FANHUA Inc. (Nasdaq: FANH) (the “Company” or “FANHUA”), a leading independent financial services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 20231.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2023:

(In thousands, except per ADS data and percentages) 2022Q3 (RMB) 2023Q3 (RMB) 2023Q3 (US$) Change %
Total net revenues 624,746 634,620 86,982 1.6  
Operating income 32,165 33,196 4,549 3.2  
Net income attributable to shareholders 35,371 170,699 23,396 382.6  
Diluted net income per ADS 0.66 3.18 0.44 381.8  
Cash, cash equivalent, short-term investments at end of the period 917,901 1,498,417 205,375 63.2  
Key operating metrics        
Total life gross written premiums (“GWP”) 2,789,859 3,437,045 471,086 23.2  
- First year premium (“FYP”) 529,720 584,437 80,104 10.3  
- Renewal premium 2,260,139 2,852,608 390,982 26.2  
Number of life insurance performing agents 7,598 5,117 - (32.7 )
FYP per life insurance performing agent 59,113 81,081 - 37.2  

Mr. Yinan Hu, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Due to the pricing rate change in traditional life insurance, China’s life insurance industry has witnessed substantial fluctuations in premium growth, with overall growth coming under pressure.”

He added, “In the face of challenges stemming from policy shifts, we are delighted that our various strategic initiatives have made commendable progress. The effective implementation of our established strategies has contributed to the resilience of our operations.

“We believe that although the changes in pricing rates and the impending new rule requiring consistency in commissions reported with the level actually paid may have short-term impact on the industry, in the long run, they will drive the industry towards more standardized and sustainable high-quality development.

“We anticipate that the industry will gradually transition from being primarily driven by products and fees to being driven by technology and services in the future. This shift will enhance the competitiveness of companies with innovative services and technological capabilities. The industry is likely to become more concentrated with large insurance intermediary companies transitioning towards platform-based operations, and current market challenges will drive more small and medium-sized intermediary firms to choose collaboration with major platforms to reduce costs and enhance service capabilities.

“For FANHUA, this trend presents significant opportunities for our platform-centric development which will accelerate our transformation from a sales-oriented company to a platform-centric one, and further foster the growth of our business scale and market share. We will also continue to strengthen collaborations with small and medium-sized insurance companies, creating greater value for them through technology and customer service, thereby securing more substantial value distribution.”

Ben Lin, co-chairman and chief strategy officer of FANHUA, commented: “The third quarter was a very exciting period for FANHUA with many significant developments. Firstly, together with Tencent Cloud, we hosted our inaugural Open Platform Day on September 25, 2023 and officially introduced our sales technology expertise to the broader market. We are pleased to say that following such event, we have received numerous enquiries from independent brokers and insurers respectively and have so far successfully signed up two independent brokers as our digital tenants.

“The second major development relate to our overseas expansion. On October 23, 2023, we announced the establishment of two non-wholly owned subsidiaries with Asia Insurance Co., Ltd., or Asia Insurance as a noncontrolling shareholder, which marked our expansion outside of mainland China. FANHUA will be the majority shareholder of both companies with a 60% equity interest in each. We are confident that by working closely with Asia Insurance we can extend our strategy of building quality independent financial distribution and technology-driven open platform to markets outside of mainland China.

“Thirdly, we have completed most of the IT integration with Zhongronghuijin ("ZRHJ"), which we acquired 57.73% equity interests in January 2023. Full completion of the integration is expected to take place over the fourth quarter and upon completion, we expect that ZRHJ will realize no less than RMB5.0 million in annual IT savings in 2024. This acquisition and its deliverable cost savings serve as strong evidence of the successful implementation of our acquisition strategy.

“Lastly, while the weak investment market environment over the quarters has impacted many of our listed insurance peers, FANHUA was able to report significant increase in net profit due to an unrealized holding gain on fair value change over an equity investment as a result of the Nasdaq listing of Cheche Group Inc., or Cheche, in September 2023. FANHUA currently holds a 2.8% equity interest in Cheche Group as part of our P&C disposal transaction with Cheche in 2017. We are very excited to see Cheche to have completed its going public process.

“Over the coming quarters, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the regulatory changes, our strategic focus will remain on executing on our core strategies which include driving growth in our Open Platform and Digital Tenant and exploring value accretive consolidation opportunities while driving organic growth through enhancing the quality of our distribution team. In Hong Kong, we will continue to work with Asia Insurance to map out our business opportunities and build up our human resources in the two subsidiaries we have established.”

