OSLO, Norway, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world's largest internet consumer brands with hundreds of millions of users worldwide, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

(PRNewsfoto/Opera Limited)

Second quarter 2021 financial highlights



Three Months Ended June 30,



Year-over-



Six Months Ended June 30,



Year-over-


[US$ thousands, except for margins and per ADS amounts]


2020



2021



year %

change



2020



2021



year %

change


Revenue



32,217




60,161




86.7

%



72,411




111,744




54.3

%


























Net income (loss)



17,141




44,287




158.4

%



(3,722)




44,926




n.m.


Margin



53.2

%



73.6

%







(5.1)

%



40.2

%






























Adjusted EBITDA (1)



598




(1,015)




n.m.




255




3,561




1296.5

%

Margin



1.9

%



(1.7)

%







0.4

%



3.2

%






























Adjusted net income (1)



19,397




49,144




153.4

%



7,123




53,751




654.6

%

Margin



60.2

%



81.7

%







9.8

%



48.1

%






























Diluted net income per ADS, US$



0.13




0.38




187.9

%



(0.03)




0.39




n.m.



























Diluted adjusted net income per ADS, US$ (1)



0.16




0.42




162.6

%



0.06




0.46




666.7

%


(1) Please see the separate section "About non-IFRS financial measures" for the definitions of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.

"We're pleased to report yet another strong quarter and again raise revenue guidance for the year", said Opera Co-CEO Song Lin. "As people continue to shift their lives online, they want to be able to choose a browser that can be personalized to reflect the way they lead their digital lives. Opera is that browser, and we see a huge opportunity ahead of us as we continue to meet these needs. In addition, we are well underway to seize opportunities both on the content side with News and Gaming and geographic expansion to higher monetizing regions."

"Every aspect of our business is performing: the innovations and features that are attracting more users and allowing us to push into new geographies and new categories, our ability to monetize our user base, and even the value of our investments" concluded Song Lin. "We're looking forward to continued growth in 2021."

Second Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

  • Core search and advertising revenue growth rates accelerated to 94% year-over-year in Q2 driven by strong browser and news performance
  • Opera's monthly active user base was relatively stable compared to the second quarter of 2020; however, within the total our user base saw a directional shift towards higher ARPU markets. We directed our focus towards growing North America which saw 52% user growth, and Europe with 15% user growth, and less focus on Asia as we continue to target higher monetizing users
  • The Company reached 78 million average monthly PC users in the second quarter, up 4% year-over-year
  • The Opera GX browser user base now has 10 million users on desktop and already exceeds one million on mobile
  • Opera announced over 1 billion cumulative downloads on the Google Play Store
  • Opera News revenue grew 442% year-over-year and 49% sequentially versus the first quarter of 2021; Opera Football, a vertically focused news site which launched in June, and already has over 10 million users
  • Continued scaling our other strategic growth initiatives; we launched our cashback offering under the Dify brand in Spain which led to a four-fold increase in facilitated e-commerce transactions in our browsers from April to June in that market, and we continued to build out the Opera gaming platform/community
  • Hype, our in-browser messaging app for Opera Mini, launched in three more African markets during the quarter and already has over 1 million sign-ups
  • Opera monetized 29% of its stake in OPay for total consideration of $50 million

Business Outlook

"Building off the strong start to the year, we have even greater confidence and expectations for the second half of 2021" said Opera CFO, Frode Jacobsen. "The investments we have made in our 'Browser+' strategy are becoming material and apparent in our financial results, on top of healthy core browser revenue growth."

For the full year of 2021, Opera now expects revenue of $242 million to $247 million, representing a 48% year-over-year increase versus 2020 at the midpoint. Following the successful execution of our growth strategy to date, we have additional confidence in continuing our growth investments and expect adjusted EBITDA to come in between $10 and $20 million for the year.

For the third quarter of 2021, Opera expects revenue of $63 million to $65 million, representing 51% year-over-year growth at the midpoint. This is being driven by further acceleration in our core businesses and the continued growth of Opera News. Adjusted EBITDA will be around breakeven as Opera continues to invest significantly in the growth of its businesses.

Other updates

Nanobank continued its rebound with revenue of $57.3 million, a 14% sequential increase versus the prior quarter. Nanobank expects sequential growth in the second half of the year to continue at this level or higher, however the company has been required to remain cautious in light of the continued implications of COVID in its markets, in particular as it relates to India. Adjusted EBITDA was $1.6 million following a re-assessment of its credit loss provisions in light of current market conditions.

