Renren Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 20, 2015, 07:00 ET from Renren Inc.

BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) ("Renren" or the "Company"), a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. 

Second Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Total net revenues were US$15.1 million, a 34.0% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014.
    • Renren net revenues were US$10.3 million, a 21.1% decrease from the  corresponding period in 2014.
    • Games net revenues were US$4.8 million, a 51.1% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Gross profit was US$5.2 million, a 53.6% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Operating loss was US$24.3 million, compared to an operating loss of US$25.6 million in the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Net loss attributable to the Company was US$78.1 million, compared to a net income of US$31.3 million in the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Adjusted net loss (1) (non-GAAP) was US$71.9 million, compared to an adjusted net income (1) (non-GAAP) of US$37.4 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

(1)     Adjusted net income (loss) is a non-GAAP measure, which is defined as net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and impairment of intangible assets and goodwill. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Second Quarter 2015 Results

Total net revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were US$15.1 million, representing a 34.0% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014.

Renren net revenues were US$10.3 million, representing a 21.1% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014. Within Renren net revenues, online advertising revenues were US$3.9 million for the second quarter of 2015, a 60.1% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014. The decrease was due to increasing competition and the continuing migration of our traffic to mobile. Internet Value-Added Services (IVAS) revenues were US$6.4 million, representing a 90.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2014, primarily due to the increase in revenue from the social video platform "Woxiu". Monthly unique log-in users increased from approximately 44 million in June 2014 to approximately 45 million in June 2015.

Games net revenues were US$4.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, a 51.1% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014.  The decrease was due to the previously launched games having reached their mature stages. 

Cost of revenues was US$9.9 million, a 15.4% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014.

Operating expenses were US$29.5 million, a 20.0% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014.

Selling and marketing expenses were US$9.2 million, a 9.3% decrease from the corresponding period of 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in advertising and promotions for online games and Renren branding campaigns.

Research and development expenses were US$8.8 million, a 31.8% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014. The decrease was primarily due to headcount reduction and the resulting decrease in personnel related expense.

General and administrative expenses were US$11.5 million, a 14.1% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in bad debt expenses.

Share-based compensation expenses, all of which were included in operating expenses, were US$6.2 million, compared to US$5.3 million in the corresponding period in 2014. 

Operating loss was US$24.3 million, compared to an operating loss of US$25.6 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

Net loss attributable to the Company was US$78.1 million, compared to a net income of US$31.3 million in the corresponding period in 2014.  In the second quarter of 2014 the Company recognized a US$86.0 million gain from the disposal of available-for-sales marketable securities.

Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) was US$71.9 million, compared to an adjusted net income of US$37.4 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

Share Repurchase Program

Renren repurchased approximately 16.8 million ADSs for an aggregate amount of approximately US$52.2 million under the share repurchase program which expired on June 27, 2015.

Business Outlook

The Company expects to generate revenues in an amount ranging from US$11 million to US$13 million in the third quarter of 2015, representing a 33.4% to 43.7% year-over-year decline. This forecast reflects Renren's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Receipt of Non-Binding Proposal to Acquire the Company

On June 10, 2015, the Company announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has received a non-binding proposal letter, dated June 10, 2015, from Mr. Joseph Chen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Mr. James Jian Liu, a member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, proposing a "going-private" transaction (the "Transaction") to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already owned by Mr. Chen or Mr. Liu for US$4.20 in cash per American depositary share ("ADS"), or US$1.40 per ordinary share, which represents approximately 22% above the average closing price of the Company's ADSs over the last 30 trading days up to and including June 9, 2015.

The Board intends to form a special committee consisting of independent directors to consider this proposal. The Board cautions the Company's shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that the Board just received the non-binding proposal letter from Mr. Chen and Mr. Liu and no decisions have been made with respect to the Company's response to the proposed Transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

Conference Call Information

Due to the receipt of a non-binding proposal to acquire the Company, the Company will not host a conference call. Please contact our Investor Relations Department listed below if you have any questions.

About Renren Inc.

Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) operates a leading real name social networking internet platform in China. It enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. Renren's businesses primarily include the main social networking website renren.com and the game operating platform Renren Games. Renren.com had approximately 227 million activated users as of June 30, 2015. Renren's American depositary shares, each of which represents three Class A ordinary shares, trade on NYSE under the symbol "RENN".

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook for the third quarter of 2015 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Renren's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Renren may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Renren's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our goals and strategies; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of the social networking site market in China; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our services; our expectations regarding the retention and strengthening of our relationships with key advertisers and customers; our plans to enhance user experience, infrastructure and service offerings; competition in our industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to our industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Renren does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Renren's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Renren uses "adjusted net income (loss)" which is defined as "a non-GAAP financial measure" by the SEC, in evaluating its business. We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and impairment of intangible assets and goodwill. We present adjusted net income (loss) because it is used by our management to evaluate our operating performance. We also believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our consolidated results of operations in the same manner as our management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of our peer companies.

The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures" at the end of this release.

