SHANGHAI, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JMU Limited (the "Company" or "JMU") (NASDAQ: JMU), a leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the foodservice industry in China, today announced its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.
Third Quarter 2018 Highlights
- Revenues in the third quarter of 2018 were US$28.7 million, representing an increase of 5.6% from US$27.1 million in the third quarter of 2017.
- Gross profit was US$401.1 thousand in the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 166.3% from US$150.6 thousand in the third quarter of 2017.
- B2B online platform recorded gross billing of RMB 2,615 million (US$381 million) in the third quarter of 2018, measured in terms of gross merchandise value ("GMV"), decreasing 51.5% from gross billing of RMB5,391 million (US$810 million) in the third quarter of 2017, which was mainly due to the Company's focusing on ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products development.
- Active customer accounts were 32,314 as of September 30, 2018, decreasing 1.4% from 32,775 as of September 30, 2017.
- Third-party sellers on the Company's online marketplace decreased to 13,646 compared to 14,364 as of September 30, 2017.
Ms. Xiaoxia Zhu, Co-chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "As we are focusing on the development of our ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products, we are pleased to report another quarter of revenue growth as customer acceptance continues to grow in this area. We optimized our operating structure by cooperating with source suppliers for our ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products, which decreased the number of intermediaries and reduced related expenses, resulting in a 64.1% decrease in our operating expenses year over year.
"The fourth quarter will be a peak season for our business, since the order volume is expected to increase due to year-end celebrations and traditional Chinese holidays. We continue to optimize our products and introduce new products to meet customer demand and are also benefiting from broader brand recognition from our increased number of tasting events. We will also keep improving our operational efficiency to better serve our customers, and expanding our market share in key areas. We are committed to establishing a sustainable growth path that can help us achieve profitability and benefit our shareholders."
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Performance
Revenues were US$28.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 5.6% from US$27.1 million in the third quarter of 2017. The growth of revenue in the third quarter of 2018 was mainly due to the increase in order volume.
Cost of revenues was US$28.3 million for the third quarter of 2018, showing an increase of 4.7% from US$27.0 million in the third quarter of 2017, which was generally in-line with the growth of the Company's revenues.
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 was US$401.1 thousand, representing a 166.3% increase from US$150.6 thousand in the third quarter of 2017.
Selling and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2018 decreased 80.1% to US$805 thousand from US$4 million in the third quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total revenue, selling and marketing expenses were 2.8% and 14.9% in the third quarter of 2018 and the same period of 2017, respectively.
General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2018 were US$995 thousand, representing an increase of 1.5% from US$980 thousand in the third quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses were 3.5% and 3.6% in the third quarter of 2018 and the same period of 2017, respectively.
Loss from operations in the third quarter of 2018 was US$1.4 million, showing a decrease of 71.3% from US$4.9 million in the third quarter of 2017.
Net loss attributable to the Company in the third quarter of 2018 was US$1.7 million, representing a decrease of 61.5% from US$4.5 million in the third quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net loss attributable to the Company, which excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation, and related provision for income tax benefits, was US$1.5 million compared to US$2.6 million in the same period of 2017. For the quarters ended September 30, 2018, and September 30, 2017, the Company's weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing loss per ordinary share were 1,476,866,650 and 1,476,144,194, respectively.
As of September 30, 2018, the Company's cash and cash equivalents were US$9.9 million, showing an increase of 101.8% from US$4.9 million as of December 31, 2017. Total shareholders' equity was US$20.3 million as compared to US$103.5 million at the end of 2017, which was mainly due to the impairment of US$73.8 million provided for goodwill and acquired intangible assets in total during the first nine month of 2018.
Note 1: Non-GAAP measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), we use various non-GAAP financial measures that are adjusted from results based on U.S. GAAP to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and related provision for income tax benefits.
Reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to our U.S. GAAP financial measures are shown in tables at the end of this earnings release, which provide more details about the non-GAAP financial measures.
Our non-GAAP financial information is provided as additional information to help investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and to enhance investors' overall understanding of the historical and current financial performance of our operations and our prospects for the future. Our non-GAAP financial information should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to U.S. GAAP financial results. In addition, our calculation of this non-GAAP financial information may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.
Our non-GAAP information (including non-GAAP loss from operations and net loss attributable to the Company) which is adjusted from results based on U.S. GAAP to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and income tax benefits. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and related provision for income tax benefits have been and may continue to be for the foreseeable future significant recurring expenses in our results of operations. We compensate for these limitations by providing reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to our U.S. GAAP financial measures. Please see the reconciliation tables at the end of this earnings release.
About JMU Limited
JMU Limited currently operates China's leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the catering industry. With the help of Internet and cloud technologies, JMU has the vision to reshape the procurement and distribution pattern and build a fair business ecosystem in the catering industry in China. JMU keeps concentrating on its ready-to-cook and ready-to eat products in China.
Through cooperation with national and local industry associations and reputable restaurant groups across China, JMU has formed a leading industrial alliance and has great resource leverage in China's catering industry. JMU works closely with suppliers and customers in the catering industry, providing one-stop procurement services, as well as other value-added services. For more information, please visit: http://ir.ccjmu.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(US dollars in thousands, except for number of shares and per share (or ADS) data)
Three Months Ended
Cost of revenues
Selling and marketing
General and administrative
Total operating expenses
Loss from operations
Other income, net
Loss before provision for income taxes
Income tax benefits
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Weighted average shares used in calculating net loss per ordinary
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE
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Three Months Ended
Other comprehensive income/(loss)
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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
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Accounts receivable, net
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Amounts due from related parties
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Property and equipment, net
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY :
Short-term bank borrowings
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Advance from customers
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Total current liabilities
Other non-current liabilities
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Amount due to related parties
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TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures
to comparable GAAP measures
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Three Months Ended
Loss from operations
Net loss attributable to JMU Ltd.
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
Provision for income tax benefits
Non-GAAP loss from operation (a)(c)(d)
Non-GAAP net loss attributable to JMU Ltd.(a)(b)(c)(d)
(a)Adjustment to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets
(b)Adjustment to exclude income tax benefits
(c)Adjustment to exclude share-based compensation
(d)Adjustment to exclude impairment loss
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