During the quarter, we monetized 29% of our stake in OPay for a total consideration of $50 million, representing a gain of $31.1 million compared to the previous carrying amount on our balance sheet. In addition, we recognized a financial gain related to the associated step-up in the fair value of our retained preference shares in OPay.

Second quarter 2021 consolidated financial results

All comparisons in this section are relative to the second quarter of 2020 unless otherwise stated. Income and expenses from our former emerging markets fintech and retail operations are not included in comparisons as they are classified as discontinued operations.

Revenue increased 87% to $60.2 million in the quarter.

  • Search revenue increased by 69% to $29.8 million driven by both PC and mobile browser monetization growth.
  • Advertising revenue increased by 128% to $28.9 million, predominantly fueled by monetization growth within Opera News and our mobile browsers.
  • Technology licensing and other revenue was $1.4 million, a $0.5 million decline compared to the same period of the previous year as we have been phasing out low-margin professional services for an investee.

Operating expenses increased by 77% to $68.2 million.

  • Combined technology and platform fees, content cost and cost of inventory sold was $2.7 million, a 24% increase following the scaling of associated revenues.
  • Personnel expenses, including share-based remuneration, were $18.5 million, a 29% increase as we are investing in new products and services. This expense consists of cash-based compensation expense of $16.5 million, and $1.9 million of share-based remuneration expense.
  • Marketing and distribution expenses were $35.3 million, an increase of 254% or $25.3 million versus Q2 2020, and 51% or $11.9 million versus Q1 2021. We are investing in accelerating the growth of our business, with Opera News in developed markets representing the biggest driver of the increases in both comparisons.
  • Depreciation and amortization expenses were $5.1 million, a 6% increase.
  • Other operating expenses were $6.4 million, a 6% decrease.

Operating loss was $7.9 million compared to an operating loss of $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Other items in the quarter include a $57.5 million increase in the fair value of our preferred shares in OPay, recorded as other income from long-term investments. This was partially offset by our share of loss from associates and joint ventures of $2.3 million. Further, we recorded a net finance loss of $4.9 million related to marketable securities held as part of our treasury function and net foreign exchange loss, as compared to a $9.2 million gain in the second quarter of 2020.

Income tax benefit was $2.0 million in the quarter.

Net income was $44.3 million. This compared to net income of $17.1 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Net income per ADS was $0.38 in the quarter. Each ADS represents two shares in Opera Limited. In the quarter, the average number of shares outstanding was 230.3 million, corresponding to 115.1 million ADSs.

Adjusted EBITDA was negative $1.0 million and in line with the previous guidance, representing a negative 2% adjusted EBITDA margin, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA excludes share-based remuneration and non-recurring expenses, as well as other income and discontinued operations.

Adjusted net income was $49.1 million in the quarter, compared to adjusted net income of $19.4 million in the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted net income excludes share-based remuneration, non-recurring expenses, discontinued operations and amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions.

Adjusted net income per ADS was $0.43 in the quarter.

We have posted unaudited supplemental information at https://investor.opera.com, including: 1) Opera's financial historical results by quarter since 2019; and 2) Nanobank financial results by quarter since 2019 (pro forma prior to August 19, 2020).

Conference call

Opera's management will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 12th at 8:00 am Eastern Time (EST) (2:00 PM Central European Time, 9:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:

United States: +1 877-888-4294
China: +10-800-714-1507 or +10-800-140-1382
Hong Kong: +80-090-1494
Norway: +47 80-01-3780
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 808-101-1183
International: +1 785-424-1881
Confirmation Code: OPRAQ221

A live webcast of the conference call will be posted at https://investor.opera.com.

We will be tweeting highlights from our prepared remarks. Please follow along @InvestorOpera.

About non-IFRS financial measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented based on IFRS, we use adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income, both non-IFRS financial measures, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-IFRS financial measures, which may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors' overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS.

We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding income tax expense (benefit), net finance expense (income), share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures, other loss (income) from long-term investments, depreciation and amortization, share-based remuneration, non-recurring expenses, and excluding other income and profit (loss) from discontinued operations.

