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Jiayuan Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
May 23, 2012 (05:05 PM EDT)
BEIJING, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-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 first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
First Quarter 2012 Highlights
"In an increasingly competitive market environment, our focus on delivering the industry's best user experience enabled Jiayuan to record solid results for the first quarter, particularly in our online services segment," said Ms. Rose Gong, founder and co-CEO of Jiayuan. "This encouraging performance, especially in the important period following the Chinese New Year, sets us up well for the year ahead. Crucially, our wireless offering continues to quickly build momentum. From a standing start last year, we reached 4.6 million activated downloads by the end of March 2012. This and other peerless service offerings, such as our recently launched online desktop client, set Jiayuan a class apart in China's online dating industry and position us for sustained dominance in the long term."
"Strong growth in our online business drove top-line growth, while prudent cost management enabled significantly improved bottom-line performance," commented Shang Koo, CFO of Jiayuan. "Sales and marketing spending was lower than anticipated as we focused our spending on smarter marketing through more effective channels. User response to our wireless platform has exceeded our expectations, and we expect to be able to quickly ramp up monetization of this exciting potential revenue generator. Looking ahead, we aim to build on our leadership in technology and user experience by focusing on research and development, and we expect to see concrete results from these efforts from the second half of this year."
First Quarter 2012 Operational Results
The number of registered user accounts as of March 31, 2012, was 62,606,271, with approximately 6.7 million new users acquired during the quarter.
The number of average monthly active user accounts for the first quarter 2012 was 5,434,692, compared to 4,744,705 for the corresponding period of 2011 and 5,179,713 for the previous quarter.
The number of average monthly paying user accounts for the first quarter 2012 was 1,171,031, compared to 882,471 for the corresponding period of 2011 and 1,172,159 for the previous quarter.
Average monthly revenue per paying user ("ARPU") for online services for the first quarter 2012 was RMB22.0, compared to RMB21.5 for the corresponding period in 2011 and RMB21.5 for the previous quarter.
First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Jiayuan reported net revenues of RMB87.4 million (US$13.9 million) for the first quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 27.8%, primarily due to strong growth in the Company's online services, and a quarter-over-quarter decrease of 1.3% from RMB88.6 million due to a decline in revenues from events and VIP services.
Cost of revenues for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB31.1 million (US$4.9 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 41.6% from RMB22.0 million, and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 5.2% from RMB29.6 million. This increase was mainly attributable to the expansion of online services.
Gross profit for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB56.3 million (US$8.9 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 21.3% from RMB46.4 million, and a quarter-over-quarter decrease of 4.6% from RMB59.0 million.
Selling and marketing expenses were RMB35.4 million (US$5.6 million) for the first quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 78.8% from RMB19.8 million, and a quarter-over-quarter decrease of 17.8% from RMB43.0 million. The substantial year-over-year increase was attributable to an increase in marketing activities as well as promotional efforts in support of the Company's wireless platform. The sequential decline was mainly due to a special marketing campaign conducted during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Research and development expenses were RMB4.1 million (US$650,000) for the first quarter of 2012, compared to RMB1.9 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011 and RMB4.3 million for the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was due to an increase in the number of research and development personnel in connection with Jiayuan's strategy to enhance its research and development capabilities.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB3.9 million (US$622,000), compared to operating income of RMB16.5 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011, and an operating loss of RMB4.3 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB7.8 million (US$1.2 million), compared to RMB19.2 million for the first quarter of 2011, and non-GAAP operating loss of RMB322,000 from the fourth quarter of 2011. The decline in operating income was a result of an increase in marketing spending in support of the Company's wireless platform, as well as lower monetization of the wireless platform due to it being in the early stages of development.
Foreign currency exchange net gain for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB61,000 (US$10,000), compared to RMB2.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and nil for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The foreign currency exchange net gain for the fourth quarter of 2011 was mainly attributable to appreciation of the RMB against the U.S. dollar during the period.
Net income attributable to Jiayuan for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB5.2 million (US$831,000), compared to RMB12.1 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011 and net loss attributable to Jiayuan of RMB1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP net income attributable to Jiayuan for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB9.1 million (US$1.4 million), compared to RMB14.8 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011, and RMB2.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Basic and diluted net income per ADS for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB0.17 (US$0.03) and RMB0.16 (US$0.03) respectively, compared to basic and diluted net loss per ADS of RMB0.12(US$0.02) for the first quarter of 2011, and basic and diluted net loss per ADS of RMB0.04(US$0.01), for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB0.29 (US$0.05) and RMB0.28 (US$0.04) respectively, compared to RMB0.03 (US$0.00) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB0.09 (US$0.01) for the fourth quarter of 2011.
As of March 31, 2012, Jiayuan had cash and cash equivalents and short-term deposits of RMB600.1 million (US$95.3 million). Cash flows from operating activities for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB15.7 million (US$2.5 million).
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 first quarter of 2012 were 32.9 million. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had 32.3 million ADSs outstanding, including 0.7 million ADSs issued to the depository for future exercise of options.
Jiayuan today announced that the Company's board has accepted the resignation of chief technical officer Mr. Bin Xiao, who is leaving the Company to pursue personal interests, effective June 1, 2012. Mr. Xiao's primary responsibilities will be assumed by Mr. Linguang Wu, co-CEO of Jiayuan.
Second Quarter 2012 Outlook
Jiayuan currently expects to generate net revenues in the range of RMB93 million to RMB95 million for the second 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, at 8 p.m. on May 23, 2012, U.S. Eastern Time (8 a.m. May 24, 2012 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 May 31, 2012:
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at 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. 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 shares.
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 fourth 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 applicable law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We disclose non-GAAP financial measures of operating income, net income to Jiayuan.com International Ltd, net (loss)/income attributable to ordinary shareholders and net (loss)/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.
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