UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

July 27, 2023

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

Schiphol Boulevard 165

1118 BG, Schiphol, the Netherlands.

Tel: +31 202 066 970

(Address, Including ZIP Code, and Telephone Number,

Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

 

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Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a press release of Yandex N.V. (the “Company”) dated July 27, 2023, announcing the Company’s results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Report on Form 6-K is a letter to the shareholders of the Company dated July 27, 2023, to accompany the Company’s press release announcing the results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

 


  SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: July 27, 2023

By:

/s/ Svetlana Demyashkevich

 

 

Svetlana Demyashkevich

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 


INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.

Description

99.1

Press release of Yandex N.V. dated July 27, 2023, announcing results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

99.2

Letter to the shareholders of the Company dated July 27, 2023, to accompany the Company’s press release announcing the results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.


Exhibit 99.1

Yandex Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, July 27, 2023 -- Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX), a Dutch public limited company and one of Europe's largest internet businesses, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Q2 2023 Financial and Operational Highlights1,2

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30

2022

2023

Change

Total Revenues

117,748

182,495

55%

Total Adjusted EBITDA

25,694

24,746

-4%

Total Group

Total Adjusted EBITDA margin, %

21.8%

13.6%

-8.2 pp

Net income

8,056

14,631

82%

Adjusted Net Income

13,134

9,646

-27%

Share of Russian search market, %

62.1%

63.6%

1.5 pp

Search share on Android, %

61.9%

63.4%

1.4 pp

Search share on iOS, %

48.4%

49.7%

1.4 pp

Search and

Revenues

51,209

78,416

53%

Portal

Ex-TAC revenues

42,777

64,558

51%

Adjusted EBITDA

29,441

41,011

39%

Adjusted EBITDA margin, %

57.5%

52.3%

-5.2 pp

Revenues

56,732

94,951

67%

E-Commerce, Mobility

GMV of Mobility3

178,963

254,212

42%

and Delivery

GMV of E-commerce4

58,568

110,477

89%

GMV of other O2O services5

38,364

73,996

93%

Total Adjusted EBITDA/(loss)

2,011

(6,119)

n/m

Plus and Entertainment Services

Yandex Plus subscribers6, MM

13.8

23.5

70%

(1) Pursuant to SEC rules regarding convenience translations, Russian ruble (RUB) amounts have been translated into U.S. dollars in this release at a rate of RUB 87.0341 to $1.00, the official exchange rate quoted as of June 30, 2023 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

(2) The following measures presented in this release are “non-GAAP financial measures”: ex-TAC revenues, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted net income. Please see the section “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a discussion of how we define these measures, as well as reconciliations at the end of this release of each of these measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures.

(3) GMV (or gross merchandise value) of Mobility is defined as the total amount paid by customers for ride-hailing, car-sharing and scooters rent services booked through our platform, including VAT.

(4) GMV of E-commerce is defined as the value of all merchandise sold through our Yandex Market marketplace and Yandex Lavka as well as the value of products sold through Yandex Eats and Market Delivery grocery service (delivered and paid for), including VAT.

(5) GMV of other O2O (online-to-offline) services includes the total amount paid by customers and partner businesses for Yandex Delivery and Yandex Fuel services, the value of orders delivered through the Yandex Eats and Market Delivery food delivery services, Lavka Israel, and several other smaller O2O experiments, including VAT.

(6) Starting from June 2022, we have made several adjustments to improve our methodology for calculating the number of subscribers, including by improving the quality of counting unique users who have multiple Plus subscriptions, as well as including the mobile operators’ subscribers who do not have a Yandex account. As a result, the previously disclosed numbers for Q2 2022 have been re-presented.

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Financial outlook

Given that uncertainty concerning future geopolitical developments and the macro environment remains high, our visibility over the short- and medium-term is limited and we remain unable to provide any forward-looking expectations at this stage. We aim to remain transparent about the current performance and key trends across our businesses.

Corporate and Subsequent Events

On April 21, 2023, Yandex entered into an agreement with Uber NL Holdings 1 B.V., a subsidiary of Uber Technologies Inc., and on the same day Yandex acquired Uber’s entire remaining 28.98% interest in the MLU B.V. mobility joint venture, for total consideration in cash of $702.5 million. The boards of directors of both Uber and Yandex approved this transaction and it was not subject to the approval of the shareholders of either party. The parties received all required regulatory approvals.
As announced on May 25, 2023, Yandex’s Board of Directors is progressing its plans for its potential corporate restructuring, and continues to work with a number of potential investors with a view to agreeing the acquisition of an economic interest in our core businesses, including all Russia-based businesses. The proposed restructuring would be subject to shareholder approval (including separate approval of Class A shareholders), and the Company’s goal is to bring a restructuring proposal to shareholders for approval later this year.
On June 6, 2023, Yandex received a favorable decision from the Nasdaq Listing Hearings Panel to grant the request of Yandex to continue its listing on Nasdaq, subject to certain conditions related to the timing and implementation of Yandex’s proposed corporate restructuring. This decision followed a notice that we received from the Listing Qualifications Staff of Nasdaq on March 15, 2023, which determined to delist the company’s securities from the Nasdaq Global Select Market as of March 24, 2023, exercising its broad discretionary authority under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5101 to delist securities. As of the date of this press release, the trading of our shares on the Moscow Exchange remains intact, however the liquidity of our shares on that exchange remains limited to the number of shares held in the Russian settlement system.
On June 19, 2023, Yandex published its 2022 Sustainability Progress Report, which outlines the company’s results across 12 sustainability streams and related objectives formalized in 2020, including support for employees and partners, the development of educational programs, enhancement of a service quality, and the reduction of environmental footprint of our offline operations.
On June 30, 2023, Yandex announced leadership changes in its financial department in preparation for the potential corporate restructuring. Effective August 1, 2023, Svetlana Demyashkevich, currently Chief Financial Officer of the Yandex N.V. group, will transition to the role of Senior Vice President of Finance, and Alexander Balakhnin, currently Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of the E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery segment, will be appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer for the group.
Neither Yandex N.V. nor any of its group companies is a target of sanctions in the United States, European Union, Switzerland or United Kingdom, and the Yandex group is not owned or controlled by any persons who have been designated under such sanctions. In July, our “Yandex Pay” subsidiary was designated in Canada; such designation does not apply to Yandex N.V. or its other group companies or operations. Yandex continues to closely monitor developments in this regard.