We define adjusted net income as net income (loss) excluding share-based remuneration, amortization cost related to acquired intangible assets, amortization of Nanobank intangible assets, non-recurring expenses, and excluding profit (loss) from discontinued operations, adjusted for the associated tax benefit related to such items.

We believe that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results. These non-IFRS financial measures adjust for the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of the operational performance of our business. While we believe that these non-IFRS financial measures are useful in evaluating our business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and is not meant as a substitute for the related financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. Please refer to our financial statements at the end of this announcement for a table reconciling our non-IFRS financial measures to net income (loss), the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure.

Safe harbor statement

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements, including statements relating to the Company and its investees' 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," "may," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "seek, " "plan," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," "target," "guidance," "is/are likely to," "future" and similar statements. Among other things, management's quotations and the Business outlook section contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company, its investees, and the industry in which they operate. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to: the duration and development of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as changes in consumer behaviors as a result of such pandemic; the Company and its goals and strategies; expected development and launch, and market acceptance, of products and services; Company and its investees' expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of their brands, platforms and services; Company's expectations regarding growth in its user base, user retention and level of engagement; Company's ability to attract, retain and monetize users; Company's ability to continue to develop new technologies, products and services and/or upgrade its existing technologies, products and services; quarterly variations in Company's operating results caused by factors beyond its control; and global macroeconomic conditions and their potential impact in the markets in which Company or its investees have businesses. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and is based on assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable as of this date, and it 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 the Company 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 Opera is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its annual reports on Form 20-F.

About Opera

Opera is a global web innovator. Opera's browsers, news products and fintech solutions are the trusted choice of hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA). Download the Opera browser from www.opera.com.

Learn more about Opera at www.investor.opera.com or on Twitter @InvestorOpera.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS




Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


[US$ thousands, except per share and ADS amounts]


2020



2021



2020



2021


Revenue



32,217




60,161




72,411




111,744


Other income



-




96




5,994




154


Operating expenses

















Technology and platform fees



(587)




(1,112)




(1,134)




(1,984)


Content cost



(1,548)




(741)




(2,623)




(1,586)


Cost of inventory sold



(9)




(798)




(58)




(1,244)


Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration



(14,288)




(18,461)




(30,741)




(35,556)


Marketing and distribution expenses



(9,978)




(35,301)




(24,504)




(58,658)


Credit loss expense



(32)




(320)




(1,276)




(306)


Depreciation and amortization



(4,780)




(5,080)




(9,437)




(10,117)


Non-recurring expenses



(502)




-




(2,574)




-


Other expenses



(6,751)




(6,359)




(13,864)




(11,819)


Total operating expenses



(38,475)




(68,173)




(86,211)




(121,271)



















Operating profit (loss)



(265)




(7,916)




(7,809)




(9,374)



















Share of net income (loss) of associates and joint ventures



(813)




(2,339)




(1,477)




(2,484)


Other income (loss) from long-term investments



6,000




57,500




6,000




57,500



















Net finance income (expense)

















Finance income



9,563




16




9,552




1,733


Finance expense



(196)




(3,548)




(6,116)




(3,991)


Net foreign exchange gain (loss)



(150)




(1,378)




(430)




(1,239)


Net finance income (expense)



9,217




(4,911)




3,006




(3,498)



















Profit before income taxes



14,138




42,334




(281)




42,145


Income tax (expense) benefit



2,206




1,953




657




2,781


Profit from continuing operations



16,344




44,287




376




44,926



















Profit (loss) from discontinued operations



797




-




(4,095)




-



















Net income



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926



















Net income attributable to:

















Equity holders of the parent



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926


Non-controlling interests



-




-




-




-


Total net income attributed



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926



















Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding

















Basic, millions (1)



238.04




230.29




238.17




230.28


Diluted, millions (2)



239.92




231.51




240.78




231.54



















Profit per ordinary share from continuing operations

















Basic, US$



0.07




0.19




0.00




0.20


Diluted, US$



0.07




0.19




0.00




0.19



















Profit per ADS from continuing operations

















Basic, US$



0.14




0.38




0.00




0.39


Diluted, US$



0.14




0.38




0.00




0.39



















Net income per ordinary share

















Basic, US$



0.06




0.19




(0.02)




0.20


Diluted, US$



0.06




0.19




(0.02)




0.19



















Net income per ADS

















Basic, US$



0.12




0.38




(0.03)




0.39


Diluted, US$



0.13




0.38




(0.03)




0.39



(1) As of June 30, 2021, the total number of shares outstanding for Opera Limited was 230,291,732 , equivalent to 115,145,866 ADSs.