Open Platform and M&A Contributions over the Third Quarter of 2023

  • The number of platform professional users who used our Open Platform reached 791 as of September 30, 2023, generating RMB165.6 million in first year premiums for the third quarter of 2023 which accounted for 28.3% of our life insurance FYP;
  • 21.6% of our life insurance FYP and 21.3% of our net revenues for the life insurance business were generated from entities we acquired within the past 12 months.

Share Repurchase Program

On December 20, 2022, the Company’s board of directors announced a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase its American depositary shares, or ADSs, with an aggregate value of US$20 million from time to time. As of September 30, 2023, the Company had repurchased an aggregate of 495,459ADSs, at an average price of approximately US$7.9 per ADS for a total amount of approximately US$3.9 million under this share repurchase program.

Business Outlook and GuidanceWe expect to deliver 50% year-over-year growth in life insurance first year premiums and 50% year-over-year growth in adjusted EBITDA2 for 2023.

This forecast is based on the current market conditions and reflects FANHUA’s preliminary estimate, which is subject to change caused by various uncertainties.

Analysis of our Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2023

Revenues

Total net revenues were RMB634.6 million (US$86.9 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 1.6% from RMB624.7 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

  • Net revenues for agency business were RMB524.1 million (US$71.8 million) for the third quarter of 2023, which remained relatively stable compared to RMB522.7 million for the corresponding period in 2022. Total GWP increased by 22.8% year-over-year to RMB3,525.1 million, of which FYP grew by 10.1% year-over-year to RMB672.5 million while renewal premiums increased by 26.2% year-over-year to RMB2,852.6 million.
    • Net revenues for the life insurance business were RMB483.8 million (US$66.3million) for the third quarter of 2023, which remained relatively stable compared to RMB480.6 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The slight increase was a net result mainly due to (i) the business fluctuation caused by the pricing rate change to life insurance products from 3.5% to 3% effective on August 1, 2023 which caused a spike in new business sales in July and then followed by a slow-down in sales in August and September and (ii) contribution from newly acquired entities, partially offset by the decrease in renewal commission income as a result of the decreased portfolio based average renewal commission rate of renewal premiums collected, and to a lesser extent, due to changes in product mix.Net revenues generated from our life insurance business accounted for 76.2% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 76.9% in the same period of 2022.
    • Net revenues for the non-life insurance business (formerly categorized as “property and casualty insurance business”) were RMB40.3 million (US$5.5 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing a decrease of 4.3% from RMB42.1 million for the corresponding period in 2022. Net revenues generated from the non-life insurance business accounted for 6.4% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 6.8% in the same period of 2022.
  • Net revenues for the claims adjusting business were RMB110.5 million (US$15.1 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 8.3% from RMB102.0 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The increase was mainly due to business recovery after the pandemic. Net revenues generated from the claims adjusting business accounted for 17.4% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 16.3% in the same period of 2022.

Gross profit

Total gross profit was RMB235.2 million (US$32.2 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 1.7% from RMB231.3 for the corresponding period in 2022. By product line, the results were:

  • Life insurance business recorded a gross profit of RMB182.0 million (US$24.9 million), as compared with RMB181.7 million for the third quarter of 2022. Gross margin for the period was 37.6%, as compared with 37.8% in the same period of 2022.
  • Non-life insurance business recorded a gross profit of RMB12.8 million (US$1.8 million), representing a decrease of 23.8% from RMB16.8 million for the third quarter of 2022. Gross margin for the period was 31.8%, as compared with 40.0% in the same period of 2022. The decrease in gross margin was mainly due to changes in product mix.
  • Claims adjusting business recorded a gross profit of RMB 40.4million (US$5.5 million), representing an increase of 23.2% from RMB32.8 million for the third quarter of 2022. Gross margin for the period was 36.6%, as compared with 32.1% in the same period of 2022.

Operating expenses

Selling expenses were RMB59.2 million (US$8.1 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing a decrease of 14.6% from RMB69.3 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The decrease was due to expenses savings from personnel optimization and decreased number of sales outlets, partially offset by the increase in sales training events and the recognition of RMB5.0 million (US$0.7 million) share-based compensation expenses related to shares options granted to Million-Dollar Roundtable Members, or MDRT, under the Company’s MDRT ("Million-Dollar Roundtable Members") Share Incentive Plan in the first quarter of 2023.