Impact of the current geopolitical crisis

Current geopolitical tensions and their impact on the Russian and global economy have created an exceptionally challenging environment for our business, team and shareholders.

These developments have adversely impacted (and may in the future materially adversely impact) the macroeconomic climate in Russia, resulting in volatility of the ruble, including significant recent devaluation, currency controls, increased interest rates and inflation and a potential contraction in consumer spending, as well as the withdrawal of foreign businesses and suppliers from the Russian market. In addition, laws or regulations may be adopted that may adversely affect our non-Russian shareholders and the value of the shares they hold in our company. We provided detailed information on our risk

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exposure and possible adverse impacts on our businesses in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed on April 20, 2023.

We continue to provide services to our users and partners with no interruptions. We are taking appropriate measures to conserve cash and to consider our capital allocation and budget appropriately during this period of uncertainty, while remaining committed to continue investing in the development of our key businesses and services. We are closely monitoring sanctions and export control developments as well as the macroeconomic climate and consumer sentiment in Russia and we are assessing contingency plans to address potential developments. Our Board and management are focused on the wellbeing of our more than 24,000 employees in Russia and abroad, while doing everything we can to safeguard the interests of our shareholders and other stakeholders.

Consolidated Results

The following table provides a summary of our key consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2023:

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues

117,748

182,495

55%

223,758

345,770

55%

Ex-TAC revenues

110,412

169,852

54%

210,276

322,024

53%

Income/(loss) from operations

8,746

11,494

31%

(3,688)

13,464

n/m

Adjusted EBITDA

25,694

24,746

-4%

26,965

37,540

39%

Net income/(loss)

8,056

14,631

82%

(4,981)

20,416

n/m

Adjusted net income

13,134

9,646

-27%

5,010

12,217

144%

Our segment disclosure is provided in the Segment financial results section below.

Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2023:

RUB 71.9 billion ($825.9 million) on a consolidated basis.

Segment financial results

Search & Portal

Our Search and Portal segment includes Search, Geo, Weather and a number of other services offered in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Key operational trends:

Share of Russian search market, including mobile, averaged 63.6% in Q2 2023, up 1.5 pp from 62.1% in Q2 2022 and an improvement from 63.3% in Q1 2023, according to Yandex Radar
Search share on Android in Russia was 63.4% in Q2 2023, up 1.4 pp from 61.9% in Q2 2022 and an improvement from 62.6% in Q1 2023, according to Yandex Radar
Search share on iOS in Russia was 49.7% in Q2 2023, up 1.4 pp from 48.4% in Q2 2022 and an improvement from 49.1% in Q1 2023, according to Yandex Radar
Mobile search traffic was 68.2% of our total search traffic in Q2 2023. Mobile revenues represented 61.5% of our search revenues in Q2 2023

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In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues

51,209

78,416

53%

95,012

145,961

54%

Ex-TAC revenues

42,777

64,558

51%

79,540

119,815

51%

Adjusted EBITDA

29,441

41,011

39%

49,002

75,724

55%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

57.5%

52.3%

-5.2 pp

51.6%

51.9%

0.3 pp

Revenues increased by 53% and Ex-TAC revenues grew by 51% year-on-year in Q2 2023 mainly driven by the strong results of our core search business (primarily due to Android and iOS platforms) and the Yandex Advertising Network (mainly driven by growth on partner apps and websites) on the back of our investments in ad-products and technologies with an ongoing focus on SMB (small and medium business) and e-commerce areas as well as inventory expansion.

Adjusted EBITDA margin came to 52.3% in Q2 2023 compared with 57.5% in Q2 2022. The margin trends were supported by a positive operating leverage effect on the back of strong performance of our advertising businesses and the segregation of corporate overheads to our Other Business Units and Initiatives segment. This was however offset mainly by the increase in marketing and advertising costs and personnel expenses, which grew from a low base of the last year when we suspended our promotional activities and introduced a hiring freeze.

E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery

The E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery segment includes our transactional online-to-offline (O2O) businesses, which consist of (i) the mobility businesses, including ride-hailing in Russia and other countries across CIS and EMEA, Yandex Drive, our car-sharing business for both B2C and B2B, and scooters; (ii) the E-commerce businesses in Russia and CIS, including Yandex Market, our multi-category e-commerce marketplace, Yandex Lavka Russia, our hyperlocal convenience store delivery service, and the grocery delivery services of Yandex Eats and Market Delivery (since September 8, 2022, when the acquisition was completed; the service was earlier known as Delivery Club); and (iii) our other O2O businesses, including Yandex Delivery, our last- and middle-mile logistics solution for individuals, enterprises and SMB; Yandex Eats and Market Delivery, our ready-to-eat delivery from restaurants services; Lavka Israel, our hyperlocal convenience store delivery service; and Yandex Fuel, our contactless payment service at gas stations, and several smaller experiments.