(2) Includes the net dilutive impact of employee equity awards, all of which are dilutive.

 

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)




Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


[US$ thousands]


2020



2021



2020



2021


Net income



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926



















Other comprehensive income (loss) that may be reclassified to the Statement of Operations in subsequent periods (net of tax)

















Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations



1,222




2,013




(1,353)




697


Reclassification of exchange differences on loss of control



(11)




-




(11)




-


Share of other comprehensive income (loss) of associates and joint ventures



-




-




-




-


Net other comprehensive income (loss) that may be reclassified to the Statement of Operations in subsequent periods



1,211




2,013




(1,365)




697


Total comprehensive income



18,353




46,300




(5,085)




45,623



















Total comprehensive income attributable to:

















Equity holders of the parent



18,353




46,300




(5,085)




45,623


Non-controlling interests



-




-




-




-


Total comprehensive income attributed



18,353




46,300




(5,085)




45,623


 

 

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION




As of December 31,



As of June 30,


[US$ thousands]


2020



2021


ASSETS









Non-current assets









Furniture, fixtures and equipment



18,167




14,846


Intangible assets



111,954




112,237


Goodwill



424,961




431,433


Long-term investments



364,946




372,421


Non-current financial assets



1,490




1,986


Deferred tax assets



4,383




3,824


Total non-current assets



925,901




936,748











Current assets









Trade receivables



28,809




34,375


Loans to customers



68




62


Other receivables



10,750




9,353


Prepayments



9,061




8,213


Inventories



-




21


Other current financial assets



856




-


Marketable securities



-




22,775


Cash and cash equivalents



134,168




178,481


Total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities



134,168




201,256


Total current assets



183,711




253,280


TOTAL ASSETS



1,109,612




1,190,028











EQUITY AND LIABILITIES









Equity









Share capital



24




24


Other paid in capital



765,129




764,381


Retained earnings



283,334




330,710


Foreign currency translation reserve



408




1,105


Equity attributed to equity holders of the parent



1,048,895




1,096,217


Non-controlling interests



-




-


Total equity



1,048,895




1,096,217











Non-current liabilities









Non-current lease liabilities and other loans



3,584




2,745


Deferred tax liabilities



11,745




10,889


Other non-current liabilities



68




1,413


Total non-current liabilities



15,397




15,047











Current liabilities









Trade and other payables



25,454




43,048


Current lease liabilities and other loans



5,389




3,974


Income tax payable



1,094




721


Deferred revenue



345




450


Other current liabilities



13,040




30,571


Total current liabilities



45,320




78,764











Total liabilities



60,717




93,811


TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES



1,109,612




1,190,028


 

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY


[US$ thousands]


Share capital



Other paid
in

capital



Retained

earnings



Foreign

currency

translation

reserve



Total equity


As of December 31, 2019



24




814,177




99,513




(1,508)




912,206


Net income



-




-




(3,722)




-




(3,722)


Other comprehensive income (loss)



-




-




-




(1,365)




(1,365)


Total comprehensive income (loss)



-




-




(3,722)




(1,365)




(5,086)


Acquisition of treasury shares



-




(18,470)




-




-




(18,470)


Share-based remuneration expense



-




-




2,234




-




2,234


As of June 30, 2020



24




795,707




98,025




(2,873)




890,884


 

[US$ thousands]


Share capital



Other paid
in

capital



Retained

earnings



Foreign

currency

translation

reserve



Total equity


As of December 31, 2020



24




765,129




283,334




408




1,048,895


Net income



-




-




44,926




-




49,173


Other comprehensive income



-




-




-




697




697


Total comprehensive income



-




-




44,926




697




45,623


Acquisition of treasury shares



-




(749)




-




-




(749)


Share-based remuneration expense



-




-




2,450




-




2,450


As of June 30, 2021



24




764,381




330,710




1,105




1,096,217


 

 

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS




Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


[US$ thousands]


2020



2021



2020



2021


Cash flow from operating activities

















Net income (loss) before income taxes from continuing operations



14,138




42,334




(281)




42,145


Net income (loss) before income taxes from discontinued operations



2,979




-




(7,421)




-


Income taxes paid



(7,041)




(448)




(7,102)




(1,207)


