ATRenew Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
SHANGHAI, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ATRenew Inc. ("ATRenew" or the "Company") (NYSE: RERE), a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and services platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Third Quarter 2021 Highlights
Mr. Kerry Xuefeng Chen, the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of ATRenew, commented, "Despite the slowdown in new device sales, we delivered another strong quarter of robust scale and revenue growth, showcasing the vitality of China's circular economy. In response to macro policies, we are proactively pushing to further the country's goals for peak carbon emissions, carbon neutrality, and developing a circular economy by promoting standardization of the pre-owned consumer industry and driving the growth of a new type of real economy for compliant recycling and trade-ins of pre-owned consumer electronics."
"In terms of our operations, we upgraded our new generation automated inspection system, Matrix 2.0, further improving automation and operational efficiency while fortifying the technological infrastructure for further long-term development. Additionally, we continued to explore our city-level distribution model, achieved end-to-end coverage on recycling, operation, and sales, and made new breakthroughs in enhancing our pre-owned consumer electronics turnover efficiency."
Mr. Rex Chen, the Chief Financial Officer of ATRenew, added, "We continued our growth momentum with GMV and revenue growth beyond expectations in the third quarter. GMV for product sales increased by 58.3% year over year, primarily driven by organic growth in our AHS stores and strong support from our strategic partners including JD Group. As we improved our platform's service capabilities, our service revenue sustained healthy growth, increasing by 67.3% year over year. Our comprehensive take rate rose to 4.6%, and, more importantly, revenue contribution from services grew to 15.2% during the third quarter, diversifying our revenue mix. Looking forward to the fourth quarter and 2022, we are confident in our ability to increase efficiency through streamlining our operations, improving profitability and capital utilization efficiency, and creating long-term value for both shareholders and our environment."
Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total net revenues increased by 48.0% to RMB1,962.3 million (US$304.5 million) from RMB1,326.1 million in the same period of 2020.
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES
Operating costs and expenses increased by 49.5% to RMB2,123.5 million (US$329.6 million) from RMB1,420.1 million in the same period of 2020.
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
Loss from operations was RMB150.5 million (US$23.4 million), compared to RMB84.7 million in the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted loss from operations (non-GAAP), excluding amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions and recognition of share-based compensation expense resulting from options granted to employees, was RMB28.5 million (US$4.4 million), compared to RMB6.9 million in the third quarter of 2020.
Net loss was RMB121.7 million (US$18.9 million), compared to RMB94.2 million in the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) was RMB22.5 million (US$3.5 million), compared to RMB28.1 million in the third quarter of 2020.
BASIC AND DILUTED NET LOSS PER ORDINARY SHARE
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share were RMB0.75 (US$0.12), compared to RMB21.46 in the same period of 2020.
Adjusted basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.14 (US$0.02), compared to RMB1.49 in the same period of 2020.
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS AND FUNDS RECEIVABLE FROM THIRD PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
Cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and funds receivable from third party payment service providers increased to RMB2,538.0 million (US$393.9 million) as of September 30, 2021, from RMB1,140.2 million as of December 31, 2020, primarily due to net proceeds from the Company's initial public offering in June 2021.
For the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company currently expects its total revenues to be between RMB2,300.0 million and RMB2,350.0 million. This forecast only reflects the Company's current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.
Environment, Social, and Governance
In July 2021, ATRenew established the "AHS Charity & Love · Digital Education Fund" in joint efforts with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and donated RMB5.05 million to flooded schools and students in Henan Province. This was followed by an orderly delivery of electronic teaching equipment in September.
In September, ATRenew initiated its internal training on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and ESG, aiming to further improve corporate governance, implement financial reporting policies and procedures, raise awareness of securities market compliance, and promote sustainable practices among its middle and senior management.
In November, the Company changed its name to "ATRenew Inc." following the approval by the Company's shareholders through a special resolution at an extraordinary general meeting. The change of the Company's name is expected to strengthen brand recognition across global markets. The Company also launched a monthly corporate blog on www.atrenew.com, its new official website, and ir.atrenew.com, its investor relations website, to timely and transparently update its stakeholders.
Conference Call Information
The Company's management will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 07:00 A.M. Eastern Time (or 08:00 P.M. Beijing Time on Thursday, November 18, 2021) to discuss the financial results. Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:
The replay will be accessible through November 25, 2021, by dialing the following numbers:
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at ir.atrenew.com.
About ATRenew Inc.
Headquartered in Shanghai, ATRenew Inc. operates a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and services platform in China under the brand ATRenew. Since its inception in 2011, ATRenew has been on a mission to give a second life to all idle goods, addressing the environmental impact of pre-owned consumer electronics by facilitating recycling and trade-in services, and distributing the devices to prolong their lifecycle. ATRenew's open platform integrates C2B, B2B, and B2C capabilities to empower its online and offline services. Through its end-to-end coverage of the entire value chain and its proprietary inspection, grading, and pricing technologies, ATRenew sets the standard for China's pre-owned consumer electronics industry.
Exchange Rate Information
This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.4434 to US$1.00, the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of September 30, 2021.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company also uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its business. For example, the Company uses adjusted loss from operations, adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per ordinary share as supplemental measures to review and assess its financial and operating performance. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted loss from operations is loss from operations excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions. Adjusted net loss is net loss excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions and tax effect of amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions. Adjusted net loss per ordinary share is adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by weighted average number of shares used in calculating net loss per ordinary share. Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders is net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions and tax effect of amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions.
The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures because they are used by the Company's management to evaluate the Company's financial and operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that adjusted loss from operations and adjusted net loss help identify underlying trends in the Company's business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain expenses that are included in loss from operations and net loss. The Company also believes that the use of non-GAAP financial measures facilitates investors' assessment of the Company's operating performance. The Company believes that adjusted loss from operations and adjusted net loss provide useful information about the Company's operating results, enhance the overall understanding of the Company's past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by the Company's management in its financial and operational decision making.
The non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not reflect all items of income and expense that affect the Company's operations. Share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions and tax effect of amortization of intangible assets and deferred cost resulting from assets and business acquisitions have been and may continue to be incurred in the Company's business and is not reflected in the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, the non-GAAP measures may differ from the non-GAAP measures used by other companies, including peer companies, potentially limiting the comparability of their financial results to the Company's. In light of the foregoing limitations, the non-GAAP financial measures for the period should not be considered in isolation from or as an alternative to loss from operations, net loss, and net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders per share, or other financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measures, which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance. For reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, "Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results."
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements pursuant to 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," "aims," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "likely to" and similar statements. Among other things, quotations in this announcement, contain forward-looking statements. ATRenew may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about ATRenew's beliefs, plans 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: ATRenew's strategies; ATRenew's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; ATRenew's ability to maintain its relationship with major strategic investors; its ability to provide facilitate pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and provide relevant services; its ability to maintain and enhance the recognition and reputation of its brand; general economic and business conditions globally and in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in ATRenew's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and ATRenew does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
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