Key operational trends:

Total E-Commerce GMV increased by 89% year-on-year in Q2 2023

Yandex Market

The share of GMV sold by third-party sellers on our Yandex Market marketplace was 84% in Q2 2023 remaining unchanged year-on-year
Marketplace’s assortment was 53.2 million SKUs as of the end of Q2 2023, up from 39.9 million SKUs as of the end of Q2 2022
The number of active buyers7 on the Yandex Market marketplace increased by 45% year-on-year and reached 16.5 million as of the end of Q2 2023
The number of active sellers8 on Yandex Market marketplace increased by 100% year-on-year and reached 61.8 thousand as of the end of Q2 2023

Mobility

The number of rides in the Mobility services increased by 18% compared to Q2 2022
GMV of the Mobility services grew 42% compared to Q2 2022

(7) An active buyer is a buyer who made at least 1 purchase in the last 12 months prior to the reporting date.
(8) An active seller is a seller who made at least 1 sale in the last 1 month prior to the reporting date.

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In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

GMV:

Mobility

178,963

254,212

42%

346,381

478,946

38%

E-Commerce

58,568

110,477

89%

123,148

218,312

77%

First party (1P) business model

17,418

29,569

70%

36,595

63,403

73%

Third party (3P) commission business model

41,150

80,908

97%

86,553

154,909

79%

Other O2O services

38,364

73,996

93%

78,468

142,511

82%

Revenues:

Mobility

29,938

38,162

27%

56,499

70,704

25%

E-Commerce

19,653

40,176

104%

40,397

81,013

101%

Revenues from sale of goods (1P)9

14,140

23,690

68%

29,700

50,734

71%

Commission and other e-commerce revenues10

5,513

16,486

199%

10,697

30,279

183%

Other O2O services11

8,297

18,475

123%

17,467

35,653

104%

Eliminations

(1,156)

(1,862)

61%

(2,437)

(3,944)

62%

Total revenues

56,732

94,951

67%

111,926

183,426

64%

Adjusted EBITDA/(loss) E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery:

2,011

(6,119)

n/m

(6,434)

(16,919)

163%

(9) Revenues related to sales of goods include revenues from Yandex Market 1P sales, revenues from Yandex Lavka 1P sales in Russia, where we use a first-party (1P) business model and act as a direct retailer, and exclude delivery fee revenues related to these businesses.
(10) Commission and other e-commerce revenues include Yandex Market marketplace (3P) commission, delivery, service fee and advertising revenues of grocery delivery services of Yandex Eats and Maket Delivery, as well as delivery fee and advertising revenue of Yandex Lavka in Russia and other revenues.
(11) Other O2O Revenues include revenues from RouteQ in Q1 2023 and was presented retroactively in all previous periods.

The growth in GMV of Mobility reached 42% year-on-year in Q2 2023, driven by an increase in the number of rides, growth of rider base and order frequency across all of the regions we operate in, and an increase of surge coefficient, primarily driven by seasonal driver undersupply as well as vehicle undersupply on the market. The growth in GMV of E-commerce accelerated to 89% year-on-year in Q2 2023 supported by an expansion of our pickup points network and an organic growth in the user base, as well as acquisition of Delivery Club in September 2022. GMV of other O2O services grew by 93% year-on-year in Q2 2023, with Yandex Delivery and Yandex Food Delivery services including Market Delivery, being the largest contributors reporting growth of 144% year-on-year.

E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery segment revenues increased by 67% year-on-year in Q2 2023, mainly driven by E-commerce services (where Yandex Market was the largest contributor to growth in absolute terms, followed by Yandex Lavka) and Other O2O services (driven by Food Delivery). Mobility revenues increased by 27% on the back of higher investment into driver acquisition, while E-commerce revenues increased by 104%. The faster-than-GMV revenue growth is explained by an improvement of 3P take rates and an accelerated growth of advertising revenue. Other O2O services revenues delivered 123% year-on-year growth where Delivery was the key contributor to growth, followed by the effect of the acquisition of Delivery Club, which has now been integrated into the Food Delivery services business.

Eliminations related to the E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery segment represent the eliminations of intercompany revenues between different businesses within the segment. The year-on-year dynamic was mainly attributed to our expansion of intercompany synergies with a higher volume of E-commerce and Food Delivery orders fulfilled by our Yandex Delivery business compared to a year ago.

Adjusted EBITDA loss of E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery was RUB 6,119 million in Q2 2023 compared to a positive adjusted EBITDA of RUB 2,011 million in Q2 2022. This dynamic was primarily driven by the growing scale of E-commerce and Delivery businesses, higher investments into driver supply, as well as higher operating expenses, which grew from a low base of the last year when we implemented strict cost control measures on the back of geopolitical uncertainty (including a hiring freeze and optimizing of marketing expenses, among other things).

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Plus and Entertainment Services

The Plus and Entertainment Services segment includes our subscription service Yandex Plus, Yandex Music, Kinopoisk, Yandex Afisha and our production center Yandex Studio.

Key operational trends:

Number of Yandex Plus subscribers reached 23.5 million as of the end of Q2 2023, up 70% from the end of Q2 2022

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues

6,150

15,503

152%

11,981

28,859

141%

Adjusted EBITDA/(loss)

(2,595)

1,800

-169%

(5,766)

1,574

-127%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

-42.2%

11.6%

53.8 pp

-48.1%

5.5%

53.6 pp

Plus and Entertainment Services revenues grew 152% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. The increase was primarily driven by the growth of subscription revenue on the back of the expanding base of paid subscribers and changes in tariff mix, as well as solid trends in other revenue streams, including licensing and advertising. Adjusted EBITDA turned positive for the first time reaching RUB 1.8 billion from a loss of RUB 2.6 billion in Q2 2022 driven by a positive operating leverage effect on the back of the subscription revenue growth (which grew 113% year-on-year) as well as significant cost-efficiency improvement.