Depreciation and amortization



4,817




5,080




9,556




10,117


Share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures



813




2,628




1,477




2,484


Other loss (income) from long-term investments



(6,000)




(57,500)




(6,000)




(57,500)


Equity component of share-based payment expense



1,277




1,717




2,234




2,450


Net finance expense (income)



(9,802)




4,773




(1,510)




3,498


Change in inventories



7,145




(24)




7,568




(21)


Change in trade and other receivables



149




(4,384)




5,562




(4,170)


Change in loans to customers



30,991




17




79,122




5


Change in trade and other payables



(37,410)




10,779




(28,309)




17,595


Change in deferred revenue



(2,310)




(63)




3,337




105


Change in prepayments



6,724




(2,315)




(2,352)




847


Change in other liabilities



(2,355)




5,285




(618)




(1,440)


Other



2,932




(1,630)




3,207




(1,382)


Net cash flow from (used in) operating activities



7,047




6,252




58,469




13,527



















Cash flow from investment activities

















Purchase of intangibles assets



(1,132)




-




(1,489)




-


Purchase of equipment



(822)




139




(2,233)




(884)


Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired



-




-




(4,882)




(9,008)


Disbursement of short-term loans



-




-




(4,497)




-


Release of escrow account



1,000




-




1,000




-


Repayment of short-term loans



-




-




4,497




-


Deposit of collateral for loan facility



-




-




(1,000)




-


Net sale (purchase) of listed equity instruments



(3,283)




(17,439)




(9,402)




(3,522)


Net sale (purchase) of financial assets



-




50,000




-




50,000


Development expenditure



(2,229)




(1,216)




(3,806)




(2,068)


Interest income received



281




16




426




21


Net cash flow from (used in) investing activities



(6,185)




31,500




(21,386)




34,539



















Cash flow from financing activities

















Acquisition of treasury shares



(12,980)




-




(18,470)




(748)


Proceeds from loans and borrowings



(890)




(1,147)




6,905




-


Interests on loans and borrowings



(939)




(89)




(1,705)




(168)


Repayment of loans and borrowings



(47,609)




(348)




(53,180)




(348)


Payment of lease liabilities



(554)




(846)




(2,252)




(1,906)


Net cash flow from (used in) financing activities



(62,972)




(2,431)




(68,702)




(3,170)



















Net change in cash and cash equivalents



(62,110)




35,322




(31,620)




44,896



















Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



169,826




143,297




139,487




134,168


Net foreign exchange difference



(2,262)




(138)




(2,414)




(584)


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period



105,454




178,481




105,454




178,481


 

 

Financial details by business area


The tables below specify the contribution by each business area:


[US$ thousands]


Three Months Ended June 30, 2020


Business area


Browser and
News



Other



Total


Revenue categories













Search



17,626




-




17,626


Advertising



12,669




-




12,669


Technology licensing and other revenue



-




1,921




1,921


Total revenue



30,295




1,921




32,217















Technology and platform fees



(587)




-




(587)


Content cost



(1,548)




-




(1,548)


Cost of inventory sold



-




(9)




(9)


Other cost of revenue (1)



(50)




(1,519)




(1,569)


Marketing and distribution expenses



(9,817)




(161)




(9,978)


Credit loss expense



(32)




-




(32)


Direct expenses



(12,034)




(1,689)




(13,723)















Contribution by business area



18,261




232




18,494



(1) Includes expenses presented separately in the Statement of Operations as part of personnel and other expenses, including audit, legal and other advisory services, that were included in the cost invoiced certain customers and previously reported as Cost of revenue.

 

[US$ thousands]


Three Months Ended June 30, 2021


Business area


Browser and
News



Other



Total


Revenue categories













Search



29,782




-




29,782


Advertising



28,935




7




28,942


Technology licensing and other revenue



-




1,436




1,436


Total revenue



58,717




1,443




60,161















Technology and platform fees



(930)




(182)




(1,112)


Content cost



(730)




(11)




(741)


Cost of inventory sold



(798)




-




(798)


Marketing and distribution expenses



(35,085)




(216)




(35,301)


Credit loss expense



(316)




(4)




(320)


Direct expenses



(37,859)




(413)




(38,273)















Contribution by business area



20,858




1,030




21,888


 

[US$ thousands]