General and administrative expenses were RMB142.9 million (US$19.6 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 10.1% from RMB129.8 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The increase was mainly due to the expenses incurred by the acquired business which was consolidated since the first quarter of 2023 amounting to approximately RMB19.6 million (US$2.7million), partially offset by cost savings from personnel optimization and decrease in the number of branches since 2022.

As a result of the foregoing factors, we recorded operating income of RMB33.2 million (US$4.5 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 3.2% from RMB32.2 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Operating margin was 5.2% for the third quarter of 2023, compared to 5.1% for the corresponding period in 2022.

Fair value change in an equity investment represents an unrealized holding gain of RMB164.3 million (US$22.5 million) in the third quarter of 2023, which was recognized based on the fair value of Cheche in which the Company owns 2.8% equity interests, following its listing in September 2023.

Investment income was RMB1.9 million (US$0.3 million) for the third quarter of 2023, as compared with RMB2.8 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The investment income in the third quarter of 2023 consisted of yields from short-term investments in financial products and is recognized when the investment matures or is disposed of.

Income tax expense was RMB16.1 million (US$2.2 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 87.2% from RMB8.6 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2023 was 9.1% compared with 20.2% for the corresponding period in 2022. The decrease of effective tax rate is mainly due to the recognition of a nontaxable unrealized holding gain of equity interest amounting to RMB164.3 million (US$22.5 million) in the third quarter of 2023.

Net income was RMB160.8 million (US$22.0 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 384.3% from RMB33.2 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB170.7million (US$23.4 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 382.6% from RMB35.4 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Net margin was 26.9% for the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 5.7% for the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA2 was RMB24.9 million (US$3.4 million) for the third quarter of 2023, representing an decrease of 32.0% as compared to RMB36.6 million for the corresponding period in 2022. The decrease was mainly due to a provision of expected credit loss on other receivables amounting to RMB18.5 million (US$2.5 million) for the third quarter of 2023.

Adjusted EBITDA margin3 was 3.9% for the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 5.9% for the corresponding period in 2022.

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were RMB3.18 (US$0.44) and RMB3.18 (US$0.44) for the third quarter of 2023, respectively, representing an increase of 381.8% and 381.8% from RMB0.66 and RMB0.66 for the corresponding period in 2022, respectively.

Basic4 and diluted5 adjusted EBITDA per ADS were RMB0.46 (US$0.06) and RMB0.46 (US$0.06) for the third quarter of 2023, representing a decrease of 32.4% and 32.4% from RMB0.68 and RMB0.68 for the corresponding period in 2022, respectively.

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had RMB1,498.4 million (US$205.4 million) in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments.

FANHUA’s Insurance Sales and Service Distribution Network:

  • As of September 30, 2023, excluding newly acquired entities, FANHUA’s distribution network consisted of 592 sales outlets in 23 provinces and 81 services outlets in 31 provinces as of September 30, 2023, compared with 697 sales outlets in 23 provinces and 100 services outlets in 31 provinces as of September 30, 2022. The decrease in the number of sales outlets reflected our focus on growing profitable branches, coupled with the challenging decisions to close those which were not yielding profits. The number of the Company's in-house claims adjustors was 2,215 as of September 30, 2023, compared with 2,221 as of September 30, 2022.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results as per the following details.

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 20, 2023

     or 9:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 21, 2023

Please pre-register online in advance to join the conference call by navigating to the link provided below and dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. Conference call details will be provided upon registration.

Conference Call Preregistration:

https://register.vevent.com/register/BIf20d116c9e8d48fb981b734c1aae6e2d

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at FANHUA’s investor relations website:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/c9t3fais

About FANHUA Inc.

Driven by its digital technologies and professional expertise in the insurance industry, FANHUA Inc. is the leading independent financial service provider in China, focusing on providing insurance-oriented family asset allocation services that covers customers’ full lifecycle and a one-stop service platform for individual sales agents and independent insurance intermediaries.

With strategic focus on long-term life insurance products, we offer a broad range of insurance products, claims adjusting services and various value-added services to meet customers’ diverse needs, through an extensive network of digitally empowered sales agents and professional claims adjustors. We also operate Baowang (www.baoxian.com), an online insurance platform that provides customers with a one-stop insurance shopping experience.