Classifieds

The Classifieds segment includes Auto.ru, Yandex Realty, Yandex Rent and Yandex Travel.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues

2,568

5,573

117%

4,979

10,011

101%

Adjusted EBITDA/(loss)

493

(46)

-109%

666

(163)

-124%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

19.2%

-0.8%

-20 pp

13.4%

-1.6%

-15 pp

Classifieds revenues increased by 117% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. The revenue growth was supported by the solid performance of Auto.ru due to a low base in 2022 after a car market squeeze, as well as by Yandex Travel due to improvement in our market share on the back of increasing demand for our travel aggregator service. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to a loss of RUB 0.05 billion in Q2 2023 compared with a positive adjusted EBITDA of RUB 0.5 billion in Q2 2022 as a result of the continuing investments in the long-term growth of our businesses, such as Yandex Travel and Yandex Rent.

Other Business Units and Initiatives

The Other Business Units and Initiatives category includes our self-driving vehicles business (Yandex SDG), Yandex Cloud and Yandex 360, Yandex Education (Practicum and other education initiatives), Devices and Alice, FinTech (including Yandex Pay and Yandex ID) and a number of other experiments as well as unallocated corporate expenses.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues

10,868

14,891

37%

18,673

29,077

56%

Adjusted EBITDA loss

(3,704)

(12,302)

232%

(10,651)

(23,358)

119%

Adjusted EBITDA loss margin

-34.1%

-82.6%

-48.5 pp

-57.0%

-80.3%

-23.3 pp

Other Business Units and Initiatives revenues increased 37% year-on-year in Q2 2023, driven mainly by Yandex Cloud, Devices and Alice and Fintech. Yandex Cloud revenue grew 61% year-on-year, supported by product portfolio expansion as well as improvement in our market share on the back of increasing demand for our services. The Devices and Alice revenue increased 19% year-on-year to RUB 5.1 billion in Q2 2023 and 71% year-on-year in the first half of this year due to the

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expansion in the range of models available (including new edition of station Max and smart home devices) as well as the launch of TV and smart home devices sales in Belarus and Kazakhstan. This growth was offset by seasonal normalization after the peak in demand experienced in December 2022 and in the beginning of 2023.

The adjusted EBITDA loss amounted to RUB 12.3 billion compared to RUB 3.7 billion in Q2 2022. The loss increase was mainly attributed to segregation of unallocated corporate expenses from reportable segments’ adjusted EBITDA and their inclusion in the Other Business Units and Initiatives category (since Q3 2022), investments made to growth Yandex Cloud (including internationally) and Yandex SDG (where adjusted EBITDA loss came to RUB 2.5 billion in Q2 2023), and development of other verticals.

Eliminations

Eliminations related to our revenues represent the elimination of transactions between the reportable segments, including advertising revenues, intercompany revenues related to brand royalties, data centers, devices sales and others.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Revenues:

Segment revenues

127,527

209,334

64%

242,571

397,334

64%

Eliminations

(9,779)

(26,839)

174%

(18,813)

(51,564)

174%

Total revenues

117,748

182,495

55%

223,758

345,770

55%

Adjusted EBITDA:

Segment adjusted EBITDA

25,646

24,344

-5%

26,817

36,858

37%

Eliminations

48

402

n/m

148

682

361%

Total adjusted EBITDA

25,694

24,746

-4%

26,965

37,540

39%

Eliminations related to our revenues increased 174% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. The increase was mainly attributed to the increased intercompany revenue between our businesses (related to cross service advertising and marketing activities, the usage of data centers, other IT infrastructure, device sales, and other centralized services by all business units), as a result of greater integration of services and overall growth across the Group.

Consolidated Operating Costs and Expenses

Our operating costs and expenses consist of cost of revenues (COS), product development expenses (PD), sales, general and administrative expenses (SG&A), depreciation and amortization expenses (D&A) and goodwill impairment. COS, PD and SG&A categories include personnel-related costs and expenses, relevant office space rental, and related share-based compensation expenses. Increases across all cost categories reflect investments in overall growth. In Q2 2023, our headcount increased by 1,561 full-time employees. The total number of full-time employees was 24,282 as of June 30, 2023, up by 7% compared with March 31, 2023, and up 29% from June 30, 2022, which was primarily driven by the accelerated pace of hiring in Yandex Cloud, Search and Portal and Yandex Market, as well as by the growth of Mobility, Plus and Entertainment Services among others.

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Operating Expenses

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Cost of revenues

48,721

79,120

62%

99,732

156,659

57%

Cost of revenues as a % of revenues

41.4%

43.4%

2 pp

44.6%

45.3%

0.7 pp

including TAC

7,336

12,643

72%

13,482

23,746

76%

TAC as a % of revenues

6.2%

6.9%

0.7 pp

6.0%

6.9%

0.9 pp

Product development

16,826

23,911

42%

35,987

46,215

28%

As a % of revenues

14.3%

13.1%

-1.2 pp

16.1%

13.4%

-2.7 pp

Sales, general and administrative

35,742

57,498

61%

76,547

110,673

45%

As a % of revenues

30.4%

31.5%

1.1 pp

34.2%

32.0%

-2.2 pp

Depreciation and amortization

7,713

9,336

21%

15,180

17,623

16%

As a % of revenues

6.6%

5.1%

-1.5 pp

6.8%

5.1%

-1.7 pp

Goodwill impairment

-

1,136

n/m

-

1,136

n/m

As a % of revenues

-

0.6%

0.6 pp

-

0.3%

0.3 pp

Total operating expenses

109,002

171,001

57%

227,446

332,306

46%

As a % of revenues

92.6%

93.7%

1.1 pp

101.6%

96.1%

-5.5 pp

Total operating expenses increased by 57% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. The increase was mainly due to the сost of revenues related to E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery businesses, Plus and Entertainment services, Devices and Alice, and growth of headcount and related personnel expenses across most of our business units due to the overall expansion of the businesses.