For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Liu Investor Relations Department Renren Inc. Tel: (86 10) 8448 1818 ext 1300 Email: ir@renren-inc.com

 

RENREN INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in US dollars, in thousands, except shares,

per shares, ADS, and per ADS data)

March 31,

June 30,

2015

2015

 ASSETS 

 Current assets: 

 Cash and cash equivalents 

$

158,493

$

141,908

 Term deposits 

188,316

44,715

 Restricted Cash 

-

15,370

 Short-term investments 

66,181

56,869

 Accounts and notes receivable, net 

19,501

69,627

 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

52,021

64,332

 Amounts due from related parties 

1,086

5,289

 Total current assets 

485,598

398,110

 Non-current assets: 

 Property and equipment, net 

41,000

38,572

 Intangible assets, net 

2

360

 Long-term investments 

578,682

611,510

 Other non-current assets 

21,474

21,231

 Total non-current assets 

641,158

671,673

 TOTAL ASSETS 

$

1,126,756

$

1,069,783

 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 

 Current liabilities: 

 Accounts payable 

$

5,053

$

6,038

 Short-term loan 

-

263

 Accrued expenses and other payables 

22,138

44,360

 Amounts due to related parties 

318

261

 Deferred revenue and advance from customers  

8,548

10,955

 Income tax payable 

9,926

6,046

 Total current liabilities 

45,983

67,923

 Non-current liabilities: 

 Other non-current liabilities 

730

730

 Total non-current liabilities 

730

730

 TOTAL LIABILITES 

46,713

68,653

 Shareholders' Equity: 

 Class A ordinary shares 

714

712

 Class B ordinary shares 

305

305

 Additional paid-in capital 

1,224,622

1,227,354

 Statutory reserves 

6,712

6,712

 Accumulated deficit 

(164,769)

(242,675)

 Accumulated other comprehensive income  

12,912

9,206

 Total Renren Inc. shareholders' equity 

1,080,496

1,001,614

 Noncontrolling Interests 

(453)

(484)

 TOTAL EQUITY 

1,080,043

1,001,130

 TOAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 

$

1,126,756

$

1,069,783

RENREN INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three Months Ended

(Amounts in US dollars, in thousands, except shares,

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

per shares, ADS, and per ADS data)

2014

2015

2015

 Net revenues 

 Renren 

$

13,025

$

8,219

$

10,281

 Games 

9,904

5,509

4,847

 Total net revenues 

22,929

13,728

15,128

 Cost of revenues  

(11,740)

(10,545)

(9,934)

 Gross profit 

11,189

3,183

5,194

 Operating expenses: 

 Selling and marketing 

(10,132)

(7,910)

(9,189)

 Research and development 

(12,865)

(8,949)

(8,776)

 General and administrative 

(13,395)

(12,848)

(11,511)

 Impairment of intangible assets 

(445)

-

-

 Restructuring cost 

-

-

-

 Total operating expenses 

(36,837)

(29,707)

(29,476)

 Loss from operations 

(25,648)

(26,524)

(24,282)

 Other income 

272

272

1,398

 Other expense 

-

-

-

 Exchange gain (loss) on offshore bank accounts 

301

(44)

(18)

 Interest income 

2,895

1,554

61

 Realized gain(loss) on short-term investments 

85,994

1,116

(48,809)

 Loss before provision of income tax, earnings in equity method      investments and noncontrolling interest, net of income taxes 

63,814

(23,626)

(71,650)

 Income tax expenses 

(625)

(709)

(2,150)

 Loss before earnings in equity method investments and    noncontrolling interest, net of income taxes 

63,189

(24,335)

(73,800)

 Losses in equity method investments, net of income taxes 

(27,170)

(3,243)

(4,297)

 Income (loss) from continuing operations 

36,019

(27,578)

(78,097)

 Discontinued operation 

 Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of income taxes 

(4,712)

-

-

 Gain on deconsolidation of the subsidiaries 

-

-

-

 Gain (loss) on disposal of equity method investment, net of income tax 

-

-

-

 Gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 

(4,712)

-

-

 Net (loss) income  

31,307

(27,578)

(78,097)

 Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 

-

75

191

 Net (loss) income attributable to Renren Inc. 

$

31,307

$

(27,503)

$

(77,906)

 Net (loss) income per share from continuing operations attributable to     Renren Inc.shareholders:

 Basic 

$

0.03

$

(0.03)

$

(0.08)

 Diluted 

$

0.03

$

(0.03)

$

(0.08)

 Net (loss) income per share from discontinued operations attributable to     Renren Inc.shareholders: 

 Basic 

$

(0.00)

$

-

$

-

 Diluted 

$

(0.00)

$

-

$

-

 Net (loss) income per share attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders: 

 Basic 

$

0.03

$

(0.03)

$

(0.08)

 Diluted 

$

0.03

$

(0.03)

$

(0.08)

 Net (loss) income attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders per ADS: 

 Basic 

$

0.09

$

(0.08)

$

(0.23)

 Diluted 

$

0.09

$

(0.08)

$

(0.23)

 Weighted average number of shares used in calculating net (loss) income    per ordinary share from continuing operations attributable to Renren Inc.    shareholders: 

 Basic 

1,062,632,013

1,022,342,445

1,018,522,306

 Diluted 

1,072,951,501

1,022,342,445

1,018,522,306

 Weighted average number of shares used in calculating net (loss) income    per ordinary share from discontinued operations attributable to    Renren Inc. shareholders: 

 Basic 

1,062,632,013

1,022,342,445

1,018,522,306

 Diluted 

1,062,632,013

1,022,342,445

1,018,522,306

 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP results of operations measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures 

 Adjusted net income (loss) 

 For the Three Months Ended 

 (Amounts in US dollars, in thousands) 

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

2014

2015

2015

 Net (loss) income  

$

31,307

$

(27,578)

$

(78,097)

 Add back: Shared-based compensation expenses 

5,313

6,194

6,169

 Add back: Amortization of intangible assets

308

-

33

 Add back: Impairment of goodwill 

-

-

-

 Add back: Impairment of intangible assets 

445

-

-

 Adjusted net (loss) income 

$

37,373

$

(21,384)

$

(71,895)

SOURCE Renren Inc.