For more information about FANHUA Inc., please visit https://ir.fanhgroup.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements, including the statements relating to the Company’s future financial and operating results, are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates” and similar statements. Among other things, management’s quotations and the Business Outlook section contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about FANHUA and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to its ability to attract and retain productive agents, especially entrepreneurial agents, its ability to maintain existing and develop new business relationships with insurance companies, its ability to execute its growth strategy, its ability to adapt to the evolving regulatory environment in the Chinese insurance industry, its ability to compete effectively against its competitors, quarterly variations in its operating results caused by factors beyond its control including macroeconomic conditions in China. Except as otherwise indicated, all information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof, and FANHUA undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although FANHUA believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by FANHUA is included in FANHUA’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the Company’s consolidated financial results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), the Company also provides adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and basic and diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures, as supplemental measures to review and assess operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income tax expense, share of income of affiliates, net of impairment, investment income, interest income, financial cost, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and fair value change in an equity investment. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues. Basic adjusted EBITDA per ADS is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total weighted average number of ADSs of the Company outstanding during the period. Diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total weighted average number of diluted ADSs of the Company outstanding during the period. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all items of income and expenses that affect the Company’s operations. Specifically, the Company’s non-GAAP measures exclude interest income, investment income, financial cost, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, share of income of affiliates, net of impairment, share-based compensation expenses and fair value change in an equity investment. Further, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies, including peer companies. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures has limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation from, or as a substitute for analysis of, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. We encourage investors and other interested persons to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned “Reconciliations of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin” set forth at the end of this press release.

 
FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
  As of December 31,   As of September 30,   As of September 30,
  2022   2023   2023
  RMB   RMB   US$
ASSETS:          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents         567,525   554,897   76,055
Restricted cash         59,957   55,941   7,667
Short term investments         347,754   943,520   129,320
Accounts receivable, net         667,554   588,317   80,636
Other receivables         231,049   113,756   15,594
Other current assets         419,735   190,497   26,110
Total current assets         2,293,574   2,446,928   335,382
           
Non-current assets:          
Restricted bank deposit – non-current         20,729   22,168   3,038
Contract assets, net - non-current         385,834   643,571   88,209
Property, plant, and equipment, net         98,459   91,968   12,605
Goodwill and intangible assets, net         109,997   476,672   65,333
Deferred tax assets         20,402   33,223   4,554
Investment in affiliates         4,035   3,271   448
Other non-current assets         11,400   176,972   24,256
Right of use assets         145,086   110,682   15,170
Total non-current assets         795,942   1,558,527   213,613
Total assets         3,089,516   4,005,455   548,995
Current liabilities:          
Short-term loan         35,679   199,980   27,410
Accounts payable          436,784   320,027   43,863
Insurance premium payables          16,580   24,755   3,393
Other payables and accrued expenses         174,326   210,745   28,885
Accrued payroll          96,279   88,596   12,143
Income tax payable         130,024   108,423   14,861
Current operating lease liability         62,304   48,363   6,629
Total current liabilities         951,976   1,000,889   137,184
       
Non-current liabilities:      
Accounts payable – non-current          192,917   356,565   48,871
Other tax liabilities         36,647   33,656   4,613
Deferred tax liabilities         102,455   150,201   20,587
Non-current operating lease liability         74,190   55,800   7,648
Total non-current liabilities         406,209   596,222   81,719
Total liabilities         1,358,185   1,597,111   218,903
       
Ordinary shares         8,091   8,675   1,189
Treasury stock         (10)   (96)   (13)
Additional Paid-in capital         461   192,177   26,340
Statutory reserves         559,520   559,520   76,689
Retained earnings         1,087,984   1,395,650   191,290
Accumulated other comprehensive loss         (32,643)   (15,958)   (2,187)
Total shareholders’ equity         1,623,403   2,139,968   293,308
Non-controlling interests         107,928   268,376   36,784
Total equity         1,731,331   2,408,344   330,092
Total liabilities and equity         3,089,516   4,005,455   548,995

 

 
FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)
 