TAC grew 72% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022 and represented 6.9% of total revenues, 70 basis points higher than in Q2 2022. The year-on-year growth of TAC as a share of revenue was primarily driven by TAC related to our distribution partners and the growing contribution of ad revenues related to the Yandex Advertising Network.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

SBC expense included in cost of revenues

129

177

37%

280

341

22%

SBC expense included in product development

3,926

3,188

-19%

7,466

6,469

-13%

SBC expense included in SG&A

2,440

2,134

-13%

5,014

4,489

-10%

Total SBC expense

6,495

5,499

-15%

12,760

11,299

-11%

As a % of revenues

5.5%

3.0%

-2.5 pp

5.7%

3.3%

-2.4 pp

Total SBC expenses decreased by 15% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. The decrease was primarily related to the replacement of new RSU grants during 2022 with an increase in salaries and bonuses as well as settlement of Business Unit Equity Awards in cash in Q2 2022, which led to additional cost recognized in Q2 2022; partly offset by the material appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the ruble. In light of the ongoing halt of trading in our Class A shares on Nasdaq, during 2022 and 2023, participants have received and will receive cash compensation on the vesting dates of the relevant RSU equity awards, in an amount equal to the target value of each tranche of such awards. In Q2 2023, RUB 3.0 billion of the total RUB 5.5 billion in SBC expenses related to RSU equity awards settled in cash were recorded as part of personnel expenses, which reduced consolidated adjusted EBITDA.

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Income/(loss) from operations

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Income/(loss) from operations

8,746

11,494

31%

(3,688)

13,464

n/m

Income from operations amounted to RUB 11.5 billion in Q2 2023 compared to RUB 8.7 billion in Q2 2022. This dynamic was mainly driven by the improved profitability of our Search and Portal and Plus and Entertainment segments.

Other income, net for Q2 2023 amounted to RUB 9,020 million, up from other loss, net of RUB 6,105 million in Q2 2022. Other income/(loss), net includes foreign exchange gains of RUB 8,954 million in Q2 2023 and foreign exchange loss of RUB 5,903 million in Q2 2022. Foreign exchange gains and losses dynamics reflect changes of USD denominated monetary assets in our Russian subsidiaries on the back of the depreciation of the Russian ruble against the US dollar by 11% during Q2 2023 and the appreciation of the Russian ruble against the US dollar by 64% during Q2 2022.

Income tax expense for Q2 2023 was RUB 4,909 million, up from RUB 3,732 million in Q2 2022. Our effective tax rate of 25.1% in Q2 2023 was lower than 31.7% in Q2 2022. The Group’s income tax expense for interim periods is determined based on the tax rate effective during that period. The major factors influencing changes effective tax rates in Q2 2023 and Q2 2022 were: differences in foreign tax rates of our subsidiaries (including reduced tax rate in certain Russian subsidiaries), deferred tax asset valuation allowances, non-deductible SBC expenses, statutory expenses not deductible for income tax purposes, tax on dividends and tax provision recognized and the effects on debt relief income exemption and permanent difference both related to restructuring of convertible debt in Q2 2022.

Net income was RUB 14.6 billion in Q2 2023, compared with RUB 8.1 billion in Q2 2022. The changes were mainly attributable to growth of operational profitability and favourable foreign exchange gains and losses dynamics described above, as well as the gain on restructuring of convertible debt in Q2 2022.

Cash provided by operating activities was RUB 13.6 billion and cash paid for property and equipment, intangible assets and assets to be leased was RUB 24.2 billion for Q2 2023.

The total number of shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 was 361,482,282, including 325,783,607 Class A shares, 35,698,674 Class B shares, and one Priority share and excluding 558,663 Class A shares held in treasury.

There were also employee share options outstanding to purchase up to an additional 2.9 million shares, at a weighted average exercise price of $44.32 per share, 2.2 million of which were fully vested; equity-settled share appreciation rights (SARs) for 0.1 million shares, at a weighted average measurement price of $32.85, all of which were fully vested; restricted share units (RSUs) covering 9.0 million shares, of which RSUs to acquire 6.2 million shares were fully vested; and performance share units (PSUs) for 0.2 million shares. In addition, we have outstanding awards in respect of our various Business Units, including options and synthetic options, for 4.9 million shares, 2.4 million of which were fully vested and are settled in equity of our Business Units, cash or Yandex Class A shares.

ABOUT YANDEX

Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX) is a technology company registered in the Netherlands that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and navigation products, while also expanding into mobility, e-commerce, online entertainment, cloud computing and other markets to assist millions of consumers in Russia and a number of international markets. More information on Yandex can be found at https://ir.yandex/.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial

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and business performance, our business and strategy and the impact of the current geopolitical and macroeconomic developments on our industry, business and financial results, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guide,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions and their negatives are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted or implied by such statements, and our reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted or implied by such statements include, among others, macroeconomic and geopolitical developments affecting the Russian economy or our business, changes in the political, legal and/or regulatory environment and regulatory and business responses to that crisis, including international economic sanctions and export controls, competitive pressures, changes in advertising patterns, changes in user preferences, technological developments, and our need to expend capital to accommodate the growth of the business, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022 and “Risk Factors” in the Shareholder Circular filed as Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 6-K, which were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 20, 2023 and November 18, 2019, respectively, and are available on our investor relations website at https://ir.yandex/sec-filings and on the SEC website at https://www.sec.gov/. All information in this release and in the attachments is as of July 27, 2023, and Yandex undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we present the following non-GAAP financial measures: ex-TAC revenues, Adjusted EBITDA/(loss), Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted net income/(loss). The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned “Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable U.S. GAAP measures”, included following the accompanying financial tables. We define the various non-GAAP financial measures we use as follows:

Ex-TAC revenues means U.S. GAAP revenues less total traffic acquisition costs (TAC).
Adjusted EBITDA/(loss) means U.S. GAAP net income/(loss) plus (1) depreciation and amortization, (2) certain SBC expense, (3) interest expense, (4) income tax expense, (5) expenses (reversal of expenses) related to the contingent compensation payable to employees in connection with certain business combinations, (6) loss from equity method investments, (7) one-off restructuring and other expenses and (8) impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets less (1) interest income, (2) other income/(loss), net and (3) gain on restructuring of convertible debt.
Adjusted EBITDA margin means adjusted EBITDA/(loss) divided by U.S. GAAP revenues.
Adjusted net income/(loss) means U.S. GAAP net income/(loss) plus (1) certain SBC expense, (2) expenses (reversal of expenses) related to the contingent compensation payable to certain employees in connection with certain business combinations, (3) one-off restructuring and other expenses, (4) impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets adjusted for the related income tax effect and (5) amortization of debt discount and issuance costs related to our convertible debt adjusted for the related income tax effect, less (1) foreign exchange gains/(losses) adjusted for the related income tax effect and (2) gain on restructuring of convertible debt adjusted for the related income tax effect.

These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management for evaluating financial performance as well as decision-making. Management believes that these metrics reflect the organic, core operating performance of the company, and therefore are useful to analysts and investors in providing supplemental information that helps them understand, model and forecast the evolution of our operating business.

Although our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for operational decision-making and considers these financial measures to be useful for analysts and investors, we recognize that there are a number of limitations related to such measures. In particular, it should be noted that several of these measures exclude some recurring costs, particularly share-based compensation. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of the measures described above may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their results of operations.

Below we describe why we make particular adjustments to certain U.S. GAAP financial measures:

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TAC

We believe that it may be useful for investors and analysts to review certain measures both in accordance with U.S. GAAP and net of the effect of TAC, which we view as comparable to sales bonuses but, unlike sales bonuses, are not deducted from U.S. GAAP revenues. By presenting revenue, net of TAC, we believe that investors and analysts are able to obtain a clearer picture of our business without the impact of the revenues we share with our partners.

SBC

SBC is a significant expense item, and an important part of our compensation and incentive programs. As it is highly dependent on our share price at the time of equity award grants, we believe that it is useful for investors and analysts to see certain financial measures excluding the impact of these charges in order to obtain a clearer picture of our operating performance. However, because we settled the RSU equity awards of our employees in cash during 2022 and first half of 2023, starting from Q3 2022 we no longer eliminate the relevant SBC expense corresponding to the cash payment from adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.

Foreign exchange gains

Because we hold significant assets and liabilities in currencies other than our Russian ruble operating currency, and because foreign exchange fluctuations are outside of our operational control, we believe that it is useful to present adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and related margin measures excluding these effects, in order to provide greater clarity regarding our operating performance.

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

We also adjust net income/(loss) for interest expense representing amortization of the debt discount related to our convertible senior notes due 2025 issued in Q1 2020. We have eliminated this expense from adjusted net income as it is non-cash in nature and is not indicative of our ongoing operating performance. We have repurchased substantially all of the outstanding notes to date.

Expenses related to contingent consideration

We may incur expenses in connection with acquisitions that are not indicative of our recurring core operating performance. In particular, we are required under U.S. GAAP to accrue as an expense the contingent compensation that is payable to certain employees in connection with certain business combinations. We eliminate these acquisition-related expenses from adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income to provide management and investors a tool for comparing on a period-to-period basis our operating performance in the ordinary course of operations.

Goodwill and other intangible assets impairment

Adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA for Q2 2022 and Q2 2023 exclude a loss from goodwill and intangible assets impairment related to E-commerce, Mobility and Delivery segment of RUB 2,740 million and RUB 1,199 million, respectively and related income tax gain of RUB 548 million and nil, respectively.

Gain on restructuring of convertible debt

Adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and related margin measures for Q2 2022 exclude gain on restructuring of our convertible debt. Adjusted net income for Q2 2022 and its margin measures also exclude income tax attributable to this gain.

In June 2022, we completed the purchase of 93.2% in aggregate principal amount of our $1.25 billion 0.75% Convertible Notes due 2025. As a result of the restructuring, a gain in the amount of RUB 9,305 million and a related income tax expense in the amount of RUB 751 million were recognized. We have repurchased substantially all of the outstanding notes to date.

One-off restructuring and other expenses

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We believe that it is useful to present adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and related margin measures excluding impacts not related to our operating activities. Adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA exclude expenses related to the corporate restructuring and other similar one-off expenses.

