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Jiayuan Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Aug 21, 2013 (01:08 PM EDT)
BEIJING, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
Second Quarter 2013 Highlights1
"We saw healthy growth in the second quarter with net revenues increasing 20.0% year-over-year as our mobile product and personalized matchmaking offers continued to grow in popularity," said Mr. Linguang Wu, CEO of Jiayuan. "We also further enhanced online user experience during the quarter through an upgrade of our online system to better identify and block unhealthy user behavior."
Mr. Wu added, "In the second half of this year, we expect to introduce new mobile products addressing the specific needs and spending patterns of our rapidly growing mobile user base. As greater numbers of Chinese singles from different age groups, income levels and regions look for love online through multiple platforms, we are confident that Jiayuan has the right strategy in place to grow our user base while increasing monetization over time."
"As China's leader in online dating, Jiayuan will continue to prioritize user experience by ensuring that users have a safe environment in which to look for love online," commented Mr. Shang Koo, CFO of Jiayuan. "In the second half of this year, we look forward to bringing our personalized matchmaking service to new high growth markets and to launching exciting new products optimized for the mobile users, which we expect will contribute to top-line growth in the medium term."
Second Quarter 2013 Operational Results
The number of average monthly active user accounts3 for the second quarter 2013 was 5,321,383, compared to 5,333,341 for the corresponding period of 2012 and 5,188,638 for the previous quarter.
The number of average monthly paying user accounts4 for the second quarter 2013 was 1,326,370, compared to 1,222,880 for the corresponding period of 2012 and 1,279,063 for the previous quarter.
Average monthly revenue per paying user ("ARPU") for online services for the second quarter 2013 was RMB26.6, compared to RMB23.4 for the corresponding period in 2012 and RMB26.1 for the previous quarter.
Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Jiayuan reported net revenues of RMB119.3 million (US$19.4 million) for the second quarter of 2013, representing a year-over-year increase of 20.0% from RMB99.4 million and an increase of 7.0% from RMB111.5 million in the previous quarter. This was primarily due to strong growth in online services as well as continued momentum in the personalized matchmaking business.
Cost of revenues for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB44.4 million (US$7.2 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 27.8% from RMB34.7 million, and an increase of 17.0% from RMB37.9 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was in line with the growth of online services and the expansion of the Company's personalized matchmaking business. The sequential increase was primarily due to increased investment in the Company's personalized business and higher transaction costs related to payments received through the mobile platform.
Gross profit for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB74.9 million (US$12.2 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 15.8% from RMB64.7 million and an increase of 1.8% from RMB73.6 million for the previous quarter.
Selling and marketing expenses were RMB44.5 million (US$7.3 million) for the second quarter of 2013, representing a year-over-year increase of 49.5% from RMB29.8 million and an increase of 0.9% from RMB44.1 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily related to the rising cost per advertisement and increased brand advertising spending in the quarter.
General and administrative expenses were RMB12.4 million (US$2.0 million) for the second quarter of 2013, representing a marginal year-over-year increase from RMB12.3 million and a decrease of 15.8% from RMB14.8 million for the previous quarter. The sequential decrease was due to improved cost control.
Research and development expenses were RMB5.4 million (US$884,000) for the second quarter of 2013, representing a year-over-year increase of 31.2% from RMB4.1 million, and a slight increase from RMB5.3 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to continued investment in product development in line with Jiayuan's segmentation strategy and back-end system optimization to improve user experience and matching results.
Operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB12.5 million (US$2.0 million), representing a decrease of 32.4% from RMB18.5 million for the corresponding quarter of 2012, and an increase of 33.5% from RMB9.4 million for the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB16.0 million (US$2.6 million), representing a decrease of 15.8% compared to non-GAAP operating income of RMB19.0 million for the corresponding quarter of 2012 and an increase of 18.0% compared to non-GAAP operating income of RMB13.5 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease was due to higher selling and marketing expenses as well as R&D expenses. The sequential increase was a result of growth in the online business and better cost control.
Foreign currency exchange net gain for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB675,000 (US$110,000), compared to a foreign currency exchange net loss of RMB1.2 million for the corresponding quarter of 2012 and a foreign currency exchange net gain of RMB135,000 for the previous quarter. The foreign currency exchange net gain for the second quarter of 2013 was mainly attributable to RMB appreciation against the U.S. dollar during the period. Part of the proceeds from Jiayuan's IPO was converted into RMB and is being held by its overseas entities whose functional currency is the U.S. dollar.
Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB13.1 million (US$2.1 million), compared to RMB20.5 million for the corresponding quarter of 2012 and RMB7.9 million for the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 was RMB16.5 million (US$2.7 million), compared to RMB21.0 million for the corresponding quarter of 2012, and RMB12.1 million for the previous quarter.
Basic and diluted net income per ADS5 for the second quarter of 2013 were RMB0.44 (US$0.07) and RMB0.43 (US$0.07), respectively, compared to basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.66 and RMB0.64 for the corresponding quarter of 2012 and basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.27 and RMB0.26, respectively, for the first quarter of 2013.
Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS for the second quarter of 2013 were RMB0.55 (US$0.09) and RMB0.54 (US$0.09) respectively, compared to non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.67 and RMB0.65 for the corresponding quarter of 2012 and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.41 and RMB0.40, respectively, for the first quarter of 2013.
As of June 30, 2013, Jiayuan had cash and cash equivalents and short-term deposits of RMB511.0 million (US$83.3 million). Cash flows from operating activities for the second quarter of 2013 were RMB32.0 million (US$5.2 million).
In the second quarter of 2013, Jiayuan paid a special cash dividend in the amount of US$0.26 per ADS. The aggregate amount of this special cash dividend is US$7.8 million, which is 46.5% of Jiayuan's non-GAAP net income generated in the third and fourth quarters of 2011 and full-year 2012. The company defines non-GAAP net income as net income attributable to the Company excluding share-based compensation expenses.
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 second quarter of 2013 was 30.5 million. As of June 30, 2013, the Company had 32.7 million ADSs outstanding, including 0.5 million ADSs issued to the depository for future exercise of options.
Third Quarter 2013 Outlook
Jiayuan currently expects to generate net revenues in the range of RMB125 million to RMB127 million for the third quarter of 2013. 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, August 21, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. August 22, 2013 Beijing/Hong Kong Time).
Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:
A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until August 28, 2013:
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://ir.jiayuan.com.
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. As a pioneer in China's online dating market, Jiayuan ranks first in terms of number of unique visitors, average time spent per user and average page views per user among all online dating websites in China in 2012, according to iResearch. Jiayuan recorded an average of 5.3 million monthly active user accounts in the second quarter of 2013. Every two of Jiayuan's American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary shares.
For more information, please visit http://ir.jiayuan.com.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We disclose non-GAAP financial measures of operating income, net income 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 Comprehensive Income" 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.
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