  For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2022     2023     2023     2022     2023     2023  
  RMB   RMB     US$     RMB     RMB     US$  
Net revenues:            
Agency         522,702     524,154     71,841     1,714,096     2,276,896     312,075  
Life insurance business         480,605     483,830     66,314     1,609,833     2,147,293     294,311  
Non-life insurance business         42,097     40,324     5,527     104,263     129,603     17,764  
Claims adjusting         102,044     110,466     15,141     300,153     318,101     43,599  
Total net revenues         624,746     634,620     86,982     2,014,249     2,594,997     355,674  
Operating costs and expenses:            
Agency         (324,164 )   (329,300 )   (45,135 )   (1,098,865 )   (1,558,472 )   (213,606 )
Life insurance business         (298,915 )   (301,812 )   (41,367 )   (1,030,418 )   (1,465,314 )   (200,838 )
Non-life insurance business         (25,249 )   (27,488 )   (3,768 )   (68,447 )   (93,158 )   (12,768 )
Claims adjusting         (69,253 )   (70,055 )   (9,602 )   (202,329 )   (203,534 )   (27,897 )
Total operating costs (393,417 )   (399,355 )   (54,737 )   (1,301,194 )   (1,762,006 )   (241,503 )
Selling expenses         (69,323 )   (59,176 )   (8,111 )   (210,952 )   (189,978 )   (26,039 )
General and administrative expenses         (129,841 )   (142,893 )   (19,585 )   (418,321 )   (463,430 )   (63,518 )
Total operating costs and expenses         (592,581 )   (601,424 )   (82,433 )   (1,930,467 )   (2,415,414 )   (331,060 )
Income from operations         32,165     33,196     4,549     83,782     179,583     24,614  
Other income, net:            
Investment income         2,770     1,925     264     9,044     26,882     3,685  
Fair value change in an equity investment     164,326     22,523         164,326     22,523  
Interest income         7,938     3,374     462     9,775     12,471     1,709  
Financial cost             (2,666 )   (365 )       (7,348 )   (1,007 )
Others, net         (488 )   (23,048 )   (3,159 )   8,920     (16,566 )   (2,271 )
Income from operations before income   taxes and share income of affiliates 42,385     177,107     24,274     111,521     359,348     49,253  
Income tax expense         (8,562 )   (16,113 )   (2,208 )   (22,551 )   (54,402 )   (7,456 )
Share of income of affiliates, net of   impairment (621 )   (223 )   (31 )   (68,755 )   (763 )   (105 )
Net income          33,202     160,771     22,035     20,215     304,183     41,692  
Less: net loss attributable to non   controlling interests (2,169 )   (9,928 )   (1,361 )   (9,441 )   (3,483 )   (477 )
Net income attributable to the   Company’s shareholders 35,371     170,699     23,396     29,656     307,666     42,169  

 
FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income-(Continued)
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)
 
  For The Three Months Ended   For The Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2022     2023     2023     2022     2023     2023  
  RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
Net income per share:          
Basic         0.03     0.16     0.02     0.03     0.29     0.04  
Diluted         0.03     0.16     0.02     0.03     0.29     0.04  
Net income per ADS:              
Basic         0.66     3.18     0.44     0.55     5.72     0.78  
Diluted         0.66     3.18     0.44     0.55     5.72     0.78  
Shares used in calculating net      income per share:              
Basic         1,074,291,784     1,072,848,471     1,072,848,471     1,074,193,616     1,075,669,859     1,075,669,859  
Diluted         1,074,500,364     1,073,480,335     1,073,480,335     1,074,262,500     1,076,119,487     1,076,119,487  
Net income         33,202     160,771     22,035     20,215     304,183     41,692  
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:      Foreign currency translation     adjustments         3,950     (277 )   (38 )   4,746     8,603     1,179  
Share of other comprehensive income of affiliates                     4,688          
Unrealized net gains on available-for-sale investments         1,848     5,388     738     1,238     8,083     1,108  
Comprehensive income         39,000     165,882     22,735     30,887     320,869     43,979  
Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to the non-controlling interests         (2,169 )   (9,928 )   (1,361 )   (9,441 )   (3,483 )   (477 )
Comprehensive income attributable to the Company’s shareholders         41,169     175,810     24,096     40,328     324,352     44,456  

 
FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)
 