The tables at the end of this release provide detailed reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure we use from the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

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YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

As of

December 31,

June 30, 

June 30, 

2022*

2023

2023

RUB

RUB

$

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

83,131

71,885

825.9

Accounts receivable

58,014

64,928

746.0

Sales financing receivable

5,738

5,720

65.7

Prepaid expenses

16,968

20,277

233.0

Inventory

28,220

23,519

270.2

Funds receivable

8,290

6,220

71.5

VAT reclaimable

22,602

24,829

285.3

Other current assets

16,971

20,750

238.4

Total current assets

239,934

238,128

2,736.0

Property and equipment

127,706

147,415

1,693.8

Operating lease right-of-use assets

28,646

28,847

331.4

Intangible assets

31,766

36,227

416.2

Content assets

16,844

18,856

216.7

Goodwill

143,778

142,784

1,640.6

Equity method investments

2,118

2,518

28.9

Investments in non-marketable equity securities

6,746

8,362

96.1

Deferred tax assets

3,904

6,436

73.9

Other non-current assets

15,277

22,402

257.4

Total non-current assets

376,785

413,847

4,755.0

TOTAL ASSETS

616,719

651,975

7,491.0

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities

122,816

139,970

1,608.2

Debt, current portion

21,306

68,764

790.1

Income and non-income taxes payable

28,137

31,124

357.6

Deferred revenue

15,585

18,482

212.4

Total current liabilities

187,844

258,340

2,968.3

Debt, non-current portion

29,885

23,883

274.4

Deferred tax liabilities

5,473

7,222

83.0

Operating lease liabilities

17,609

17,391

199.8

Finance lease liabilities

21,185

25,201

289.6

Other accrued liabilities

16,545

24,772

284.6

Total non-current liabilities

90,697

98,469

1,131.4

Total liabilities

278,541

356,809

4,099.7

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders’ equity:

Ordinary shares: par value (Class A €0.01, Class B €0.10 and Class C €0.09); shares authorized (Class A: 500,000,000, Class B: 37,138,658 and Class C: 37,748,658); shares issued (Class A: 326,342,270, Class B: 35,698,674, and Class C: 10,000 and nil, respectively); shares outstanding (Class A: 325,783,607, Class B: 35,698,674 and Class C: nil)

282

282

3.2

Treasury shares at cost (Class A: 558,663)

(1,393)

(1,393)

(16.0)

Additional paid-in capital

119,464

81,505

936.5

Accumulated other comprehensive income

24,258

22,550

259.1

Retained earnings

173,697

192,206

2,208.4

Total equity attributable to Yandex N.V.

316,308

295,150

3,391.2

Noncontrolling interests

21,870

16

0.1

Total shareholders’ equity

338,178

295,166

3,391.3

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

616,719

651,975

7,491.0

*  Derived from audited consolidated financial statements

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YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

2023

2022

2023

2023

RUB

RUB

$

RUB

RUB

$

Revenues

117,748

182,495

2,096.8

223,758

345,770

3,972.8

Operating costs and expenses:

Cost of revenues(1)

48,721

79,120

909.1

99,732

156,659

1,800.0

Product development(1)

16,826

23,911

274.7

35,987

46,215

531.0

Sales, general and administrative(1)

35,742

57,498

660.6

76,547

110,673

1,271.5

Depreciation and amortization

7,713

9,336

107.3

15,180

17,623

202.5

Goodwill impairment

-

1,136

13.1

-

1,136

13.1

Total operating costs and expenses

109,002

171,001

1,964.8

227,446

332,306

3,818.1

Income/(loss) from operations

8,746

11,494

132.0

(3,688)

13,464

154.7

Interest income

1,037

1,108

12.7

2,399

2,323

26.7

Interest expense

(1,109)

(1,973)

(22.7)

(1,729)

(3,146)

(36.1)

Gain on restructuring of convertible debt

9,305

-

-

9,305

-

-

Loss from equity method investments

(86)

(109)

(1.3)

(451)

(241)

(2.8)

Other income/(loss), net

(6,105)

9,020

103.8

(4,567)

14,877

170.9

Net income before income taxes

11,788

19,540

224.5

1,269

27,277

313.4

Income tax expense

3,732

4,909

56.4

6,250

6,861

78.8

Net income/(loss)

8,056

14,631

168.1

(4,981)

20,416

234.6

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2,290)

(402)

(4.6)

(3,676)

(1,905)

(21.9)

Net income/(loss) attributable to Yandex N.V.

5,766

14,229

163.5

(8,657)

18,511

212.7

Net income/(loss) per Class A and Class B share:

Basic

15.54

38.37

0.44

(23.53)

49.92

0.57

Diluted

(7.03)

38.23

0.44

(45.86)

49.74

0.57

Weighted average number of Class A and Class B shares used in per share computation

Basic

371,106,744

370,823,163

370,823,163

367,856,773

370,839,366

370,839,366

Diluted

376,105,159

372,224,647

372,224,647

370,832,165

372,169,479

372,169,479

(1) These balances exclude depreciation and amortization expenses, which are presented separately, and include share-based compensation expenses of:

Cost of revenues

129

177

2.0

280

341

3.9

Product development

3,926

3,188

36.6

7,466

6,469

74.3

Sales, general and administrative

2,440

2,134

24.6

5,014

4,489

51.6

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YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars)

Three months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

2023

RUB

RUB

$

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income

8,056

14,631

168.1

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation of property and equipment

5,858

6,741

77.5

Amortization of intangible assets

1,855

2,595

29.8

Amortization of content assets

2,324

2,160

24.8

Operating lease right-of-use assets amortization and the lease liability accretion

3,485

3,494

40.1

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

532

-

-

Share-based compensation expense (excluding cash settled awards of RUB 9,208 and

(2,713)

2,273

26.1

RUB 3,226, respectively)

Deferred income tax expense

353

478

5.5

Foreign exchange losses/(gains)

5,903

(8,954)

(102.9)

Loss from equity method investments

86

109

1.3

Gain on restructuring of convertible debt

(9,305)

-

-

Impairment of long-lived assets

2,740

1,199

13.8

Provision for expected credit losses

401

532

6.1

Other

240

1,099

12.7

Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effect of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

283

(4,420)

(50.8)

Prepaid expenses

(1,714)

(757)

(8.7)

Inventory

(2,401)

3,691

42.4

Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities and non-income taxes payable

9,354

(3,755)

(43.2)

