
Prepaid expenses and other
- - 3,000 477
receivable – non-current portion
Property and equipment, net 24,364 25,138 23,198 3,691
Total assets 643,493 684,792 688,420 109,536
Deferred revenue – current portion 79,569 96,394 103,363 16,447
Accounts payable - 107 107 17
Accruals and other current liabilities 18,335 31,087 28,355 4,512
Income tax payable 12,657 13,958 13,282 2,113
Total current liabilities 110,561 141,546 145,107 23,089
Deferred revenue – non-current - 760 1,103 176
110,561 142,306 146,210 23,265
Ordinary shares 338 342 343 55
Additional paid-in capital 517,300 526,283 531,252 84,530
Statutory reserves 392 5,792 5,792 922
Retained earnings 14,561 33,722 49,656 7,901
Treasury shares - (21,951) (44,064) (7,011)
Foreign currency translation 341 (1,702) (769) (126)
Total shareholders' equity 532,932 542,486 542,210 86,271
Total liabilities and shareholders' 643,493 684,792 688,420 109,536
JIAYUAN.COM INTERNATIONAL LTD.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
Three months ended,
Sept 30, June 30, Sept 30, 2012
RMB RMB RMB US$
Net revenues 90,910 99,376 113,489 18,058
Cost of revenues (27,910) (34,720) (39,629) (6,305)
Gross profit 63,000 64,656 73,860 11,753
Selling and marketing expenses (25,845) (29,774) (37,495) (5,966)
General and administrative expenses (12,552) (12,270) (15,247) (2,426)
Research and development expenses (3,103) (4,136) (4,393) (699)
Total operating expenses (41,500) (46,180) (57,135) (9,091)
Operating income 21,500 18,476 16,725 2,662
Interest income, net 1,660 3,628 3,442 548
Foreign currency exchange gain/(losses), net 6,473 (1,229) (1,422) (226)
Other income/(expenses), net 94 1,210 (179) (28)
Income before income tax 29,727 22,085 18,566 2,956
Income tax expenses (4,858) (1,547) (2,632) (419)
Netincome 24,869 20,538 15,934 2,537
Net income per ADS – Basic 0.80 0.66 0.52 0.08
Net income per ADS – Diluted 0.75 0.64 0.51 0.08
ADSs used in computing basic net income per ADS 31,259,596 31,189,651 30,765,750 30,765,750
ADSs used in computing diluted net income per ADS 33,224,779 32,189,392 31,443,850 31,443,850
JIAYUAN.COM INTERNATIONAL LTD.
RECONCILIATIONS TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(IN RMB THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
Three Months Ended Sept 30, 2011 Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 ThreeMonthsEndedSept30,2012
GAAP Non-GAAP Non-GAAP GAAP Non-GAAP Non-GAAP GAAP Non-GAAP Non-GAAP
Adjustments(a) Adjustments(a) Adjustments(a)
Operatingincome 21,500 3,692 25,192 18,476 487 18,963 16,725 4,260 20,985
Net income 24,869 3,692 28,561 20,538 487 21,025 15,934 4,260 20,194
Basic net income per ADS 0.80 0.91 0.66 0.67 0.52 0.66
Diluted net income per ADS 0.75 0.86 0.64 0.65 0.51 0.64
ADSs used in computing basic net income 31,259,596 31,259,596 31,189,651 31,189,651 30,765,750 30,765,750
ADSs used in computing diluted net income 33,224,779 33,224,779 32,189,392 32,189,392 31,443,850 31,443,850
(a) To adjust for share-based compensation expense.
SOURCE Jiayuan.com International Ltd.
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