  For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2022     2023     2023     2022     2023     2023  
  RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
OPERATING ACTIVITIES            
Net income         33,202     160,771     22,035     20,215     304,183     41,692  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash generated from operating activities:            
Investment income          (1,133 )   (1,579 )   (216 )   (2,931 )   (8,568 )   (1,174 )
Share of income of affiliates, net of impairment         621     223     31     68,755     763     105  
Other non-cash adjustments         35,027     (98,249 )   (13,467 )   115,076     (23,389 )   (3,207 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities         (47,929 )   (48,340 )   (6,626 )   (218,280 )   (226,514 )   (31,046 )
Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities         19,788     12,826     1,757     (17,165 )   46,475     6,370  
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Purchase of short-term investments         (452,760 )   (815,300 )   (111,746 )   (1,993,760 )   (2,918,310 )   (399,988 )
Proceeds from disposal of short-term investments         503,531     909,241     124,622     2,337,862     2,732,390     374,505  
Prepayment for acquisition of short-term investments (240,000 )   -     -     (340,000 )   -     -  
Cash rendered for loan receivables from a third party (105,800 )   (30,000 )   (4,112 )   (205,800 )   (110,000 )   (15,077 )
Cash received for loan receivables from a third party 20,000     40,000     5,482     20,000     220,000     30,154  
Net cash inflow (outflow) for business acquisitions             (11,512 )   (1,578 )       9,696     1,329  
Purchase of a long-term investment             (125,000 )   (17,133 )       (125,000 )   (17,133 )
Others         123,909     (1,420 )   (194 )   55,753     (7,605 )   (1,043 )
Net cash used in investing activities         (151,120 )   (33,991 )   (4,659 )   (125,945 )   (198,829 )   (27,253 )
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Dividends paid             (52,069 )        
Proceeds from bank and other borrowings                         182,268     24,982  
Repayment of bank and other borrowings             (2,889 )   (396 )       (20,915 )   (2,867 )
Interests paid             (2,300 )   (315 )       (6,428 )   (881 )
Acquisition of additional equity interests in non-wholly owned subsidiaries                         (110 )   (15 )
Repurchase of ordinary shares from open market             (1,925 )   (264 )       (24,032 )   (3,294 )
Others                     3          
Net cash (used in) generated from financing activities              (7,114 )   (975 )   (52,066 )   130,783     17,925  
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash         (131,332 )   (28,279 )   (3,877 )   (195,176 )   (21,571 )   (2,958 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period     592,425     661,587     90,678     656,522     648,211     88,845  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,744     (302 )   (41 )      1,491     6,366     873  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period         462,837     633,006     86,760     462,837     633,006     86,760  

 
FANHUA INC.
Reconciliations of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)
 
  For The Three Months Ended For The Nine Months Ended
  September 30 September 30
  2022     2023     2023     2022     2023     2023  
  RMB   RMB     USD     RMB     RMB     USD  
Net income 33,202     160,771     22,035     20,215     304,183     41,692  
Income tax expense 8,562     16,113     2,208     22,551     54,402     7,456  
Share of income of affiliates, net of impairment 621     223     31     68,755     763     105  
Investment income (2,770 )   (1,925 )   (264 )   (9,044 )   (26,882 )   (3,685 )
Interest income (7,938 )   (3,374 )   (462 )   (9,775 )   (12,471 )   (1,709 )
Financial cost     2,666     365         7,348     1,007  
Depreciation 4,796     3,912     536     14,819     12,283     1,684  
Amortization of intangible assets     4,864     667         13,661     1,872  
Share-based compensation expenses 162     6,006     823     162     14,190     1,945  
Fair value change in an equity investment     (164,326 )   (22,523 )       (164,326 )   (22,523 )
Adjusted EBITDA 36,635     24,930     3,416     107,683     203,151     27,844  
Total net revenues 624,746     634,620     86,982     2,014,249     2,594,997     355,674  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 5.9 %   3.9 %   3.9 %   5.3 %   7.8 %   7.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA per ADS :          
Basic 0.68     0.46     0.06     2.00     3.78     0.52  
Diluted 0.68     0.46     0.06     2.00     3.78     0.52  
Shares used in calculating adjusted EBITDA per share:          
Basic 1,074,291,784     1,072,848,471     1,072,848,471     1,074,193,616     1,075,669,859     1,075,669,859  
Diluted 1,074,500,364     1,073,480,335     1,073,480,335     1,074,262,500     1,076,119,487     1,076,119,487  

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Investor Relations

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Email: qiusr@fanhgroup.com

Source: FANHUA Inc.

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1 This announcement contains currency conversions of certain Renminbi (“RMB”) amounts into U.S. dollars (US$) at specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB7.296 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of September 29, 2023 in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.
2 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income tax expense, share of income of affiliates, net of impairment, investment income, interest income, financial cost, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and fair value change in an equity investment.
3 Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues.
4 Basic adjusted EBITDA per ADS is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total weighted average number of ADSs of the Company outstanding during the period.
5 Diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total weighted average number of diluted ADSs of the Company outstanding during the period.
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