Deferred revenue

910

1,891

21.7

Other assets

517

(2,334)

(26.8)

VAT reclaimable

287

(1,983)

(22.8)

Funds receivable

(1,999)

(59)

(0.7)

Sales financing receivable

(635)

(1,410)

(16.2)

Content assets

(3,017)

(3,408)

(39.2)

Content liabilities

(524)

(263)

(3.0)

Net cash provided by operating activities

20,876

13,550

155.6

CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets

(7,704)

(18,421)

(211.7)

Purchase of assets to be leased

-

(5,783)

(66.4)

Maturities of term deposits

2,000

-

-

Loans granted

(13)

(628)

(7.2)

Proceeds from repayments of loans

41

476

5.5

Other investing activities

32

232

2.7

Net cash used in investing activities

(5,644)

(24,124)

(277.1)

CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from issuance of debt

46,446

61,010

701.0

Repayment of debt

(45,832)

(40,000)

(459.6)

Purchase of non-redeemable noncontrolling interests

-

(57,337)

(658.8)

Payment for finance leases

(372)

(766)

(8.8)

Other financing activities

(645)

(5,674)

(65.2)

Net cash used in financing activities

(403)

(42,767)

(491.4)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents

(25,274)

5,825

66.9

Net change in cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents

(10,445)

(47,516)

(546.0)

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

86,312

120,138

1,380.4

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period

75,867

72,622

834.4

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YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars)

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

2023

RUB

RUB

$

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income/(loss)

(4,981)

20,416

234.6

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation of property and equipment

11,649

12,922

148.5

Amortization of intangible assets

3,531

4,701

54.0

Amortization of content assets

4,626

4,540

52.2

Operating lease right-of-use assets amortization and the lease liability accretion

7,711

6,794

78.1

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

585

-

-

Share-based compensation expense (excluding cash settled awards of RUB 9,208 and

3,552

2,980

34.2

RUB 8,319, respectively)

Deferred income tax expense/(benefit)

315

(377)

(4.3)

Foreign exchange losses/(gains)

4,231

(14,878)

(170.9)

Loss from equity method investments

451

241

2.8

Gain on restructuring of convertible debt

(9,305)

-

-

Impairment of long-lived assets

3,644

1,199

13.8

Provision for expected credit losses

1,038

2,263

26.0

Other

481

806

9.2

Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effect of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

4,540

(6,999)

(80.4)

Prepaid expenses

(2,395)

(1,722)

(19.9)

Inventory

(6,065)

4,260

48.9

Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities and non-income taxes payable

(1,108)

5,223

59.9

Deferred revenue

694

2,554

29.3

Other assets

(194)

(2,853)

(32.8)

VAT reclaimable

165

(956)

(11.0)

Funds receivable

949

2,413

27.7

Sales financing receivable

(735)

(977)

(11.2)

Content assets

(6,199)

(6,424)

(73.8)

Content liabilities

(353)

(57)

(0.7)

Net cash provided by operating activities

16,827

36,069

414.2

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY/(USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets

(25,687)

(25,169)

(289.2)

Purchase of assets to be leased

-

(8,589)

(98.7)

Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(820)

-

-

Proceeds from sale of marketable equity securities

5,859

-

-

Investments in term deposits

(2,000)

(6)

(0.1)

Maturities of term deposits

25,769

160

1.8

Loans granted

(25)

(997)

(11.4)

Proceeds from repayments of loans

480

1,198

13.8

Other investing activities

(106)

181

2.1

Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities

3,470

(33,222)

(381.7)

CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from issuance of debt

46,781

81,681

938.5

Repayment of debt

(45,832)

(40,335)

(463.4)

Repayments of overdraft borrowings

(2,940)

-

-

Purchase of non-redeemable noncontrolling interests

-

(57,337)

(658.8)

Payment of contingent consideration and holdback amount

(69)

(77)

(0.9)

Payment for finance leases

(719)

(1,455)

(16.7)

Other financing activities

(1,156)

(5,674)

(65.1)

Net cash used in financing activities

(3,935)

(23,197)

(266.4)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents

(19,893)

8,531

98.2

Net change in cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents

(3,531)

(11,819)

(135.7)

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

79,398

84,441

970.1

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period

75,867

72,622

834.4

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YANDEX N.V.

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES

Reconciliation of Ex-TAC Revenues to U.S. GAAP Revenues

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Total revenues

117,748

182,495

55%

223,758

345,770

55%

Less: traffic acquisition costs (TAC)

7,336

12,643

72%

13,482

23,746

76%

Ex-TAC revenues

110,412

169,852

54%

210,276

322,024

53%

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to U.S. GAAP Net Income/(loss)

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

2022

2023

Change

2022

2023

Change

Net income/(loss)

8,056

14,631

82%

(4,981)

20,416

n/m

Add: depreciation and amortization

7,713

9,336

21%

15,180

17,623

16%

Add: certain SBC expense

6,495

2,506

-61%

12,760

5,043

-60%

Add: one-off restructuring and other expenses

-

211

n/m

-

211

n/m

Add: reversal of compensation expense related to contingent consideration

-

-

n/m

(27)

-

n/m

Less: gain on restructuring of convertible debt

(9,305)

-

n/m

(9,305)

-

n/m

Less: interest income

(1,037)

(1,108)

7%

(2,399)

(2,323)

-3%

Add: interest expense

1,109

1,973

78%

1,729

3,146

82%

Add: loss from equity method investments

86

109

27%

451

241

-47%

Less: other income/(loss), net

6,105

(9,020)

n/m

4,567

(14,877)

n/m

Add: impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

2,740

1,199

-56%

2,740

1,199

-56%

Add: income tax expense

3,732

4,909

32%

6,250

6,861