Six Months Ended June 30, 2020


Business area


Browser and
News



Other



Total


Revenue categories













Search



37,290




-




37,290


Advertising



29,421




-




29,421


Technology licensing and other revenue



-




5,700




5,700


Total revenue



66,711




5,700




72,411















Technology and platform fees



(1,134)




-




(1,134)


Content cost



(2,623)




-




(2,623)


Cost of inventory sold



-




(58)




(58)


Other cost of revenue



(106)




(2,625)




(2,731)


Marketing and distribution expenses



(24,094)




(410)




(24,504)


Credit loss expense



(352)




(924)




(1,276)


Direct expenses



(28,310)




(4,017)




(32,326)















Contribution by business area



38,401




1,683




40,084


 

[US$ thousands]


Six Months Ended June 30, 2021


Business area


Browser and
News



Other



Total


Revenue categories













Search



56,507




-




56,507


Advertising



52,340




32




52,347


Technology licensing and other revenue



-




2,864




2,890


Total revenue



108,847




2,897




111,744















Technology and platform fees



(1,649)




(335)




(1,984)


Content cost



(1,564)




(22)




(1,586)


Cost of inventory sold



(1,244)




-




(1,244)


Marketing and distribution expenses



(58,250)




(408)




(58,658)


Credit loss expense



(270)




(36)




(306)


Direct expenses



(62,977)




(801)




(63,779)















Contribution by business area



45,870




2,095




47,965


 

Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration


The table below specifies the amounts of personnel expenses including share-based remuneration:


[US$ thousands]


Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration


2020



2021



2020



2021


Personnel expenses excluding share-based remuneration



12,712




16,544




28,690




32,585


Share-based remuneration, including related social security costs



1,576




1,917




2,051




2,971


Total



14,288




18,461




30,741




35,556


 

Other expenses


The table below specifies the nature of other expenses:


[US$ thousands]


Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


Other expenses


2020



2021



2020



2021


Hosting



1,944




1,910




4,152




3,753


Audit, legal and other advisory services



2,105




2,447




4,054




3,943


Software license fees



576




475




983




889


Rent and other office expense



907




758




1,509




1,623


Travel



303




109




981




188


Other



916




660




2,185




1,423


Total



6,751




6,359




13,864




11,819


 

 

Non-IFRS financial measures




Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,


[US$ thousands, except per share and ADS amounts]


2020



2021



2020



2021


Reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA

















Net income (loss)



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926


Add: Income tax expense (benefit)



(2,206)




(1,953)




(657)




(2,781)


Add: Net finance expense (income)



(9,217)




4,911




(3,006)




3,498


Add: Share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures



813




2,339




1,477




2,484


Add: Other loss (income) from long-term investments



(6,000)




(57,500)




(6,000)




(57,500)


Add: Depreciation and amortization



4,780




5,080




9,437




10,117


Add: Share-based remuneration



1,576




1,917




2,051




2,971


Add: Non-recurring expenses



502




-




2,574




-


Less: Other income



(5,994)




(96)




(5,994)




(154)


Less: Profit (loss) from discontinued operations



(797)




-




4,095




-


Adjusted EBITDA



598




(1,015)




255




3,561



















Reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income

















Net Income (loss)



17,141




44,287




(3,722)




44,926


Add: Share-based remuneration



1,576




1,917




2,051




2,971


Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets



1,336




1,571




2,673




3,142


Add: Amortization of Nanobank intangible assets (1)



-




1,759




-




3,518


Add: Non-recurring expenses



502




-




2,574




-


Income tax adjustment (2)



(360)




(389)




(548)




(805)


Less: Profit (loss) from discontinued operations



(797)




-




4,095




-


Adjusted net income



19,397




49,144




7,123




53,751



















Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding

















Basic, millions



238.04




230.29




238.17




230.28


Diluted, millions



239.92




231.51




240.78




231.54



















Adjusted net income (loss) per ordinary share

















Basic, US$



0.08




0.21




0.03




0.23


Diluted, US$



0.08




0.21




0.03




0.23



















Adjusted net income (loss) per ADS

















Basic, US$



0.16




0.43




0.06




0.47


Diluted, US$



0.16




0.42




0.06




0.46



(1) The amortization of Nanobank intangible assets is included in the line "Share of net income (loss) of associates and joint ventures".


(2) Reversal of tax benefit related to the social security cost component of share-based remuneration and deferred taxes on the amortization of acquired intangible assets.

 

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